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    Running Slow?

    I've recently upgraded from Fedora Core 1 to Core 2. I'm using a Toshiba Satellite 1800-S253 clocking in at 850 MHz and with 376 MB RAM. But under both Cores and even with the application of all updates it oftentimes runs abominably slow. This is seen most evidently in the way the screensavers run - as if I had a 33 MHz machine. I'm wondering if the screensavers are running so slow if other programs aren't running slower than they should? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Do you have dma enabled? Try running this:

    hdparm -d1 /dev/hda
    Replace hda with your hard drive(s) if need be.
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    Houston Texas
    Be carefull be the command hdparm. I personally didn't have good experience with it.

    Did your FC1 run faster than right now? Or it turned slow after you upgraded to the FC2? Try to terminate some process if you don't need it.

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