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Hello all: I recently installed Mandriva 2006 on my machine (AMD 475 MHZ, 475 MB RAM). Now, I have two harddrives... an 80GB HD where linux is installed... wich is ...
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- 07-16-2006 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
- Pennsylvania, USA
Mandriva 2006 Runs Slow
I recently installed Mandriva 2006 on my machine (AMD 475 MHZ, 475 MB RAM). Now, I have two harddrives... an 80GB HD where linux is installed... wich is partitioned as follows: 55GB for the /root... 5GB for swap and 20GB for /usr.
Hard disk 2: no partitons 20GB for Windows XP.
HD1: (linux is Master) HD2: (obviously slave)
Now, the problem is: linux takes nearly 10 minutes just to boot and after that nearly 2- 5 minutes to open ANY application.
Surprisingly, Windows Xp, runs just fine considering it's a 475 MHZ processor (but as far as I know, linux should run MUCH better than Windows regardless of processor being only a AMD (K6) 575 MHZ).
On a related topic: Internet connection is SUPER SLOW..
I have a Motorola SB4100 USB modem (2.5 MB connection)
I have searched all around for a usb driver for linux, but found there was NONE, however, I managed to use it with the usbnet driver from mandriva as a lan (eth0) but its too slow, openning a simple webpage (google) takes nearly 3 minutes at a 1.1 Kb conection????
(Keep in mind im using a 2.5 MB connection... I tried testing download speed... that sucked... 200byte download speed!!!!
Anyone knows of a driver that will work.. better, im not asking for FULL SPEED, just something BETTER than this.
(In windows, 2.5MB connection PERFECT)
What could be causing this? Please any comments/ suggestions?
- 07-16-2006 #2
so many variables ...
Hi ... There are a lot of variables with both of your questions...
1. Is the Linux distro your using compiled for 686 ? many are ... - might cause inefficiencies or even failure for a 586 system ... You don't have to get something specifically for a 586 system - but something at or below that - 386 would be good...
2. How is the distro set up? Swap size, etc etc ...
For the modem - If you can't find help with setup on the web - you might try a USB to Ethernet converter ...Then you will get internet speed (if the hw can handle it )
For the slow linux - you might try some of the live cds like Knoppix, Vector Linux (made for older hw), etc .... see if you see a speed increase with other distros/setups
you can try budgetlinuxcds.com (no affiliation) - Thety have most available distros and have always treated me right...
Hope some of this rambling helps -- Clouds don't crash - Bertrand Meyer
registered Linux user 393557
finally - hw to brag about - but next year it will look pitifully quaint:
Athlon64 X2 3800 - 1G PC3200 - 250G SATA - ati radeon x300
- 07-18-2006 #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
2006 Free is a hog. I'm on a Pentium III 866mhz w/ 384mb of ram, and it's a bit slower than I'd prefer. LE 2005 ran great on this machine.
As for your slow internet, why aren't you using a router or, at least, an ethernet cable? Is it not supported on that particular modem? I'm on a SB5101, and average around 800kbs for download speed through my router.
- 07-18-2006 #4Originally Posted by eloenlil