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Old 02-28-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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Laggy Performance in 10.1 and one other thing

lately my performance has been really stuttery, and I'm not sure whats causing it,
and i dont know how to get to something like the screen that comes up in windows when you press Cntrl-alt-delete,
so im a little confused...

the symptoms of the problem are that when a screensaver comes up, it inches along at about 1 frame a second,
and sometimes when im browsing the web, it will perform in much the same way, my mouse will jump all over the screen,

im not really sure whats happening here, and i dont know how to try to figure it out by myself, so thank you for your help

my other problem/issue/question is : how does one set up a program to run when mandriva starts up?
i can get to the startup manager in KDE, but cannot add programs to it...
i was trying to get LIsa to start when i first turn on the computer, but cannot figure out how

thank you for your help,
loving the linux

Old 03-01-2006, 03:11 PM   #2
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To get a graphical view of what's going on with your system go to Kmenu -> System -> Monitoring -> KDE System Guard (I'm fairly sure 10.1 had it).

If there isn't a lot of black in the "CPU Load" window, you have problems: Open a console window and enter the command "top" without the quotes, of course (hit "q" to quit when you want to stop). The process shown at the top of the list should be the resource hog. I can't advise you to kill any processes, but that's your choice.

Two things I've seen repeatedly go runaway under 10.1 were kdeinit and kaffeine. If some app crashes on startup, kdeinit can run wild. When you try to shut down kaffeine it can run wild - that thing is worse than a virus.

As to starting an app on boot, I've never had a reason to do that, but I'm sure there is a way. If you have an app you run all the time, just leave it running when you shut down. KDE should start it the next time you start the system. Hope that helps.


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