On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 03:02:27PM -0400, quadrant wrote: > Hi all. I have a question about the speed at which my applications are > running. I have a dual boot Win98 and FreeBSD 4.8-stable (separate hard > drives). In winblows, my multimedia is great - no hesitations, smooth > audio and video, etc. But in FreeBSD, any application I run seems > to go MUCH slower. MP3 audio is slow, and slows even more if I even > only move my mouse. Video is a waste of time, playing perhaps > 1/2 the speed that it does in winblows. > I have: > Cyrix pentium II (300 MHz) > 128 MB RAM > Radeon 7000 (32MB) video card. > Even if I configure KDE to "run soundserver with realtime priority," > this does absolutely nothing. I don't believe X is slowing it down (too much), > because even in console mode, mpg123 plays mp3 audio just as slow > as when I'm using X. Even when I kill -9 all background daemons > (i.e. httpd, smtp, pop3, ssh, telnet...) it still goes this slow. > How can I go about performance tuning my apps? Any help would be > greatly appreciated!
The first step towards tuning your system would be to stop using KDE. It's pretty slow and uses a lot of resources even on a fast machine. Kris
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