SuSE 9.1 - Painfully slow process startup
Hello all, hope someone can help me with this puzzlement.
Just transferred disk with a fresh SuSE 9.1 to a Dual PIII box, and I'm experiencing really, really, really slow process startup times - like 20+ seconds from initiating a Konqueror window before the address bar gains focus.
This behavior is consistent across applications and severe enough to prevent debugging the system interactively - For instance, YaST is usually dog-slow, but in this case each configuration module is literally minutes to pop up.
top(1) shows the CPUs at about 15%, hard drives don't appear to be thrashing, DMA is enabled on both dives, both swap partitions enabled...
Any ideas as to where to look here?