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Old 11-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Mouse, Keyboard, Whole system has hiccups Ubuntu 7.10

Well here goes the story, first the specs Acer Aspire 3002Lci with AMD turion 2.0ghz installed in place of the original cpu, 512mb ram minus the shared ram for video...which I cant use can't get sis card to do opengl but thats another prob. Anyways Broadcom wirless (got that going in 5min) and a 20gig hd cause other one died. It is a almost fresh install of Ubuntu 7.10 i am using the ix86 ver since more stuff out there.

Ok, so here is the problem finally =D My system seems to have the hiccups. every few seconds while i'm activly using anything the keyboard, mouse and whole system lags for half a second then works again, and thats with cpu only getting a little demand. here is a quick glimps at the sytem for you.
scott@Black-Hole:~$ procinfo
Linux 2.6.22-14-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc [can't parse]) #??? 1CPU [Black-Hole]

Memory:      Total        Used        Free      Shared     Buffers      
Mem:        482304      472376        9928           0       14284
Swap:       859436       52148      807288

Bootup: Thu Nov  8 21:15:04 2007    Load average: 1.98 1.59 1.34 1/188 12042

user  :       2:23:20.88   6.5%  page in :  1487039  disk 1:    82800r   70301w
nice  :       0:00:38.90   0.0%  page out:  1885460  disk 2:      391r       0w
system:       1:48:48.90   5.0%  page act:   343867
IOwait:       0:13:43.01   0.6%  page dea:   255885
hw irq:       0:00:34.34   0.0%  page flt:  5909298
sw irq:       0:01:16.99   0.1%  swap in :     2098
idle  :   1d  7:21:52.34  85.7%  swap out:    14576
uptime:   1d 12:35:36.69         context :364524329

irq  0:  14844234 timer                 irq 16:         1 yenta, eth0          
irq  1:     38577 i8042                 irq 17:   2542564 SiS SI7012, SiS SI70 
irq  8:         3 rtc                   irq 19:         8 ohci_hcd:usb1        
irq 11:     99816 acpi                  irq 20:    272413 ohci_hcd:usb2        
irq 12:    245705 i8042                 irq 21:      3992 ehci_hcd:usb3        
irq 14:    153103 libata                irq 22:   2364400 bcm43xx              
irq 15:         0 libata
I have tried to renice X to see if that worked... but no dice.

Thanks in advance for you time and patience,
Old 11-10-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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Have you tried another distro's live CD to see if the problem follows the hardware or is specific to this instance of software?
Old 11-11-2007, 12:17 AM   #3
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I tried the x64 distro and was doing the same then. but thats only other distro i have tried.
Old 11-11-2007, 08:28 AM   #4
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Simple solution for the hiccups.

Lets try a simple solution for the hiccups.
Sounds to me like you just need a lighter version of Linux. Try xubuntu and see if this helps the problem.

If not try the old scare tactic to cure the hiccups. As you turn you computer on tell it that you will replace it with a Dell computer that comes preloaded with Linux. LOL.

But seriously a lighter version of Linux like xubuntu may do the trIck, you mentioned 512 MB of RAM which does not give you alot of breathing room RAM wise.

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Old 11-11-2007, 10:01 PM   #5
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[Solved I think]

Looks like I have it taken care of for now. I installed the Xubuntu 386, no luck then I installed the x64 ver for the heck of it and seems to be gone now.


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