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Old 04-12-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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Just installed Xubuntu.....have a couple issues


I just installed this morning and was checking it out, I think
once I get some more ram it will run a lot better.

Something is wrong with my trash, it says it can't locate it
or something. It gives me the warning and opens about 4-10
trash folders.

I was trying to dl the updates and it seems like it's downloading
at really low speed. I have a pretty good connection to the net
so I was wondering if there might be some network settings that
would limit my dl rate.

And Firefox seems to run like crap, web pages load really slowly,
and the prog itself seems to run slowly. Is there a version of
Opera for Linux and if so does it run better than firefox???

Seems to be running ok though, and I switched back to windows
to make sure it still worked (in windows right now due to the
slowness of firefox) I think I just need to tweak some things
to get it running a little better.

Thanks a lot
 
Old 04-12-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Can you give some details as to how much swap you have allocated (if any)? And also, is it firefox which is slow or is your net connection having a bad day? How much RAM do you currently have?
 
Old 04-12-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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Net connection is fine, Ram I know is a prob, I'm at 128
When I installed Xubuntu I used the automatic partition settings
and it did make a swap, I can't remember how much off the top of
my head though.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
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Ah well I think your problem with the sluggishness should be solved once you increase your RAM. As for your trash folder menace, it could be a small problem with the file system. Try running the fsck command and then checking.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 02:05 PM   #5
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I might sound like a newb but what is the fsck command???
Actually I am a total newb to this so any advice is helpful.
 
Old 04-12-2008, 02:09 PM   #6
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it basically checks your disk for any obvious errors. if I'm not mistaken, and you might wanna 'man' this to be sure, the usage is fsck diskname, eg. fsck sda2.. you might have to select yes for the next statement which may follow. Again, look this up using man just to be sure. You need to be root to use it.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 03:16 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flowbie
I just installed this morning and was checking it out, I think
once I get some more ram it will run a lot better.
it's pretty quick aye =)
Quote:
Something is wrong with my trash, it says it can't locate it
or something. It gives me the warning and opens about 4-10
trash folders.
i'm getting this too, it will 'warn' you every time you click on it though, so clicking it 10 times...
Quote:
I was trying to dl the updates and it seems like it's downloading
at really low speed. I have a pretty good connection to the net
so I was wondering if there might be some network settings that
would limit my dl rate.
you can tell the update manager what server to get updates etc from, click settings > repositories > choose server > select best server
Quote:
And Firefox seems to run like crap, web pages load really slowly,
and the prog itself seems to run slowly. Is there a version of
Opera for Linux and if so does it run better than firefox???
uggh, opera. maybe install an older mo'fox or epiphany [uber stripped down mo'fox]
Quote:
Seems to be running ok though, and I switched back to windows
to make sure it still worked (in windows right now due to the
slowness of firefox) I think I just need to tweak some things
to get it running a little better.
Thanks a lot
are you dual booting? grab supergrub bootdisk, you'll be glad you did!
 
  


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