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Old 07-30-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
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Help, My Mandrake thinks it's Windoze

Suddenly my Mdk 10.0 has started to run really sloooooowly. What I mean is this.
For some reason, the launching of ALL applications now takes a long time. For instance, to launch Konqueror, which used to take less than 5 seconds, is now taking upwards of a minute. Kmail likewise has started to tak in the region of 35-40 seconds, instead of the 3-4 secs previously. OOo now takes so long to launch, that I have time to make a cup of coffee. I have installed no new software or hardware in the last 3 months, so nothing I can think of should be causing this, but I have observed that during boot up now, Cups takes ages to initialise, although it seems to be working.
When I experience these slow downs, top reveals nothing out of the ordinary, with the usual cpu=<1% most of the time, peaking to perhaps 12-15%. Loads of memory free, and few running processes. So, anyone any ideas. Not getting this problem with Slack BTW.
Machine spec:
AMD Athlon 2600+
984Mb DDR ram (pc266)
Soundblaster live 5.1
Nvidia 128Mb FX5400
2x40Gb Hard Drive, DMA enabled
Ethernet card sis900
Old 07-30-2004, 09:54 AM   #2
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run `top' from the command line and find out what is sucking your resources. the applications at the top are the ones using the most.
Old 10-21-2004, 10:38 AM   #3
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Check your route/gateway settings

If the apps take what seems like forever to launch, it will be a network config issue.
Try changing the gateway to point to your adapter, this is for testing purposes only as you won't be surfing if the gateway is yourself.


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