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Re: Slllloooowwww Alpha

> Andrew Forgue wrote:
> Hello,
> 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?

Hi Andrew

Having enough RAM is key - on Alpha that seems to mean >>128MB. Kernel
2.4.14 also did a lot to improve responsiveness and KDE GUI on my
Alphaserver 1000A 5/300 (RH7.1, 128MB). XFree86 4.1 seems to be quicker
than the default install, on my Tseng ET-6000 card.


> Throw anything you have at me.. Im not a newbie to linux or anything
> :-)
> -Andrew

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