[ltp] Fedora-11 on T23 - very slow

Timothy Murphy linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 28 Jun 2009 00:32:15 +0100

On Saturday 27 June 2009 17:23:50 Rob Smith wrote:

> Have you tried running the Fedora Live CD on this machine to see how that
> performs? Of course, it will be slower than an installed system, but it
> might give you some indication whether the problem is your hardware or just
> a hoaked up install.e 

I have tried the KDE Live CD, and also the Fedora netinstall,
and the system is just as bad with all of them.

> > The symptoms make me think hardware, except that it appears to be
> > stable... just really slow.

I don't think there is any hardware problem,
as Fedora-10 and Windows XP both run perfectly.

I strongly suspect the problem lies in the video driver.
According to lspci, the video card is S3 SuperSavage IX/C SDR.

As I said this works perfectly under Fedora-10.
Also I have 1GB RAM in this machine, which should be enough.

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