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    OS running very slow

    My OS is running very slow. Opening apps, using them and looking through folders is quite slow with a big delay.

    OS: OpenSUSE 11.0 Beta 3
    Desktop: KDE 4.0.4
    CPU: 2.4 GHZ, 2 Cores
    RAM: 700 MB
    Free swap: 0 mb

    Is it simply the RAM? Does OpenSUSE use that much?

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    KDE4 is still in an early stage of its lifetime and a lot of us haven't gone over to using it yet. It is still quite buggy and slow. With that openSUSE 11beta3 is a testing release so with these two issues combined I would say it wouldn't be the fastest.

    Another thing to consider is that it may not have the correct graphics driver installed which can seriously hurt performance.

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    No, but KDE 4 is new and very Beta. Depending on KDE 4, 700MB RAM may not be enough.

    And your CPU's - are they P4 2.4's? If so, that could by a hyperthreaded CPU (not dual core) and P4's (due to their deep instruction pipeline) must have a high clock speed to get "fast." P4's don't really get any performance until they get into the 2.4+ GHz range. (Again, assuming this is a P4.)

    Meh, still likely to be mostly KDE...

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    Linux User dxqcanada's Avatar
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    You noted in a previous post that you were using Windows 2000.

    If you have Windows XP you will notice speed difference also ... if you have used Windows Vista you will also see a speed difference.

    Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
    but most of them pick themselves up
    and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

    Winston Churchill

    ... then the Unix-Gods created "man" ...

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    Just Joined! ironduke's Avatar
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    Linux probably would like more ram.
    And 0mb free swap? Did you make a swap partition? No operating system will run properly without swap space.

    You don't mention what kind of graphics card you're using either. You will find Xwindows runs much better on an accelerated graphics card.

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    Linux Engineer oldcpu's Avatar
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    Don't forget to disable beagle.

    Don't forget to disable beagle.

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