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Old 06-15-2006, 08:35 AM   #1
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SUSE 10.1 bit sluggish!!! How to speed it up??


He guys,

Iíve got a dual boot with win XP and SUSE10.1, only I think that SUSE 10.1 runs a bit slow. Does anyone have some tips for speeding things up a little. If I let win XP defragmentise the hard drive and clean it up will that improve anything or do I risk a `core melt down` doing so

Cheers!!
 
Old 06-16-2006, 01:11 AM   #2
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Windows XP won't know how to read a Linux partition, and Linux filesystems are much better at self-defragging without extra help anyway.

How to speed up Suse?

My solution:

1) Remove Suse

2) Install Slackware, Debian, Fedora Core, or a any other non-bloatware OS

3) Feel the Gs
 
Old 06-16-2006, 03:34 AM   #3
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What are your systems specs? Also what services and desktop environment are you running on Suse?
 
Old 06-16-2006, 08:23 AM   #4
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Centrino 1.73Mhz. 1024 mb DDRII ram. 128 mb Ati Graph. 100 Gb HD. (Acer WLMI 1692). Should be enough power.
I am running KDE desktop.

Iíve another laptop waiting to be transformed, so Berto I might take your advise as well. Anyway this one is going to keep SUSE still. I am also not really used to work with the shell yet but I definitely want to learn it. I can hear Yoda telling me: `use the shell`. But still I depend largely on a graphical environment.

Cheers!!
 
Old 06-16-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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Your specs are ok. Try disabling unwanted services YAST -> System -> System Services.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 11:38 AM   #6
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remove beagle
 
Old 06-16-2006, 11:43 AM   #7
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remove beagle
Never thought of that one. XGL also causes the system to be a bit sluggish.
 
Old 06-16-2006, 03:42 PM   #8
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thanx! I`ll give those options a try

cheers!
 
Old 06-16-2006, 05:46 PM   #9
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suse 10.1 ran fast for me.
Installed on an intel duo core laptop (Dell Inspiron E1505) with 1gb ddr2 and a sata hdd @5400rpm

I have fedora running as servers on more than on P3 dual core 733mhz slot
and an athlon 1.1
Fedora runs beautifully on all of these. The P3's all have a GB of PC133 and,
The athlon has 512mb PC133
That system should run it fine!

I found SuSe 10.1 to be the best Linux OS for a Laptop so far. Wireless worked good as did everything else. I did install the commercial version but I don't think that has any difference in the CORE OS Code. Just some non Open Source Software.

Last edited by drsketch1; 06-16-2006 at 05:50 PM.
 
Old 06-18-2006, 07:21 PM   #10
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Just finished installing Suse 10.1 P4 2.8G, 512MB Sys mem, about 13GB Maxtor HD, Can't use the Promise raid so I installed it on an older drive. Seems like it took ages to install, also it stopped installing after disk 3, is this a problem?
Mine seems slow also, slow loading and running in general but it's doing configuring opening unused aps. ATI 256 mB graphics card and no 3D. I'm hoping to use this on the internet.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:51 PM   #11
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Once you have most of the packages you want disable zen. Gui startup improves alot. The downside of course you have to enable it manually again to download point and click install (doesn't effect Yast install though).
 
Old 06-19-2006, 05:51 PM   #12
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i have also noticed that 10.1 can be a bit too slow, but i have disabled the zen updfater and am looking at disabling beagle,
the main thing i seem to se is that yast software management is painfiully slow compaired to 10.0 but tehre are other thinsg that compensate for this...

and i am running much less specs than you.
800MHZ celeron, 256MB RAM and a 20GB HDD and the system is fully usable...
even though is slow is still much fater than redmond
 
Old 06-20-2006, 07:00 AM   #13
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The mean problem I think is that loading and closing down seems endless. However, I didn’t had any problems with installing. That took about 20-25 minutes using the DVD.

Cheers!
 
Old 06-20-2006, 08:34 AM   #14
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And remove Zen, those two is also slowing down SuSE 10.1
 
Old 06-20-2006, 10:17 AM   #15
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1) stop unused services (particularly nfs and ypbind if not configured will slow down system)
2) disable beagle (indexing is always slow)
3) disable zen (uninstall it and uninstall all mono crap): use smart or another PM
4) tweak GUI: with default KDE, you may disable a lot of KDE services that you are not using
5) don't use networked applets (e.g. superkaramba's weather)

6) last but not least: build your own kernel: select CPU, use low latency desktop (increases GUI responsiveness tremendously), sparse memory, set kernel timer to 1000Hz, remove all unused hardware
(remember though that recompiling kernel will bot very much change boot time)


with KDE your total after boot should be ~130MB of RAM used. if boot without GUI, then kernel should take 40-45MB or less.


Note about kernel timer:
for laptop (power management) and older CPU use 100Hz, for fast CPU use 1000Hz (multimedia)

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