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Old 08-30-2008, 10:35 PM   #16
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No it will not mess up youe system at all , it is the display driver provided by intel so dont worry , just follow the install instructions and you will be just fine dont worry ok.
wfarweed, thanks so much for your suggestion. I apologize for not responding sooner. I already installed the driver and I have noted some improvement. One question I have for you is, do you know how I can possibly speed up ubuntu when it boots up? As you know, I have ubuntu 8.04, and it takes a little less than 2 minutes to boot up my computer. This is inexcusable. Please let me know. I'd greatly appreciate it!!!!
 
Old 08-31-2008, 03:30 AM   #17
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well , 1st thing first , i hope the new display driver has enhanced and speed things up as expected.
well about makeing ubunttu starts faster , i guess nothing to be done but disabling the services you are not currenlty using like apache , ssh , mysql , etc . . .
check ur services and disable stuff u dont need .
look , my machine is 2GB HDD and intel core 2 duo 2.1 Ghz processor and i have a 256 display card and iam using a 2GB from my Hdd drive as a swap space and my system boots in aprox 2 minutes too , i guess this is normal and fast enough comparing with M$ windows vista and XP .
so well , just disable thoses services and check up , maybe things will go faster a bit .

i hope that was helpful , test and reply .

have a good day ....
 
Old 08-31-2008, 09:19 AM   #18
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Check this page: http://desktoplinux.com/ and look for the articles about lightweight Gnome and lightweight Ubuntu. Apparently you are not the first one complaining.

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Old 08-31-2008, 07:01 PM   #19
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:23 AM   #20
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The only way of getting noticeably faster boot time is compiling your own kernel. After all, that is one reason that XP boots faster: the installer tunes it to the hardware to the point where it will often fail to boot if you install a different motherboard (the other being illusion: when XP has booted up, it has only booted up by half - many things are still loading in the background when you log in).
 
Old 09-01-2008, 02:42 AM   #21
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No it will not mess up youe system at all , it is the display driver provided by intel so dont worry , just follow the install instructions and you will be just fine dont worry ok.
wfareed, First, I must apologize to you because I thought I had properly installed the driver, which I hadn't. I thought I had installed the driver. In the process of installing the driver, I got the following error:

Compiling new agpgart module...

ERROR: AGPGART module did not compile

Compiling DRM module...

ERROR: Kernel modules did not compile

The DRI drivers can not be installed without the latest kernel modules.
Installation will be aborted. See the dri.log file for information on
what went wrong.


What must I do now?

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Old 09-01-2008, 07:22 AM   #22
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well , check what kernel you have :

$ uname -r // u should see the kernel version
the latest stable kernel is 2.6.26.3 , so if you dont have this , download it from
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...h-2.6.26.3.bz2
read the readme files and installation files before you do anything , then compile your new kernel.
after compiling your new kernel , try compiling your new display driver again .
 
Old 09-01-2008, 01:35 PM   #23
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well , check what kernel you have :

$ uname -r // u should see the kernel version
the latest stable kernel is 2.6.26.3 , so if you dont have this , download it from
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...h-2.6.26.3.bz2
read the readme files and installation files before you do anything , then compile your new kernel.
after compiling your new kernel , try compiling your new display driver again .
wfarweed, I got kernel 2.6.24-19-generic. Below is the output from terminal:

x@xx:~$ uname -r
2.6.24-19-generic


I have 2 questions for you before I download the new kernel:

1) How can I enable updates to kernels in my sources.list to allow me to automatically update my kernel without me having to so it manually?

2) Someone said that the intel driver you suggested is out of date from 2004. Can you explain?

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:15 AM   #24
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wfareed, how are you? I need to know whether or not the intel display driver you had suggested to me a while back is too old for my system. As a reminder, my ubuntu 8.04 is slow. For example, when I scroll through docs or pdfs in openoffice writer and pdf reader, the scrolling is VERY slow. It's annoying. Someone suggested that I reconfigure my xserver, but I'm not sure. Can you please help?

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