How we can speed up FC 5 ?
As we ( in India ) normally have 128 MB RAM and 1GHz to 2 GHz processor .
So any Fedora Core Linux will get slow down on this configuration of m/c .
So how can we twik it to speed up FC 5 .
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It seems that with FC5, the rawhide mirror list has changed to being
just one round-robin DNS name. This is fine, except that it causes
yum to not be able to retry things on other mirrors, since it just
sees one mirror on the mirror list, so I am constantly getting:
---> Downloading header for gnome-applets-debuginfo to pack into
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 13:23:01 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.46 (Red Hat)
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: debug/gnome-applets-debuginfo-2.14.0-3.i386.rpm from
development: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
And since there is just the one host on the mirror list, yum dies. If
there were multiple mirrors on the list, it could then try again on
other sites. Since there is only one, it fails once and dies. I get
this CONSTANTLY when trying to update rawhide and usually have to
restart yum 5 to 10 times before I can get all the headers downloaded
and then have to do it another 5-10 times to get the packages
Any chance we can change the mirror list back to being a real list of
mirrors so this problem goes away?
There's something wrong with kernel 2.6.16-1.2097_FC6. The last displayed
message is "Freeing unused kernel memory: 400kB freed" and then nothing.
kernel-2.6.16-1.2088_FC6 runs fine.
On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 13:36 -0500, sean wrote:
> Why the hell does everyone think we have to take over the world?
> We're just a little open source distribution trying to make
> open source solutions. Why the fuck is that so hard to understand
> without caling someone an idealist?
That's what I want to know. Why is everyone so hell bent on world
domination? This attitude has been around since I first got into Linux
(1995) and I did not understand it then. I use Fedora (and other disros
and BSD) because I like it, I don't care one bit what my friends run on
their computers as long as they are at least somewhat content.
I like what Theo de Raadt (who I've always thought was a little pompous)
had to say in a recent interview about OpenBSD :
"NewsForge: Why should someone use OpenBSD instead of another operating
system, besides security?"
"TdR: I don't really take any position of advocacy. People should use
what they want to, and I am not the right person to say anyone "should"
do anything. But hey, if someone is adventurous, check it out."
I agree with him completely.
Am I right in saying there has been substantial changes to the way in
which hardware detected works in FC5? (I see from the release notes
PCMCIA handling has changed and kudzu has been deprecated). I have
prepared a report of my (not good) experience with a Thinkpad T41p,
but right now there is very little hard data in there which can be
used for debugging.
Any advice how to file a useful report about hardware that did work
with FC4 and does not work with FC5?
Also: I was thinking about the testing of the install install process
prior to the final release. Since many people cannot afford the space
to have a spare partition for test releases (especially on laptops)
and it is not possible to install to a USB drive, it would be useful
to have some sort bootable live-CD with just enough software to test
the hardware detection. Eg something like the Windows Device Explorer
program. If I had something like that during the test phase I would
have caught all these problems a long time ago. (I did all my testing
in a virtual VMWare environment -- and it works great there!).