[kwlug-disc] Dell Inspiron 1150 Slowness

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Jul 16 23:16:36 EDT 2009


On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:40 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> 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.
>

I am typing this on Kubuntu on a Toshiba laptop with intel chipset.

lspci says:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

This is kubuntu 8.04.2 though, an older version than Charles is using.
Perhaps you can try 8.04 which is an LTS (3 year support on the desktop,
rather than the 18 months for other non-LTS releases).



>
> Raul Suarez
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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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