Re: Ubuntu slow
Yes, it can't hurt.
Originally Posted by lumaja
Also, you do not have a virus on Ubuntu. Maybe on Windows, but it won't affect Ubuntu. Also, viruses rarely cause slowdown even on Windows.
Have you checked the SMART statistics for your hard disk? Open the Disk Utility program and click on your disk, then click SMART Data. Any little red lights indicate a problem.
If there's no problems reported there, you could try running IOtop. In the terminal, type:
When you start having the problems where the disk is being used a lot and the windows go grey, have a look at the window where IOtop is running, and see if there's a program consistently at the top of the list DURING THE PROBLEM. If there is, then please let us know what it is.
sudo apt-get install iotop
To quit IOtop, press Q or close that window.
You could also run Memtest from the GRUB boot menu to check your RAM. Run it for eight hours. If there are any errors, any errors at all, you have bad RAM that may be causing the problem.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.