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    Thumbs down 13.04 is extremely slow

    Well, long time since I was here... But inspired by the good reviews about the latest Ubuntu, decided to try it... What can I say?!

    This is not the Microsoft's killer and it will not rule the desktop market soon... On a fresh install my Packard Bell Dot S netbook is simply unusable. After the Unity is loaded, it takes 3-4 secs just to display "Firefox" label on hover. I've never seen so slow OS, really!

    So I've started reading, searching in Google... Many topics suggest to install "gnome-session-fallback" or something. I've installed this and now I have a gnome-like desktop without even a simple transparency.

    Well, "great" work, Canonical! You're ready to win the world market with this "ultra fast" OS. It takes 1-2 mins to start "Software Centre" on my 6 months old netbook with 2 GB of RAM. Next time I'll buy a netbook with 8 GB RAM... I hope it will be enough for your "optimized" Unity...
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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Thread moved to the more appropriate "Ubuntu, Linux and OS Chat" forum.

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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Hmmm.... 1.6GHz is not a huge processor but I would have expected a bit more life under Raring. I see that you are a Slacker, I have a relatively vintage Dell (Latitude D520) with a 1.8 processor that screams along with 14.0 and Fluxbox.. perhaps this is the path you might look at?

    PS Your kernel is a little dated for -current:

    Code:
    andrew@skamandros~$ uname -r
    3.8.8
    Last edited by andrew.46; April 27th, 2013 at 12:43 PM.
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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    Hmmm.... 1.6GHz is not a huge processor but I would have expected a bit more life under Raring. I see that you are a Slacker, I have a relatively vintage Dell (Latitude D520) with a 1.8 processor that screams along with 14.0 and Fluxbox.. perhaps this is the path you might look at?
    Thanks for the reply, @andrew.46!

    I am using Slackware for some desktop PCs and for a couple of web servers. The reason I tried Ubuntu is because it's more user friendly, with some great reviews and on this netbook I am not doing anything special, except some browsing, chat and video / music stuff. Also used by my wife, so...

    Anyway, the reason I am so mad is... Because we're not talking about some small bugs here. It is completely USELESS in my case...
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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.46 View Post
    PS Your kernel is a little dated for -current:

    Code:
    andrew@skamandros~$ uname -r
    3.8.8
    so is yours, 3.8.9 is out
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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Actually the slowness seems to be normal on initial boot on most Ubuntu installs I have done.
    Once the first boot gets done its fine, second boot onwards is usually much smoother.
    Did you try that?
    In the end it may be your graphics card, intels can be flaky.

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    Lightbulb Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Actually the slowness seems to be normal on initial boot on most Ubuntu installs I have done.
    Once the first boot gets done its fine, second boot onwards is usually much smoother.
    Did you try that?
    In the end it may be your graphics card, intels can be flaky.
    There is a reason for that first boot thing: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...adahead.2.html
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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    so is yours, 3.8.9 is out
    Actually 3.8.10 is out now . My point was however that the Slackware -current stock kernel is 3.8.8....
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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Thanks but I don't think this is a "Linux in general" chat and talk... This is Ubuntu specific (I am talking about 13.04 here). And I've choosen the "General Help" section, as I am asking for some kind of help here...
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    Re: 13.04 is extremely slow

    Quote Originally Posted by victorche View Post
    Thanks but I don't think this is a "Linux in general" chat and talk... This is Ubuntu specific (I am talking about 13.04 here). And I've choosen the "General Help" section, as I am asking for some kind of help here...
    What part of "Ubuntu, Linux and OS Chat" is so hard to understand ?

    You haven't asked for helped, the single question in your rant is directed towards yourself. This isn't a support request.

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