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    Re: Very slow while opening up new applications

    Hi,

    Could you please post the output of:

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    sudo fdisk -l
    Please put the output between 'code' tags.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Very slow while opening up new applications

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x93b97aa3
    
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda2   *        2046   312560639   156279297    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5       122881248   312560639    94839696    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda6            2048     1953791      975872   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7         1955840   122879999    60462080   83  Linux
    
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order

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    Re: Very slow while opening up new applications

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneet_Goyal View Post
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x93b97aa3
    
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda2   *        2046   312560639   156279297    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5       122881248   312560639    94839696    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
    /dev/sda6            2048     1953791      975872   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7         1955840   122879999    60462080   83  Linux
    
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    Hi and thanks for posting!

    I see you didn't go for my previous suggestion to create 'new' partition table and start planning for your partitions as suggested.
    If you're not dual-booting and Linux is the only system installed and there is only just one, usually, your partitions should be:

    /dev/sda1 = root
    /dev/sda2 = home
    /dev/sda3 = swap

    If your RAM is 1GB then SWAP = RAM or 2xRAM
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq

    As per your 'current' partitions scheme, I see you're not using /home partition. You can do a simple google search and it will give you many links of why having a home partition (/home) is important

    From experience, and in order not to have any kind of issues in the future, I suggest to:

    1- Backup your files
    2- Create New partition table using GParted
    3- Create 3 partitions - as I explained on my previous post
    4- Install Lubuntu 13.10

    As for programs being slow, I suggest to not use Chromium browser on 1GB RAM - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1096603

    This is one of my machines: http://phillw.net/hardware/BnA9pw11
    It has less than 512MB RAM and it works fine

    Don't expect your machine to be super fast. 1GB of RAM and Lubuntu is okay and should give you average performance - that 100% depends on what you're using.

    For example: don't expect to open 10 tabs on any browser and your machine will be responsive - just an example.

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    Re: Very slow while opening up new applications

    Thanks amjjawad. I guess I will wait for the new installation until after the new version is released in April and keep these pointers in mind while creating a new partition table.

    And, agree with your point on 10 tabs. Didn't work!!!

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    Re: Very slow while opening up new applications

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneet_Goyal View Post
    Thanks amjjawad. I guess I will wait for the new installation until after the new version is released in April and keep these pointers in mind while creating a new partition table.

    And, agree with your point on 10 tabs. Didn't work!!!
    Hi,

    You can always upgrade
    But I do understand that is your choice and I respect it.

    I'm using now Core i5 2nd generation with 8GB RAM. When I login to my desktop (Xubuntu 12.04.4), and run Firefox, it needs 1 second or less. When I run Chromium, it takes 5 seconds or so to show up. So, if an application will take sometime, that does not mean there is something wrong

    On my 512MB RAM machines, two tabs, one is facebook and one is Gmail ... and the machine will start smoking

    Nowadays, almost all the well-known websites are very demanding. Not to mention YouTube, watching movies, etc.

    If you need anything, please let us know

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    Re: Very slow while opening up new applications

    Your partitioning is a classic one (and more or less the only one possible) if you want a dual boot. When support for 13.10 is running out in June you can easily delete sda6 and 7 and install 14.04 in the free space.

    If your Windows is XP be aware that support is only through middle of April.

    A separate /home will not give you more speed. If a low swapiness didn't help I guess you have to add some memory or just accept the speed as it is.

    Now you have plenty of space but if you get into a similar problem it's a good habit to run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    once in a while.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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