[ILUG] slow response from kde apps
doneagain at csn.ul.ie
Fri Apr 16 12:23:06 IST 2004
Also make sure your kernel is set up properly. I had a similar problem
with was caused by the fact that I didn't have proper IDE support compiled
in and the harddrive was running using PIO rather than UDMA.
Check your kernel config, and google for hdparm.
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004, Declan Grady wrote:
> On a Pentium2-400MHz dell laptop with 256MB ram, and a few hundred megs of
> free disk space, I am using debain 3.0, with a 2.4.22 kernel, and kde3.
> My apps seem to run quite slowly - things like Kmail, mozilla-firefox, even
> Konqueror takes a while starting up.
> I've been living with this, as just having an old laptop, but when I see the
> same laptop running doze98, it flys along by comparison, with
> lookout-express, and the dreaded ms-ie6.
> I was running iwth 128 RAM and chnaged to 256 thinking it would help, but
> doesnt seem to have made any difference.
> Being a perpetual linux newbie, I dont really know where to start looking for
> things that are slowing it down.
> I dor get an error at kde startup saying "could not start kdeinit" since I
> upgraded to kde3 (using apt-get), but clicking OK lets kde startup as normal
> - I dont suspect this as a cause of slowness.
> Any suggestions (apart from the obvious "buy a new laptop") ?
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