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Old 03-23-2004, 04:45 AM   #1
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1 second pause with 2.4.24 kernel


I'm using slackware 9.1 on a compaq 2100 laptop. Its ok with the standard 2.4.22 kernel but the sound doesn't work, so I compiled a 2.4.24 kernel so that sound works.

Only problem is now that if I'm unpacking a file everything will freeze for a second then be ok again for 10 seconds and then freeze. Doesn't happen in .22.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 02:27 PM   #2
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Maybe you have DMA disabled now?

What does
hdarm /dev/hda
say with the new kernel?


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Old 03-24-2004, 03:17 AM   #3
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will check tonight.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:57 PM   #4
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I'm running Slackware -current in a Compaq Presario 2140LA (AMD Athlon XP Mobiles 2500+, 256 MB RAM) and I've seen same pause sometimes when editing files or typing commands, looks like it happends when hard disk is idle and system access it. Desktop system works fine.

Kernel 2.4.25 with ACPI, cpufreq and laptop mode activated.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 02:01 PM   #5
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In this case it may be a fscked BIOS/ACPI
implementation :) ... I've had massive problems
with an EVO 800N until I flashed the BIOS with
a newer release. Box would overheat, switch
itself off, all kinds of dumb behaviour.

My Thinkpad on the other hand is just dandy
with 2.4.25 and ACPI.



Cheers,
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:34 PM   #6
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You know, I get that all the time when I use file-roller... Ussually does it with large archives... Not sure why... I get no other slow downs with anything so I generally tend to blame it on nautilus's file-roller.... I've optimized thru hdparm and like I say, never happens with anything else so....Food for thought... Now that I think of it, That really doesn't happen to me anymore... Used to all the time. Well, o.k... This is turning out to be a pointless post... I know what your talking about tho!

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Old 04-01-2004, 05:38 AM   #7
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Tinkster was right, although I had choosen DMA in the kernel I missed the other dma option. Just upgraded to a 2.6.2 kernel with dma on and everything works fine.
 
  


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