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Old 05-21-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
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Should Fedora 1 be this sluggish?


I have a 600mhz, 256mb RAM, 12gig hd computer.. am running GNOME on it.. normal install basically, just useful development tools - compilers; openoffice, gnome, editors, etc..

I removed unnecessary services.. but it's really sluggish. it freezes when I load normal mozilla (I must use konquerer).. when I play an mp3.. it takes literally about 2 full mins before it starts to play one.. the first one that is, the rest are OK.. but if I leave it for a while, and don't play one, then go back and try to play one.. another 2 full minutes! I don't even wanna touch openoffice.. that's gotta be at least a full 45 second load.. I can't even log out of X.. I must use ctrl-alt-bckspac.. it just lags and does nothing.

is this normal for my machine? this is seriously sucking! I installed on 1.8ghz with 512ram and it worked fine.. perty.. but now on this it really sucks!!

any ideas/suggestions would be helpful!
Old 05-22-2004, 02:00 AM   #2
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I think it may be your machine...

You should be able to run mozilla --- maybe it is installed or configured wrong and linux can't figure it out and gets into an endless loop.

no clue on the MP3 you have a swap may help to make one or make a bigger one

OpenOffice is slow on most computers...loads a lot of data and takes a while...I'd say you are lucky w/ the 45 seconds...ever tried it in windows? lol you could eat lunch waiting for it.

The log out thing is a fluke of GNOME in fedora...if you switch to KDE it works fine.

try the command

df -m

that will tell you how much of your RAM and swap space is being used...usually it is all used because linux buffers things that it thinks it will nead...see how much is used subtracting the buffers (it tells you) it may be that you just need more RAM or way less programs or somthing.


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