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justinp526 06-01-2011 08:09 PM

Test hardware? Slow boot up, difficult hardware detection, internet is slowing down.
 
This system is starting to take forever to boot up. On top of that my internet is slowing down almost to a crawl.

Is there some kind of test I can run that will determine of any of the hardware is starting to die?

It's an eMachines T1742 with socket 478 P4 (1.6GHz, 400MHz FSB, 256k L2 NO hyper threading) 768MB RAM (1x 512MB DDR333 and 1x 256MB DDR266)

I have it running Lubuntu 10.10

chrism01 06-01-2011 08:53 PM

Try these:
(http://linux.die.net/man/)
top
iostat
ping
vmstat
iotop

all as root user

TobiSGD 06-01-2011 08:54 PM

According to the specs in your signature you are overclocking your CPU and a part of your RAM. Does that mean that you are overclocking without knowing how to test your hardware for stability or overheating?
I would assume that your machine is throttling due to overheating, check your cooling system and try if it runs better if your machine runs within its specifications.

justinp526 06-01-2011 09:08 PM

NO, the system listed in my signature is my other system (custom build).

Thanks Chris, I will give those a try. Not sure if it will be much help. I should have specified in the first place that hardware detection problem is right away when the computer is turned on. You know the black screen at the start that shows system info and says to press Del, F2 or whichever key to enter set up? Well it will sit at that screen for anywhere between 60-120 seconds trying to detect USB mouse. It wasn't doing that yesterday.

chrism01 06-01-2011 10:36 PM

Try the science approach for that; unplug & re-plug mouse; reboot. If NO, then replace with known(!) working mouse.
One thing we need to do is separate this into specific problems, rather than it's all slow. eg lets try to get it booting properly first.
For that check grub.conf, /var/log/dmesg.
Useful cmds:
lshw, lsusb, lspci, dmidecode, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-line-361738/

Also, specify exact distro/version and HW specs. Thank you.


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