April 7th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Ubuntu really freaking slow on HP dv6113
I've been battling this problem for months. Ubuntu on my HP laptop is really slow. I had FC8 before installing Ubuntu and had no problems with speed. Any ideas on where I could start looking to fix this? I'm using Nvidia's graphics driver configured for dual monitors. Could this be a problem with my configuration? Could it be some kernel parameter that I'm not passing? a bios setting?
April 20th, 2009, 03:19 PM
How much RAM? I had a similar issue with my desktop b.c Xorg was using on average 500MB of RAM. I added more RAM and of now I am able to use only 3GB of the 4GB I have installed (2 2GB RAM sticks) and haven't quite figured out why, but I dont have a reason to just yet. 3GB works just fine for me.
Originally Posted by linuxChique
TOP on the cmd line will show you what is running and how much RAM it is using.
April 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
I have Ubuntu 8.04 on my cheap compaq presario celeron notebook with 512 mb ram and full cpmpiz settings, desktop cube, this and that, everything enabled and speed is amazing. In fact I ahve converted die hard Vista fans to Ubuntu Geeks just by showing my laptop. Some thing must be wrong with your installation.
November 21st, 2012, 03:58 AM
i have the same issue on 2 laptops. ubuntu 12.04 lts was really dodgy on them... one is intel 2.5ghz dualcore(t61) and other one was some 1.7 celeron perhaps... both moving like snails
t61 also gets very hot, although the fan doesnt ever switch off... xp runs totally fine on both...
should i try freebsd or the fedora then?