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Old 02-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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hard drive is thrashing after SUSE install


hi-

i just installed suse 10.1. i went with GNOME just to check it out. I installed SUSE before and never had a thrashing noise all of the time. This install my computer is making lots of racket. The weird thing is i have 1.2 gb of ram and plenty of disk space.

The only thing i have noticed weird on the install is it hangs at configure auto updates waiting to connect to the server. After i while i bypass the screen because it wont connect. I have to configure it at some point though. The SUSE desktop froze once too.

Windows is just as quite as can be (dual boot).

I only gave it 2.0gb for swap space as i couldnt get partition magic to give it more. I wanted to give it 3.0 gb of swap space. But i dont think that is what is making all the racket.

Please offer a suggestion as to how i can quiet this system down.

I really like the menu now when suse loads and asks do i want to go into SUSE or windows. I think it looks better now.

I have more time now to spend with linux as i am just winding down from a project i was working on.

thanks for helping,
jim
 
Old 02-10-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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hi -
i applied some patches with online update.
still making quite a racket.
i cant use it like this.
if someone gives me a tip i will try but
with all of this thrashing i dont want to run
it unecessarily anymore.

here is a print out of the top utility
mem: 1231656k
used: 526240
free: 703148
cached: 335068k
swap: 2094084k, ok used, 2094084k free
task: 94 total, 2 running 92 sleeping
cpu 0.7% us

thanks,
jim
 
Old 02-10-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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hi-

i quieted it down by switching to ext2.
i dont trust it making the noise.
it sounds like it is wrecking my hard drive
with ext3 although now i dont think that
was actually happening based on the print out
of the top utility and observing the processes.

thanks very much,
jim
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:42 AM   #4
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it coudl be beagle search creating all the metadata needed for insatnt searches, this can take some time the first time its done, try disabeling it and see if teh noise stopps
 
Old 02-13-2007, 10:59 PM   #5
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yeah.
i think that is it. one of the processes said something about metadata.
i didnt know it would quiet down eventually. too late now.
i am using ext2 now. i dont want to reinstall again.
thanks though. it is good to know for the future.

thanks again,
jim
 
  


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