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Old 03-18-2004, 10:21 AM   #1
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Why GUI runs slow on linux?


I've got PIII with 1GHz with 128MB RAM. Size of swap partition is 256MB. I'm using Red HAT 8. While running the window98 application it runs OK. But in case of linux GUI, applications run tooooo slow.

What could be the reason?
Is this related to size of swap partition?
Plz help me.

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Old 03-18-2004, 10:27 AM   #2
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What Linux are you running?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
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Are you using KDE....I use fluxbox and gnome and they both run fine on my celeron 466MHz with 96MB ram
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:07 PM   #4
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I find it depends on which apps you use. Which apps are you talking about in general. Th e reason why windows is faster is because it preloads dlls so that the program is sort of preloaded. There is a discussion on that somewhere. Try searching for preloading dlls or something like that.
 
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Re: Why GUI runs slow on linux?

Quote:
Originally posted by jitus
I've got PIII with 1GHz with 128MB RAM. Size of swap partition is 256MB. I'm using Red HAT 8. While running the window98 application it runs OK. But in case of linux GUI, applications run tooooo slow.

What could be the reason? :confused:
Is this related to size of swap partition?
Plz help me.
What do you mean when you say
"run too slow"?

Take a long time to start? That's not easily fixed.
MS drags shared libraries of its products into RAM
during OS start, thus they load quickly. In Linux
that doesn't happen.

If your applications respond slowly while working
with them, you may have too many processes chomping
CPU and/or RAM...

Please post the output of top here... [preferably enclosed
in [code ] [/code ] tags :) (strip the SPACE before the closing ])


Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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