System suddenly slowed down...
thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Wed Jun 1 13:04:55 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 23:53 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> After performing a yum clean packages and then a yum clean all, my FC3
> system started slowing down. I would press a key and wait a few
> seconds for a response. Then it was a minute wait. Then it was
> I had to shut it down with 'the switch' to get back to where I am now.
> But the truth is, although this happened after cleaning yum, this is
> not the first time that it has happened to me. I had Opera, konsole,
> kmail, and konqerer open at the time.
> I can hear the hard disk crunching away whenever that happens. The
> computer is an AMD Duron machine with 512 megs of SDram. Note that I
> can move the mouse and the pointer keeps up with me. Other than that-
> Any ideas what to look for? I will try to keep track of what is
> running when this happens, when it happens again.
When you see the system do this, run the command top. It will show you
the process that is eating your resources.
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