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Old 11-14-2001, 06:46 PM   #1
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Question Why is Linux so sluggish

Was wondering why my gui interface is sooo slooow. I installed Mandrake 7.2 and am running KDE. I have an AMD K6-2 400MHZ, 512MB RAM and my swap file is 243MB. When i did the install i chose to get it all, so i loaded all of the packages (1.5GB i think). But that shouldn't matter, should it? I'm also using a T530B motherboard with SiS onboard video.

Starting Star Office 5.2 takes forever and even opening drop down menus is laggy.

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Old 11-14-2001, 08:01 PM   #2
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loading all the packages shouldn't matter... star office takes forever to load on every computer that exists . recompiling the kernel to optimize for the k6 might speed things up a bit, and make sure that the 'sis' driver is specified in the /etc/XF86Config file. also, on a full install, there's probably a lot of processes running that don't need to be going. check the kpm program to see what's running... and if there's anything you don't really need, like gpm, crons, ect.
Old 11-15-2001, 03:01 PM   #3
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Check to make sure your DNS setting is correct. If not .... things get real slow real fast.

Good luck.


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