Re: Really, REALLY slow computer

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak" <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2007 11:55 am
Subject: Re: Really, REALLY slow computer
To: For users of Fedora <[email protected]>

> [email protected] wrote:
> > So, 
> > new job and a shiny new HP Duo Core computer with 2G RAM and twin 
> 250G> ATA drives, loaded with Windows XP of course. The 1st thing I 
> do is to
> > load FC6 on the 2nd of the disks. After 2 days (!) I have everything
> > loaded and updated but the system is running really, and I mean 
> REALLY> slow. It takes about 15 mins to boot up and 5 to log in. 
> Both processors
> > are heavily loaded but yet top shows nothing out of the ordinary, 
> memory> usage is abot 15%.
> Bad news: I have a HP DC7700. It is unusable with FC6. Don't even 
> bother.

Is this news anecdotal or do you have a link or e-mail you can point me to?

> Good news: It is OK with FC7T3 (certain kernel arguments are 
> required in 
> grub.conf, something about "noapci", I forget the exact details 
> right now).
> The newer kernel on FC7T3 has much better support for the onboard 
> devices.

OK, I've kicked off a bittorrent for FC7T3. I'll see how that goes.

> My only problem at the moment is that the system clock loses time 
> even 
> though the nptd server is running.
> - Mike

The ntpd server might be running but is it connecting to its peer servers?


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