Verrrrrrrrry Slow !

Salam ! I'm running an Athalon Thunder Bird 1.5 GHz , 128 MB RAM. Everything is pretty fast on Win XP , However , over Linux , whether I'm doing Java or browsing the net , its simply too slow .

  Am I missing anything ? If yes , then can anybody help me out here ????
decentpakistaniAsked:
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BlueTrinCommented:
you need to give more details about your problem
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monkey69Commented:
Athlon XP chips are designed to work better with Windows XP.

Maybe some performace issues because your version of linux doesn't support the Quantispeed Architecture ?

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sigel1Commented:
have you recompiled your kernel for your chip?
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decentpakistaniAuthor Commented:
Nope , How Do I ever do that ???? The Red Hat Manual doest say anything abt compiling the Kernel. Tell me what should I do ?
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sigel1Commented:
well you go to /usr/src/linux usually
and when your in the linux source directory you type in
make distclean then
make menuconfig or if you want an xbased menu you can type in make xconfig.
make menuconfig
then choose the options that go with your computer
try to take off all the stuff it doesn't need
after that is done you type
make dep
make modules
make modules_install
make
make install
lilo
also you could be running too many applications that slows your computer down
there are many programs that start on redhat that you don't need.
you can always kill the applications by typing
ps -xa and then looking at the pid
then
kill -9 pid
good luck
btw a good place to read about compiling your kernel is at
http://tldp.org
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