hp pavilion dv2615nr
i have backtrack2 installed on a 8 gig usb stick. when i run backtrack2 my labtop performs like crap, its spiky and laggy... my labtop only has one gig of ram and i plan on upgrading to 4 gigs... does any one els experience this when running backtrack with only 1 gig of ram?
my IBM T40 only has 512mb and it performs fine
I think what you're experiencing is you're running compiz. I just run using KDE
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You could take a look at what the system is doing with the memory by using some of the following.
This command will show you the current state of your system ram.Code:# cat /proc/meminfo
You can also have a look at the following command.
See the man page for free in order to learn more about the flags that you can set. One of the better ones to use is the -c count flag. This will auto update based on the time (in seconds) that you set. This would allow you to keep an eye on the memory usages while you do other tasks to help sort out what you may deem as a problem.Code:# free -k
Some other commands to look at for system performance would be
And of course you always have :Code:#vmstat #iostat
for that shiny gui feeling.
This is the list of commands to use and what they do. Not to long and dry as some info may be to some people.
Ohh and don't use the wireless manager it's garbage.
Use the command line, more likely to work and work correctly.
i got another problem... when i type iwconfig my wifi card only shows up at the start of backtrack then i connect to my network and only for like 10 seconds will i stay connected then after i loose connection my card does not even show up in iwconfig... about a week ago this was not a problem
wificard usb adapter wusb54gc