Hello Ubuntu-ers and Penguin Lovers!
I've been am Ubuntu user and a Penguin lover for a little over a year now, and for the most part, I'm ADDICTED! I love it. I've posted here a handful of times with problems that typically are solved immediately, yet another reason I love Ubuntu
Pretty recently I upgraded my laptop to 13.04 and where I had NO problems previously (meaning in 12.04 or 12.10) I now do have these problems. My first thought is my HP Pavillion DV6000 is simply too old to handle everything Linux is putting out now, but truthfully, I don't know if that's the case.
My main concerns are as stated in the Thread Title - Heat, Speed and Graphics issues. I have a few other little bugs I have noticed, but I wanted to address the big boys first.
Speed -- I've read a few things like change the swappiness, and using zram for speed. Would these help? If so, what is the safest way to do this? And is there anything else that could help?
Heat -- I used to use Jupiter, which seemed to work flawlessly in 12.04 and 12.10 but in 13.04 it's really buggy. Could this be my older laptop just not being able to keep up? When Jupiter does decide to work properly it says my comp is running at like 80 degrees or so, compared to the low 70's it used to. That can't be good right?
Graphics -- As of my 13.04 upgrade I've noticed some pretty wonky graphics issues. First being when I click the Dash button to search for an App or File I get some weird graphics quirks. Nothing disabling, but definitely annoying and it was NEVER like that prior to the 13.04 upgrade. I've also noticed similar wonky graphics stuff when veiwing streaming videos such as YouTube or movies online etc. I have yet to try with an actual DVD because I assume if it can't view YouTube properly a DVD might just kill it.
I've only noticed these issues/bugs as of 13.04 so like I said earlier, could it be my laptop just cannot handle it? I do know I can change desktop environments, I did that on my Asus EEE Pc netbook, it is running 13.04 Lubuntu and it works BEAUTIFULLY!
I would prefer to keep the Unity desktop on my larger laptop, but if I cannot, then well I cannot. I have installed the gnome fallback, but I still see most of the same bugs/issues, the only exception being there is no Dash button so I do not get that Graphics error.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated
And thank you in advance to everyone that takes the time to help