eeweir at bellsouth.net
Sat Jan 12 22:10:59 GMT 2008
Kevin Fishburne wrote:
> The difference in display crispness could be a difference in screen
> resolution. Is the monitor you're using a CRT or LCD? If it's an LCD
> then you'll need to set Ubuntu's screen resolution to match the LCD's
> native screen resolution or it'll appear blurry. LCD's have a fixed
> number of pixels and using a lower resolution will do that.
First, just to be clear, my Windows and Ubuntu machines use the same
monitor -- a Dell D825HT CRT -- which I understand is actually Sony
Triniton. I'm pretty certain we're using the right drivers with it.
> I've never seen that kind of slowness in Ubuntu except when running
> 7.10 on a machine with 128 megs of RAM. It was paging itself to death
> practically. How much RAM does the desktop have? Do you notice that
> the HDD or CPU is maxed out?
512 MB of RAM. I checked the processes that are running. I have about
420 MB used, about 65 MB free. A lot of this is Greek to me, but it
looks like there are things running that I don't use -- e.g., three
processes related to Evolution, using about 180 MB! -- and things that
are running in several iterations -- e.g., something called "getty," of
which there are six iterations.
I have a very small HDD -- 10 GB. All but 1.5 GB is reported as in use.
[The 10 GB HDD was intended as temporary. I have two 40 GB drives on the
Windows machine, and was p -- and to install a new graphics card at the
> I know what you mean regarding spending an inordinate amount of time
> just trying to get Linux working. The more you know the less time you
> have to spend, but there's always that chance when doing a new
> installation. I'd either bring it to an install fest or wait until the
> weekend or a time when you'll have some time to work out any bugs.
I was under the impression that Installfests are held just once after
each new release. Is there another one schedule for Gutsy? If so, I
might just keep XP installed and wait for the Installfest to put Gutsy
on the machine.
> Eight Virtues
> phone: http://sales.eightvirtues.com
> sales at eightvirtues.com
> (770) 853-6271
Eight Virtues! Somehow I came across your website a while back, and then
went looking for it again and couldn't find it. I'll bookmark it for
If you have any suggestions in light of the information supplied above,
I would be grateful.
Decatur, GA USA
eeweir at bellsouth.net
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