Re: Responsiveness issue(s)
Jack Malmostoso wrote:
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 03:20:09 +0200, Andrew J. Barr wrote:
is a custom 126.96.36.199 kernel with preemption installed (I note that
because it's not in the default powerpc kernel from etch)
Preemption on PPC is (was?) a bad bad idea.
Try using the Debian stock kernel for a while and see if things get
As for the rest, check that DMA is activated on your hard drive. Which is
extremely slow anyway... I have an iBook so I know what I'm talking
DMA is indeed active. udma5, accoridng to hdparm.
However, I am going to to install the Etch release and see how that
performs. I have a friend who just did so with an iBook (G3, I think)
and is quite pleased. If he was having these problems I think he would
have spoken up.