breathing new life into old laptop ... kubuntu 8 very slow
My girlfriend's old lap is a 2.8ghz p4 w/ 384 MBs of RAM Toshiba.
I have a couple questions:
1. I loaded kubuntu 8 onto the thing ... am I asking to much? Should I go with a smaller windows manager? (For distros I'd like to stick to either ubuntu or fedora, so its easier to support her. I doubt this matters all that much, her computer isn't THAT old.)
2. I have a hardware problem. The CPU seems to sit around 90% usage. I saw the same problem when it was running XP. My first guess is that its a failing hard drive, but this is only a shot in the dark. I did a "tail -100 /var/log/dmesg" but didn't see any error messages.
How should I go about diagnosing this problem?
Thanks in advance,