[kwlug-disc] Dell Inspiron 1150 Slowness

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Jul 16 15:25:10 EDT 2009


Anything in dmesg or /var/log/messages?

Does top show wait for I/O that is high (or other figures that are?)

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 for a client today on his Dell Inspiron
> 1150 notebook and it's dog slow, so incredibly slow that I can't believe
> it's actually a Celeron 2.6 GHz with 1GB RAM. I suspect that the hard drive
> is probably failing, but I wondered if anyone else had run into this with
> the 1150? I seem to recall that Ubuntu was one of the installation options
> for this model so I'm really surprised at how poor the performance is. I did
> a side by side comparison with my Lenovo Celeron 1.5GHz with 2GB RAM and it
> really kicked the 2.6GHz box's butt loading up applications (even calc is
> slow).
>
> Cheers,
>
> Charles
>
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