Re: Fedora Core 3 test 2 performance

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On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 07:29 -0400, Glenn Stauffer wrote:
> I installed Core 3 test 2 on a Dell Precision M50 laptop.  The
> performance is abysmal.
> 
> >From the login screen to the desktop takes almost 4 minutes.  Disk
> performance seems to have a lot to do with this.  With an hdparm line
> like:
> 
> hdparm -d1 -c1 -u1 /dev/hda
> 
> I see variable results.  with repeated cycles of hdparm -t, I'll see
> anything from 570 kB/sec to 10 MB/sec.  Nothing higher.  Other  Dell
> laptop users report read rates closer to 20 MB/sec from what I can
> glean from Internet posts.
> 
> Any good resources for tuning a Fedora system?  Any other advice?
> 
> Thanks, Glenn


dma setting may be your problem.

Ted


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