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Old 11-02-2003, 08:06 AM   #1
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suspected misconfiguration of my LFS system because of it's slowness.

Hi there. I suspect my system isn't setup right because it is performing tasks that other people claim should be done in a matter of <some amount of time>, takes a whole lot longer on my system. Some examples:

- Mozilla firebird takes about 7 to 8 seconds to come up, while reports suggest it should be up in an hart beat.
- copying files from cdrom to hard disk or copying files from or to my linux system from an fat32 files system takes forever. Someting like 10 to 15 minutes to copy an entire cd to my linux partition.
- This is my out put of glxgears.:

14627 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2925.400 FPS
15216 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3043.200 FPS
15200 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3040.000 FPS
15199 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3039.800 FPS
15220 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3044.000 FPS

- slowness of other application to come up.

I have an AMD atlon cpu running at 900 MHz with 384 MB ram. The graphics card is an gForce 4 running with a resent nvidia driver. The xfree version i'm running is 4.3. I'm using the 2.6-test1 kernel. My root file system is formated as ext3
As I have said in the subject, I'm running LFS, so I pretty much configured every thing.
Are there any test's I can perform that indicates (potential) problems / misconfigurations? Is my system really slow, or am I just whining.
Thanks for any help.

Last edited by qanopus; 11-02-2003 at 08:09 AM.
Old 11-03-2003, 12:46 AM   #2
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The browser start time and CD copying time does not sound bad to me. Your CD copying time would depend on the speed of your CDROM. To copy a Knoppix iso to a friends CD-RW takes about 10 minutes. Mine is slower.
If you have not done so already, check into "hdparm" settings for your hard drive. This could speed up both your CD copy time and file copy time.
Good Luck.


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