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    Unhappy Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

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    Recently built a new PC. Installed Ubuntu 13.04.

    It is. Slow. As. Molasses.

    Seriously, I tried installing Steam and it's slow as a snail, I tried running Dota 2 and it's slow.

    Literally opening browsers is slow. EVERYTHING IS SUPER SLOW.

    Normally this wouldn't surprise me but here are my computer's specs....

    RAM: Kingston HyperX Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1BK2/8

    Hard Drive:
    Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM


    CPU:
    AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition AMD Radeon HD 8670D

    Power Supply:
    COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply


    Mother Board:
    MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard



    As far as I can tell it should be running much faster than this... even my download rate which on this network is ordinarily close to 2.0mb/s is never reaching more than 35kb/s. . . Everything is just completely bogged down and I'm out of ideas.

    Any solutions much appreciated. I was really hoping to get Dota 2 running on this machine but it can barely even start let alone render or anything.

    Will post additional information on request.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by nothingwillgowrong; September 1st, 2013 at 11:36 PM.

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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    Open a terminal and enter:

    Code:
    top
    Any clues?


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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    Code:
    colin@Paul:~$ top
    
    top - 00:04:10 up 4 min,  2 users,  load average: 1.32, 0.98, 0.44
    Tasks: 196 total,   3 running, 193 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
    %Cpu(s): 16.9 us,  1.3 sy,  0.0 ni, 81.7 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
    KiB Mem:   7288548 total,  1355920 used,  5932628 free,    41056 buffers
    KiB Swap:  7551996 total,        0 used,  7551996 free,   468808 cached
    
      PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S  %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND           
     1649 colin     20   0 1638m 306m  36m R  64.5  4.3   4:06.95 compiz            
     1105 root      20   0  321m 118m  24m R   9.0  1.7   0:50.95 Xorg              
     2341 colin     20   0  592m  18m  12m S   2.0  0.3   0:00.23 gnome-terminal    
      252 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.3  0.0   0:00.15 kworker/0:1       
     1978 colin     20   0  783m 128m  38m S   0.3  1.8   0:15.98 firefox           
     2397 colin     20   0 24828 1608 1120 R   0.3  0.0   0:00.01 top               
        1 root      20   0 26808 2688 1436 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.85 init              
        2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd          
        3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.03 ksoftirqd/0       
        4 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kworker/0:0       
        5 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kworker/0:0H      
        6 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.93 kworker/u:0       
        7 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kworker/u:0H      
        8 root      rt   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.02 migration/0       
        9 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 rcu_bh            
       10 root      20   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.14 rcu_sched         
       11 root      rt   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/0
    Noticed the CPU is fluctuating between 5 and 111% on that first process.

    Is that a sign of overheating or something? Bad heatsink?

    EDIT: Worth noting, despite the fact that my browser is able to load, any download done through Steam is completely frozen.
    Last edited by nothingwillgowrong; August 31st, 2013 at 07:13 AM. Reason: Clarity of formatting

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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    Did you install the AMD/ATI graphics driver?

    (check the Software Sources program)
    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.

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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    Did you install the AMD/ATI graphics driver?

    (check the Software Sources program)
    No I did not. I suspected that would be important but honestly I have no idea how, the disc it came with is Windows not Ubuntu and I have no idea how or where to look to install the AMD/ATI drivers. (I didn't see anything in USC but who knows)

    Any advice on how?

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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    If you are using Ubuntu then search for 'Software and Updates' from the Dash, In the last tab of the "softwares and Updates' you will see Additional Drivers, use radio button to choose fglrx or fglrx-updates, wait for the 'Applying Changes' to finish then reboot.

    Here is the help page for ATI/AMD drivers : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
    Last edited by su:bhatta; August 31st, 2013 at 01:10 PM.
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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    +1 to installing the graphics drivers.

    Meanwhile, I still have a hard time believing Compiz would take 64% of your quad-core processor (unless you've customized Compiz ridiculously). Could you run
    Code:
    lscpu
    just to make sure everything checks out there?
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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    to me it seems like compiz is causing a memory leak or something, what happens if you disable compiz? if that solves the problem, then you could try to uninstall it and then reinstall to see if you still get the same problem.
    Help me help you, by reading these suggestions before asking for help!
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    I'm currently running Kubuntu 13.04 on my laptop and Debian 7 on my desktop pc.

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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    Did you install the AMD/ATI graphics driver?
    (check the Software Sources program)
    Sounds like the fix.

    Quote Originally Posted by eternal243 View Post
    to me it seems like compiz is causing a memory leak or something, what happens if you disable compiz? if that solves the problem, then you could try to uninstall it and then reinstall to see if you still get the same problem.
    I don't think its compiz, but you could install and run another window manager just to find out. You could install gnome-classic --no-effects and choose to run it at boot (login) by clicking on the icon in the login window. This will get you off compiz and will use metacity instead.

    To install classic:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback


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    Re: Recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and having some issues.

    Here is the results of lspcu:

    Code:
    [sudo] password for colin: 
    sudo: update: command not found
    colin@Paul:~$ lscpu
    Architecture:          x86_64
    CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
    Byte Order:            Little Endian
    CPU(s):                4
    On-line CPU(s) list:   0-3
    Thread(s) per core:    2
    Core(s) per socket:    2
    Socket(s):             1
    NUMA node(s):          1
    Vendor ID:             AuthenticAMD
    CPU family:            21
    Model:                 19
    Stepping:              1
    CPU MHz:               2000.000
    BogoMIPS:              8200.56
    Virtualization:        AMD-V
    L1d cache:             16K
    L1i cache:             64K
    L2 cache:              2048K
    NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-3
    colin@Paul:~$
    Code:
    colin@Paul:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
    [sudo] password for colin: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Package gnome-session-fallback is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    
    E: Package 'gnome-session-fallback' has no installation candidate
    colin@Paul:~$

    Also something I'm noticing. If I reset using the menu my internet is disabled when I restart. If I do it with the reset button on the chassis then it isn't.

    Also fglrx showed up in the drivers menu thing initially and I hit the buttons to switch to it, did a restart and now nothing shows up and whenever I've tried to download it it hasn't been working.

    However...

    Code:
    colin@Paul:~$ fglrxinfo
    fglrxinfo: command not found
    colin@Paul:~$ fglrx
    fglrx: command not found
    colin@Paul:~$ sudo update fglrx
    [sudo] password for colin: 
    sudo: update: command not found
    colin@Paul:~$
    I've been trying to download and install drivers somehow but it's been painfully slow and hasn't really been working (so far)

    The first one I tried downloaded fine but it finished at 4.8 mb instead of like 78 mb it was listed as and it won't run or open (I'm assuming the download somehow got cutoff, I'm installing another one as we speak and yes I deleted the one that failed to download)

    Any ideas? :/
    Last edited by nothingwillgowrong; August 31st, 2013 at 11:07 PM.

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