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One of the support people came to look at my terminal yesterday, and couldn't find why it was slowing down. But I noticed he closed applications by clicking "File" and ...
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    computer slowing down and becoming unstable


    One of the support people came to look at my terminal
    yesterday, and couldn't find why it was slowing down.
    But I noticed he closed applications by clicking "File"
    and "Quit" instead of cliking the little x at the top right
    hand corner, even though it is faster to just click the x.

    I always close my applications by clicking the x, could
    that be the reason why my computer is slowing down?

    Mariane

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    Precisions

    He didn't find why it was slowing down, he said he would
    reinstall it for me on Monday. But if I don't find the reason it
    might happen again. It happened before.

    Mariane

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    Choosing file and quit should not make a difference. Is this a knoppix sistem we are talking about? Or something else?
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    recently there was a thing that piled fonts slowed down the sistem. however, this was the case with Gentoo.

    generally speaking, many things can slow down Linux like: daemons, small swap place, small memory, itd.

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    Yes, it is a Knoppix 3.2

    Thank you for your answer.

    Why did you ask, is something like that specific to Knoppix?

    As for swap space, it should have plenty...

    Now it's been re-initialised (not reinstalled) and that improves
    it a lot. Still crashes occasionally, though.

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    Re: Yes, it is a Knoppix 3.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariane
    Why did you ask, is something like that specific to Knoppix?

    Still crashes occasionally, though.
    I asked because I've never had such problems. At least never in linux Are you maybe using a thin client? Those tend to get bogged down after a while.
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    A thin server?

    Sorry, I don't know what this is. I use a terminal
    with a local hard disk... ?

    Mariane

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    Sorry, a thin client is a computer which pulls everything from a server, that is to say it does not have a hard drive. It runs programs directly of a server. As was mentioned, running lots of things for a while will sooner or later start to bog a sistem down. How much RAM does the computer have? I just find it strange that a linux sistem would crash occasionally, because I do not even remember a linux sistem crashing on me (a program here or there, yes, but never the whole sistem). I would probably try to reinstall. Oh, and what exactly do you mean by 'reinitialised'? Rebooted?
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