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Old 11-10-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Slackware was fast now is slow.


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.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 04:20 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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The only things i have installed are swaret, which i then updated all my software, and samba. Other than that... nothing.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 05:24 PM   #4
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And is anyone using the SMB server?
 
Old 11-10-2007, 05:30 PM   #5
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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):
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sudo /usr/sbin/hdparm -d /dev/hda
 
Old 11-10-2007, 06:05 PM   #6
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@ Tux-Slack I am the only one who uses the SMB server and that is normally to transfer files and from one machine to the other.

@gilead... not sure but i will try that out and report back my results. Thanks.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 06:43 PM   #7
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Perhaps your being used as a botnet herder?
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:24 PM   #8
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The only things i have installed are swaret, which i then updated all my software, and samba. Other than that... nothing.
You need to elaborate on this.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:25 PM   #9
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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.

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Old 11-11-2007, 11:34 AM   #10
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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
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  swaret --upgrade -a
 
Old 11-11-2007, 05:22 PM   #11
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find /etc -name *.new

maybe there are some you need to look at
 
Old 11-11-2007, 07:44 PM   #12
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Well im thinking about just re-installing from scratch considering that it is now taking me over 30min to load into XFCE. (letalone over 3min to see my words being typed in console)
 
Old 11-11-2007, 07:49 PM   #13
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Well im thinking about just re-installing from scratch considering that it is now taking me over 30min to load into XFCE. (letalone over 3min to see my words being typed in console)
That sounds like a good idea to me. I'm running XFce with Slackware 12 on a Plll 800 with 768 MB RAM. XFce loads quickly on my system.
Something is wrong on your system.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 08:13 PM   #14
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THe only odd thing i noticed though before wiping the system was that Apache had about 8 HTTPD services running. Not sure if that is/was normal but i will look into that.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 09:27 PM   #15
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THe only odd thing i noticed though before wiping the system was that Apache had about 8 HTTPD services running. Not sure if that is/was normal but i will look into that.
That's normal.

Brian
 
  


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