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Old 07-18-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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SuSE 9.1 - Painfully slow process startup

Hello all, hope someone can help me with this puzzlement.

Just transferred disk with a fresh SuSE 9.1 to a Dual PIII box, and I'm experiencing really, really, really slow process startup times - like 20+ seconds from initiating a Konqueror window before the address bar gains focus.

This behavior is consistent across applications and severe enough to prevent debugging the system interactively - For instance, YaST is usually dog-slow, but in this case each configuration module is literally minutes to pop up.

top(1) shows the CPUs at about 15%, hard drives don't appear to be thrashing, DMA is enabled on both dives, both swap partitions enabled...

Any ideas as to where to look here?

Old 07-19-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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I'll settle for a re-direct, really
Old 07-19-2004, 01:47 PM   #3
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don't have an immediate answer for you, but you may try going to 's Linux board and asking Bruce. He's the resident Suse expert.

Old 07-19-2004, 03:15 PM   #4
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I am having the same problem on a single processor box its an AMD Athlon 2400 with 1GB of ram.... it is sooper slow...

I think everything is compiled for i386... I have been meaning to recompile the kernel for an athlon processor and see if it helps... but it is just a second machine that I dont use.. so I have not had time.

is your kernel compiled for smp? does it detect 2 processors?


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