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wadie
March 17th, 2012, 06:02 PM
Hi,

Ubuntu is being painfully slow for me!

I'm only running Firefox and installing two applications in Ubuntu Software Center..they keep going dark black (not responding). I'm not trying to do anything special..

I'm dual booting with Windows 7 and using Ubuntu 11.10.

System specs:
RAM: 2GB
Disk Space: 160GB - 18GB for Ubuntu
Processor: Intel Dual Core E4600 2.4GHz
GPU: Intel G33 Family Chipset

What is happening ? :\

2F4U
March 17th, 2012, 06:09 PM
Is anything running in the background? You can find out with a task manager or top or htop in a terminal. Check about RAM and CPU resource usage.

TenPlus1
March 17th, 2012, 07:27 PM
This may help: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11773487&postcount=32

hakermania
March 17th, 2012, 07:41 PM
You had better not do other stuff (like running heavy applications) while installing software!

johnathansmith
March 17th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Insert results from
user@user top, without installing something.

wadie
March 22nd, 2012, 05:32 PM
Sorry for the late response!


top - 18:31:40 up 2 min, 1 user, load average: 1.14, 0.75, 0.30
Tasks: 160 total, 1 running, 159 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 3.1%us, 1.2%sy, 0.0%ni, 95.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 2041784k total, 1963588k used, 78196k free, 457904k buffers
Swap: 262140k total, 1560k used, 260580k free, 977756k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
2293 wadie 20 0 1958m 56m 29m S 10 2.8 0:03.19 empathy-chat
933 root 20 0 182m 16m 5184 S 2 0.8 0:05.57 Xorg
1830 wadie 20 0 563m 85m 33m S 1 4.3 0:11.58 firefox
2062 wadie 20 0 514m 18m 11m S 1 0.9 0:00.60 gnome-terminal
2002 wadie 20 0 320m 14m 9872 S 1 0.7 0:00.47 notify-osd
1683 wadie 20 0 1209m 70m 27m S 0 3.6 0:07.19 compiz
2320 wadie 20 0 17324 1344 964 R 0 0.1 0:00.03 top
1 root 20 0 24436 2336 1332 S 0 0.1 0:00.61 init
2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.02 ksoftirqd/0
4 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.17 kworker/0:0
5 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.27 kworker/u:0
6 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
7 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 watchdog/0
8 root RT 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/1
9 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kworker/1:0


And it's going a bit better since I posted this thread..

leMasoud
March 22nd, 2012, 07:43 PM
if you suspect it might be a memory issue,type "free" in terminal and see the result and check if there is enough memory to spend on related processes.

masoud@TECRA-M4:~$ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2062008 894012 1167996 0 77596 376952
-/+ buffers/cache: 439464 1622544
Swap: 2095100 0 2095100

so if you think you need more "page file" or "swap" file or partition present check this out:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq