I recently upgraded to FC2 (kernel 2.6.5-1.358) from FC1 and suddenly response time for application startup has gone down the drain. xterm takes 6-10 seconds to start up and firefox takes almost 30 seconds!!
I have Suse and windows on the same box (P4 2.6Ghz, 256MB), and they seem to run fine, so its probably not a hardware problem. I have FC2 installed on my laptop too, which seems to work fine.
Sorry cant give a more accurate description of the problem. I checked kernel messages and hdparm and didnt find anything out of the way.
Anyone else notice similar problems? Any suggestions for fixing this? please help, the comp is becoming nearly unusable for me