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Re: Slllloooowwww Alpha

On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Andrew Forgue wrote:

> I just installed debian on an Alpha Personal Workstation 500a (not u)
> using the SRM console. And Every seems to be really slow.  The windows
> in kde, gnome, or anywhere seem to take 4 or 5 seconds to completly 
> refresh... Would I get any performance benefit out of compiling my own kernel
> and recompiling X from Source for this specific platform? 
> Throw anything you have at me.. Im not a newbie to linux or anything :-)

You may get some benefit from a custom kernel.  As far as X goes, though,
it's pretty pokey in general on 64-bit platforms (I've got two of
them)...especially KDE and GNOME.

How much RAM do you have in your machine?


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