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Old 05-13-2003, 07:08 PM   #46
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Quote:
Originally posted by newlin
yes thanks jtshaw you solved my original problem but now i have to add all my links to root login as i left it all empty ..while i continue to learn linux ,but hey that is part of the fun aint it??? What i camnnot seem to manage is how to set the background permanent in root it defaults to bombs every boot ..its just a minor irritation but still annoyoing ,refresh desktop does not work..
Ack ... no. mate, you don't want to do THAT!

Use your normal user, just hop into a konsole
and "su - " to root if you really have to. As for
the hdparm command: just add the command-
line that works for you to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local

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Old 05-13-2003, 07:35 PM   #47
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hey..
bout the fluxbox installation...
is it only just have to go pkgtool and ask it to install the package right away?
and after that everything will goes well? like the entry for fluxbox will appear in xwmconfig?
 
Old 05-13-2003, 11:21 PM   #48
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it depends if you install it from the source or if u get the slackware version...
 
Old 12-07-2003, 06:32 AM   #49
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hoi
I just moved from redhat to slack bout 2 days ago. But I got some performance problems: somehow my X is slower than it was on redhat, playing a video file isn't as smooth as it used to be...
anybody can tell me what's wrong?
 
Old 12-07-2003, 04:24 PM   #50
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hmmm...

i dont agree too much about slowness of linux or slack compared to 2000 or XP.
i have 2500Amds at work and at home also.
had run them with all kind op systems for testing purposes.

they say xp is faster than 2000 windows?actually hype.
they are almost equal.
lets call xp more eyecandy ,bit better driver support, but still 2000 inside by hart.
in windows os to make it really fast you must also turn off all unneccesary services (about 12 of them as desktop).
it starts, and it is fast at beginning ,after installation.
it is much slower after some 2 weeks of usage.it's about twice overally slower after some 3-6 months, because all kind corruptions in registry take place , remember popups ,adware.
Also think about antiviral services you need to run stay alive.
installation of windows tends to turn useless in half of year,so you must to reinstall, to make it fast again.
about mediaplayer-what you can do with mediaplayer 9?listen wma?yeah it play movies too.
every second file it finds some "reason" not to play it. (other players can, like crystal or avipreview can play same files with same codecs).so proprietary ,useless stuff.
but how do you get rid off mediaplayer ,once it is installed?lol
maybe you dont like IE?
take it off from memory? this is simply not possible.

actually i think, that most such quickness of windows comes from fact, that all those quick starting programs (ie, ms office and etc are preloaded into memory)

but there is still behavior of windows os to corrupt it's own file system.
it does'nt matter NTFS or fat32 ,both get corrupted in year or 1,5 in win2k orXP so much ,that registry or system files cant be even loaded anymore.
and bigger is disk cache ,faster drive =more corruptions per time unit.

so this is price for quickness, fast eyecandy.

or can you run system without rebooting in microsoft os as desktop more than 2 weeks in row?yeah ,it is possible, if you are lucky enough, but pointless again, because it slows down.
only real stabile microsoft system i know is winNT4, bit this is bit outdated and poorly supporting your games and hardware.try to use usb with it. what is usb aniway-it asks? :P

so i find KDE under slack nice, fluxbox is fluent and clean, and if i want all ressources ,i do switch to console. i had not seen redhat faster than slack, i think slack is clear winner in such means.
but i have not seen corruptions of my harddrives because corruptions on ext2 or ext3 partitions. (maybe i am lucker)
and my system on linux is there as fast it was first installation day after 4 months also.
i run 3 different kernels on it, swich them as i wish.(try this on windows box)
i kill every process whatever i want and when i want. (and it will be killed, not as in xp, where i should often thereafter restart explorer.exe also, because it just will not make complete recover after such killing procedure)

so slack is reliable, fast enough over long time period ,highly configurable ,and behaves exactly as much i learn it. and i do not feel i am missing any speed on it.

maybe i just wish better stability for office applications like openoffice,(cant tell about koffice-i need my local language support for clients-read spellers also
also there should be something like lotus notes client in linux.(i think lotus to be superior to outlook by far)


ooops, maybe you say ,you dont know nothing about speed, because you dont play anything (i mean any games)
lol again, i am hardcore quaker as 6 years now. playing all of them (q1 ,q2 and q3)

sorry about bad english, and i wish good future development for slack.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 07:12 PM   #51
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Andronic hit it right on the head. Windows XP is pretty quick immediately after install, but degrades at a rapid rate thereafter (and forget about 98 & ME). I used to spend almost all my time finding ways to speed up XP (not because I had to, but I liked it ), even put together a website for tweaking XP that's getting 1000+ visits a day despite it not being updated in the last 10 months. I guarantee Linux is faster. It has wayyy better resource management to begin with. I was compiling Gentoo stuff for 24 hrs @ 100% CPU usage while still going about my business like all was normal. Playing MP3's, surfing the web, chatting, etc like it was no big deal. Try to do ANYTHING in windows when your CPU is at 100% I'd kick the screen out in aggravation!

I was just referring to Linux vs Windows in general, but Slackware is pretty much the quickest Linux distro making that much better. I found Gentoo to be a bit faster, but nothing to write home about. Especially taking into account Slack is a binary distro while Gentoo was 100% compiled for my machine.

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Old 12-07-2003, 07:20 PM   #52
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Quote:
Originally posted by waever
hoi
I just moved from redhat to slack bout 2 days ago. But I got some performance problems: somehow my X is slower than it was on redhat, playing a video file isn't as smooth as it used to be...
anybody can tell me what's wrong?
Not necessarily wrong :)

Slack won't set your X up for your actual chipset,
but instead use the VESA driver which is quite
likely slower than what RH did for you.


Cheers,
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Old 12-08-2003, 06:29 AM   #53
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thx tinkster.. after I did lsmod, the graphic driver modules are loaded, but not used at all.. First I thought it was my kernel, so I recompiled it but it didn't solve the problem...
I was playing music using xmms in fluxbox env. but it's taking more CPU.. also, sometimes it stalls for 1 sec.
any suggestion? thx
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:37 PM   #54
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Have a look at both your
/etc/X11/XF86Config
(see what it's set-up to use)
and
/var/log/XFree86.0.log
and try to locate the module for
the graphics driver....

As for xmms ... how much RAM, what CPU,
which window manager....



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