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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Tue 22-Jan-13 11:01:48
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Hi ive got a problem that i hope some one could shine some light on

when ever i try to run linux on my desktop its horribly slow, ive tried ubuntu, linux mint and fedora all the most up to date and its the same thing more aless unusable takes so long to start and even pressing things like the main menu takes ages to load.

my system specks are

Asrock 960GM-GS3 FX
AMD Phenom II X4 B50
4GB DDR3 1333
Nvidia gtx660 (also tried with a AMD 7870)
500gig sata2 HDD

The pc in question works flawlessly with windows 8 and also had win 7 on it for 6 months (although i do notice gaming performance is a bit rubbish) , ive also installed all these os's on a old 478 P4HT with 1gig DDR1 ram and a 80gig IDE HDD and they all run fine and out perform the Phenom massively.

Thanks for any advice on what the problem may be

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Standard User Uilebheist
(legend) Tue 22-Jan-13 11:22:44
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Don't have an answer but a quick search shows that the motherboard may not be quite up to spec, which would explain the gaming performance issue under Windows, as well as the general slowness under Linux. Apparently it can also overheat if you manage to get it to do things fast. (As suggested here for example).
So I wonder if it's shipped with defaults which may slow things down to prevent it catching fire, and I would expect anybody posting to the overclockers forum would have changed that to whatever is fastest. It's also possible that the Windows drivers they provide for the motherboard will change these settings selectively so you don't see such a big problem (but I think the gaming performance may be a clue - games tends to stress a system more than, say, reading your email...)

Or it could be something completely different. Hard to tell.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 22-Jan-13 11:38:10
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what does system monitor tell you about CPU load, RAM and swap usage ? Did you use 64 bit distro, is it a multiboot partioned setup ?

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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Tue 22-Jan-13 12:07:57
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hi both thanks for the reply's i might have to get a new mobo to test out then, i did not buy this one i was given it brand new so so did not think much about what it could and could not do just new it could run bulldozer prozys so presumed it would have no probls with running linux well lol.

@yarwell

Heres Print screen of it with just that and FF running

looks a bit much to me just for them 2 running

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Tue 22-Jan-13 12:23:04
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2 cores at 25-30% not untypical, on the processes tab you can sort by RAM and by CPU to see what's busy, or use 'top' in terminal.

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Standard User Uilebheist
(legend) Tue 22-Jan-13 12:28:01
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Hmmm, just to make sure it is running things using sensible settings, in Ubuntu could you open a terminal and type
sudo lscpu
sudo lshw
and post the output.
I would ask for "dmesg" as well but that's likely to give a huge amount of output with a small amount of useful information hidden somewhere in the middle so maybe not, if the other commands give enough information.
Standard User prlzx
(experienced) Tue 22-Jan-13 12:57:26
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I would do a test with Lubuntu (which doesn't use Unity) - boot from CD or preferably make a bootable USB stick from the ISO (e.g. Startup Disk Creator) without actually installing it. Bear in mind that running from CD will be a bit slower anyway,

(on a 16GB USB stick I always have the second partition as 1GB bootable with the latest desktop LTS - 12.04.x currently)

With Ubuntu you might want to try both the open source driver and the Nvidia proprietary driver (choose in the "Additional Drivers" settings).

If you install Gnome Shell you can compare which runs better as you can choose the environment at the login screen but your apps and settings are the same in both.

If you have imported user settings during install (from a previous version of /home/username) it may have some old non-optimal preferences affecting graphics. You can check that by creating a new user for comparison.

For the HDD, you can make sure the BIOS starts it in AHCI mode, also in any flavour of Ubuntu, "Disk Utility" should give you access to the SMART data.

I noticed in the screenshot you were running without any swap partition. It's a good idea to have some anyway; most programs will barely touch it as you have 4GM RAM but some processes may prefer to see it available (suggest 5GB for your setup even if only to support suspend / hibernate).

I have the current LTS running on a range of desktop / laptop / server (including an oldish Atom nettop with nvidia ION and a 10-year old rack server) and haven't come across any problems on clean install. I do use 64-bit wherever the processor supports it (even that Atom does!).



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Standard User Uilebheist
(legend) Tue 22-Jan-13 13:09:46
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In reply to a post by prlzx:
I have the current LTS running on a range of desktop / laptop / server (including an oldish Atom nettop with nvidia ION and a 10-year old rack server) and haven't come across any problems on clean install. I do use 64-bit wherever the processor supports it (even that Atom does!).

I have to agree with this. I'm not personally a fan of Ubuntu, I prefer other distros, but I had to install 12.04 LTS server (not my choice obviously tongue) and it's much faster than previous versions. That of course may be because I spent some time doing "apt-get remove" on things which it installed without asking and weren't needed.
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Tue 22-Jan-13 13:19:49
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In reply to a post by Uilebheist:
Hmmm, just to make sure it is running things using sensible settings, in Ubuntu could you open a terminal and type
sudo lscpu
sudo lshw
and post the output.
I would ask for "dmesg" as well but that's likely to give a huge amount of output with a small amount of useful information hidden somewhere in the middle so maybe not, if the other commands give enough information.


lscpu

Architecture: x86_64
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 4
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3
Thread(s) per core: 1
Core(s) per socket: 4
Socket(s): 1
NUMA node(s): 1
Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD
CPU family: 16
Model: 5
Stepping: 3
CPU MHz: 800.000
BogoMIPS: 6412.64
Virtualisation: AMD-V
L1d cache: 64K
L1i cache: 64K
L2 cache: 512K
NUMA node0 CPU(s): 0-3
ash@UBUNTUDESKTOP:~$

lshw

ubuntudesktop
description: Desktop Computer
product: To Be Filled By O.E.M. (To Be Filled By O.E.M.)
vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
width: 64 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.6 dmi-2.6 vsyscall32
configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop family=To Be Filled By O.E.M. sku=To Be Filled By O.E.M. uuid=00020003-0004-0005-0006-000700080009
*-core
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product: 960GM-GS3 FX
vendor: ASRock
physical id: 0
*-firmware
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vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
physical id: 0
version: P1.30
date: 05/21/2012
size: 64KiB
capacity: 960KiB
capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
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vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 4
bus info: cpu@0
version: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B50 Processor
serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
slot: CPUSocket
size: 800MHz
capacity: 3200MHz
width: 64 bits
clock: 200MHz
capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt nodeid_msr hw_pstate npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save cpufreq
configuration: cores=4 enabledcores=4 threads=4
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 5
slot: L1-Cache
size: 512KiB
capacity: 512KiB
clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 6
slot: L2-Cache
size: 2MiB
capacity: 2MiB
clock: 1GHz (1.0ns)
capabilities: pipeline-burst internal write-back unified
*-memory
description: System Memory
physical id: f
slot: System board or motherboard
size: 4GiB
*-bank:0
description: DIMMProject-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-05 00:26+0000Last-Translator: Andi Chandler <Unknown>Language-Team: English (United Kingdom) <en_GB@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2012-10-09 11:44+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 16112) Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
product: PSD34G133320000000
vendor: Manufacturer00
physical id: 0
serial: 00000000
slot: DIMM0
size: 4GiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 533MHz (1.9ns)
*-bank:1
description: Project-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-05 00:26+0000Last-Translator: Andi Chandler <Unknown>Language-Team: English (United Kingdom) <en_GB@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2012-10-09 11:44+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 16112)Project-Id-Version: lshwReport-Msgid-Bugs-To: FULL NAME <EMAIL@ADDRESS>POT-Creation-Date: 2009-10-08 14:02+0200PO-Revision-Date: 2012-02-05 00:26+0000Last-Translator: Andi Chandler <Unknown>Language-Team: English (United Kingdom) <en_GB@li.org>MIME-Version: 1.0Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bitX-Launchpad-Export-Date: 2012-10-09 11:44+0000X-Generator: Launchpad (build 16112) [empty]
product: ModulePartNumber01
vendor: Manufacturer01
physical id: 1
serial: SerNum01
slot: DIMM1
*-pci:0
description: Host bridge
product: RS780 Host Bridge
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:40 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:fd000000-febfffff ioport:f0000000(size=167772160)
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NVIDIA Corporation
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:f8000000-f9ffffff ioport:d800(size=128) memory:feb80000-febfffff
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: NVIDIA Corporation
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0.1
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
version: a1
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
resources: irq:19 memory:feb7c000-feb7ffff
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport
resources: irq:41 ioport:e000(size=4096) ioport:fbf00000(size=1048576)
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 06
serial: bc:5f:f4:2d:41:5a
size: 100Mbit/s
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw ip=192.168.0.14 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
resources: irq:42 ioport:e800(size=256) memory:fbfff000-fbffffff memory:fbff8000-fbffbfff
*-storage
description: SATA controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 11
bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: storage pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ahci latency=32
resources: irq:22 ioport:c000(size=8) ioport:b000(size=4) ioport:a000(size=8) ioport:9000(size=4) ioport:8000(size=16) memory:fcfffc00-fcffffff
*-usb:0
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 12
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:16 memory:fcffe000-fcffefff
*-usb:1
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 12.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:16 memory:fcffd000-fcffdfff
*-usb:2
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 12.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:12.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:17 memory:fcfff800-fcfff8ff
*-usb:3
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 13
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:18 memory:fcffc000-fcffcfff
*-usb:4
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 13.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:18 memory:fcffb000-fcffbfff
*-usb:5
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 13.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:19 memory:fcfff400-fcfff4ff
*-serial UNCLAIMED
description: SMBus
product: SBx00 SMBus Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
version: 3c
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ht cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-ide
description: IDE interface
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=64
resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ff00(size=16)
*-multimedia
description: Audio device
product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=32
resources: irq:16 memory:fcff4000-fcff7fff
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.4
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master
*-usb:6
description: USB controller
product: SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
physical id: 14.5
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.5
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ohci bus_master
configuration: driver=ohci_hcd latency=32
resources: irq:18 memory:fcffa000-fcffafff
*-pci:1
description: Host bridge
product: Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 101
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:2
description: Host bridge
product: Family 10h Processor Address Map
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 102
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:3
description: Host bridge
product: Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 103
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-pci:4
description: Host bridge
product: Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 104
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=k10temp
resources: irq:0
*-pci:5
description: Host bridge
product: Family 10h Processor Link Control
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
physical id: 105
bus info: pci@0000:00:18.4
version: 00
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
*-scsi:0
physical id: 1
logical name: scsi2
capabilities: emulated
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: ST3500312CS
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: SC13
serial: 9VV3Y2BB
size: 465GiB (500GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=000a31c5
*-volume:0
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: 289c94f9-0488-4fe5-a1d4-a45829990969
size: 461GiB
capacity: 461GiB
capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2013-01-22 13:03:37 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/target modified=2013-01-22 13:13:34 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2013-01-22 13:13:34 state=mounted
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description: Extended partition
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
size: 4094MiB
capacity: 4094MiB
capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
*-logicalvolume
description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
physical id: 5
logical name: /dev/sda5
capacity: 4094MiB
capabilities: nofs
*-scsi:1
physical id: 2
logical name: scsi7
capabilities: emulated
*-cdrom
description: DVD writer
product: DVD+/-RW16N9
vendor: FREECOM_
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@7:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/cdrw
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/dvdrw
logical name: /dev/sr0
logical name: /media/ash/06-01
version: FR11
capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
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*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /media/ash/06-01
configuration: mount.fstype=udf mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=77,iocharset=utf8 state=mounted
*-scsi:2
physical id: 3
bus info: usb@2:1
logical name: scsi8
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk:0
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@8:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
configuration: sectorsize=512
*-disk:1
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.1
bus info: scsi@8:0.0.1
logical name: /dev/sdc
configuration: sectorsize=512
*-disk:2
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.2
bus info: scsi@8:0.0.2
logical name: /dev/sdd
configuration: sectorsize=512
*-disk:3
description: SCSI Disk
physical id: 0.0.3
bus info: scsi@8:0.0.3
logical name: /dev/sde
configuration: sectorsize=512

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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Tue 22-Jan-13 13:23:14
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In reply to a post by prlzx:
I would do a test with Lubuntu (which doesn't use Unity) - boot from CD or preferably make a bootable USB stick from the ISO (e.g. Startup Disk Creator) without actually installing it. Bear in mind that running from CD will be a bit slower anyway,

(on a 16GB USB stick I always have the second partition as 1GB bootable with the latest desktop LTS - 12.04.x currently)

With Ubuntu you might want to try both the open source driver and the Nvidia proprietary driver (choose in the "Additional Drivers" settings).

If you install Gnome Shell you can compare which runs better as you can choose the environment at the login screen but your apps and settings are the same in both.

If you have imported user settings during install (from a previous version of /home/username) it may have some old non-optimal preferences affecting graphics. You can check that by creating a new user for comparison.

For the HDD, you can make sure the BIOS starts it in AHCI mode, also in any flavour of Ubuntu, "Disk Utility" should give you access to the SMART data.

I noticed in the screenshot you were running without any swap partition. It's a good idea to have some anyway; most programs will barely touch it as you have 4GM RAM but some processes may prefer to see it available (suggest 5GB for your setup even if only to support suspend / hibernate).

I have the current LTS running on a range of desktop / laptop / server (including an oldish Atom nettop with nvidia ION and a 10-year old rack server) and haven't come across any problems on clean install. I do use 64-bit wherever the processor supports it (even that Atom does!).


That actually was off a USB drive i formatted the 500gig HDD for something else have now reinstalled on the 500gig HDD though,

was a 64bit fresh install of all 3 ubuntu, linux mint with cinnamon and latest fedora all having the same problems, also i always make sure my bios in in AHCI mode too been using linux for a fair few year now this is the first pc ive had problems on, ive had it installed on PII's all the way to i5s and all have been fine except this particular computer thats why im so puzzled

Ash

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