12.04 become unusable

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sun Sep 9 08:47:59 UTC 2012

On Sun, 2012-09-09 at 09:41 +0200, G. wrote:
> Chrome very slow to switch between tabs.  It often takes 30-45
> seconds.  Firefox does the same thing.  Midori performs better but
> still slow.  FF and chrome often exhibit typing lags.
> Switching between desktops is quite slow as well.  Sometimes it does
> not work at all using control + arrow.
> Just opening nautilus is very slow.

This all perfectly describes the symptoms I had using the default NVidia
driver that was installed, namely version 173.xx. I upgraded to the
so-called "current" version, 295.40 and all my problems went away. You
might get even better results from the "post-release updates" version,
since 295.40 is definitely not the latest version, but I haven't tried
that. Version 295.40 is good enough for me.

If you are using NVidia hardware:
   - check that you are using at least version 295.40 of the driver.
   - to install 295.40, run System-Settings -> Additional Drivers
     and select the recommended current version.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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