[SATLUG] Slow linux

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Fri Jan 16 10:40:04 CST 2004

> top says it is 95-98 percent idle but if I open mozilla it goes down to
> 78. The thing is if I have a few mozilla windows open it tends to freeze
> and I have to kill mozilla and sometimes it will put up a starting
> mozilla tab but then abort the launch. Evolution is the same and it will
> not expunge the deleted mail. I upgraded mozilla from 1.2 to 1.5 but it
> didn't change much after a day or two.
> Mostly, I am wondering how to troubleshoot a flaky machine in general.
> There must be tools to deal with this, right?

Sounds like bad memory - see if you can find some known good replacement
memory, or just take out some if you have multiple sticks.


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