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# 1  
Old 03-04-2002
Mandrake should be faster.

For some reason 8.1 Mandrake Linux seems much slower than Windows 2000 with my cable modem. DSL reports test says they conferable speed with Windows2 though.
This is consistant slow with both of my boxes, at the same time. Linux used to be faster, but not with Mandrake. Any way to fix this?
# 2  
Old 03-06-2002
Is there a question there?
And what are you basing this on?
Technically, they should have a very similar speed, although the different IP stacks may need to be configured differently (For example, Max MTU), or they may be impaired by other utilities (Like snort, tcpdump, or ZoneAlarm)...
# 3  
Old 03-06-2002
How about the Swap space, that you preserve during your Mandrake setup ? Can you specify the total memory and your swap space details. Might help to get some point on your slowness problem
# 4  
Old 03-16-2002
Linux got slower

As I stated before DSL reports speed test does not really show any difference in speed between Mandrake and Windows. However I went and installed Suse 7.1 and got the same result:
I wait 5 seconds for a web page to load on Linux, but with 2000 it takes around 2 seconds. Every single time! Starting to think its my Netgear NIC cards. Different machines. How can I adjust this? Gong to try R.H. 7.2 next.
# 5  
Old 03-19-2002
A hundred little things can affect this. It may very well be a browser setting. It may be caching differently, it may have a different MTU, you may have your NIC configured differently...
It's hard to troubleshoot with a vague complaint of "Mandrake is slow". 5 seconds for a web page to load? Heck, those of us still sticking with dialup think that's just fine...

By the way, mandrake is based on Redhat, so you might not see much different there...
# 6  
Old 03-19-2002
You have a point

Its true that I should be happy in comparison with dial-up. Excepting the cost. Using red-hat now, its kind of okay, going to try a few things later.
# 7  
Old 03-28-2002
Re: Linux got slower

Quote:
Originally posted by lancest
As I stated before DSL reports speed test does not really show any difference in speed between Mandrake and Windows. However I went and installed Suse 7.1 and got the same result:
I wait 5 seconds for a web page to load on Linux, but with 2000 it takes around 2 seconds. Every single time! Starting to think its my Netgear NIC cards. Different machines. How can I adjust this? Gong to try R.H. 7.2 next.
Just a guess here, but are you sure your /etc/resolv.conf file is properly configured for your DNS servers? Usually, when I see this problem, its because there is a bad nameserver listed there (usually at the top), so all DNS requests first go to this incorrect server before going to the correct one(s).

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