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Old 04-14-2003, 07:13 AM   #1
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Question why does my computer run very slow?

i'm use intel III 733, 128 RAM

my platform is Redhat Linux 7.3. im running Squid for myself, Apache, Mysql and JBuilder 6.0.

when i edit and run java by Jbuilder, my computer is very slow!!!!

if dont add RAM, how can my computer run faster?
Old 04-14-2003, 08:38 AM   #2
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You should try limiting some services you might have running that aren't necessarily needed. But anything dealing with Java is going to be a bit slow, Java is resource intensive. You may want to consider adding more RAM or even a faster computer all together really.

What are you using this box mainly for, a server or development machine? Running as a server along with X will surely slow your machine down when running applications like JBuilder or the likes.
Old 04-14-2003, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: why does my computer run very slow?

if dont add RAM, how can my computer run faster?
1. Don't run Java
2. Replace RH with Gentoo which optimizes for your machine.
3. Cut down on services
4. Use nice
5. Prelink
6. When you use X, don't use KDE or Gnome, but a light wm like fluxbox
Old 04-14-2003, 11:08 PM   #4
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thank everyone!

perhaps i stop some service likes squid when i run Jbuilder.

or i buy more RAM. hic hic ...burning my pocket!!!

Thanks yngwin and trickykid!
Old 04-15-2003, 08:23 AM   #5
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isn't java supposed to be slow?
Old 04-15-2003, 07:51 PM   #6
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redhat open lots of services by default close the one u dont use and use a window manager.
Old 04-15-2003, 10:24 PM   #7
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I think if X is being run, than changing the WM to a more lightweight alternative will yield the most noticeable change.

May the force be with blackbox...
; )
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