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Old 08-27-2014, 08:49 AM   #1
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I was stupid and downloaded the NEW Improved (ha,ha) Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. Now my computer, that used to run at very fast speed loading programs, reading eMail or anything else that requires a click of the mouse, has slowed down to a snails pace. Should I make the mistake of double clicking the mouse it takes the computer a FULL 20 seconds to continue a load up. Thanks a lot for screwing up a perfectly functional computer!!!!!
 
Old 08-27-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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You can always downgrade back to the previous version you were running. I'm personally still running Lucid on a few computers today.

By the way, if you clicked the upgrade button instead of doing a clean install, this is likely the root of the problem. Ubuntu's upgrade option appears to generate more problems than it fixes, it is always recommended that you do a clean install when changing versions. If you need help with this, you've got an entire community to help you.


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Old 08-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #3
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Could you please tell us what was the operating system and your hardware configuration ?
 
Old 08-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #4
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Wbat are the specs of computer?
 
Old 08-28-2014, 08:41 AM   #5
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Could you please tell us what was the operating system and your hardware configuration ?
Thank you for the prompt reply.... I did a CLEAN install and that solved the problem .

Izzak
 
Old 08-28-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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Could you please tell us what was the operating system and your hardware configuration ?
Thank you for the prompt reply . I did a clean install and that solved the problem.

Izzak

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Wbat are the specs of computer?
Thank you for the prompt reply. I did a Clean install and that solved the problem.

Izzak
 
Old 08-28-2014, 08:49 AM   #7
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I can't imagine how a clean install may solve that problem.
do you have a small hard disk ?
 
Old 08-28-2014, 09:16 AM   #8
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It isn't about the size of your disk, it's just that Ubuntu's upgrade procedure sucks. It essentially tries to switch all your repo's to the newer version's and install the newer packages over the old ones. This works for some people, but a TON mysterious problems that have never been seen have arisen from upgrading over clean installing. Most likely, this is due to old configuration files and other minor imcompatibilities that stack on each other. In short, it's a mess and you save a little time, at best.

This is why it's recommended that you house your data on a separate partition altogether, so the system partition can be freely erased without data loss.


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Old 08-29-2014, 08:43 AM   #9
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I can't imagine how a clean install may solve that problem.
do you have a small hard disk ?
My computer is an old 1998 Acer Laptop I had just to try Ubuntu. The HDD is partitioned for Ubuntu and only has Ubuntu on it 18gig. I am a newbee to Linux and it has not been very pleasant loosing all my saved programs, Google mail and bookmarks. Could not save them because when i tried to reload the backup it re loaded all the hang ups and very slow WiFi.
Thank you for the reply but I think I will go to Puppy Linux (Slacko) and see if it will work on this computer.

Izzak
 
Old 08-29-2014, 03:18 PM   #10
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I'm amazed that Ubuntu 14.04 actually runs at all on a computer that old. If you compare your computer hardware to the minimum requirements at the Ubuntu site I'm sure you will see why. Puppy Slacko might be a good choice for something that old, also might try Slitaz or AntiX.
 
  


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