Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65691
Upgrade from 7.2 to 7.3 slows system down
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Everything is slower running on 7.3. DVD's won't run smoothe to jerky. I had
7.2 installed and had already upgraded to KDE 3 so I know thats not the problem.
Support sent me here. It may well be the filesystem or a driver change with my
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Always, can't reboot or turn things off to help
System is stable, Just never expected this upgrade to slow my P4 1.7ghz with 512
ddr 2100 ram down.
Check if DMA is enabled on your hard drives and/or DVD drive. Use "hdparm -d
/dev/hdx" where x is the actual device letter.
I noticed DMA became disabled on a few of my machines after 7.2 to 7.3 upgrade.
The dma had been disabled switched it on and DVD's now play. The system is
still slower. I have a sis 645 chipset and I see that the sis5513 IDE driver
was not installed (or compiled) and haven't figured out how to install it with
out compiling a new kernel (don't know if its the problem or not).
This is not related to the installer, reassigning.
in all our configs...
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