On Friday 02 July 2004 15:48, kevin wrote:
> We have been trying out Mandrake 10. Everything appears VERY slow. The main
> kde menu takes several seconds top appear whereas the main kde menu in 9.1
> kde 3.1 was immediate. Applications take several seconds to appear when
> they use to be fast. Anyone any idea why? I thought kde 3.2 and 2.6 kernel
> where mean't to be faster? I have checked for rogue services but this was
Well I'm using 10.0 all the time with KDE 3.2, and its fast. I do have 512MB,
but I doubt that is the problem.
I'd hazard a guess that it may be a DMA problem.
# hdparm /dev/hda
multcount = 16 (on)
IO_support = 1 (32-bit)
unmaskirq = 1 (on)
using_dma = 1 (on)
keepsettings = 0 (off)
readonly = 0 (off)
readahead = 256 (on)
geometry = 16383/255/63, sectors = 156301488, start = 0
Make sure using_dma is on.
> an update and all the services are the same as when we had 9.1. Also the
> machine is an Athlon XP2000 with 256MB ram so we should be OK for
John Allen, mailto:john.allen at dublinux.net
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Mandrake Linux release 10.0 (Community) for i586, kernel 2.6.3-13mdk
08:57:19 up 12 days, 35 min, 1 user, load average: 0.19, 0.16, 0.15
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