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havedampton
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Long delay - should I be concerned?

Postby havedampton » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:49 am

I just installed mint on the family computer.

When I open Amarok to listen to music, nothing at all happens for at least ten seconds. I also have music playback problems (skipping and hanging) when using the rhapsody music service and looking at web pages at the same time. It also seems like the serpentine cd burner is much slower than burning under windows.

Considering I have a 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 with 1GB RAM, is this normal? Does linux have problems with multi-tasking, or do I have some sort of hardware/configuration problem?

Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated. As I always say,"You are all very nice people."

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Postby clem » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:57 am

Hi,

Your specs are more than decent (I run Mint on a 1Ghz downgraded to 700Mhz with 512MB of RAM and everything's fast). Do you have a problem or a slow HDD maybe? Check dmesg for error messages or google for issues with your hardware.

Or maybe Beagle likes your CPU too much :) Try removing beagle (reboot after removing the package).

Clem

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Long delay - should I be concerned?

Postby nick » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:23 am

Hi
A long delay can be caused by your network seeking connection on a slow/intermittent
network.

Also to improve Boot time, try:
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread. ... speed+boot

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Long delay - should I be concerned?

Postby nick » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:48 am

Sorry -please ignore above post, wrong reply,
in wrong place!!!!

I must RTFQ,

:(

Nick


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