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Old 04-03-2002, 01:24 PM   #1
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Question Install on a Dell Latitude Cp

why does linux(i've tried red hat 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, and Mandrake 8.1) run sooooooo slow on my laptop(I know it's old...a Dell Latitude cp w/64mb ram and a p233mmx)? I figured it'd run a little slow on it, but it runs ungodly slow on there. Is my laptop just not good enough for linux? I have winME on there right now which is by far the worst windows ever, not to mention the slowest, and it's a little slow but not bad at all. I want Linux on there soooooooooooo bad but just can't get it working at a decent speed. Would a much older version of linux work on it do you guys think? Granted I'm a newbie to Linux, but I'm pretty sure it shouldn't run anywhere near as slow as it does on my laptop.Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Old 04-03-2002, 04:01 PM   #2
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Well first off, if you just did a standard install of Mandrake, then there are probably alot of services running you don't need running.
Second, what desktop are you using, if GNOME or KDE, try a smaller and more effecient non-bloated desktop like Blackbox, XFce or WindowMaker... they should speed up your computer when using X as they are less resource hogs than KDE or GNOME.

Old 04-03-2002, 04:22 PM   #3
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I agree.
I don't think a older version wil do you good.
You best off stopping all serveses you don't nead like the post above.
I have had linux running on my dell cpi no problem.
Old 04-03-2002, 08:35 PM   #4
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Hey thanks everyone! I re-installed mandrake on my laptop and did a custom install and got rid of the crap I don't want/need and have it booting into blackbox and it's runnin like a champ now! EXACTLY what i wanted this laptop to do! Now if I can only figure out how to install the program I need to do my computer programming with for school.... that's another puzzle for another day...thanks for your help!!!


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