[Nottingham] Aspire One Performance
daedalusfall at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 17:00:05 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
> a while when opening applications.
> I have no compositing, I'm not even using metacity's compositing
> features. It's worse with Compiz.
> I think the problem may be with the Intel graphics, as I heard there
> were major performance issues in Jaunty. I am, however, surprised they
> weren't fixed in Karmic.
> I'm not using any swap space, as the SSD is very slow, and I think may
> be part of the problem.
> Does anyone have any ideas how I can get a more responsive system? I'm
> loathe to switch to something like IceWM or OpenBox, as I've grown
> accustomed to the power of Gnome (metacity, specifically)
Just a thought, and maybe completely wrong, but do you have your home
dir encrypted? IIRC the installer now gives it as an option. A friend
had this on his laptop and it was very slow (much slower than his Fedora
install) and removing that made it much better.
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