[Wiltshire] Request for help - Ubuntu 14.04

rjd at green38.eclipse.co.uk rjd at green38.eclipse.co.uk
Thu Sep 4 11:54:22 UTC 2014

Hello Simon, I have found this on the net. Would this be of interest
the LUG mwmbers?


dick green.

On Wed, 3 Sep 2014 16:35:07 +0100 (BST), you wrote:

>> A complete Linux novice, I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS (from 
>> Live CD purchased from Canonical) - and downloaded 330.2 Mb of updates - 
>Oops =).
>> The ubuntu program operates VERY slowly, often in jerks. Everything - 
>> typing, browsing, opening and closing programs - is ultra-slow.
>> The PC details are: AMD64 Athlon processor, 3.2 GHz. 120Gb hard disc. 
>> 4Gb installed RAM. Graphics card VIA S3 UniChrome Pro KT8237.
>Not 100% sure but I suspect the graphics might be the silly part...
>Seemingly, this is a known annoyance...
>If this is a desktop I'd highly reccomend a 'different' AGP/PCI
>graphics card may be very sensible and cheap/free to find.
>Apparently, is worthwhile, to go through that xorg.conf changing in
>order to setup the openchrome driver which is apparently just
>a pain on those machines?  But NOTE things may be different in
>14.04 from  12.10 on the above page... but Now that you have a
>hint you may be able to find a working solution...
>If you want a less graphics-heavy / more XP-like Desktop,
>you can try   Mint 17 MATE 64bit  version which uses MATE
>desktop but is otherwise  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 'under the hood'.
>> ubuntu. This was unintended - the hoped-for result was to have
>> XP and ubuntu 'side by side'.
>Oops =).
>What I *can* reccomend (once you have a working Mint or Ubuntu)
>* sudo apt-get install virtualbox-nonfree
>* sudo adduser USERNAME vboxusers
>[you may need to reboot or at least fully logout/login here...]
>* Get, from  http://www.virtualbox.org/  VirtualBox 4.3.14
>   'VirtualBox Extension Pack', and open this with VirtualBox
>   application so that it then installs as an extension pack
>   (there are various ways to add through settiongs, or 'open
>   with' virtualbox, or via 'vboxmanage' command ...).
>This, then lets you install Windows XP in a virtualbox VM
>(it should have 384 to 640 mb of ram or so, on your system)
>which is a very effective way to run Windows instide Linux,
>while still being able to 'shared folders' share files from
>the Linux disk, and still being able to connect Windows XP
>through to external USB devices [Devices -> USB -> ...].
>Hope that helps,

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