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Old 08-26-2003, 11:39 PM   #1
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Linux has slowed greatly

I'm running red hat 9.0 with a kde desktop. I'm running linux Everything was working great but suddenly the system slowed considerably. It now takes 5 minutes to log in. It takes 5 minutes to start evolution email. Essentially, everything is alot slower. The system also freezes occasionally.

Here's what I'v e checked:

I checked the boot log and the system logs. The only errors I found were "Aug 24 11:57:26 lsanca1-ar10-4-60-170-025 kernel: EXT2-fs warning: maximal mount count reached, running e2fsck is recommended"

I've also checked the system monitor but I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary.

I don't know what would cause the slowing. I'm worried its hardware. Can anyone suggest any way to ascertain the cause? J
Old 08-27-2003, 12:08 AM   #2
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have you ran e2fsck?


Boot into a cd or floppy distro and run the check. Its the safest way.
Old 08-27-2003, 12:19 AM   #3
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Sorry, I'm kind of a newbie. What options should I use to check my hard drives. Sould I do e2fsck -C /dev/hda1? Also, how do I boot by cd? Sorry, i'm a rookie in this area.
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Do you get any errors if you start these apps via a terminal? Anything about DCOP, or loopback interface lo? Have you disabled a 'Network' service?
Old 08-27-2003, 03:05 PM   #5
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Check the available space you have on your mount points, most importantly your root (/) partition.
Some users make the mistake of having their /home partition on root's, only to end up with a "VERY slow" machine.


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