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Old 07-02-2003, 11:35 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Red Hat 9.0 and freezing

Hello all. The problem I am experiencing is every once in a while while browsing the web, or opening up a new program, my screen will get really slow. My mouse will not move and I cannot scroll a web page. I cannot minimize or close the window or do much of anything. I will have to wait like 30 to 60 seconds then wala, it responds normally. I am using a Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop with 256 Ram. I just installed the Red Hat 9.0. I used the default Developer/Gnome environment during set up. The Only thing extra I installed is the new Java SDK w/ Net beans.
It is frustrating because when I get a pop up ads or anything I want to close right away I can't because the computer is locked up. I never experience anything like this with Windows XP on the same Laptop. Is this normal for Red Hat or Linux in general or do I just have too many things running on my machine. I know how to tweak XP and maybee that is why it runs so smoothly.
Anybody experience this sort of thing weith 9.0???
Old 07-02-2003, 12:04 PM   #2
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You didn't give a lot of info to go on. Post specifics, such as your browser, the web page being accessed or the program opened for more specific help. GIGO, you know.

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I wouldn't call that freezing. Freezing occurs when the computer will not respond to anything except he power switch.

I would call your computer's actions sluggish, rather than frozen.

Is there hard disk activity when this occurs?

Do you turn it off overnight? If so, it may be running jobs such as updatedb for the locate command which is normally scheduled for around 3 am

Your log file is /var/log/messages, Are there any hints in that? Also check dmesg

Are you running java at the time?

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