Slackware :: Severe Performance Degradation In 13.37 - Taking 2 To 3 Times Longer

Jun 17, 2011

we bought a dual 12-core Opteron machine (Supermicro H8DGi board). Installed Slackware 13.37 and performed some few tests. We observed that performance quickly degraded as the box became loaded. For instance, a lonely task may took "t", but when running 24 of them at the same time (fully loaded box), it may took 2 to 3 times longer. From some test we did (tinkering with BIOS, moving memory modules, etc) we came to the conclusion the problem was due to a terrible memory managment. Finally we solved the problem by recompiling the kernel and taking the .config file from OpenSuse. Thus, there must be something to be tweaked in the standard Slackware .config file

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Ubuntu :: Performance Degradation After 3 Weeks Up Time

Oct 17, 2010

I have noticed that after 20 days of system up time, the ubuntu is not as fast as the first day.maybe the RAM is polluted with necessary files or there are some unnecessary disk activities.

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Ubuntu :: Boost Overall Performance Speed/response Times?

Nov 2, 2010

My desktop tower is pretty old and runs horribly slow nowadays. I only use it for a little internet browsing and to upload photographs etc. It runs on 1Gb RAM and has the celeron(R) 2.4GHz processor. What is the best way to boost overall performance speed/response times? would a better processor be viable?

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Ubuntu :: Startup Taking Longer Than Usual?

Jun 4, 2010

When i log in, i used to be able to be able to start doing things on my desktop straight away. Now when i log in, it takes about 8 seconds for the panel to appear etc. I looked at startup applications and the problem isnt in there i believe, as i have less running than what comes with a fresh install.

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 Taking Longer Time (90 Seconds) To Boot

Nov 7, 2010

My ubuntu(10.10) installation takes a relatively longer time (90 seconds) to boot. I think part of the problem might be related to an error message during boot related to usb drivers.
[2.717076] usb 4-1: new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
[3.244051] usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3
[12.029046] /build/buildd/linux-2.6.35/drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c: usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed
I have attached the relevant part of dmesg output also.

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Ubuntu :: Startup With 10.04 - Lucid - Bootup Has Started Taking Longer Than Usual ?

Oct 4, 2010

I've been running 10.04 (lucid, Kernel Linux 2.6.32-25-generic, GNOME 2.30.2) for about 3 or 4 months and everything has been great, until yesterday.

All of the sudden, bootup has started taking longer than usual and the panel at the top of the screen with "applications", "places", etc. doesn't appear until the machine has been running for at least 2 minutes.

Also- the mouse and keyboard (and my external hard drive), all of which are usb, do not respond until about 2 minutes after startup appears to have finished.

So, basically, here's what happens when I power the machine on:

1. Everything functions quickly, and as normal, until my desktop picture shows and the icons on it appear.

2. Whereas before I would have had mouse and keyboard use (and use of the top panel with applications, places, etc.) at this point, I don't have use of any of these.

3. So I just wait, without keyboard or mouse, etc. for about 2-3 min and all of the sudden the top panel emerges, the mouse and keyboards start working, and then the external hard drive appears.

4. As if this weren't annoying enough, after everything above starts to work, opening applications (e.g. firefox) takes a lot longer than it used to. Basically, starting any application after startup takes a long time the first time it's opened.

I don't understand why this is happening. Before this, startup was super fast, and everything was working great. I dont know how to check into recently loaded updates, but perhaps something got changed there that is causing the problem.

I haven't changed anything hardware related at all, so I don't imagine the change in performance is due to anything on that front, but I could be wrong.

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Ubuntu :: Udevd Takes 2.8 Times Longer Than It Should?

Aug 20, 2011

Running 10.04.3 on my rig specs in signaturethis happened after i tried oracle virtulabox 4 trying to get unity in itbefore i installed it udevd took about 2-2.5 seconds now it takes 7 seconds (it takes less than 1 second in my virtualbox)i still could not get unity in it i reverted back to my 3.1.6 virtualbox and udevd is still slow BEFORE:AFTER:i have removed all the junk i could find left over from virtualbox 4 /etc/rc{0..6}.d/{K20vboxballoonctrl-service,K20vboxdrv,K20vboxweb-service,S20vboxdrv}/var/lib/update-rc.d/{vboxdrv,vboxweb-service,vboxballoonctrl-********* -> boards are apparently not letting the post that rightfrom what i have been able to find out about udev it it does stuff with kernel eventsis there a way i can clean up udev/few what it is doing and remove what ever junk got in it it appears to be timing out IMO i have been looking for a solution for over 24 hours at this point if i have to replace udev with a manual version so be it as long as i have a app that can generate itfor the record my virtual 10.04.3 boots faster then my main install on a ssd as a result of this and that is just sad a install can boot faster on a 80 Mbps than a 240Mbps drive i should be able to boot to the login in about 5 seconds after posti know 5 seconds is not much time but percentage wise it is about 50% of my boot time

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Slackware :: KDE Takes Longer And Longer To Load

Sep 19, 2010

I experience this since kde 4, but it never really was that bad because once in a while on updating kde I also deleted the .kde folder in my home-folder and everything was fast again.

But I haven't done this for a while now and kde take really long to load. Is there any folder to clean up there without deleting the whole .kde-folder and loosing all my settings again?

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Slackware :: X Server Taking Always 4-7% Of The CPU?

Mar 22, 2011

I got a new-old notebook from ebay, a sony vaio vgn-tt11. it is working really great with slackware and I can recommend it to everyone whose thinkpad got stolen ;-)I am trying to optimize everything I can and one thing is bothering me although I might be wrong about this. "top" is showing X server taking between 4-7% of the cpu even when I am not doing anything (no apps with running in the background). I remember that x server on the thinkpad did use much less cpu. but I checked that on thinkpad at least two years ago.

4-7% is (not) much and I would like to hear whether your X server is taking any cpu power and how much. do you have any ideas how to improve this or is this something I have to live with? I am using vanilla slackware 13.1, gnome slackbuild and kernel 2.6.38. I tried playing with Xorg.conf but it did not help at all. I activated "composite" extension through xorg.conf but nothing changed.

# lspci | grep -iE '(vga|display)'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)

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Slackware :: K3B Taking Forever - Burn An Iso Image To A DVDRW

May 4, 2010

I've been tring to burn an iso image to a DVDRW using K3B and the progress has been setting a 99% for almost an hour. the iso image is only 2GIGS. why is it taking so long?

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Slackware :: Have Windows On Dev/sda1 Taking Up The Full Disc?

Aug 6, 2010

I have windows on dev/sda1 taking up the full disc.I have set up on my second diskQuote:

sdb1 ubuntu root
sdb2 ubuntu home
sdb3 linux swap


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Slackware :: Set Some Times - 0?

Jul 11, 2011

What I mean by this are two things:

1. When the computer boots and asks me to pick Linux or another operating system, how do I change the time down, since I don't really need 2 minutes to choose the only operating system I have...

2. When the computer shuts down, and gives me 30 seconds to cancel or not (this is with a GUI), how do I reduce that time to 0?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Degradation Of Audio Quality By Reencoding

Jan 18, 2011

If I were to take a flac music file and convert it to alac using ffmpeg would there be any degradation of audio quality? I am also wondering how many people are actually able to tell the difference between a high quality MP3 and a lossless file. If I were to find a suitable place to upload a load of different files would people be willing to judge the audio quality?

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Slackware :: Installed - 64 - Dolphin Crashes Many Times

Nov 1, 2010

I've installed slackware64 up to date and have a annoying problem:

Dolphin crashes many times.

Here is some debug info:

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Slackware :: Performance On Different Brands Of Cpu?

Jul 17, 2010

Does slackware run slower on amd cpus compared to intel? I just read some articles on compilers optimized for intel cpus via the 'GenuineIntel' check. CPUs' not bearing intel cpuid will be run in non-optimized mode. It's part of Intel & AMD anti-trust settlement.

Just asking if someone could elaborate on the matter.

Sources :

Intel Forced to Remove "Cripple AMD" Function from Compiler?

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Slackware :: Configure Display To Get The Best Performance?

Jul 23, 2011

what is the configuration file responsible for the X system !!! i did not have /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and the X server was pretty good and i can open it through "startx" command.i created xorg.config by "xorgsetup" program but i could not feel any change. i wanna reconfigure my display driver to be sure it's functioning at maximum performance.

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Slackware :: Performance Loss Since Upgrade To 13.1?

Jun 16, 2010

Since I upgraded to Slackware64 13.1 my system feels slower than before (Slackware64 13.0).I paid attention to the documentation (changes_and_hints.txt, readmes etc.) regarding the update. The only thing I changed is, that I used the KDE-4.4.4 packages of AlienBob instead of the KDE-4.4.3 packages of Slackware.

But since AlienBob at his blog wrote, "Although it seems (by looking at the changelog between 4.4.3 and 4.4.4) that there were no spectacular updates in the latest stable KDE Software Compilation, I got some feedback that 4.4.4 does feel �snappier� than the 4.4.3 which is part of Slackware 13.1.", I thought it would be a good idea to use these packages.

I also recognized a few crashes in KDE, which I didn't have before so often. Therefore I moved the .kde to .kde_bak and configured kde new. This improved the behaviour regarding the crashes, but it still seems not that stable to me like the KDE 4.2 in Slackware64 13.0.Did anyone recognize similar problems after the upgrade, or can give some hints how to solve it?

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Slackware :: SSD - Trying To Boost Server Performance?

Jun 22, 2010

Just want to know if solid state drive supported by slackware 13.1? Coz I want it to try to boost my server performance???

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Ubuntu :: Degradation In Sound Quality With Skype And Pulseaudio - Lag When Talking With VoIP Feature

Aug 15, 2010

Does anyone notice a degradation in sound quality with skype and pulseaudio? It seems that when I use pulseaudio there are bugs in the sound quality in skype. I also notice a lag when talking to someone with the VoIP feature.

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Slackware :: Will 64bit Version Boost Server Performance?

Jun 24, 2010

I have several server (mailserver, webserver and lot of fileserver) all are 32 bit slackware and I am satisfied! My company plan to upgrade our server and buy a 64 bit server maybe amd x3 or opteron? Is slackware 64 bit will help boost my server performance? Or will I stick to 32 bit for now?

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Slackware :: Performance Tweak /Kernel Patch Running Anyone?

Nov 19, 2010

[URL]... Anyone got this going on slackware? I've a single cpu and twincore here and the videos of the original patch were impressive. I tried it and I don't have /sys/fs/cgroup anything. So I added the cgroup scheduler in 2.6.35, but no dice. Do I have to go to git or 2.6.37??

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Debian Configuration :: Udev Times Out Resulting In 3 Min Boot Times

Jan 21, 2016

My systemd-udev-settle.service is failing for some reason.

systemctl status systemd-udev-settle.service -a output
Code: Select all● systemd-udev-settle.service - udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/systemd-udev-settle.service; static)

Warning: Journal has been rotated since unit was started. Log output is incomplete or unavailable.

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Slackware :: Hardware - Performance Drop - Slow Screen Refresh

May 2, 2010

My system is (and was) Slackware 13 64bit I had DFI LanParty NF4 with AMD Athlon64, 2GB (dual channel) of RAM and Gigabyte GeForce 250 1GB. Now I have Asus P6X58D Premium with Intel i7 960, 6GB (triple) of RAM and the same graphics card + 3 internal SATA hard disks (no partitions change). I replaced hardware and noticed a performance drop.

In text console it looks like slow screen refresh. Also visible during boot when next line of text appears with a delay. I can even see as midnight commander blue window unfolds from the top of the screen when I start it. Switching from text to X takes more time. File copying takes more time. I have Xp guest in VmWare Workstation. Windows runs noticeably faster. I have reinstalled Slackware and changed (in BIOS) default IDE mode for SATA to AHCI. Still slower then with previous hardware. Maybe I am too oversensitive now, but I think moving around in BIOS is not smooth either.

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Slackware :: Flash Performance Salix / Move The Mouse, Then The Whole Picture Freezes?

Apr 2, 2010

I installed SalixOS on my laptop just to play with when I'm bored. My laptop is nothing special, it's a couple of years old has a pentium dual core t2390 at 1.86Ghz and 3 GB ddr2 RAM with Intel video.

I then have a beast i7 920 clocked to 3331Mhz 6GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GT220. Full screen ..... at 720p is fine unless I move the mouse, then the whole picture freezes. Persistant mouse movement will freeze the screen for a few minutes. This machine runs both slack64 current and slack13 32 bits.

The slack box does much better with 32 bit flash than 64, but it still doesn't do nearly as well as the laptop.

With Salix and Slack being so close to each other supposedly I can't figure out why the hardware seems to be irrelevant. The only thing I can think of would be the video codecs installed by Salix, whereas I built a bunch of codecs myself for Slack.

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Slackware :: Machine's Internal DVD Rw No Longer R's Or W's

May 8, 2010

My machine's internal DVD rw no longer r's or w's. :-) I've successfully used the "boot only" usbboot.img before, installing Slackware 64-bit with an external DVD drive. But with the usbinstall instructions, I do have 2 questions before I begin:Where should the files "INSUSB", "SeTMEDIA.diff", "", "mbr.bin", "rc.usb.diff" be? In my home directory? Or where? And "ms_sys" should be "installpkg"ed from /tmp, or is from /home okay?

And finally: how should "ms_sys" be installed to the USB stick since using "dd if=usbhd.img of=/dev/sd*" would clobber "ms_sys" if it were already installed?I consider myself "moderately" Slack literate...I mostly use my laptop as a document creator, surfboard and a/v player.And while I've used other distros (and FreeBSD) during the last 10 years, Slack continues to be my "one true" os since the 9.0 days.

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Slackware :: Transparent Conky No Longer In 13.1 / KDE 4.4.3

May 29, 2010

In the past I've been using the work around with feh to grab a copy of the image used for the background in KDE, however with the upgrade to Slackware 13.1 / KDE 4.4.3 this no longer happens.

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Slackware :: Upgraded To 13.1 And Can No Longer Login To X

May 25, 2010

I upgraded to 13.1 and can still login with all users via ssh on a headless machine, but now when I try to login to X via XDMCP I just get returned to the login window. I do not have KDE or kdm installed, but rather use xdm. I was having no trouble prior to upgrade and even had an XDMCP session going during the upgrade, but once I logged out I couldn't log back in. I'm not real sure what's going on.

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Ubuntu :: Ondemand Vs Performance - Increases The Clock Speed To Performance When The CPU Is Under Load

Jul 31, 2010

I just wanted to know if having my laptop set to ondemand, will this affect performance in any way? I realize it increases the clock speed to performance when the CPU is under load, but does the time it take to go from ondemand to performance affect speed? Will there be any noticeable difference between the two setups? I have a dual core intel at 2.2GHz when in performance. When ondemand is set with no load it downclocks to 800Mhz.

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Slackware :: Thunderbird Links No Longer Working

Dec 24, 2010

So, approx 2 weeks ago, clicking on links in Thunderbird stopped working. There is no response in the browser whether it is open or not. I am able to paste the links to the browser just fine. Being congenitally lazy, I would rather just click them. I have upgraded to the latest version of Thunderbird and have the same issue. I have tried using Swiftfox, Firefox and Opera - all give the same non-response.

Am not getting any error messages, the links just do not open. Can't find any settings relevant to this issue.Any bright ideas out there?

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Slackware :: Wicd No Longer Bringing Up Wlan0?

Jan 15, 2011

I have recently started using this laptop as a host for tinkering with vmware. I have wicd installed on it, which normally brings up wlan0 and connects to the nearest configured wireless lan automatically.

Vmware has installed another, virtual, NIC on the host, called vmnet8. I configured it in /rc.d/rc.inet1.conf with a static IP.

Now when I boot up the laptop vmnet8 starts up and running and correctly configured, but wlan0 doesn't. I have the wicd icon in my systray but it doesn't find a network, even when i click on it and refresh etc. I have to open a terminal and "ifconfig wlan0 up" in order to get the NIC up. Then wicd works fine.

Networking configuration in Slackware looks like a bit of a nightmare frankly (why i usually use wicd!) so I thought i'd ask you chaps before messing about too much.

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