Speedproblems since update 7.04 -> 7.10

Michael Bach (gmx) bach.michael at gmx.net
Sun Nov 4 12:34:29 UTC 2007

Jan Michelsburg wrote:
> Hi,
> a friend of mine has to problem that his old Toshiba Tecra 8100 (600Mhz 
> Pentium III (Coppermine), 256MB RAM, savage IX/MX) became unbearable slow 
> since he updateted his Kubuntu. Now for example it takes almost 30 minutes 
> for him to fetch his mail. Has someone experienced the same problems and 
> found a solution?
> Jan
One possibility is, there might be a process that consumes most of the
processing power. In a terminal, run the command "top" (a program to
display taks in an ordered manner). On the first screen you get, press
"P" [shift-key + p-key], this will sort the tasks according to cpu
usage, the most cpu consuming task gets listed in the top row.

There should be, under normal desktop usage, NO such task consistently
running at 80 to 90 percent cpu power. Excessive numerical calculation
tools (Matlab, scilab) however could create such taks.


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