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Re: [SLE] 9.1 is sloooooowwww
  • From: linuxjim <linuxjim@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:47:10 -0500
  • Message-id: <200406250847.10597.linuxjim@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 25 June 2004 8:36 am, Steve Kratz wrote:
> On my lowly little Celeron 366 notebook, 9.1's almost completely unusable
> unless I bump the video color depth down to 16 bit. The default was 24-bit,
> which was killing the video chipset...
> Any chance that might be similar in your situation?
> Steve
Hi Steve,

I'll try cutting back on the video settings too. Worth a try just to find out.


Jim F
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxjim [mailto:linuxjim@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 6:35 PM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SLE] 9.1 is sloooooowwww
> Greetings all,
> I upgraded one of my 8.2 boxes to 9.1, and expected to find 9.1 a bit
> faster than the older version. So far that ain't happening. I did the
> upgrade, not fresh install. I had to clear out some older programs to
> eliminate dependencies, but other than that all seem to go fine.
> It boots in about the same amount of time, till it gets to the login
> screen. After that the login process is much slower, when KDE gets to the
> desktop, it
> takes several minutes before it is usable. The desktop graphic shows as to
> the desktop icons, but the menu bar does not show for several minutes. When
> it does, the little icons by the clock such as volume, susewatcher etc
> don't show for another minute or two. During all this time clicking on any
> menu does nothing, until KDE finishes initializing.
> After that all seems OK, but Yast is very very slow, much slower than in
> 8.2,
> which was already slow.
> The machine itself is an older AMD K6-2 300mhz, so I know it is not a
> box
> at all, but I really did hope to see some speed improvements with 9.1 and
> the
> new kernel.
> The only thing I changed before the upgrade was the monitor, nothing else.
> Any ideas as to what and where to look would be much appreciated.
> Jim Flanagan
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