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  1. #31
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    Re: Why does nothing work

    I like Mint13 Mate. I can add panels remove things i dont want , add things i do. And it has the panel applets i want.
    The only dumb question is the one not asked.

    In service to the Dream

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    Re: Why does nothing work

    actually, you dont like mate, you like a windows XP like interface.

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    100% agree with your assessment TwistedName

    2 things you can do

    ●change DE desktop environment install a lighter one [most of them are in synaptic one or 2 clicks and installed]then pick at login click on the ubuntu logo at right of box before logging in

    ●or go the whole hog there are so many choices of distros

    http://www.techradar.com/news/softwa...ommend-1090058
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._distributions
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightwe...x_distribution

    hope you find your joy ... myself switched to lxde and most of the gremlins av gone 13.10 works well if your machine has the right DE for its specs ... maybe Unity cool if you have 5 or 6 GB of ram but for me with 2.5gb on 8 year old machine not a contender ... i was not aware of this bloatware term before i read this here
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    Re: Why does nothing work

    i am using 13.10 with unity on a 1 GB RAM machine and it works great, i dont understand how it does not work on your end since you have 2.5 GB....
    but remenber, using a light DE is not quite a solution because actually, the apps need resources, not the DE.
    in idle, my unity DE takes about 0.3-0.7 of CPU.

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    Re: Why does nothing work

    hi richard

    i am using 13.10 with unity on a 1 GB RAM machine and it works great
    great news! pleased for you also a friend of mine has a really old computer and knows pretty much nothing about computing but a year and a half ago i installed 12.04 on it for him and it works like a dream; Unity glides like a leopard bathed in oil

    but ... on my Packard-Bell



    Code:
     sudo lshw
    
    description: Desktop Computer
        product: 00000000000000000000000 (To Be Filled By O.E.M.)
        vendor: Packard Bell NEC
        version: PB34225301
        serial: 049652320227
        width: 64 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 vsyscall32
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop family=To Be Filled By O.E.M. sku=To Be Filled By O.E.M. uuid=549D0B9A-BE69-DA11-8000-4E45435F4349
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: MS-7168
           vendor: NEC COMPUTERS INTERNATIONAL
           physical id: 0
           version: 1.0
           slot: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
              physical id: 0
              version: 080012
              date: 09/06/2005
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
              serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
              slot: CPU 1
              size: 1800MHz
              capacity: 2200MHz
              width: 64 bits
              clock: 200MHz
              capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt x86-64 3dnowext 3dnow rep_good nopl extd_apicid pni lahf_lm cpufreq
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 5
                 slot: L1-Cache
                 size: 64KiB
                 capacity: 64KiB
                 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 6
                 slot: L2-Cache
                 size: 512KiB
                 capacity: 512KiB
                 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 2d
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 2560MiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
                 product: PartNum0
                 vendor: Manufacturer0
                 physical id: 0
                 serial: SerNum0
                 slot: DIMM0
                 size: 512MiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
                 product: PartNum1
                 vendor: Manufacturer1
                 physical id: 1
                 serial: SerNum1
                 slot: DIMM1
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
            *-bank:2
                 description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)
                 product: PartNum2
                 vendor: Manufacturer2
                 physical id: 2
                 serial: SerNum2
                 slot: DIMM2
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
                 clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)
            *-bank:3
                 description: DIMM SDRAM [empty]
                 product: PartNum3
                 vendor: Manufacturer3
                 physical id: 3
                 serial: SerNum3
                 slot: DIMM3
         *-pci:0
              description: Host bridge
              product: RS480/RS482/RS485 Host Bridge
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 10
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: RS4xx PCI Express Port [ext gfx]
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci pm pciexpress msi ht normal_decode bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pcieport
                 resources: irq:0 ioport:7000(size=4096) memory:fc600000-fe7fffff ioport:bbf00000(size=603979776)
               *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3]
                    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                    version: a2
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                    resources: irq:18 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:dc000000-ddffffff ioport:7c00(size=128) memory:fe780000-fe7fffff
               *-multimedia
                    description: Audio device
                    product: High Definition Audio Controller
                    vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                    physical id: 0.1
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
                    version: a1
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
                    resources: irq:18 memory:fe77c000-fe77ffff
            *-ide:0
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 11
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm msi bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=sata_sil latency=64
                 resources: irq:23 ioport:bc00(size=8) ioport:b800(size=4) ioport:b400(size=8) ioport:b000(size=4) ioport:ac00(size=16) memory:febffc00-febffdff memory:feb00000-feb7ffff
            *-ide:1
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: IXP SB4x0 Serial ATA Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 12
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm msi bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=sata_sil latency=64
                 resources: irq:22 ioport:a800(size=8) ioport:a400(size=4) ioport:a000(size=8) ioport:9c00(size=4) ioport:9800(size=16) memory:febff800-febff9ff memory:fea80000-feafffff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: IXP SB4x0 USB Host Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 13
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: msi ohci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64
                 resources: irq:19 memory:febfe000-febfefff
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: IXP SB4x0 USB Host Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 13.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.1
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: msi ohci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ohci-pci latency=64
                 resources: irq:19 memory:febfd000-febfdfff
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: IXP SB4x0 USB2 Host Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 13.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:13.2
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pm msi ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci-pci latency=64
                 resources: irq:19 memory:febfc000-febfcfff
            *-serial
                 description: SMBus
                 product: IXP SB4x0 SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 14
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
                 version: 10
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ht cap_list
                 configuration: driver=piix4_smbus latency=0
                 resources: irq:0 ioport:b00(size=16) memory:a0000000-a00003ff
            *-ide:2
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: IXP SB4x0 IDE Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 14.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.1
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: ide msi bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=pata_atiixp latency=64
                 resources: irq:16 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ff00(size=16)
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: IXP SB4x0 PCI-ISA Bridge
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 14.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: IXP SB4x0 PCI-PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 14.4
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.4
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pci subtractive_decode bus_master
                 resources: ioport:8000(size=4096) memory:fe800000-fe8fffff
               *-communication
                    description: Modem
                    product: SmartLink SmartPCI562 56K Modem
                    vendor: Smart Link Ltd.
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    version: 04
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm generic bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=serial latency=64 maxlatency=62 mingnt=1
                    resources: irq:20 memory:fe8ff000-fe8fffff ioport:8800(size=256)
               *-network
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
                    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                    physical id: 3
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:03.0
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 10
                    serial: 00:13:d3:b6:0d:bb
                    size: 10Mbit/s
                    capacity: 100Mbit/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=86.14.70.93 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
                    resources: irq:20 ioport:8400(size=256) memory:fe8fec00-fe8fecff memory:fe8e0000-fe8effff
               *-firewire
                    description: FireWire (IEEE 1394)
                    product: VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller
                    vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                    physical id: 4
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:04.0
                    version: 80
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm ohci bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=firewire_ohci latency=64 maxlatency=32
                    resources: irq:9 memory:fe8fe000-fe8fe7ff ioport:8c00(size=128)
            *-multimedia
                 description: Multimedia audio controller
                 product: IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
                 vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
                 physical id: 14.5
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:14.5
                 version: 01
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: msi bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_atiixp latency=64 mingnt=2
                 resources: irq:17 memory:febff400-febff4ff
         *-pci:1
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 101
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.0
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:2
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 102
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.1
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
         *-pci:3
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 103
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.2
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=amd64_edac
              resources: irq:0
         *-pci:4
              description: Host bridge
              product: K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
              vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD]
              physical id: 104
              bus info: pci@0000:00:18.3
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=k8temp
              resources: irq:0
         *-scsi:0
              physical id: 1
              logical name: scsi0
              capabilities: emulated
            *-disk
                 description: ATA Disk
                 product: ST3500630AS
                 vendor: Seagate
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sda
                 version: 3.AA
                 serial: 5QG10JMC
                 size: 465GiB (500GB)
                 capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=512 signature=0001219e
               *-volume:0
                    description: EXT4 volume
                    vendor: Linux
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                    logical name: /dev/sda1
                    logical name: /
                    version: 1.0
                    serial: 686b43e4-2d7a-4c33-9c1d-c1b96a2ac679
                    size: 463GiB
                    capacity: 463GiB
                    capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                    configuration: created=2013-10-19 14:05:55 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/ modified=2013-11-02 07:15:35 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2013-11-02 07:15:35 state=mounted
               *-volume:1
                    description: Extended partition
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                    logical name: /dev/sda2
                    size: 2557MiB
                    capacity: 2557MiB
                    capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                  *-logicalvolume
                       description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                       physical id: 5
                       logical name: /dev/sda5
                       capacity: 2557MiB
                       capabilities: nofs
         *-scsi:1
              physical id: 2
              logical name: scsi5
              capabilities: emulated
            *-cdrom
                 description: DVD writer
                 product: DVD_RW ND-3550A
                 vendor: _NEC
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/cdrom
                 logical name: /dev/sr0
                 version: 1.52
                 serial: [
                 capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                 configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
         *-scsi:2
              physical id: 3
              bus info: usb@2:4
              logical name: scsi6
              capabilities: emulated scsi-host
              configuration: driver=usb-storage
            *-disk:0
                 description: SCSI Disk
                 physical id: 0.0.0
                 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.0
                 logical name: /dev/sdb
                 configuration: sectorsize=512
            *-disk:1
                 description: SCSI Disk
                 physical id: 0.0.1
                 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.1
                 logical name: /dev/sdc
                 configuration: sectorsize=512
            *-disk:2
                 description: SCSI Disk
                 physical id: 0.0.2
                 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.2
                 logical name: /dev/sdd
                 configuration: sectorsize=512
            *-disk:3
                 description: SCSI Disk
                 physical id: 0.0.3
                 bus info: scsi@6:0.0.3
                 logical name: /dev/sde
                 configuration: sectorsize=512

    it is not smooth in any way ... i see some guys av a great time with U others not so and for like the OP a bit of a fiasco so i am thinking there must be some systems better suited to it .... and what you say [and my friend's machine] indicates it is not RAM which dictates this ... so is it the make of the machine the age ... there must be patterns .. a survey in this forum might help see which direction to look in
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    Re: Why does nothing work

    PearOS is Cool but it is basically Ubuntu Reskinned to look like OSX!

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    Re: Why does nothing work

    Hi if you dislike unity like a lot of us do you can try 12.4 with any desktop you want from the ubuntu repositorys. If you dont mind loging in you can install all of ubuntu's desktops on one machine and choose the one you like at boot up.
    I use xubuntu and it works fine for me with compbiz,and runs kde and gnome programs on the same desktop with no problem. The menu is configurabel so you dont end up with all the junk programs you can edit them out by just removing the checkmark in the edit menu screen. I run puppy pricise on my old laptop a i586 866 mh intell it uses the ubuntu 12.4 repositories. if you like deb try mepis for kde desktop.
    Last edited by leeper69; November 2nd, 2013 at 04:47 PM.

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    Re: Why does nothing work

    Quote Originally Posted by help_me2 View Post
    I just hit the "Like" button. Apps are where it's at. People can adapt to desktop environments. (at least most can) Then there are those that will complain until their last breath, as if it does any good.
    I have a folder with 45gigs of other Linux distros that I have tried! I keep coming back to Ubuntu because in my opinion it is the best one out there for me. Mostly for me the choice was dependent on hardware, the wifi on my laptop, as well as ease of use. Im My opinion Unity is much better than Gnome 3 (seriously 3 clicks of the mouse to get to a big batch of icons for every application on your machine) what is this IOS!! Unity has a Doofy Menu interface, OSX has a Doofy Interface, Windows7, Windows Vista all have a Doofy Menu Interface! They all make you search for applications that aren't one of the 15 or so that will fit on your dock!
    Why does nothing work? For me Ubuntu works about the best of any Distro i have tried, and the second and third runner up are still Ubuntu based (Linux Mint if you can get over the green, and PearOS for that cool OSX flavour) I have tried Ubuntu on dozens of different machines and yes there are some that for whatever reason just don't work properly ( Wifi, Sound, Display, or Just buggy and slow for some unknown reason) Put it is still my weapon of choice in the Linux world!!

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    Re: Why does nothing work

    for everyone of you who try ubuntu and feel laggy, try to open the terminal and type: "top" and watch for the load of the processor.
    sometimes, it had happened to me: the problem was that compiz eat about 50% of my CPU. i dont know way! it is happening pretty rare, but is happening.
    the solution was simply to restart "lightdm"
    sudo restart lightdm

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    Re: Why does nothing work

    Greetings,
    Maverick, Natty, Oneric, Precise, Quantal, Raring and Saucy are just a train taking use from where we have been to where we are going. If you don't like what you have then try the destination. You can wait until April if you are a bit timid. I'm there and loving it right now!

    PS. If you are off the train but not at the destination ............!
    rrnbtter
    Life is good! Live it to the Ubuntu-ist!

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