LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2010, 05:11 AM   #16
Noway2
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.10, Slackware 64-current
Posts: 2,124

Rep: Reputation: 778Reputation: 778Reputation: 778Reputation: 778Reputation: 778Reputation: 778Reputation: 778

Quote:
By Original Poster: The prob is once it's started and when I try to do anything, the window I open dims and then freezes or the whole computer freezes. Sometimes I can shut the frozen window down, and then open another application, i.e. Firefox, but I can't do anything in it.
The screen dimming part really sounds like a hung process. This could also cause a the lack of response. Using a terminal, what is the output of the command top?

While I agree that an older laptop will have a degraded performance compared to a new(er) one, this seems a little extreme. If it is possible I would also try to verify the ISO image and the install CD md5sums to be sure that you don't have a corrupted file or driver causing you problems.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 05:26 AM   #17
Wim Sturkenboom
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 10.1/10.2/12, Ubuntu 12.04, Crunchbang Statler
Posts: 3,786

Rep: Reputation: 282Reputation: 282Reputation: 282
Maybe it helps if we know which Ubuntu you're running. Maybe this is a compiz issue (window dimming) ?

Unfortunately I don't know how to switch this off.

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 12-21-2010 at 05:28 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why is Ubuntu One so slow? Randymanme Ubuntu 13 11-01-2011 04:28 PM
Ubuntu too slow 3dmatrix Linux - Newbie 55 01-10-2010 06:48 PM
Slow ssh connection over lan with Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server Recursion Linux - Networking 1 05-23-2009 03:17 AM
Ubuntu: slow navigation in folders, slow visualization of photos, blocks.... All I Want Linux - Newbie 5 10-05-2008 10:59 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:47 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration