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blackman890 11-26-2004 10:27 AM

computer is slow
 
Hi guys :D

i need to have my computer 24/7 but lately my computer has been working REALLY SLOW
is it possiple to fix that without shuting down the computer

my computer is 750 Mhz
i have 512 mb ram
i am using Mandrake 10.0 KDE 3.2

hmm.... i think it is the RAM is it possiple to restart the RAM? :p

greenmeanie 11-26-2004 10:51 AM

reset
 
why not just reboot the computer?

750MHZ and 10.1 = slow if using KDE

kevinatkins 11-26-2004 11:01 AM

Hi,

I'd start poking around and seeing what services are running which you don't need - check 'Services' in Mandrake Control Centre.

You could also have a peek at what's running at the moment and what sort of load the system is under when 'idle' - open a text console and type

Code:

top
.. for a list of processes running + cpu load, etc.. (the greedy stuff will be near the top of the list - hence 'top')

750MHz won't be lightning quick, but it should be more than acceptable - even using KDE (I've recently installed Mdk 10.1 / KDE on an ancient Celeron 300 and performance was reasonable - quite surprised me)

blackman890 12-04-2004 07:30 AM

Re: reset
 
Quote:

Originally posted by greenmeanie
why not just reboot the computer?

750MHZ and 10.1 = slow if using KDE

umm... do you know of anything else i can use?
i also have Kernel 2.6.3
but how do i change from KDE to something else? (cause i think i have Gnome but not completely sure, what do you recommend?)

opjose 12-04-2004 08:35 AM

Did you also edit /etc/sysconfig/harddisks

and uncomment the indicated lines?

blackman890 12-04-2004 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by opjose
Did you also edit /etc/sysconfig/harddisks

and uncomment the indicated lines?

no i didn't edit any such file:cool:

opjose 12-04-2004 09:14 AM

Quote:

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Originally posted by opjose
Did you also edit /etc/sysconfig/harddisks

and uncomment the indicated lines?
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no i didn't edit any such file

Do it now then reboot.

Uncomment all of the indicated lines.


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