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Old 03-10-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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Suse is slow


got a Suse 9.1, hadn't used it for months and just yesterday I got it to boot again after having had some problems. Here is what I notice: everything runs superslow, it takes forever to load pages I have just used (google and hotmail) and load a simple text page. Apart from that my computer seems to be freaking out--the ventilator works at full speed (to get me hotmail or google) and it gets all noisy and heated up.

My processor is not the best in the world -- a 1.4 GHz Centrino, but in Windows these basic web sites are very fast and the computer is never that noisy with them.

Do you know what could be the problem?

Old 03-10-2005, 05:11 PM   #2
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Could be power management... The system might be stepping down the speed of the processor and turning the fans on to prevent system overheating.

Try enabling it, or changing the settings, and see if you get the system to respond properly.
Old 03-11-2005, 01:47 AM   #3
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I went into YAST and into power management. It is already enabled. I tried to turn it to acoustic, it only makes the fans roar twice louder (and I had thought that was impossible..).

I also went to Control Center--the battery section. Then I came across ACPI. Dont know what it is exactly, but I tried to enable it with the SETUP HELPER APPLICATION button. It tells me that the ACPI application doesnt have the same size or checksum as when it was compiled, and that it does NOT recommend that I proceed with making it SETUID-root.

What is ACPI and could this have something to do with the problem?

Old 03-11-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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ACPI = "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface"
Yes, that could be a problem.Try installing it again from the installation disk or use suse rpm. How much RAM do you have on your machine.. if its under 256MB, that could be a problem as well. If I was you, i'd try some other desktop manager like fluxbox etc and see if that changes anything. KDE is known to be a memory hog. Slow launching of applications usually means that system doesnt have enough RAM.
Also, for internet change the following line in your /etc/modprobe.conf
alias net-pf-10 ipv6
to alias net-pf-10 off
That should speed up the internet.
Old 03-26-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
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help with rpm


okay so internet did get faster after I changed that file. Now i am trying to reinstall ACPI. I only have install CDs 4,5,6, so I downloaded rpm from licq. I tried both the binary and the other one, and I have no clue how to get ACPI to reinstall. Can you help with that. Also, I notice that now Suse does not want to open the three folders I had before placed on my desktop hat contain all my stuff. which is not much really, less than 300 MB altogether. Also, the my Computer icon doesnt work which makes it very hard to open a data CD. I dont know, but I am starting to get the feeling that it is all messed up. Do you know why this is happening?



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