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I am having trouble with any Linux distro on this machine.Currently running SuSe 9. It runs rather slow and tends to lag. I have Hdparm running and configured and my graphics is ok. but it takesa a ver very long time to run programs.
Can anyone help? Cause i use this machine for work.
1.Try turning off services you don't use.
2.What resolution are you running? The higher ones use more memory.
3. What size is your swap partition and is it active?
4. You might look into one of the lightweight window managers (blackbox etc.) KDE and Gnome use a lot of resources.
5. Check your power settings. Change them to full power and see if that helps. Some of the battery saving utilities can slow your machine down considerably. Also type df -m and see your disk usage. If your disk is close to being
full it can cause poor performance. That's all I can think of
hope it helps.
I am not using dual boot that partition is for documents and music and the like.
Black box wont boot just like xandros didnt,
You see myu monitor on any distro has a black bar of about 3 millimetres up the left hand side. I know how to fix this by setting the vga=0x0305 (1024x768) in lilo.conf or grub.conf. But black box on anyh distro and xandros dont boot after the console and freeze. This is why i use KDE.
I have now removed everything, Full format, After backup of course. I have reinstalled SuSE 9 with the following partitions.
- / Root 8.8GB
- Swap 500Mb
And it still runs slow after tweaking of the services and i have 7.8GB FREE!!!
I may give up soon on SuSE 9. May be 9.1 but the last time i tried that my videocard was not picked up correctly.
Hmm that's puzzling. Try running top and see what processes are actually running and memory usage. Kill processes such as sendmail, cron and anything else not crucial to operation and see if that speeds things up.
I Killed some non-crucial processes and that seems to have sped it up somewhat. Only Slightly sluggish.
I now have a new problem though this isnt crucial or anythin but by splash screen seems to have dissappered and i want it back. I have checked the menu.lst file and splash is set to 'splash=silent' and the init tree say that it is enabled in the boot up sequecnce yet all i get is console during the boot sequence. This is also puzzling.
I have tried the same types of settings as described in this thread with the exception of running blackbox. I have the latest fluxbox rpm and will try that. In addition to what has been mentioned here, I believe that the max amount of memory avail on this box is 192 MB. I have maxed this out. I do need to run Evolution as well as OO on this box without waiting 28 minutes from boot to desktop...