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from terminal as root type
hdparm -d /dev/xxx
where xxx is name of hard drive,
this will tell you if DMA is on or off
my system is big and fast but DMA had to be turned on manually at first
if this command reads that DMA is off then type
hdparm -d1 /dev/xxx note:your system will NOT need a reboot to make DMA start it just starts when you tell it to!!!!
for more info on this look for thread titled: strange bottleneck on fast system
netscape 7 is available for linux
i got real player and flash working fine
see rpmfind.net amd search for relplayer flash etc
Originally posted by MatchStick I dont understand what you mean, Linux is so confusing
can you please dumb it down for me
I found a book in my local Waterstones (I live in the UK) and it was £40 !!! (about $60!)
The most powerful computers in the world runs Linux. The 2.4 kernel can be cut down to fit on a digital watch or scaled up for a grid engine. This technology is worth an awful lot of money. And it's free if you have a cable/DSL connection. There's 24 hour support which is free. There's even free upgrades.
Mr Stallman can talk about freedom not free beer but ultimately there's no tab at the bar and everyone's invited.
40 quid's not so much money and a good book like oreilly will explain it at your pace.
i find that there is a very slight difference in speed between netscape7 on linux and IE6 on XP.
IE is only slightly faster but is prone to huge pop-up explosions which don't seem to happen as often with Linux. :-)