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Old 03-03-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
potenza
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Angry Why is it so slow, and why does it freeze after i type startx?


Ok, well im new to linux, and i was told to use slackware. Im fresh to it fully, but im not stupid

Ok so i can install fine (so i think) and it reboots (after files are copied) and from then on, it seems awfully slow... is it like this anyway? It takes like 5 minutes from memory count (bios) to get to the login screen. then i login, and type startx - but then it locks up, well... it displays a dodgey screen and the hard-drive sounds like its doing something.. and does so far 5 minutes or so, untill i get so cheesed off, i turn it off!!!

Why is it so slow?
Why doesnt KDE load?

P3 800mhz
4GIG HD
512m Mem
Intel 815i (4mb onboard agp)

--> Im not 100% sure how to install slackware, but ive done my best with the knowledge that i have, gathered from windows

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Old 03-03-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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Re: Why is it so slow, and why does it freeze after i type startx?

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Originally posted by potenza

Why is it so slow?
Why doesnt KDE load?

P3 800mhz
4GIG HD
512m Mem
Intel 815i (4mb onboard agp)

Hi, Is this a typo........KDE will be hard pressed to start with only
4 megs of video RAM!!
you might try XFCE, and see how that goes.........
 
Old 03-03-2004, 07:30 AM   #3
potenza
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yes 4mb, i agree, not a great choice, but its what i have to deal with... but, about a year or two ago, i ran mandrake 8, with kde, perfectly? but ok... umm that doesnt resolve my problem with it being so slow when booting? ive actually timed it, and from the moment lilo tells me its booting linux, to the point im actually typing 'root' to login, it takes easly over 10 minutes... why is this so damn slow? ok, im only using a spare hd that i found lieing about... its a little maxtor 4gig.. and ive opted for the full install of slackware? but im sure it shouldnt be this slow? 10 minutes for linux too boot? isnt that a bit far fetched? :P any suggestions or comment would be cool! thanx.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:20 AM   #4
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Watch the messages during bootup and take note of where it' hanging. It's probably trying to load modules that are not needed, but keeps trying until it times out.
Have you run xf86config before trying startx?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:27 AM   #5
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Im not sure if its loading modules that it doesnt require, like i said, im new to linux, so im not sure as to what it does and doesnt need. One part that stands out from the rest, is Updating linux dependencies ? holds there for a bit. Other then a few others, it flys through... xf86config, lol need to write that down, and no, but yes i know i have to, just couldnt remember what to type! :P - but from as much as i know, i think ive installed it all correctly?
Im still using the bare.i, im not sure if its the right choice? and what filetype system should i choose? standard linux(ext2) or one of the others?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 12:01 PM   #6
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Ok, well im in slackware as i type this:P But here are the few points at which it hangs.
Im running XFce, but yes its slowish i guess, but im not bothered at the moment, im online, and ive got a GUI that looks shexy.

hang1 : INIT VERSION 2.84 - Booting (Not too long, but about a minute)
hang2 : Updating module independencies for Linux 2.4.22
--->
hang3 : Updating shared libary links (after the stuff below)
--->
INSMOD: /etc/module.conf is more recent then /lib/modules/2.4.22/modules.dep
MODPROBE : /etc/module.conf is more recent then /lib/modules/2.4.22/modules.dep
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:56 PM   #7
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When I try to boot up slackware I had the same problem or still have cause now i delted slackware and im on XP again because I needed to fix this problema and then i'll install once more. THe problem is after I type startx the screen just stays black for a while and the green button at the bottom of the scree which tells you if its active or not suddenly changes to orange from green. And than nothing happens... why does this happen?

I also am not the best linux user am quite a newbie.. trying to installg entoo later on. But I might have made some installation errors or something of that sort.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:10 AM   #8
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post your /etc/X11/XFree86.0.log file
you can cat /etc/X11/XFree86.0.log to view it
yes the capitals do matter
 
  


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