I am running Mandrake 9.0 on a laptop. My laptop is a 1.1 GHZ, 256 MB of RAM, 20
GB hard disk, but im dual booting 50% to windows xp.
i have a 250 MB swap file, 7.8 GB /USR partition, 250 MB / partition,
and a 1.4 GB /home partition.
I am having lots of trouble with linux, but i wont give it up.
First off, i can't use wine. I like the version codeweavers has, because its the
only version of wine i can actually INSTALL. but, when i go to run something, i
type in 'wine winimage.exe', and it acts like its going to open, but it comes up
with an error window saying "I cannot find xmessage, blah blah blah." i ran
winesetup to configure it, but that doesnt work. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE AND HOW
TO INSTALL WINE
ON MANDRAKE 9.0 ?
Second, everything runs way way to slow, even for my computer's speed. MANDRAKE
9.0 takes about 7 whole minutes to boot. thats way too long for me.
Also, i click on terminal, open the home dir, some simple things, and it takes
few seconds to open everything. open office takes about 1 mintue to load. its
way to slow or laggy. is there any way to speed things up ? i do UPTIME, and my
load average is 0.22, 0.16, 0.16. I know it sounds like i want things to happen
at the snap of my fingers, but i actualy don't. i just want things to go faster
than they currently are.
Also, i downloaded the latest AfterStep Source file and binary, and whenever i
"finish" installing afterstep, i can never run afterstep. Afterstep installs and
makes fine, when its all done, it says "to run afterstep, type in afterstep." so
i log out of KDE, and type in afterstep in the X windows FAILSAFE mode. it
doesnt do anything. its as if i had just his ENTER. Which Window Manager is
best, GNOME, KDE, AfterStep, WindowMaker, or what ? What do "you" think is best,
i want the most PERFORMACE (RAM efficient) out of my WM or Desktop.
Also, whenever i try to MAKE, or MAKE INSTALL something, i almost 90% of the
time get an "ERROR 1", meaning, i cant never build something. Also i can NEVER
EVER EVER uninstall an RPM that i install.
that's about it. Linux runs too slow, i can't use wine, and afterstep won't
install, and programs won't make, install, or uninstall. Is it mandrake 9.0, or
is it my computer.
*****SOMEONE PLEASE PLEASE
HELP ME WITH THESE PROBLEMS. I DON'T WANT TO USE WINBLOWS ENYMORE.*****