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    Question I am new to linux and need help!

    I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 and i need help with it.Here is my questions:
    1.My configuration is P4 2.4 Ghz/768 MB ram/Nvidia FX5500 graphic card and with this configurations Ubuntu runs very slow. What should i do? Is there any configuration setup?
    2.My printer is Xerox Workcentre PE114e and i cannot print anything. It found the driver of PE118e or some printer like that and download it but nothing happens.What should i do? How can i print?
    3.For Linux what is the best audio player which can play all lossless formats like APE,FLAC,WAVPACK and these big files with cue sheets?

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    Re: I am new to linux and need help!

    Slow?

    What do you mean when you say slow? Your specs should be more than enough for Ubuntu to function fine.

    What does "top" say?
    Run
    Code:
    top
    in the terminal and post the output.

    Regards
    Iain

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    Re: I am new to linux and need help!

    here is what top says:
    top - 22:52:19 up 30 min, 2 users, load average: 0.10, 0.21, 0.26
    Tasks: 98 total, 1 running, 97 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 4.7%us, 1.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 94.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 775308k total, 540928k used, 234380k free, 15692k buffers
    Swap: 1646620k total, 0k used, 1646620k free, 302088k cached

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    5060 root 20 0 37904 27m 7856 S 2.0 3.6 0:46.96 Xorg
    5844 demon 20 0 75644 20m 10m S 0.7 2.7 0:00.56 gnome-terminal
    1 root 20 0 2844 1688 544 S 0.0 0.2 0:01.32 init
    2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
    3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
    4 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ksoftirqd/0
    5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
    6 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.02 events/0
    7 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
    42 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.04 kblockd/0
    45 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpid
    46 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpi_notify
    120 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kseriod
    154 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 pdflush
    155 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.04 pdflush
    156 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kswapd0
    196 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/0
    1459 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ksuspend_usbd
    1462 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khubd
    1486 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.24 ata/0
    1488 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ata_aux
    1722 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_0
    1724 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.42 scsi_eh_1
    2405 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.10 kjournald
    2607 root 16 -4 2520 1040 380 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.44 udevd
    2962 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kpsmoused
    2973 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kgameportd
    4275 root 20 0 1716 508 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4276 root 20 0 1716 504 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4280 root 20 0 1716 508 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4281 root 20 0 1716 504 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4283 root 20 0 1716 508 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty

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    Re: I am new to linux and need help!

    1. I agree with tinivole
    2. not really sure. I have never messed around that much with printers
    3. VLC is my personal favorite. It is in synaptic/add remove so it will be easy to install.
    Desktop: Q6600 OC: 343 x 9, 4 GB RAM, 8600 GTS Twinview (22",17"), 1.5 TB RAID 5
    Laptop: Lenovo T61 T7300 @ 2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Nvidia 140M Quadro, 160 GB harddrive
    Remember to mark posts as [SOLVED] when your problem is resolved

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    Re: I am new to linux and need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by ademony View Post
    here is what top says:
    top - 22:52:19 up 30 min, 2 users, load average: 0.10, 0.21, 0.26
    Tasks: 98 total, 1 running, 97 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 4.7%us, 1.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 94.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
    Mem: 775308k total, 540928k used, 234380k free, 15692k buffers
    Swap: 1646620k total, 0k used, 1646620k free, 302088k cached

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    5060 root 20 0 37904 27m 7856 S 2.0 3.6 0:46.96 Xorg
    5844 demon 20 0 75644 20m 10m S 0.7 2.7 0:00.56 gnome-terminal
    1 root 20 0 2844 1688 544 S 0.0 0.2 0:01.32 init
    2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
    3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
    4 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ksoftirqd/0
    5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
    6 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.02 events/0
    7 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
    42 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.04 kblockd/0
    45 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpid
    46 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpi_notify
    120 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kseriod
    154 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 pdflush
    155 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.04 pdflush
    156 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kswapd0
    196 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/0
    1459 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ksuspend_usbd
    1462 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 khubd
    1486 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.24 ata/0
    1488 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ata_aux
    1722 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_0
    1724 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.42 scsi_eh_1
    2405 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.10 kjournald
    2607 root 16 -4 2520 1040 380 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.44 udevd
    2962 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kpsmoused
    2973 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 kgameportd
    4275 root 20 0 1716 508 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4276 root 20 0 1716 504 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4280 root 20 0 1716 508 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4281 root 20 0 1716 504 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    4283 root 20 0 1716 508 440 S 0.0 0.1 0:00.00 getty
    That output looks pretty clean. You are running at 10% CPU load. How much ram/swap space are you using. Run this:
    Code:
    free -m
    Desktop: Q6600 OC: 343 x 9, 4 GB RAM, 8600 GTS Twinview (22",17"), 1.5 TB RAID 5
    Laptop: Lenovo T61 T7300 @ 2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Nvidia 140M Quadro, 160 GB harddrive
    Remember to mark posts as [SOLVED] when your problem is resolved

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    Re: I am new to linux and need help!

    I've looked up the Printer, and it appears to just be a rebranded Samsung SCX4100.

    So look up the drivers for that and get it setup with CUPS and hopefully it will work.
    Read here, it seems they got the printer working fine.

    Regards
    Iain

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