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I have recently switched to Linux, redhat 8.0, because XP was too slow on my computer. Now I find myself waiting up to 30 seconds to load the browser (Mozilla browser) when i have XMMS open. It's ok for it to take time but I just don't think it is supposed to be that long... Is there maybe anything i have missed during install or any boost settings i have to make (Though I doubt it would change anything) ? I would really appreciate answers, I DON'T want to switch back to Windows =(
What are your computer specs? Are you running KDE? I have an older pc that would not run xp very well either. I switched to Linux but I would bog down in KDE or Gnome. I switched to lighter weight managers and a faster browser which helped a lot.
I have a Pentium Celeron 433Mhz, with a 32MB TNT card, 128MB of Ram. Have benn told it is more than enough for Linux... How do you install a new desktop manager? can I do it from the GNOME (that I use more often) or KDE ?
Also you could edit your .xsession (or .xinit) file to start your window manager. If one doesn't exits in your home directory simply take an empty file and save it as .xsession in it put:
name of any program (such as xterm) you want to start when the window manager starts... followed at the end of the line by a "&"
repeat above for any program as many times (will most likely eat memory) but make sure you include a & at the end of the line.
the name of your window manager (which is not followed by a &).
An example would be: #!/bin/bash
Your distro should have several alternative desktop environments included with it. I am using Mandrake 9.1 and have kde, gnome, enlightment, window maker, and a few others even. Search your cd's for em