On Sep 22, 2010, JD <jd1008(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On my notebook, which has an old 2.2 GHz athlon65 uniicore (3700+),
cpuinfo shows cpu MHz as 798.103
Does that mean that as I am typing this message, the cpu is running
at only 790MHz??
Approximately, yes. Your machine is also not discharging its battery quite so fast, nor is it generating more heat unnecessarily for the modest level of CPU activity you are now requesting of the machine.
How an I speed it up?
Ask the CPU to do more work. Recalculate a large spreadsheet. Spell-check a long document. Do a database lookup. Better yet, do them all at the same time. If your bandwidth, as opposed to the machine's, isn't interested in all that excitement, but you still want to exercise the processor more, find some program to run in the background while you do less compute-intensive tasks. For example, you could join the folding@home project:
Or you could just be content that your computer knows how to run in an idle mode instead of racing around at top speed when it doesn't have anything to compute at the moment (which is most of the time, usually).
One of the larger challenges of contemporary computer science is to figure out how to use, most efficiently and effectively, the multiple processor resources now more commonly available. Software has to be made aware of how to best use the newer hardware, and this is a non-trivial task.
Scottrade streaming stock quotes is initiated from firefox, and uses a Java applet.
fc10 is fine and the fc13 dvd install, with no updates is good, but the latest fc13 changes (as of today) show the major index quotes are missing and there is a big blank area at the top of the display.
Since I manage my stocks with this program, I will not be able to use fc13 until it is fixed.
I am inside a campus network and trying to connect to chat.facebook.com using
kopete on port 5222
this is not working for me, I have tried to consult my network admin since I
thought the problem reside in the network firewall configurations.
he claimes that he can see successful connection from my ip on this port
(5222) however both Kopete fail to connect and trying 'telnet
chat.facebook.com 5222' gives timeout error every time. trying the same for
jabber.org fail also.
Assuming my net admin know his job Is there a chance something I did can block
me from getting to this service?
my firewall is configured using the gui to only allow incoming SSH but I did
nothing regarding outbound connections.
Thanks in advance,
I need to upgrade to Fedora 13 but my boot partition is too small (200
MB) and it needs to be at least 500 MB. The boot partition is followed
by an LVM volume goup composed of a 145 GB root LV and a 5GB swap LV.
How can I 'safely' decrease the size of the volume group and increase
the size of the physical boot partition?
Thanks in advance.
Just loaded VirtualBox on my antique system - very pleasantly surprised
how easily eveything (almost!) seems to have gone.... must be a problem
waiting to bite me!
Anyway, reason for going down this path is to be able to use Photbook
software which runs on everything - so long as it's called Winderz!
Having got it running, I now need to be able to move photos from my
Fedora 12 external USB harddrive & there comes Problemo Uno - my virtual
machine can't see any USB ports. During installation it kept bubling on
aabout how I'd got USBFS set up & should change it, but no idea how.
So, question to you smart folks out there.... HOW do I change the USB
file system to something it might like? Or is there a different way to
share data between the Fedora host & the XP guest machines?????
As ever, many thanks fr all the time you spend helping me out of my "Tar
This computer runs F-13 and XFCE.
I have two "IP cameras" that provide video streams that I would like
to make available in one corner of this wide screen monitor. I can
view both cameras using either Firefox or VLC, I normally just click
on an icon that brings up the desired camera in VLC but it would be
convenient if I could elect to put a small image in one corner and
keep it there when required, as when waiting for someone to come in
the driveway, e.g.
Can anyone suggest a means of doing that?
when i use apache httpd under windows i have no problem to setup it, however
under fedora 13 i have some little problems.
I guess it is due to my limited knowledge of Fedora 13 and apache
like under Windows OS, i would like to have different directories under
fedora which will represent my different tools.
for example if my fedora server address is 192.168.1.2 and i have a tool
named 'tool1' URL should look like:
where 'tool1' should be be found in /var/www/html/tool1/ directory.
how can i do that under fedora ?
Should the directory have particular rights ?
Windows 7 x64 / Fedora 13
PostgreSQL 8.3.5 / MySQL 5
"Getting printer information failed" is
what firefox tells me when I try to print.
Other image viewers go through the motions,
but nothing prints.
I can print a test page and I can use lpr to print text from stdin.
I'm running Fedora 13 and Firefox 3.6.7 .
In my effort to find a CUPS version, I came across
system-config-printer 1.2.3 .
What should I look for?
"Pessimist: The glass is half empty.
Optimist: The glass is half full.
Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."
I tried F14 alpha today, yum updated it, wanted to get all four
monitors on two Nvidia GeForce 9800 cards working as a single desktop.
Had partial success.
The default no-conf setup activated the first two monitors (first card
only), put them next to each other.
With many hours of fiddling, I got a xorg.conf that activated all four
monitors, but cloned 0 onto 1 and 2 onto 3, and put the 0/1 clone next
to the 2/3 clone. I couldn't move anything to the "right" virtual
All I want is a desktop with all four monitors arranged my way, I
don't need the XRandR extensions (although that would be nice to
silence all those warnings about it missing), I don't need to ever
move, resize, or enable/disable the monitors - they're fixed.
Is there *some* way to tell nouveau to use two GPU cards, without also
having to manually fiddle with every other configuration option there
And *no* I don't want to use the nvidia driver - I have that now, that
requires Xinerama, which kills performance for the apps I use most.
My current layout:
Card2/Monitor1 C1/M1 C2/M2 C1/M2
Rotated CW normal CW normal
(although I'd rather have C1/M2 *above* C1/M1)
I am trying to run a command in realtime mode just to see
if it behaves any different as far as timings are concerned.
Man page says:
CHRT(1) Linux User’s Manual CHRT(1)
chrt - manipulate real-time attributes of a process
chrt [options] prio command [arg]...
chrt [options] -p [prio] pid
So, I tried the first example instance above:
$ sudo chrt 0 ./freq -s120 -u0 -r
chrt: failed to set pid 0's policy: Invalid argument
Hmmm. I thought the arg after chrt should be the value of the priority,
since options to chrt are optional!!!
Another broken utility???
Soo I tried:
$ sudo chrt ./freq -s120 -u0 -r # i.e. no value for priority
chrt: failed to set pid 0's policy: Invalid argument
Anyone tried this before? Any clues?