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Hello all. I am new to the linux world. I have been using Red Hat 7.0 for the last year or so just to get my feet wet. I recently installed Suse 10.0 on a Dell Poweredge server I have and it seems to be running slow. It will take about 5-7 seconds to open anything and whenever I move a window I get trails(think winning at solitare in windows). When I had RH7 on this machine it was much much faster. I searched around and can't seem to find anything that helps. Any ideas? Please keep in mind I am new and not familiar with CLI.
could also be something as simple as a graphics driver. If you did a full install it may be trying to load things you don't need. if you don't need the GUI you could change your /etc/inittab runlevel to 3 instead of 5 and text your way around (that'll geek you up). Should be much faster.
i'm not sure. maybe its normal with Suse but i doubt it. RH7 was lightning fast and it was much older. Im thinking Suse isn't configured correctly somewhere. It auto detected all my hardware during install, maybe it took the minimum settings to ensure workability and that i can tweak things to increase performance. If that makes any sense at all. I also checked in YaST and the system is set to optimal performance. I hope there is a way to correct this, as Suse is soooo much better and easier than other distros ive used. Keep in mind i am CLI weak. Thanks
I got the exact same type of behavior from SuSe 10 on one of my workstations. I had used SuSe OpenExchange for a mail server at one job, and decided to try it as a workstation. I thought I really liked it, but decided to delete everything off of that workstation and install Slackware. On the same exact hardware I went from waiting 5-7 seconds for apps to load with SuSe, to just a second or two for the same apps to load with Slackware. I don't want to put SuSe down, but I'll definitely be staying with Slack on my workstations.
I've got 9.3 (I'm thinking of switching distros, hence the outdated-ness) and I have a somewhat similar problem. From my understanding, SuSe is a bit of a resource hog ram-wise, and a full install I think would cause a general slow-down. I'd suggest looking into what all you have installed, and what all you use, and trash what you don't need (just make sure to use Check Dependencies ). If that doesn't help, look into your config files and see about setting them up a bit better.
Also, check your boot log, and the log you get from starting your GUI. I know with both I have many errors, and I'm sure that would cause a fair bit of slow-down, so look into all that as well.