[ale] sharing an experience....debian....
hbbs at comcast.net
Wed Feb 11 13:38:48 EST 2004
You might have had your IDE set with 32-bit mode and DMA disabled (man
hdparm) under FC.
Depending on the kind of disk usage, reiserfs can be a LOT faster than
anything else. The only worry I have about reiserfs is that when I do a
big read-and-write to the reiserfs-formatted RAID 1 volume on my file
server, the machine will sometimes lock up - I don't really know what to
blame that on but I may go ext3 or XFS next rebuild and see if I have a
On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 13:12, Keith Morris - IQ wrote:
> Hi all, just wanted to share a quick experience and get your opinions if
> you are willing.
> I have been using linux off and on since Redhat 5.1 and exclusively for
> the last 3 years at home. I have pretty much been a redhat man with no
> complaints. I use Fedora Core 1 on my 2 main machines at home (both
> 1.6GHz). Well, recently I got a PIII 866 to play with and installed FC1
> on it and the speed was really quite sluggish. Played with a few more
> distros which I wasn't really happy with. Well, I've always been afraid
> of Debian with it's infamous hell-installer, but with it's new Beta
> installer, I decided to try it.
> After a pretty painless net-install, I was totally shocked with the
> speed of Debian. Easily twice as fast as Fedora on the 866 using the
> *SAME* software (Gnome 2.4, KDE 3.1.5, OpenOffice, Evolution, XFT
> support, antialiasing, etc.) I still have not gotten the sound working,
> but believe that I will be able to (with a few posts to the ALE list :))
> The only main difference is that I formatted / with reiserfs instead of
> ext3 with FC1.
> I was wondering if anyone could guess why debian would be sooooo much
> faster with basically the same "Desktop" type of configuration? Do many
> of you use Debian?
> I will probably stick with Debian on this machine to learn about the
> different ins-and-outs. I absolutely *love* apt-get for debian. I have
> used it with rpms on redhat, but it seems better with debs...dunno...
> Anyway, thanks for letting me share.
> Keith Morris
> Creative Director
> Design / Effects
> IQ television group
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Jeff Hubbs <hbbs at comcast.net>
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