December 31st, 2001, 05:30 AM
need help with linux
so i got linux (redhat 7.2) loaded finally, but after a while i realized everything is slower than it had been with win95...
why? its a crap computer, but it still shouldn't slow down with a new os.
P2 300 Mhz, 64mb ram, 4mb video card
its slow while in the X environment
can anyone help?
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December 31st, 2001, 05:55 AM
xwindows is kinda slow. It depends on if you are running kde or gnome though. In each, there are ways to turn off the "bells and whistles" to speed up the system. Run the system settings program for whichever client you are running, and make sure you turn off everything like anitmated icons and things like that.
December 31st, 2001, 11:51 AM
I'm running Mandrake 7.1 on a P120 with 32 MB RAM and its faster than Windows 2000 on an AMD K6-2 450 with 128MB RAM!!!!!!
December 31st, 2001, 11:56 AM
That is with KDE running, and I didn't have to change any settings down to lesser variants.