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Old 02-14-2006, 09:18 AM   #1
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General Suse Linux Questions


I have a few questoins hopefully a helpful person might be able to answer.

1. In windows my wireless connection is nice and fast. No issues what so ever. In suse, it is very slow. The firewall is off for testing and I'm using ndiswrapper to use the same pcmcia card. I was wondering if there was a way for me to fix that.

2. When I am on the internet the whole computer runs slow. When I checked the processor is being used 100%.
Is there anything I can do about this? I love suse and gnome I just wish I could somehow teak it or know how too.

I had other but I forgot ><. I'll edit later.

3. (Remembered Another) I got the full suse 10 on cds. It is 5 cds I don't know if that is the same as the OSS dvd. My question is, I just got the box dvd version. This one is on a DL DvD. I was wondering what the box version has that the cd version doesn't which makes it so big.

4. Is there a application I'm unaware of that could sit on the desktop that will show me the processor load, memory loads, network activity and all of that. I saw one in I think fedora core 4 and was wondering if suse had anything like it.

thanks again
Thanks again.

Thanks for your help
nomb

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Old 02-14-2006, 09:46 AM   #2
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I can answer 4. There are multiple applications out in the linux world that will allow you to monitor your computers activity. Here are a few that come to mind

adesklets
gdesklets
Conky
SuperKaramba

Hope this helps!
 
Old 02-14-2006, 10:11 AM   #3
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2. When I am on the internet the whole computer runs slow. When I checked the processor is being used 100%.
Is there anything I can do about this? I love suse and gnome I just wish I could somehow teak it or know how too.

3. (Remembered Another) I got the full suse 10 on cds. It is 5 cds I don't know if that is the same as the OSS dvd. My question is, I just got the box dvd version. This one is on a DL DvD. I was wondering what the box version has that the cd version doesn't which makes it so big.
2. Sounds less like an "internet" problem and more like a browser problem. Try running a different browser and see if that's better. I think some people have had problems with Firefox (don't quote me on this) and CPU load.

3. I've got the Open Source CD set - it's 5 CDs, as well. As far as I know, the only difference between the open source and "box" version would be that the open source version contains only open source programs - stuff like Flash, Realplayer and Java must be downloaded later.

Somebody else will, I'm sure, hop in and help you out with these and the other questions.

Baltika
 
Old 02-14-2006, 10:14 AM   #4
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Ok thanks for the response guys, hopefully someone will chime in on the other question. I hate being at work and not being able to play Is there anyway I can take the 5 cds and make a working dvd out of them? I wont mind putting it online if I can.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 10:35 AM   #5
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1) No clue, usually once you get it set, it is set. The hardest part is getting it there. Are you using a B or G card, and what does kwifimanger tell you the speed you are getting is?

2) I have no clue, check "top" and see what is taking so much processor time.

3) Quite a bit... 1691 packages are on the retail DVD which is also both x86 and 64bit that are not on the download DVD or the 5 CD set. The 5 CD set and the download DVD have identical software selections. You can see a full list at novell.com.

4) I use Super Karamba.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 12:25 PM   #6
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I have a few questoins hopefully a helpful person might be able to answer.

1. In windows my wireless connection is nice and fast. No issues what so ever. In suse, it is very slow. The firewall is off for testing and I'm using ndiswrapper to use the same pcmcia card. I was wondering if there was a way for me to fix that.
Make sure that in your SuSE configuration (/etc/sysconfig/network/config and /etc/modprobe.conf ) ipv6 is disabled - unless your provider gave you an ipv6 address of course

Make sure that in your browser, ipv6 is disabled (in firefox it's accessed at about:config)


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2. When I am on the internet the whole computer runs slow. When I checked the processor is being used 100%.
Is there anything I can do about this? I love suse and gnome I just wish I could somehow teak it or know how too.
what is taking CPU time according to "top" (run in an xterm)

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3. (Remembered Another) I got the full suse 10 on cds. It is 5 cds I don't know if that is the same as the OSS dvd. My question is, I just got the box dvd version. This one is on a DL DvD. I was wondering what the box version has that the cd version doesn't which makes it so big.
It's more than the OSS edition but less than the DVD installation, but you can add the SuSE FTP site as a YaST repository to install the "missing" packages. It's only a few hundred megabytes missing, not a whole lot.

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4. Is there a application I'm unaware of that could sit on the desktop that will show me the processor load, memory loads, network activity and all of that. I saw one in I think fedora core 4 and was wondering if suse had anything like it.
Check out:

- top
- ksysguard
- superkaramba
 
Old 02-14-2006, 10:49 PM   #7
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ok top is showing:
..... events/0 using up 60% of my cpu
..... mono using up 16 - 20%
and
..... others using up the rest

is this normal?

***Edit***
Now that I've been watching, the events/0 process have been at 99% for awhile.

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Old 02-15-2006, 02:54 AM   #8
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For question #4, you may be interested in gkrellm It rocks
 
Old 02-15-2006, 11:26 AM   #9
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Thanks J.W. gkrellm is the one that fedoracore 4 had which I loved.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 01:38 AM   #10
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Right on! Personally, if I don't have gkrellm running, I feel like I've lost my wallet or watch - I just gotta have it
 
Old 02-16-2006, 08:48 PM   #11
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I just wanted to let everyone know, the retail version of suse 10 not only has more programs but also much better hardware support. It actually picked up my pcmcia wireless card this time and I didn't have to use ndiswrapper. Didn't pickup the internal wireless but being the card is much better than I don't really care. Still having some trouble on the speed of the internet tho. But thanks for everyone responding.

ok, usign kwifimanager, which I had no idea existed, it tells me my signal is weak around 7 or 8 and im under 5.5 megs per second. this card is a 108g. looking under windows, the signal is stronger and im connected at a faster speed. Is there a way to force it higher? or tweak it somehow? thanks again on all ur help.

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