[TriLUG] fedora 7 & 8 slowness?
James c. Jones
jonesjc at intrex.net
Fri Mar 28 15:43:51 EDT 2008
As stated I am running Gnome with x-windows. Someone stated that 30
seconds for firefox to start with 256mb of ram sounded good to them.
I guess I am used to fedora core 5 ( or even ubuntu ) with the same
memory and processor, both of which took much less time.
With this latest install ( fedora 7 ), a terminal window takes 15
seconds are more to start up in gnome.
I will use your suggestion of top and sorting by virtual memory the next
time I start up my laptop. I had not looked at the man pages for top to
find other sort possibilities. From my way of thinking, I should see any
process starting after startup in virtual memory, since they all seem to
take so long to load.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Alan Porter wrote:
>> Without purchasing more memory, what can I do to improve fedora 7
> Look at "top". Sort by the various memory columns. Press < and > until
> it is sorting by "VIRT" for total virtual memory a process is using,
> or RES for the amount of resident (non-swapped) RAM. You might also
> be interested in SHR, which is shared memory (memory that is used by
> this process and another process, like in some common library).
> Are you using a graphical environment? Some desktop environments like
> KDE are a little more RAM-hungry than others. Gnome is medium-hungry.
> Some others like plain X with fluxbox are a lot less hungry.
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