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Old 08-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question How to make edubuntu faster


Hello today i installed edubuntu and i istalled it on a comp with 2 gigs of ram and a pentium D prosseser And I had no idea how much vid memory it had in it i found out that iy only had 256 megabytes and edubuntu runs kinda slow i put it in GNOME fallback and it ran faster but i was wondering if there were any mor ways to make it run faster.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Hello today i installed edubuntu and i istalled it on a comp with 2 gigs of ram and a pentium D prosseser And I had no idea how much vid memory it had in it i found out that iy only had 256 megabytes and edubuntu runs kinda slow i put it in GNOME fallback and it ran faster but i was wondering if there were any mor ways to make it run faster.
In any of the Ubuntu distros I find running fluxbox for the desktop makes it a lot faster. Im not sure if its included in edubntu. run xwmconfig and if its not present do a sudo apt-get install fluxbox and then re run wxmconfig.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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xwmconfig is a Slackware specific tool and not present distros not derived from Slackware. In Ubuntu derived distros the start to a display manager is the default, where you can choose the WM/DE you want.

With 2GB of RAM and a Pentium D you should be able to run any distro reasonably fast, but anyways, there are several ways to make your system faster:
- as mentioned by linuxpokernut, try it with a more lightweight environment, for example XFCE or LXDE instead of Gnome
- in addition to that, use lightweight software (Abiword+Gnumeric instead of Libre-/OpenOffice, ...)
- disable all unnecessary services (like SSH if you don't plan to log into the machine remotely or Samba/NFS if you don't plan to share your data in your network)
- profile your system: when occurs the slowness, which programs are active, how much RAM do they use, is there excessive harddisk activity, ..., in short: find the bottleneck
 
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Hello today i installed edubuntu and i istalled it on a comp with 2 gigs of ram and a pentium D prosseser And I had no idea how much vid memory it had in it i found out that iy only had 256 megabytes and edubuntu runs kinda slow i put it in GNOME fallback and it ran faster but i was wondering if there were any mor ways to make it run faster.
If your primary interest is really the educational aspect of Edubuntu you could try turning off the Ubuntu bloat and other things like Compiz if it is running. FInd what processes are running and see where, as already mentioned, the bottleneck is.

Gnome Fallback is still Gnome 3 and does not remove much of the bloat that is in the Gnome-Shell version of Gnome 3. You are much better off installing, again as already mentioned, a lightweight Desktop Environment such as LXDE or XFCE which are in the official Ubuntu repositories. You could also try, if you like the "Gnome fallback" idea, MATE but that is as far as I am aware still a 3rd part repository for Ubuntu.

You could also try SkoleLinux (DebianEdu) which is much the same thing with one important difference, it doesn't have the Ubuntu bloat.
 
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Thanks For all the repys i think i will try debianedu beacause of the Ubuntu Boat
 
  


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