Re: Lubuntu anyone?
Originally Posted by TBABill
Boy, I could really use some help with the current setup that I'm working on. Based on tons of research & articles that I've read I figured that Lubuntu would be the best choice for an 11 year old computer that belongs to one of our relatives who's never had a computer before. I've only been using Ubuntu Jaunty/Karmic/Lucid for a little over a year now and I guess that's why Lubuntu is not performing as I expected.
The system is an old Sony Vaio with 1.7 Ghz P4 and 256 MB of Ram. I left the old dual-boot WinXP in place just in case which is why I can safely say that WinXP with SP3 updates performs considerably better than Lubuntu. I actually expected the opposite ...
Lubuntu does work pretty good and it recognized the 10 Gbit WiFi card that I installed without a problem. But everything that I do, regardless if Internet or just desktop related, seems to stagger on the screen. Just about nothing performs fluently. I do have a 2 GB swap file set up on the machine. Also, in WinXP the CPU powers down when apps aren't being used, but in Lubuntu the CPU/fan just races endlessly. I can walk away for an hour and nothing has changed.
Previously I installed Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on this machine, no kidding, and it actually worked. Sure, slower than Lubuntu but it worked and it even recognized the 3D capability of the Radeon 9000 Pro that I installed.
Any suggestions what I can do to make that system run smoother with Lubuntu? Keep in mind that I'm still a bit of a noob myself ...
PLEASE ... don't waste anyone's time (your own included) with foolish or utterly useless comments!