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Old 08-23-2002, 01:07 PM   #1
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hard disk accesses continually...

Hello all. I have installed mandrake 9.0 b3 and it is really nice. However after
a couple of mins. in KDE my hard drive starts to continually access and my performance goes to well below what it should be. This continues for at least 5 mins. then stops. BTW this has also occured with every ver. of Mandrake from 8.1 up to now. Any ideas? Thanks.
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During this activity run
to see what process is getting the most CPU time and such - would be on the very top. It can be sendmail sending results from crontab.
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I think most distros will startup "updatedb" which will scan all of your drives to update the "locate" database. You will see "find" and "updatedb" if you use the "top" command.


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