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 21 
 on: August 07, 2018, 07:51:06 am 
Started by gaztoo - Last post by bigpaws
There are several areas that can create this problem.

1. RAM is minimal may be fixed using a bigger swap file
    if the drive is large enough. At least 2G for swap file.

2. The hard drive shows using udma100 that is a real bottleneck.

3. I see the problem you list about your hard drive. You can try fsck
    to test the hard drive. It may also be the amount of errors on the
    hard drive.

VL 7.2 has a lot of services to aid in configuration of hardware. This
comes at a price of using more resources.

I hope this gets you started.

Bigpaws

 22 
 on: August 06, 2018, 09:17:28 pm 
Started by gaztoo - Last post by gaztoo
G'Day roarde
Many thanks for the reply to my post.
I just might add that during the times when the boot sequence pauses, there is virtually no disk activity (perhaps a quick access in 30 secs or so), so I do not feel that it is paging during these pauses.
The following is the response to the command that you requested that I run.

robyn:$ sed -ne '/^model name/p;/^flags/{p;q;}' /proc/cpuinfo
model name   : mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP2200+
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mp mmxext 3dnowext

3dnow 3dnowprefetch vmmcall

I also ran lscpu which returned

Architecture:          i686
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                1
On-line CPU(s) list:   0
Thread(s) per core:    1
Core(s) per socket:    1
Socket(s):             1
Vendor ID:             AuthenticAMD
CPU family:            6
Model:                 8
Model name:            mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP2200+
Stepping:              1
CPU MHz:               1789.080
BogoMIPS:              3578.16
L1d cache:             64K
L1i cache:             64K
L2 cache:              256K

and also   cat /proc/cpuinfo

processor   : 0
vendor_id   : AuthenticAMD
cpu family   : 6
model      : 8
model name   : mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP2200+
stepping   : 1
cpu MHz      : 1789.080
cache size   : 256 KB
physical id   : 0
siblings   : 1
core id      : 0
cpu cores   : 1
apicid      : 0
initial apicid   : 0
fdiv_bug   : no
f00f_bug   : no
coma_bug   : no
fpu      : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level   : 1
wp      : yes
flags      : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mp mmxext 3dnowext

3dnow 3dnowprefetch vmmcall
bugs      : fxsave_leak sysret_ss_attrs
bogomips   : 3578.16
clflush size   : 32
cache_alignment   : 32
address sizes   : 34 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid

I have also attached a file containing /var/log/ files for messages, debug and syslog if they are of any help.

You might notice an error shown at the end of the syslog that indicates that the laptop was not shut down correctly.
This arises due to the fact that when Shutdown is selected, an orderly close down takes place and the last entry on screen reads
[1396.19006] reboot: Power down
The laptop does not power off, and needs the Power button to be pressed for several seconds to close.

 23 
 on: August 06, 2018, 07:44:21 am 
Started by gaztoo - Last post by roarde
It's probably mainly lack of RAM leading to heavy swap. 7.2 Light was tested to a minimum of 256MB, but it did indeed perform there minimally, i.e. not well.

OTOH, it's possible the processor doesn't have a couple of capabilities that are necessary for the kernel, as compiled. Get a boot and post the results of the following. Regular user will do:
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sed -ne '/^model name/p;/^flags/{p;q;}' /proc/cpuinfo
"Athlon" covers a bit of ground, so that helps narrow it down. Model name/number shows which processor is being dealt with. The main flags being looked for are "pae" and "nx". Won't run properly without them, but nx is hard to check for automatically, thus the manual listing.

 24 
 on: August 04, 2018, 07:50:39 pm 
Started by gaztoo - Last post by gaztoo
I have loaded VL 7.2 Lite onto a 15 year old HP Compaq presario laptop (with AMD Athlon CPU, 256MB ram).
It runs OK but the bootup speed is very slow. The load pauses for several minutes after the following line is displayed..
Triggering udev events: /sbin/udevadm trigger  --action=add
Following the pause there is one or more lines about processes being killed.
Then the load proceeds OK until it gets to the line....
Setting up apm
where it again pauses for several minutes before finally completing startup and displaying the User login box.
Being rather new in the Linux world, I am guessing that the pauses are due to unsupported devices and the lack of apm in the AMD cpu.
The laptop has NO wifi facilities, a dial up modem which is not used , and several card slots.
Network connection is via inbuilt Ethernet.
I have read the VL 7.1 installation guide where it mentions that several commands may be required
ie  linux pci=noacpi, linux acpi=off, linux apm=off
My question is - am I on the right track with this assumption, and if so, what and where do I find the file to add these commands to?

 25 
 on: July 18, 2018, 01:49:54 am 
Started by fishmanluvslinux - Last post by darry1966
My name is Fishman from the Youtube channel Fishman Loves Linux. I found the newer release 7.2 and am going to try it out on a 2009 ASUS Eee PC 900 HD Netbook with a Intel Celeron-M @ 900 Mhz. I am here to learn about Vector Linux.   ;D

Welcome Fishman:)

 26 
 on: June 18, 2018, 03:09:06 am 
Started by fishmanluvslinux - Last post by Lyn
Hi and welcome, I look forward to your review

 27 
 on: June 17, 2018, 04:48:37 pm 
Started by fishmanluvslinux - Last post by fishmanluvslinux
My name is Fishman from the Youtube channel Fishman Loves Linux. I found the newer release 7.2 and am going to try it out on a 2009 ASUS Eee PC 900 HD Netbook with a Intel Celeron-M @ 900 Mhz. I am here to learn about Vector Linux.   ;D

 28 
 on: May 23, 2018, 10:54:36 pm 
Started by zobek301 - Last post by retired1af
What are the error messages that you are seeing?

 29 
 on: May 21, 2018, 08:58:59 pm 
Started by zobek301 - Last post by zobek301
Thank you for the information. Is there a command I can use to locate errors only?

/var/log/messages should contain what you're looking for.

 30 
 on: May 15, 2018, 04:04:51 am 
Started by zobek301 - Last post by retired1af
/var/log/messages should contain what you're looking for.

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