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I use mandrake Linux 9.2 on my Athlon XP 1600+,256 MB RAM,and i am satisfied a bit but i would also like to speed up the situation(it's slower than the ...
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    how do i Speed up Mandrake Linux 9.2?


    I use mandrake Linux 9.2 on my Athlon XP 1600+,256 MB RAM,and i am satisfied a bit but i would also like to speed up the situation(it's slower than the XP).Does anybody has a clue?

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    One thing you could try is to enable your hard drive's dma. It tends to be switched off by default, and it can certainly beef up performance a bit. My hdparm is in the /sbin directory. I suggest you read through the manual by typing man hdparm. It's a bit confusing!

    You would need to be root to do this, but the command is:

    hdparm -d1 /dev/<your hard drive's name>

    This works for me. Best of luck.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    You should also learn howto recompile your kernel. if you can do this then boot time could be reduced to about 10 or 15 seconds on your system

    Here is some great info on doing this:

    http://www.digitalhermit.com/~kwan/kernel.html

    Also you can use this tutorial to further speed things along:

    http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...ry/l-boot.html

    Also you can use prelink to speed up aplication start times:

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/prelink/?topic_id=253

    Some of these instructions are for more advanced users but if you persist and follow the instructions carefully you should be fine!

    Cheers

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