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Old 11-26-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
blackman890
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computer is slow


Hi guys

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?

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Old 11-26-2004, 11:51 AM   #2
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reset

why not just reboot the computer?

750MHZ and 10.1 = slow if using KDE
 
Old 11-26-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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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)
 
Old 12-04-2004, 08:30 AM   #4
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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?)
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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Did you also edit /etc/sysconfig/harddisks

and uncomment the indicated lines?
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:54 AM   #6
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Did you also edit /etc/sysconfig/harddisks

and uncomment the indicated lines?
no i didn't edit any such file
 
Old 12-04-2004, 10:14 AM   #7
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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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