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Re: System becomes very slow after update to squeeze 6.0.1

On Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:40:29 -0400 (EDT), Jackie Wang wrote:
> My laptop is HP 6515b, AMD Turion 64x2 CPU, 2G memory with dual system,
> Debian and windows XP. First time I installed Debian Lenny 5.0.4 amd64
> on my laptop, DE is Gnome. Then upgrade to 5.0.6, then 6.0. Until 6.0 it
> works very well. But recently after i updated to 6.0.1 the system
> becomes very slow. I notice the process Xorg consume many CPU usage.
> even i open a terminal window, it pop up very slow.today i fresh
> installed my laptop,using netinst method
> (debian-6.0.1a-amd64-netinst.iso).but after installed the system still
> very slow, Xorg still consume many CPU. but windows XP runs normal, so i
> think 6.0.1 has some problem. does anybody encountered this situation?
> BTW,can i just install debian 6.0 not 6.0.1? i have 5.0.4 DVD and 6.0.1
> netinst CD.

Have you checked for missing firmware?  Issue


and search for the character string "firmware".  For example


The "g" takes you to the top, "/firmware" searches for the string "firmware",
and "n" repeats the last search.  Use "n" as often as necessary.  Look for
evidence that the kernel tried to load firmware but was unsuccessful.
Use "q" to exit, of course.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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