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Old 12-06-2005, 11:54 AM   #1
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Mandriva 2006 keeps freezing


I'm using Mandriva 2006 on an Acer Travelmate 240 (laptop).

When I first installed Mandriva, everything ran perfectly well, but recently I've experienced thie problem, which has now made my machine totally unusable.

A while after I've logged in to KDE, the hard drive light comes on, and the whole system slows right down, as if it's running a very demanding process, even if there's hardly anything running. This is so bad that the system hardly even responds to movements of the cursor, and doesn't respond to the keyboard at all.

This has been happening more frequently recently, and now has got to the stage where it happens almost as soon as I log in. It doesn't happen with Fluxbox, only KDE. It might also be significant that I can't run Konqueror under Fluxbox. The system runs Windows XP perfectly well (dual boot system), and I can also run Knoppix without any problems.

Someone please help.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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This has been asked lots of times and searching may have got you a quick answer. Uninstall kat and I am sure your system won't run so slow.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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It is locate not kate. You can try to find a certain script in /etc/daily.cron that runs updatedb. Then remove it. Also you change the cron schedule for cron.daily to run by doing crontab -e as root. You can set the scripts that are under /etc/cron.daily to run at 2:00 AM. By putting an # as the first character on the same line to comment it out.

You can do info crontab to get more information about it like the syntax of the crontab file.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:03 PM   #4
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It is locate not kate. You can try to find a certain script in /etc/daily.cron that runs updatedb. Then remove it. Also you change the cron schedule for cron.daily to run by doing crontab -e as root. You can set the scripts that are under /etc/cron.daily to run at 2:00 AM. By putting an # as the first character on the same line to comment it out.

You can do info crontab to get more information about it like the syntax of the crontab file.
I meant kat the search tool and not kate the text editor.
 
Old 12-08-2005, 12:43 PM   #5
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Thanks to everyone who's replied to my question.

Unfortunately I haven't been able ot acces the internet since I asked, and in the mean time ended up reinstalling Mandrive anyway. I didn't install Kat this time, and everything works fine now.

Thanks.
 
  


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