Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97134
slow harddisk on inspiron 8200
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
Harddisk - 40 GB, 5400 RPM - preinstalled
I thought the harddisk was about to collapse. When I opened maildirs in mutt, it
was extremely slow with reading the same file every time.
The computer was also very slow in opening terminal windows and starting emacs -nw.
So - I contacted Dell support, but they wouldn't help me of course, but I found
some help here:
I also got some DMA-error messages occasionally. I hope that this was the reason.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Gnome magicdev 1.1.4
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Read a maildir in mutt
Actual Results: The harddisk is extremely slow for a few seconds
Expected Results: It should have read with constant speed.
It was 3 seconds away from uninstalling RedHat and install some other
distribution instead... it seemed like a much bigger problem than it was (who
needs automount, anyway? :) )
And also - since it looked like a hardware error, I discreditted myself and
Redhat to the norwegian dell support ... :)
DVD/CD-RW combo? If so, it's a duplicate of bug 73661.
Sorry to duplicate anything, but since my problem was the harddisk speed I
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73661 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.