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Old 10-24-2003, 09:01 PM   #1
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Refresh rate is too low

I have mandrake and when I am viewing a webpage and I scroll down it takes forever to refresh. However I tried Knoppix and it worked like the main computer I have. The laptop with mandrake has 96 megs of ram and it only has 2.5 megs of video ram. I first thought this was the problem but I soon realized that it was my distro. I am going to upgrade my ram to 200 mbs but I don't know if this will help with the refresh rates. Please offer some knowledge in which I can feed off.
Old 10-24-2003, 09:24 PM   #2
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If it's the video performance you're concerned about, it probably has a lot to do with having the latest correct video driver for your video card. Nvidia cards are well supported under Linux; if it's another brand, make sure you have the correct driver in use, rather than a generic VGA driver of some kind.
Old 10-24-2003, 09:49 PM   #3
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no its not the video card. I want to know if its faster in knoppix because it runs from ram insted of a swap partion.


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