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Distribution: Slackware 14 (Server),OpenSuse 13.2 (Laptop & Desktop),, OpenSuse 13.2 on the wifes lappy
Help, My Mandrake thinks it's Windoze
Suddenly my Mdk 10.0 has started to run really sloooooowly. What I mean is this.
For some reason, the launching of ALL applications now takes a long time. For instance, to launch Konqueror, which used to take less than 5 seconds, is now taking upwards of a minute. Kmail likewise has started to tak in the region of 35-40 seconds, instead of the 3-4 secs previously. OOo now takes so long to launch, that I have time to make a cup of coffee. I have installed no new software or hardware in the last 3 months, so nothing I can think of should be causing this, but I have observed that during boot up now, Cups takes ages to initialise, although it seems to be working.
When I experience these slow downs, top reveals nothing out of the ordinary, with the usual cpu=<1% most of the time, peaking to perhaps 12-15%. Loads of memory free, and few running processes. So, anyone any ideas. Not getting this problem with Slack BTW.
AMD Athlon 2600+
984Mb DDR ram (pc266)
Soundblaster live 5.1
Nvidia 128Mb FX5400
2x40Gb Hard Drive, DMA enabled
Ethernet card sis900
If the apps take what seems like forever to launch, it will be a network config issue.
Try changing the gateway to point to your adapter, this is for testing purposes only as you won't be surfing if the gateway is yourself.