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I'm running Xubuntu 10.10 via USB on a Dell Latitude D505.
Wireless card is a Netgear WPN111 and I'm using ndiswrapper to make it work.
My problem is this:
when I open any web browser and try to navigate to a page, the whole system freezes for a few min before crashing to desktop.
Using Task Manager during this time reveals that processor usage jumps to 100% and stays there until the program closes.
I've tried Xubuntu on another, faster machine and it was fine.
From this I conclude that it's related to the hardware, and I think it may be some hardware protection feature operating.
Is there anything I can do to sort it?
Dell Latitude D505
Intel Celeron M 1.4GHz
That's okay. Since Xubuntu is installed on the flash drive then the flash drive is a good place to put the swap partition.
Now the question is how to do it. I don't know if Xubuntu has gparted installed and I don't know if gparted will resize a mounted partition.
Ideally we want to boot a live Linux CD and shrink the existing partition on the flash drive, then create a new partition that will be used for swap space, then tell Xubuntu to use that swap space automatically when it starts.
Did you install Xubuntu from a live CD? If you did then boot that, open a terminal window, and see if it has gparted by opening a terminal window and entering the following command.