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Old 03-12-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Ubuntu (KDE) running slow, & how do I uninstall GNOME?


for some reason my ubuntu (kde) distro is running very very slow... often if im running azureus it will crash, normal tasks like opening firefox will take more than 10 seconds and if i have multiple windows open, it will act slower than windows, here are my computer specs, im running the x86_64 version.

A8N32 mobo
2gb ram
AMD64 3700 2.2ghz (single core)

i dont think its my processor or ram... any ideas? windows ran smooth on it.

also, how do i uninstall GNOME?

Code:
sudo aptitude remove gnome-desktop
 
Old 03-12-2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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what does top look like? what's the output of free?
 
Old 03-12-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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I've never gotten KDE to run at anything more than a snails pace, on any distro. Gnome, I've never had an issue w/. I know KDE is slightly more resource heavy, but I don't understand why I've had such issues with it.

YMMV.

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:05 PM   #4
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total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2063368 883496 1179872 0 82596 408948
-/+ buffers/cache: 391952 1671416
Swap: 6040400 0 6040400
 
Old 03-12-2008, 06:06 PM   #5
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top - 19:06:21 up 30 min, 1 user, load average: 0.14, 0.14, 0.11
Tasks: 123 total, 3 running, 117 sleeping, 3 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 1.7%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 98.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 2063368k total, 883712k used, 1179656k free, 82648k buffers
Swap: 6040400k total, 0k used, 6040400k free, 408960k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
5107 root 15 0 340m 12m 4836 S 2.0 0.6 0:33.75 Xorg
6479 user1 15 0 162m 18m 12m R 0.3 0.9 0:01.22 konsole
6841 user1 15 0 19084 1336 972 R 0.3 0.1 0:00.01 top
1 root 15 0 5112 1968 572 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.65 init
2 root 11 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
4 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.01 ksoftirqd/0
5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
6 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 events/0
7 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
25 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd/0
26 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpid
27 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpi_notify
157 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kseriod
185 root 21 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 pdflush
186 root 15 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 pdflush
187 root 16 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kswapd0
240 root 16 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/0
2099 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ata/0
2100 root 14 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ata_aux
2102 root 12 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_0
2103 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_1
2119 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ksuspend_usbd
2120 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khubd
2156 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khpsbpkt
2271 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_2
2272 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_3
2329 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_4
2330 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_5
2410 root 11 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 knodemgrd_0
2657 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.03 kjournald
2857 root 21 -4 20184 2012 384 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.35 udevd
3877 root 14 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kgameportd
3921 root 17 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kpsmoused
4296 root 15 0 16200 1068 540 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 mount.ntfs-3g
4299 root 15 0 16192 1064 540 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 mount.ntfs-3g
4302 root 15 0 16196 1068 540 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 mount.ntfs-3g
4305 root 15 0 16192 1064 540 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 mount.ntfs-3g
4549 root 18 0 3824 572 484 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 getty
4550 root 18 0 3828 576 484 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 getty
4554 root 18 0 3828 572 484 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 getty
4555 root 18 0 3828 572 484 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 getty
4557 root 18 0 3824 572 484 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 getty
4558 root 18 0 3828 576 484 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 getty
4730 root 18 0 13036 1688 672 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 acpid
4775 root 20 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kondemand/0
4840 syslog 15 0 12252 756 572 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.03 syslogd
4898 root 15 0 8080 572 464 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.03 dd
4900 klog 18 0 5080 1848 388 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.06 klogd
4921 messageb 15 0 23704 1292 732 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.19 dbus-daemon
 
Old 03-13-2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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to uninstall gnome you just type

Code:
 
sudo apt-get uninstall ubuntu-desktop
KDE is a lot slower than GNOME as there is much more to load in RAM (much more graphical)
 
Old 03-13-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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If kde is so resource heavy then why does gnome run slower then it on my pIII?
 
Old 03-13-2008, 06:39 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChootarLaal View Post
Code:
top - 19:06:21 up 30 min,  1 user,  load average: 0.14, 0.14, 0.11
Tasks: 123 total,   3 running, 117 sleeping,   3 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  1.7%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni, 98.3%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   2063368k total,   883712k used,  1179656k free,    82648k buffers
Swap:  6040400k total,        0k used,  6040400k free,   408960k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
 5107 root      15   0  340m  12m 4836 S  2.0  0.6   0:33.75 Xorg
 6479 user1      15   0  162m  18m  12m R  0.3  0.9   0:01.22 konsole
 6841 user1      15   0 19084 1336  972 R  0.3  0.1   0:00.01 top
hmm... your load average is low, your cpu use is low. maybe you just don't have graphics acceleration working? Do you have a graphics accelerator (like an nvidia card or something)? Have you installed the drivers & updated xorg?

beyond that, it's hard to say.. maybe your hard drive is on its way out?
 
Old 03-13-2008, 09:49 PM   #9
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i have a 8600gts evga, i dont know how to get the graphics acceleration working, how do i install the drivers and update xorg? any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 10:15 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by jessica_lilly View Post
to uninstall gnome you just type

Code:
 
sudo apt-get uninstall ubuntu-desktop
KDE is a lot slower than GNOME as there is much more to load in RAM (much more graphical)


i get teh following message.

[HTML]E: Invalid operation uninstall[/HTML]
 
Old 03-13-2008, 11:34 PM   #11
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i get teh following message.

[HTML]E: Invalid operation uninstall[/HTML]
sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop
 
Old 03-14-2008, 01:36 PM   #12
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i have a 8600gts evga, i dont know how to get the graphics acceleration working, how do i install the drivers and update xorg? any help would be appreciated.
unfortunately, it's non-trivial. That said, there are some pretty good, step-by-step docs. Just be sure to follow them to the T.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
 
Old 03-18-2008, 04:56 AM   #13
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Quote:
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If kde is so resource heavy then why does gnome run slower then it on my pIII?
I didn't say my opinion was right/wrong, but I've tried KDE on several computers, all but 1 w/ reasonable speed, and they all sucked compared to Gnome.

Use whatever you like, you'll get no argument from me, the beauty of choice....

IGF
 
Old 03-18-2008, 04:32 PM   #14
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Driver Problem Likely

You may need to check to see if your video accelerator drivers are installed, up to date, or even on. I use Gnome with absolutely no speed difficulties. Works as fast as my MS Vista at work.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 10:13 PM   #15
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thanks all, installed the drivers, everything is smooth now.

but is there a way to install drivers specifically for my video card? 8600GTS or is it going to say '8 series nvidia' and thats sufficient?
 
  


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