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Old 12-01-2003, 09:23 AM   #1
o0black0o
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Two Questions


1st.

My computer runs slow... It takes at least 10 or more seconds to load a application. I was told Linux is awsome at Multi Tasking.. Im Runnnig KDE 3.1 and RH9 i686

2nd.

When ever I try to change the Display, meaning the size of screen/font things, It only has 2 different sizes that it does do.. The first one is Bigger than big which it has lines going down the screen. The other is Small and hard to see..

My Reso is at: 1400 x 1050 Depth: Millions

This might help to.

Montier Type: Sony CPD-20SF2
Horizontal Refresh Rate kHz: 30.0-65.0
Vertical Refresh Rate Hz: 50.0-120.0
DPI: 127 by 127 dpi

Video Card Type: SiS 360
Memory Size: Unknown...
Driver: sis
 
Old 12-01-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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Re: Two Questions

Quote:
Originally posted by o0black0o
[B]1st.

My computer runs slow... It takes at least 10 or more seconds to load a application. I was told Linux is awsome at Multi Tasking.. Im Runnnig KDE 3.1 and RH9 i686
Not bad for that P120 with 16M RAM that you told us about.

Oh...you didn't tell us...did you?

Last edited by Nu-Bee; 12-01-2003 at 09:30 AM.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 09:32 AM   #3
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well although you didn't tell what your machine is, which does matter if you want an "educated" answer, the first thing i can see that is causing slow downs regardless if you even have a 2ghz machine is these couple of things:
your resolution
your crap video card
rh9
and kde 3.1
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:15 PM   #4
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It has to be My Video Card it is Very old and Out Dated..

Ill try getting one.. Sorry To bother you

I wasn't thinking
 
Old 12-01-2003, 11:13 PM   #5
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First off, your video card should have little to do with the amount of time it takes for an application to load. What type of apps are you trying to load? What type of system do you have (better yet, what is your cpu speed and amount of RAM?). I am personally running a 2200XP w/ 512meg RAM, and I think some apps take a few to start up (like open office).
 
Old 12-02-2003, 02:46 PM   #6
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Apps are everything from Modzilla to Games..

My CPU is skipping from 4.00 - 18.00 not that bad..
Ram I think I have a bit less than 256 meg

Office take a shit load of time.. Takes about 1:30 to open...
My computer was Custom Build so I don't know that much about it.. Specially how much Hz
 
Old 12-02-2003, 02:57 PM   #7
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When your PC boots up it should show the speed of the CPU, check and see what it is. I would guess you could use an overhaul/upgrade of your system to improve it. Somethings you could check before buying stuff would be to check your bios and make sure everything is set correctly. Check your bus speed, and your CPU clocking to make sure it is running at the best it can.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 03:41 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Office take a shit load of time.. Takes about 1:30 to open...
My computer was Custom Build so I don't know that much about it.. Specially how much Hz
Do those in a terminal, and copy and paste the
output.

cat /proc/cpuinfo
cat /proc/meminfo
hdparm /dev/hda
(assuming Linux is on the first IDE Hard disk)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:21 PM   #9
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linux IS excellent at multitasking, meaning effectively managing and processing a number of tasks at once....


you are looking more at "responsiveness" and quite frankly, comparing apples and oranges. like a v8 engine is to a four banger, linux is "heavier" than windows, bug has more net net, overall power and efficiency.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:56 PM   #10
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a tip.. pre-emptive kernel? wouldnt that aid in responsiveness.. as said above, your video card probably has little to no effect on load times... KDE is sluggish in general with low specs. RH9 also may have lots of unneeded services hoggin your RAM. I assume your quite new to linux, and if that is the case, learn some more on system configuration. It will help alot and then you will see the power. Good Luck
 
Old 12-02-2003, 09:38 PM   #11
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cat /pro/cpuinfo

processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 6
model : 3
model name : AMD Duron(tm) Processor
stepping : 1
cpu MHz : 892.516
cache size : 64 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 1782.57

total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 244887552 239771648 5115904 0 20344832 123047936
Swap: 501731328 12419072 489312256
MemTotal: 239148 kB
MemFree: 4996 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 19868 kB
Cached: 108336 kB
SwapCached: 11828 kB
Active: 172248 kB
ActiveAnon: 70796 kB
ActiveCache: 101452 kB
Inact_dirty: 0 kB
Inact_laundry: 34088 kB
Inact_clean: 3544 kB
Inact_target: 41976 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 239148 kB
LowFree: 4996 kB
SwapTotal: 489972 kB
SwapFree: 477844 kB

hdparm /dev/hda

I don't know What my Hd is on.. I can't figure it out... But I will try..
 
Old 12-02-2003, 10:03 PM   #12
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I checked with my Linux Install Disc.. It said hda - hda2 - hda3

i tired all of them and they didn't work same error, Command not found...

I know I did the right cmd cause i did the man for it..

Is there any other way to tell?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 12:57 AM   #13
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Well I'm on a 1ghz Duron. Not much beyond what you're running on. I have more RAM though (320MB). I find programs take a conciderably long time to start. However I'm running KDE aswell. Have people noticed a conciderable performance difference between KDE and Gnome? I don't like any of the other desktops - too unusual or far-fetched.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 01:47 AM   #14
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Quote:
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I know I did the right cmd cause i did the man for it..
Run it as root ... normal users don't have
direct hardware access ...

Besides that, those times seem reasonable


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-03-2003, 02:12 AM   #15
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This is the same thing I get..

[root@localhost name]# hdparm /dev/hda/
bash: hdparm: command not found
 
  


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