12.04 become unusable

G. pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 16:33:04 UTC 2012

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 September 2012 15:18, G. <pegngaryubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well then there's something going on with this machine or
>> installation.  I've read some others using Unity without much trouble
>> on this very machine and with less memory installed.  I think all is
>> well with the memory and hard drive so there are some things slowing
>> it up.
>> My only start up applications are drop box and the weather indicator,
>> which is not working any longer anyway.  At the moment, running just
>> Midori, I am using 1.2 gigs of memory running 2D.  Gnome system
>> monitor takes up quite a bit of cPU time but only from time to time.
>> I have seen it bounce up to 68% per System Monitor.
> Do bear in mind that the kernel will use a large chunk of any
> unoccupied memory for the disk cache. It leaves some RAM totally
> uncommitted so that if you load a large app, it can give the app that
> free space instantly without having to deallocate some of the disk
> cache then shrink it and free up memory that way.
> But yes, that does sound a bit odd.
> I might be tempted to try a different OS (or at least a different
> Linux distro) on the machine, just in case it highlights problems that
> Ubuntu is ignoring, not seeing or not telling you about.
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I've installed Lunbuntu 12.04.  It is quick as a whip.  File manager
opens in a heartbeat.   I have not notice it highlighting any problems
relative to Ubuntu 12.04.


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