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speed up ubuntu 8.10

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  • Started 5 years ago by 0zSpitt
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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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last night i messed around and finally was able to get dual monitors to work on ubuntu through the ati catalyst control center. who would have thought to look there? obviously not me.
BUT, this version of ubuntu is really slow compared to hearty heron. is there a way to shut things down or configure anything to make it run faster?

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JDorfler
JDorfler
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Go under synaptic package manager and look for xubuntu-desktop. I hear fluxbuntu-desktop is super fast as well.

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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i'm downloading fluxbuntu now. seems really lightweight according to the website

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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it doesn't detect a cd-rom, my keyboard language (after setting it up 3 times) and it wants to save an error report to a floppy, web, or "cd-rom". it won't go any further. i'll see if i can transfer it to a flashdrive

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JDorfler
JDorfler
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Can you post your computer's specs?

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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asus p5q motherboard, intel core2 dou e8400 cpu @ 3.00ghz, 1-80gb hdd, 1-150gb hdd @10000rpm, 1-500gb hdd, lite-on dvd burner, 4gb ddr2 ram, ati radeon 2600 pro video card, linksys wireless card, asus tv tuner, soundblaster sound card, 750w psu, dual 17" flat pane monitors. i posted pictures in the "off topic" forum

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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pane = panel

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JDorfler
JDorfler
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fuxbuntu is geared towards pcs even older than your's. I'd go with Xubuntu-desktop.

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