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Old 04-09-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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DSL seems slower on slack??


hey
i finally got my DSL hooked up on slack 9.0 and it seems to be slower than on piddly windows, is it configured wrong, i just used default options for the instal and my nic uses the tulip.mod

any comments??
 
Old 04-09-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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Try downloading a large file, like a full kernel from kernel.org and see what the file transfer size rate is. You do not have to download the entire file, just enough to see what the transfer rates is. kernel.org is usually able to output fast enough to test even a full T-1 line.

I am assumming your are running the X window system. But what window manager are you using and what browser. These can have greatest effect if RAM is limited to say anything below 128 MByte. From a console prompt you can use the command "free" to report the system memory and the allocation.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 12:00 AM   #3
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Just do a speed test, a couple that come to mind are
www.pcpitstop.com
www.bandwidthplace.com
www.dslreports.com/tools They have all kinds of testing
 
Old 04-10-2003, 12:06 AM   #4
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Ya its not my sytem i got 512MB ram P4 2.2 ghz, i ran i speed check, my transfer rate is the same as on windows, but it just seems mozilla and netscape open the pages slower, its no big deal, i have access! wich is enough, i was just wondering
 
Old 04-10-2003, 12:28 AM   #5
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Try Opera for Linux. http://www.opera.com I use Opera all the time. When I have problems with Java, that Opera really lacks proper support for, then I use galeon. But Mozilla and Netscape are really slow performers.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:02 PM   #6
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Try Phoenix...is very quick compared to mozilla.

If anyone knows where i can upload a phoenix package with XFT fonts that i compiled i will. Its 10 M.
 
  


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