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Old 04-08-2004, 09:20 PM   #1
BajaNick
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Why is my system slowing down?


Could anyone tell my why my Slack system slows down after a couple hours of being online? When i say slows down I am referring to the window manager (GUI) not responding as fast as it does running as root and Mozilla slows down as well. Thanks
 
Old 04-08-2004, 09:39 PM   #2
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you can use "top" to see which process is overload.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 10:47 AM   #3
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I'm having something similar, I left my pc on overnight last night with nothing running. when I came back to it it was running slow as a dog, it took over half an hour to compile grip!! I rebooted and everything back to normal, no idea what caused it though
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:39 PM   #4
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did you recently or before make a firewall?

make sure lo is being allowed to communicate.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 02:28 PM   #5
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had the same problem here..

is it because the partition's location we created?means swap partition should be in /dev/hda2 instead of /dev/hda6 for better performance of swap and so on..

any ideas how to overcome this?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 12:17 AM   #6
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I havent done any of that, It seems to be related to mozilla though.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 03:29 PM   #7
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mine isn't related to a browser, its just when I leave my machine idle for a long time.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 04:20 PM   #8
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i don't know if this help. but i have a very very bad machine, i mean 350 Mhz, 262 Ram, k6/amd. is an old box as you see, i install slackware 9.1 in it, and before it supposed to happen the same as all of you, after hours of running slack slow a little bit. in that time i have a web server running, and have a lot of connection request all the day and i think that all that connection to the database slow down my box cause when i delete web server it came to the fast normality that slack have, then after certain time it came back to be slow, i see was the baghira theme so i don't use baghira. the same way happens when i use superkaramba moving themes it slow down my box, so i don't use moving karamba themes. i also buy more fans to refresh more my hardware (motherboard, processor, etc) and voila slack doesn't slow down anymore. i even have put back the web server, and having a lot of connection, but whit the 3 extra fans refreshing my stuff it doesn't slow anymore.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 05:32 PM   #9
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well, take a look at /var/log/ directory, how big is it??
now take a look at /
what I'm getting at is this.......If you run a server, /var/log may be getting
a little on the heavy side.......is your /var on a seperate partition.......so as
your logs fill up they won't clog up the / partiton..........slowing down
the whole system.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 05:41 PM   #10
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yes you should check var/logs only i don't think the log will slow down your box, but it is possible that if you have a webserver running in the default /var/www/htdocs whit a lot of request and var is in the same partition than / maybe this will slow down all your system. you should check all that, what server stuff you are running if you have, check if some software is overload things like that. if you want your logs to not go very big edit /etc/logrotate
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:52 AM   #11
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I dunno about you guys, but my slackware is just slow. Games, are okay but sometimes jump.

Sometimes theres a process that stutters the system every 2 seconds & I don't know what it is. There was no problems during setup.

The whole GUI is slow, no matter what manager I use. Whats the best way to see whats loaded when the system boots?

Whats the command that lets you see all that crap that spews out from the kernel on bootup?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 01:01 AM   #12
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dmesg | less will let you see the kernel boot messages
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:46 AM   #13
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zang! Thanks. Whats the best way to tweak whats starting up and displaying stuff there? If I recompile my kernel with different modules etc, will all this stuff change on bootup?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:58 AM   #14
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init process can be altered by editing scripts located in /etc/rc.d
After the kernel is uncompressed, when you see INIT version x.x, then init
begins by looking at /etc/inittab and then begins running scripts in /etc/rc.d
first, rc.S (which calls rc.modules) then rc.M (which calls rc.local)
Study what's happening in these scripts.
Search for recent posts on optimization
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:21 PM   #15
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did you build your own kernel or just using a defualt one?

this stuff will change in bootup if you have pnp loading and /etc/modules.conf setup or you change /etc/rc.d/rc.modules so that the modules are loaded or not loaded.
 
  


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