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Old 03-07-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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Optomization


Ok, so I have Mandrake 10.1 installed on my laptop (Gateway 7210GX, AMD Athlon-M 2.2Ghz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD)

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Linux risc-mobile 2.6.8.1-12mdk #1 Fri Oct 1 12:53:41 CEST 2004 i686 Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+ unknown GNU/Linux



I have noticed some sluggish performance (MP3s "pausing" for short periods, slow loading of programs (i know stuff should load slower than what it does in Windows, but this is a bit longer than usual))

I was wondering what can be done to prevent this from happening. When listening to music, I think it is a bit annoying when it pauses a lot in the song.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 08:04 AM   #2
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My fingers are getting numb because I post this so often...

Please try the search...

1) Go to /etc/sysconfig and edit the file called harddisks

UNCOMMENT the indicated lines

2) Edit /etc/lilo.conf and towards the top, but not at the very top, add a new line which reads

compact

Then as root type "lilo" at a prompt.

Now shutdown and reboot.

Your pausing problems should now be gone while Mandrake will run much faster.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 10:35 AM   #3
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sorry for all the typing im making you do, but i did a search on the forums and nothing came up.

i'll give what you said a shot and report back
 
Old 03-08-2005, 10:37 AM   #4
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hmm, im not using lilo, will this affect this?

i opened up the file with nano, but there was nothing in there.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 04:01 PM   #5
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Search works just fine, and you would have found it by searching.

What is most important is the /etc/sysconfig/harddisks modification.
 
  


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