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I have just put slackware 12.0 on a 1ghz Pc with 384mb of memory (8mb for video) When i installed it the whole interface was fast and responsive, but now after about 4 reboots it has become unbearably slow. I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to why?
Thanks for the help.
What did you change or install? Maybe any of new software or settings or even maybe new services are slowing it down.
Check top in terminal to see if any process is very active on CPU load or RAM usage.
Have you altered anything like your /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/rc.d/* files? I don't know whether your video supports acceleration but if it does, updating your X packages may have altered the configuration. Also, is your hard disk IDE and does it support DMA? Try running the following and see if DMA is being used (change hda to whatever your drive is):
My bet is on swaret breaking your system.
What did it "upgrade" you to? Slackware-current perhaps? Did it point you to all the ".new" files you have to check and possibly install on top of their originals?
Did it kill your DMA access? Check "hdparm -d /dev/hda" or whatever is your disk.
Im not sure but it was definitely after swaret was installed that this happened. IO know im not being used as a botnet herder as i dont have it on the internet right now (im running off of a windoze machine) and it is still slow. and for the swaret i did