256MB RAM, 800MHz Crusoe Processor (equivalent to about 700Mhz P3), 30GB Hard Drive.
70-80% CPU when idle. 95-100% when simply loading the System Monitor. Why? It's VERY sluggish, the system has to catch up with the mouse simply to light up certain icons when I go over them. Fresh install.
Why is it slow?
Latest stable hardy release, too.
I've had Xubuntu run on SLOWER machines and it ran great! Why is it so bad with my Fujitsu laptop (with the above specs)?
Would reinstalling with Dapper solve this problem? (maybe some incompatibility with Crusoe or something?)
It's dual booted with XP SP3, and XP is WAY faster than Xubuntu is. (XP isn't exactly a speed demon when you're running on 256MB of RAM and an 800MHz processor, but it runs a hell of a lot better than Hardy Xubuntu.) why?