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Old 10-26-2009, 09:42 PM   #1
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UBUNTU slow right after install

I just installed ubuntu 9.04 (UBUNTU Ultimate 2.3) on an IBM Think PAD.

1.6 Pentium CPU
1gig RAM
60gig HDD

Directly after the install slowness occurs:

During boot, startup sound plays and there is a 30second hold before graphics are displayed.

General Window moving. The windows lag when moving them from one edge of a screen to another. They also lag when minimised or maximised.

Terminal lags when opening and when typing.

Things I have tried to resolve this issue:
First, with the version I had...I noticed it had KUBUNTU pkgs installed. I went onto UBUNTU help and was given a command to remove all KUBUNTU extras.

I have also removed GDM to boot directly into term. I have checked to make sure that appearance settings are at minimal.

I would love to switch to linux full time, I have it running on my PC now and it works great...the laptop...NOT SO GREAT.

Any help would be great.
Old 10-27-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
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Which video device is in your thinkpad. There is an issue with the latest Intel video driver (as used in Ubuntu 9.04) with certain Intel video devices; it's often described as 'jerky video' and that sounds like your description as well.

If it's Intel, wait a few days till 9.10 comes out (or install the release candidate) and try again. Or use 8.04 (LTS version).
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Have you tried another distro to see if its a hardware issue are the distro its self?


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