>> So why are apps from within X now running so excrutiatingly slow? Any ideas?
>
> Open top in a terminal window and see what happens. BTW, why are you
> posting to this group through an anonymous service? Not that I mind,
> but it seems a bit over-cautious.


Here is the results of my running "top" within X terminal


11:46am up 1:26, 2 users, load average: 0.05, 0.09, 0.16
53 processes: 51 sleeping, 1 running, 1 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 45.4% user, 1.1% system, 0.0% nice, 53.3% idle
Mem: 63200K av, 61604K used, 1596K free, 19972K shrd, 2268K buff
Swap: 66492K av, 1364K used, 65128K free 34988K cached

PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT LIB %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
1034 root 12 0 992 992 816 R 0 8.1 1.5 0:00 top
630 root 6 0 6860 6860 800 S 0 3.6 10.8 0:25 X
679 root 8 0 2344 2344 788 S 0 0.9 3.7 0:04 kvt
1 root 0 0 64 64 0 S 0 0.0 0.1 0:03 init
2 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 kflushd
3 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 kpiod
4 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 kswapd
5 root -20 -20 0 0 0 SW< 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 mdrecoveryd
99 root 0 0 56 52 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 apmd
191 bin 0 0 68 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 portmap
237 root 0 0 140 140 36 S 0 0.0 0.2 0:01 syslogd
247 root 0 0 360 120 0 S 0 0.0 0.1 0:00 klogd
260 daemon 0 0 72 60 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 atd
273 root 0 0 164 164 76 S 0 0.0 0.2 0:00 crond
290 root 0 0 84 84 0 S 0 0.0 0.1 0:00 inetd
303 root 0 0 88 88 0 S 0 0.0 0.1 0:00 lpd
319 root 0 0 104 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 rpc.statd
329 root 0 0 64 32 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 rpc.rquotad
339 root 0 0 84 28 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 rpc.mountd
353 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
354 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
355 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
356 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
357 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
358 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
359 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
360 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 nfsd
361 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 lockd
362 root 0 0 0 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 rpciod
410 root 0 0 96 56 52 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 gpm
430 xfs 0 0 1028 956 224 S 0 0.0 1.5 0:02 xfs
469 root 0 0 240 0 0 SW 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 login
470 root 0 0 60 16 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 mingetty
471 root 0 0 60 60 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 mingetty
472 root 0 0 60 60 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 mingetty
473 root 0 0 60 60 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 mingetty
474 root 0 0 60 60 0 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 mingetty
476 root 0 0 68 44 20 S 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 update
477 root 0 0 348 144 0 S 0 0.0 0.2 0:00 bash
522 root 5 0 512 304 232 S 0 0.0 0.4 0:00 sendmail
624 root 0 0 116 116 0 S 0 0.0 0.1 0:00 startx
629 root 0 0 124 124 0 S 0 0.0 0.1 0:00 xinit
633 root 0 0 2464 2464 1244 S 0 0.0 3.8 0:06 kwm
651 root 0 0 0 0 0 Z 0 0.0 0.0 0:00 kwmsound
652 root 0 0 2460 2460 544 S 0 0.0 3.8 4:23 kfm
653 root 0 0 2228 2228 604 S 0 0.0 3.5 4:27 krootwm
654 root 0 0 2604 2604 1392 S 0 0.0 4.1 0:03 kpanel
655 root 0 0 1904 1904 952 S 0 0.0 3.0 0:01 kbgndwm
680 root 5 0 684 684 360 S 0 0.0 1.0 0:00 bash
965 root 0 0 136 136 0 S 0 0.0 0.2 0:00 ifup-ppp
972 root 0 0 124 124 0 S 0 0.0 0.1 0:00 pppd
1006 root 1 0 15676 15M 8684 S 0 0.0 24.8 0:44 netscape-commun
1015 root 0 0 3716 3716 3148 S 0 0.0 5.8 0:00 netscape-commun

OK, I see the one zombie but I've never installed a sound card so have always
had that. Red herring.

And I use remailers for postings to prevent my addr from getting collected
by spiders and being added to spam lists. My personal mailbox has never
recieved one piece of spam - not one! And with the fine-print buried in
the so-called Patriot Act, I believe I'm not being cautious enough!


Steve B.