12.04 become unusable

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 07:54:29 UTC 2012

On 09/09/2012 04:47 AM, Karl Auer wrote:
> 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.

If the OP ever installed the nVidia driver directly from the nVidia 
web-site, in the past, he'll have to un-install it first. The two will 
fight like mad and crash and burn in terrible ways. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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