Ubuntu 11.10 performance

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 12:38:15 UTC 2012

On 3 January 2012 07:50, Carsten Agger <agger at modspil.dk> wrote:
>> I can attest that the problem with Ubuntu One is not just you - I get
>> that too. I just removed it. I use Dropbox instead.
>> I have not seem the rest, though. But yes, as Ubuntu grows, it is indeed
>> getting slower.
> Thanks for your response.

I am sorry that it was not more informative!

> Yesterday, I installed Xubuntu and started using it instead of Unity, and
> that improved the situation somewhat.

Yes, I can believe that!

> There is still a problem, though, and Evolution and Firefox still take
> unreasonably long time to launch. But it's clearly better with Xubuntu.
> Still, I suspect the problem is probably kernel-related, i.e. bad support
> for my hardware configuration. I still think that ordinary desktop
> performance should never be a problem with a quad core CPU and 4 GB RAM.

I agree.

* Are you using a 32-bit or 64-bit install?
* Was this a clean install or an upgrade?

I suggest doing a clean install on a temp root partition. If your home
directory tree is on the same partition as root, I'd suggest moving it
to a separate one, then you can share it between multiple installs,
which makes testing /much/ easier.

With 4GB of RAM, I'd also suggest running 64-bit. Yes, PAE will let
you access it all, but in a slightly constrained way.

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