[ubuntu-uk] Feeling tortured by Ubuntu

Dave Morley davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk
Tue Oct 18 12:33:06 UTC 2011

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On 18/10/11 13:31, Kris Douglas wrote:
> On 18 October 2011 13:08, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 18 October 2011 12:49, Kris Douglas <krisdouglas at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello, I use Ubuntu in the workplace, I am having a problem
>>> with it at the moment that is beginning to drive me a bit mad.
>>> I have upgraded to the latest version this week, and I am
>>> seeing graphical artefacts every so often, which is new, but
>>> they do go away after I have logged in. The worst problem I am
>>> having, is after around 6-10 hours of use, the system begins to
>>> run slowly, and by that I mean the interface becomes a lot less
>>> responsive, etc.
>>> I have tried downgrading and upgrading my Nvidia 9600GT card's
>>> drivers and it has had little effect.
>>> This is denting my productivity now and I was wondering if
>>> anyone had a solution to the problem I am experiencing?
>> Which architecture are you using? Which drivers are you using at
>> the moment? Does the system seem to start to labour? Does the GPU
>> fan spin up? Open a command line and run top, is anything taking
>> a lot of CPU? I had similar problems on my Dell XPS M1330 running
>> 64-bit a couple of years ago and while never getting to the
>> bottom of the problem apart from identifying it as something to
>> do with java and flash in Firefox, the usable solution was to run
>> 32-bit with PAE.
> I am running 32 bit with PAE, 6GB RAM, 9600GT running NVidia
> 280.13
> Latest version of Ubuntu running Unity 3D, same problem happened
> with gnome 2.
> Happens if I have programs open or not, there are no rogue
> processes and no excessive memory usage when the slowdown occurs.
It maybe an issue with the pae kernel have you though about trying
64bit at all?

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