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Old 05-09-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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system is too slow.


hi i am running woody with kernel 2.6.5. my computer power is:
-CPU: amd 2200 XP+
-RAM: 512
i was running kde 3.1.4, and everything was ok. since i upgraded to kde 3.2 the system is deadly SLOW. it takes 30 secs to open a console. when i am watching a movie, the movie breaks and is almost frame to frame motion. unable to watch it reasonably. these problems do not appear while in blackbox, or gnome. things are even worse, when i am trying to copy files from one hard disk to another one. it takes ages, and unable to do anything else. where is multitasking? couldsomebody help me overcome the problem?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 03:49 PM   #2
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3.2 is faster than 3.1 There could be several things wrong with your install. Use KDE System Guard ( under System ).

Under the process table tab, look for processes taking up CPU resources. try killing it.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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i am kinda new. i do not know how to setup the processes and which ones to kill, could you tell me how to copy them somewhere so you can take a look and tell what to do? thanks
 
Old 05-09-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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Just tell us what the names of the processes are with the greatest cpu usuage. ( under user% and system% ).
 
Old 05-09-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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sorry for the silly question. it has two tabs: system load, and process table.
the process teble has some columns: Name, PID, User%, System%, nice, vmsize, vmrss, login command. which one am interested? also do i need to log as root? or user is ok?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 05:26 PM   #6
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to knw which processes are running open a console and type "top" without quotes.
there u find a column %CPU which shows how much CPU power the process is using.
to exit from the top program type "q" without quotes.
 
  


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