More System Information
Thought I'd post some more information. Maybe it might help.
OK SEVERAL DIFFERENT things here...
I tried Midori. It too maxed out the system load to 100% when working, it fell back down to 34% when idol. It was a bit faster, but not as much to make any kind of real difference. It wouldn't load weather.com for some reason, but right now that's the very least of my problems.
Also, flash videos seem to be out. Not that it had much of a chance with about 12 to 15sec load times per page. Anyway, the video doesn't play at all. The first frame comes up and then it just sits there acting like it wants to do something but can't. I don't have audio hooked up so I don't know if it plays, my guess would be that it does since the play seconds counter is moving along, I guess the video is just too much for it.
Someone asked for my CPU, Memmory, Swap information. Here it is....
From Xubuntu's system resource monitoring application...
CPU (system Load)- Idol not doing anything, nothing open - around 30%
CPU (system Load)- Program open and running - jumps to 100%
Memory - always hovers around 80 to 132MB used of 244MB
(Memory never maxs out)
Swap (which I don't understand) seems to stay at 2mb of 713mb used.
Just random stuff that I thought might help or I didn't understand....
CPU Name: Intel Celeron MMX
CPU Operating Speed: 500(66)
*NOTE - I can change this higher, should I? Is that what's called 'overclocking' ?
Boot Order" CDRom,C,A (this becomes important in point number 4, below)
Virus Warning: Disabled
IDE HDD Block Mode: Enabled
Memory Parity/ECC Check: Disabled
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop: Disabled
OS Select for DRAM> 64MB: Non-OS2
Report No FDD for WIN95: No
Video BIOS Shadow: Enabled
*Chipset Features Setup
Memory hole: Disabled
Read around write: Disabled
Concurrent PCI/Host: Disabled
Video RAM Cacheable: Disabled
AGP Aperture size: 64M
spread spectrum: Disabled
*Standard CMOS Setup
Base Memory: 640k
Extended Memory: 261120K
Other Memory: 384K
Total Memory: 262144K
The second blue setup screen. Yes there is another blue screen not seeming connected to the first.
So remember back on page 2 of this thread where we were talking about getting rid of the "Press N to Boot from Network" black screen that appears before XuBuntu loads up?
This is how it goes...
-Computer is booted up...
-The regular intro page (press DEL to enter setup) comes up and goes away
-Then a black screen comes up "Initializing MBA, Press clt-alt-b to configure"
-Another black screen "Press N to boot from network"
-XuBuntu welcome screen
So during the load up I press clt-alt-b and I get a whole other blue screen that says...
Managed PC Boot Agent (MB) v4.00
Boot Method: PXE
Default Boot: Local
Local Boot: Enabled
Config Message: Enabled
Message Timeout: 3 seconds
Boot Failure Prompt: wait for timeout
Now the boot method options are: PXE, TCP/IP, NetWare, RPL.
I have no idea what any of those options mean.
Why is it booting for a network first when the BIOS settings say boot from CD then C Drive? It has to be this Managed PC Boot Agent thing causing it, but I can't figure out the dang boot method acronyms!