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The Linux graphical environment just confuses me sometimes. I’ve installed Redhat 9 on my shiny new computer, and windows seem to take ages to load – Mozilla is incredibly slow to load, as are most other apps and Terminal (which I’m admittedly more comfortable in anyway) won’t load. It just says “Starting Terminal” on the taskbar for about 10 seconds then disappears with no error. I’ve heard (from m’learned Linux-friendly colleagues) that I’m using the wrong ‘window manager’ – I’m using KDE I think – it was one of the two default options so I’d assume it would be fast/reasonable enough!

Help!? Should it really be this slow?

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  1. No it’s definitely not supposed to be that slow. There could be a couple of problems:

    1) Check that DMA transfer is enabled for your harddrive(s) in RH.
    2) Check that you have the latest graphics drivers. If you have an nvidia card, make sure you get the official nvidia drivers.

    I use Gentoo Linux (targetted for the more advanced Linux crowd than Redhat) with KDE 3.1 and it runs great for me and is my primary desktop OS.

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Randomness

Last night, while in Portsmouth, a friend suggested that we visit the sweet shop. It was 12:30am. I thought he’d finally lost it, but lo and behold, the shop was open. This, in my books, is amazing.

So, if you’re in Portsmouth in the middle of the night with a sudden craving for licquorice allsorts or Murray Mints, go to Albert Road (I think), between the King’s Theatre and the pub on the corner. The people there are very friendly and there is a huge selection of confectionary.

We call it the Vampire sweet shop. It’s open freakishly late. Tell your friends.

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  1. yeah.. my mate gary has told me about this place.. so we were opposite the pub in the Vine Vaults.. and lo and behold, the place started opening at 10pm!! Then his old wife started re-arranging the christmas display in the window and decides to leave santa face down in the snow, looking like he’d overdosed!!

    We went in, and it turns out he owns Kings Theatre next door, even tho he says he’s short staffed, we still cant understand why he opens soo late.. A really nice bloke tho..

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