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Speed and Networking issue

Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:29 am

I installed Raspberry Wheezy and the GUI is pretty slow and Networking does not work. All the light are lit up on the board and the connection is good at the switch, but no internet. Is wheezy kinda slow or I am just spoiled?

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Re: Speed and Networking issue

Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:13 am

The GUI isn't hardware accelerated, so the cpu has to do all the work.
This indeed makes it slow when it's used like that.
The good part is that maybe someday a hardware accelerated x implementation will see the light.
We are spoiled with our desktop computers running dual core P4 processors.

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Re: Speed and Networking issue

Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:52 am

Think 300 Mhz Pentium II, or where PC's were about 1998........

The internet works most of the time I believe, it certainly does on my 2.
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I must not tread on too many sacred cows......

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Re: Speed and Networking issue

Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:30 pm

Can't help you with the speed issue. Never bothers me since I use my RPis headless. To me it is just another embedded computer.

As for the network not working:

1. Check that the cable you are using is good. Try it on a working PC.

2. The RPi defaults to DHCP, so see if you are getting a valid address (including gateway and DNS)
Type ifconfig at the command line to see if you have a good IP address on eth0
type cat /etc/resolv.conf to see if you have a DNS server defined.
type route -n to see if you have a gateway defined.

3. test connectivity using ping Try to ping your gateway and then your DNS server.

Give us more information other that "is not working"
What error do you get? Address unreachable? Unable to resolve address? Connections timeout?
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