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Old 07-11-2003, 04:23 AM   #1
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Slow response as .....

I have discovered that everytime i boot up linux after a long time, everything seems to be "laggy" i open or close a programm / app for about 2 to 3 min and i mean it. Is there any reason y ? and wats the remedy?

Im using pentium 2 333mhz ram i suppose is 128mb, btw this mach is in office.

Anyway pls do post ur suggestions, other than upgrading the system. Thanks
Old 07-11-2003, 08:00 AM   #2
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have a look at the ram useage when you boot, and again when it gets laggy...

could you be using a bad program that is leaking memory ???
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you're presumably uising KDE for a start... try a lighter manager like Fluxbox

While we'd not want *too* many comparisons, you would expect winXP to run on that machine would you?
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You probably are running updatedb (building the database for the locate command) if the box wasn't on at 3 am when that job is scheduled to run.

In most distros, if the scheduled cron jobs aren't run in the AM when they are scheduled, they will run shortly after startup.
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If you really want to know what is causing the slow down, try the following.

When the system gets slow, at the command line,
type: top -bn1
This will list all the processes running on your system.

Use Shift+PageUP or Shift+PageDown key combinations to view the results.


type: top -bn1 > top.out
This will redirect the output to a file called top.out


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