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Old 11-24-2004, 09:40 AM   #1
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Programs load very slowly!


When I try to open Mandrakelinux control center, it sits at the "loading... Please wait" screen for a very long time. Is this a priorities issue? If so how do I fix it. I get similar problems trying to run other programs, but Mozilla for example, still loads quickly.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 12:10 PM   #2
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1) Did you edit the /etc/sysconfig/harddisk file to enable all the options, especially DMA and 32 bit modes?

2) How much memory do you have in your system?
 
Old 11-24-2004, 02:06 PM   #3
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I have 512 megabytes of DDR 333 Ram

No, pls explain what that does, as I am about to post another thread because I cannot log into linux.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 02:25 PM   #4
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I think you need to add the name of your computer to the /etc/hosts file. Usually it contains 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain but if you changed your computer name to mdk for example, it should read: 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain mdk. Now the resolutions are made locally.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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I dont think I changed my computer name, but as soon as I can get back into linux I will try that. Could somebody pls look at my other thread about not being able to enter graphical interface after NVidia driver install. I apologize for sounding stupid, as I have only had Mandrakelinux about a week.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 02:33 PM   #6
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Quote:
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I have 512 megabytes of DDR 333 Ram

No, pls explain what that does, as I am about to post another thread because I cannot log into linux.
Mandrake defaults to slow PIO mode reads on hard disk drives, for compatibilty sake.

Editing the file permits you to switch to the much faster DMA modes.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 02:41 PM   #7
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Oh, OK
 
  


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