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Old 03-18-2004, 10:32 AM   #1
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Lindows very very very slow


I evaluate Lindows (laptop edition recently offered for download), installation was okay and my hardware was much better recognized than with Mandrake 9.2 and 10.0 community.

But: I need at least 15-20 minuts to log in, when I click a menu, I have to wait at least 5 seconds, and so on. In fact, it is absolutely impossible to use such a slow OS.

I have a quite fast computer (Medion Laptop with Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2400+, nVidia GeForce 4 488 Go).

Any idea ?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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hmm how much ram do you have. I have a an AMD Athalon 2000 XP+ desktop with 512 MB of Ram and it seems to zip righ talong.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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I have 512 Mb me too. It is really a Lindows problem because my laptop worked very well with mandrake 9.2 (except hardware to be configured manually).
 
Old 03-18-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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Hmmm interesting. I know that LindowOS detected all of my hardware just fine and isn't all that slow either. Well hopefully some else comes along with more info. The other thing that you could do is go [url]https://forum.lindows.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?Cat=&C=2[\url]
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
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I have solved the problem. When you boot there are options "diagnostic" and "redetect"

I run "redetect" and all works fine now !

(I am impressed to see all my hardware detected, even the winmodem that I coudln't install manually with Mandrake 9.2 even after two weeks of efforts).
 
Old 03-18-2004, 05:23 PM   #6
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Glad to hear that it is work for you. I hope that you enjoy all the ease and convenience of LindoewsOS.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 01:46 AM   #7
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Great, always good to see a new "family member". You was right trying out somethings like you did for this was against all logics. I don't think LindowsOS is the fastest OS out there but its cruising speed should satify anyone with equipment like yours. Alas, it does! Have a lot of fun!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 03:42 AM   #8
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Sorry, I am no longer member of this family. Lindows freezed too often (ctrl alt back-space and so on were useless). So, I am back to Mandrake, but

Lindows (laptop edition) recognized all my hardware, so I noted all loaded modules, I copied the XFree config file and other configution files). These informations helped me to install Mandrake with all hardware recognized.

So, thanks to Lindows, I have now Mandrake working like a charm!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 04:49 AM   #9
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Hmmm, we got a smart ass here, LOL !!
Anyway, you're still a "family member" of the Linux family.
As I said: Have alot of fun!
 
Old 03-24-2004, 04:41 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Bicol_Willem
Hmmm, we got a smart ass here, LOL !!
Anyway, you're still a "family member" of the Linux family.
As I said: Have alot of fun!
Kabayan,
Have you tried bayanihan(or lorma)? I know this is out of topic/forum but can't help noticing a fellow countryman not using our own.

bong
 
Old 03-24-2004, 08:11 AM   #11
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Bayanihan

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Kabayan,
Have you tried bayanihan(or lorma)? I know this is out of topic/forum but can't help noticing a fellow countryman not using our own.

bong

"Kabayan", nice tittle, thanks Bong!
I however live in Bicol (quite happely) but am from Europe (Netherlands).

OK, I have heard about Bayanihan but so far never took the time to have a look at it.
You know, here in Naga City I don't find many people interested in Linux. This is "coka/McDo/Windows" country, LOL.
Since you seems to use it, is it any good?

Willem.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:55 PM   #12
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I am in danger of being out of topic here but here goes:

Bayanihan linux is redhat or fedora based and it is in its infancy.It is also put together by a government agency(University of the Phili based). It worked for my pc but as with ALL linux flavours might not work for your unit.

Best thing for you is to try it out: http://www.bayanihan.gov.ph

all the Best!

bong

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:33 PM   #13
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Thumbs up Bayanihan

Quote:
I am in danger of being out of topic here but here goes:
Don't worry, we 're flexible here, I understood.

Thanks, I will sure make some time to have a look at it.
I got a "curious nature" , LOL!

http://bicol2.com/lireg302785.jpg
 
Old 03-24-2004, 11:37 PM   #14
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Cool Slow (jfi)

Quote:
I evaluate Lindows (laptop edition recently offered for download), installation was okay and my hardware was much better recognized than with Mandrake 9.2 and 10.0 community.

But: I need at least 15-20 minuts to log in, when I click a menu, I have to wait at least 5 seconds, and so on. In fact, it is absolutely impossible to use such a slow OS.

I have a quite fast computer (Medion Laptop with Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M 2400+, nVidia GeForce 4 488 Go).

Any idea ?
I came across this complaint a few more times. I read about one person that had the same trouble. All he needed to do is run "detect again" and his troubles where over ....
Worth trying.
Good luck
Btw, my LOS (on a PC) runs like a gazelle, meaning: It can be done!
 
Old 03-28-2004, 09:05 AM   #15
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Re: Lindows very very very slow

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Any idea ?
In my opinion: Don't waste your time with LindowsOS. I found it to be very slow too. Funny how every other distro I've used runs quick and LindowsOS ran slower than anything else I've ever tried. Zealots who love click and running may say it's due to me or my system (or you or your systems). Do yourself a favor and run another distro and have the last laugh.
 
  


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