2.6.28-gentoo sources quite sluggish on Dell Inspiron 8100 / 1GHz PIII
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 02:47:57 +0100
Volker Armin Hemmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Donnerstag 22 Januar 2009, Dan Farrell wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I recently updated my dell Inspirion 8100's software after I found
> > to my suprise I could no longer play video fast enough to watch. I
> > did a kernel upgrade from 2.6.24 to 2.6.28, with a number of
> > reconfigurations, including moving from madwifi to in-kernel ath5k.
> > Also updated nvidia-drivers to go along with the new system.
> > Now my system is extremely sluggish. It updates the screen very
> > slowly in X and CPU performance is noticably slower without X
> > running too. WiFi speed is dismal.
> > I tried to remove all cruft and extras from the kernel, but I
> > haven't managed to improve matters yet. Since it now takes hours
> > to update the system, I was hoping someone might have and idea as
> > to what the cause of the slowdown might be.
> > Sound Familiar? Any guesses?
> group scheduling? get rid of it.
Good thought! I didn't have it on though. Not particularly useful on
I fixed it though; it ended up being the BIOS. An upgrade from 8 to
15 and it's like a new computer. Yay!
Thanks for the response.