[kwlug-disc] Dell Inspiron 1150 Slowness

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 16 22:40:26 EDT 2009


What video chipset does it use? If it is Intel then the problem is with the video drivers. I was able to revert back my drivers and it improved substantially but it still feels slower than it should be.

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--- On Thu, 7/16/09, Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Dell Inspiron 1150 Slowness
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 3:02 PM
> 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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