[Nottingham] Aspire One Performance

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Sep 30 15:40:53 UTC 2009

Rory Holland wrote:
> Seeing those posts on the iPlayer reminded me of my own Aspire One
> performance issues.
> I have an Acer Aspire one with 512mb RAM and an 8Gb SSD
> I am running Ubuntu Netbook Remix (9.10 - is it beta yet?), but have
> had this problem with most Linux distros
> The interface is slow and unresponsive; hovering over an icon will
> take a good few seconds before it "highlights", and I'll have to wait

One step is to try adding 1GB RAM to give you 1.5GB. That certainly 
helped on my AspireOne.

And as it happens... I happen to have a spare 1GB SODIMM that's 
compatible with it. ;-)

There's various other tweaks... Such as using tmpfs for certain tmp 
directories and disabling the disk cache for Firefox.


Good luck,

Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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