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Old 04-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Smile Ubuntu running too slow


I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and for some reason I still dont know the system is running slow when using the internet and even when using any application the system sometimes fades the image.

Can anybody tell me what can I do.

These are the specification of my computer:

IBM Thinkpad
512 RAM


Old 04-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Did you installed graphics card driver? Show your file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Maybe you have exceed memory, show also output of command
free -m
when this slow down occur.
Old 04-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #3
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Disable compiz, and other specal effects on the desktop. Gnome is probably too much for your ATI graphical card, consider installing something like LXDE or Xfce.

Good luck to you.
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I remember that Ubuntu versions 10.xx needed quite more from the hardware. I remember such reports in these forums. 512 MiB RAM isn't very much for late distros, unfortunately. So, a lighter desktop could help. Running firefox with many tabs open can be a heavy task. Many actual web pages are designed for powerful computers to offer a more spectacular image (I hate this... ) .
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You were lucky to get Ubuntu to install on 512MB. The Unity, Gnome, and KDE desktops all need more than that these days. And if your computer is a genuine IBM, and not one of the Lenovos, the CPU will be slower. Switch to Xfce (Xubuntu) and all will be well. I use Xfce (in Salix) on my X31 Thinkpad.
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David McCann:

Thank for your excellent comment.

And now, how can I switch to Xubuntu?


Old 04-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by HIRAM MARTINEZ View Post
David McCann:

Thank for your excellent comment.

And now, how can I switch to Xubuntu?




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