[xubuntu-users] speeding up 7.10

Franji Mayes jfmayes at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 15:37:18 UTC 2007

Thank you, this makes more sense to me now. I ran "uname -a" and it does
have the i686 kernel installed. So now I'm still trying to figure out what
else I can do to speed things up. I'm willing/able to add more RAM, but
would like to see if there are any other improvements I can make first.

I read that problems can be caused if you don't wipe clean your hard drive
before installing Linux. When I installed Xubuntu 7.10, I chose the option
that said it would partition everything and wipe out whatever was already on
there. Maybe I should have wiped it clean first, and then installed it?

If anyone has any suggestions, I would be grateful to hear them. I'm running
a laptop w/ 646 Mhz Celeron, 6G HDD, 192 MB RAM.

Thank you to everyone on the list for your patience with my emails!

> Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 06:07:57PM -0800:
> > I wasn't sure if that meant it's repaired or not, so I again tried
> "apt-get
> > install linux-686" and received messages about it not being able to
> write to
> > files. So I ran "mount / -o rw, remount" and the apt-get again, and it
> > displayed a few lines, at the end of which it said "E: Couldn't find
> package
> > linux-686" I Googled and found "aptitude install linux-686" and ran
> that; it
> > seemed to do more stuff, but still couldn't find the package.
> >
> > So I guess the good news is that my system seems to be repaired/working
> and
> > now I just have to figure out how to get the 686 kernel (assuming that
> will
> > help my slow performance).
> The 686 (and all other kernels) are now merged to a single kernel called
> linux-image-generic, so there are only two kernels, -386 and -generic for
> the desktop. The -generic kernel will enable all optimisations needed when
> it detects a processor that can use them.
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