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Old 09-22-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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System is slow.....

have newly loaded RedHat Linux 9 on my system along with Windows 2000 proffessonal. I have lots of doubts and queries regarding the OS and its usages. However initially i want to know y the system bcomes damn slow with linux? System Configeration: Memory is 64M and the Hard Disk partition space is 4 GB. P III processor.

Can anybody pls tell me how can I improve the system and slowly migrate from windows to Linux for day to day usage?

Old 09-22-2003, 08:55 AM   #2
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I'm still a newbie, but here it goes: I think you may need some more memory. My little server at home (a dual P-III, 1Ghz) has 512MB of ram, and when it starts up it will fill almost half of that. With normal day-to -day usage, it will fill that up and go into swap space. Hope this helps!

Old 09-22-2003, 07:14 PM   #3
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RH9 should have at least 128MB
Old 09-22-2003, 07:29 PM   #4
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1. turn off unnecessary services and daemons
2. set hard drive DMA mode with hdparm
3. if running kde/gnome, seriously consider switching to fluxbox, windowmaker, enlightenment, or another lightweight window manager


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