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    Ubuntu on GIGABYTE tablet

    Hello all and thanks to the site creators.
    My 1st post so, I’m from the US working in Abu Dhabi UAE on Military simulators that have anywhere from 50 to 80 servers, projectors and simulated Military equipment with windows XP and 7 I’m mostly dealing with hardware issues.
    I’m a 1 year Ubuntu convert for my personal use and love it. I’ve loaded Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on several old laptops with no issues and it increased the performance of the laptops, and Ubuntu MATE on 2 Pi4s also no problems but recently I tried loading Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on an old GIGABYTE S1080 tablet with a Celeron N2087 1.58GHz 4gb ram and 64gb HD and it’s really slow so slow I put windows 10P back on.

    Any advice on what might be the problem or should I take the path of least resistance and keep W10 on the tablets?
    I thought my Ubuntu ISO might be corrupt so downloaded a fresh copy but no luck.
    It's really really slow.

    Corrected for version 18.04.4 LTS on the tablet
    Last edited by steve1752; March 28th, 2020 at 01:53 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu on GIGABYTE tablet

    I don't know those tablets, but I think that Ubuntu 10.04 (which reached end of life 7 years ago) wasn't very good at running on such hardware.

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    Re: Ubuntu on GIGABYTE tablet

    The best place to know what is going on: /var/log/

    Here im still using 18.04 on a 30 years old laptop

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    Re: Ubuntu on GIGABYTE tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by Impavidus View Post
    I don't know those tablets, but I think that Ubuntu 10.04 (which reached end of life 7 years ago) wasn't very good at running on such hardware.
    Sorry typo i loaded 18.04.4 LTS on the tablet

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    Re: Ubuntu on GIGABYTE tablet

    On very lightweight or older systems full Ubuntu can be very slow. It is more designed with all the features to compete with those other systems Windows or Mac.

    Have you tried a lightweight flavor?
    Light weight flavors
    Lubuntu, xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Budgie
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors

    My old desktop has a 4:3 screen, so when they changed to Unity, I loaded flashback/gnome-panel which was like the old gnome2 with top & bottom panels. Similar to Budgie, gnome classic or Mint. Mint is based on Ubuntu but not an official flavor and still uses gnome2 (I believe). I also found gnome-panel very lightweight. My old laptop only had 1.5GB of RAM but ran flashback reasonably well.
    https://www.debugpoint.com/2019/10/i...-04-lts-19-10/
    https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/GnomeFlashback

    I am still running flashback on my new systems, this one has already been updated to 20.04 and seems to work well.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: Ubuntu on GIGABYTE tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Have you tried a lightweight flavor?
    I'll give that a try thanks. I really want to get away from windows.

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