[kwlug-disc] Dell Inspiron 1150 Slowness

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Jul 16 23:29:40 EDT 2009

Can you swap the drives and see if the problems follows the drive?

Given Raul's comments, can you boot up an 8.04 test drive CD (on 
both), and see if you get similar response times on both laptops. 
Granted, the 'measurements' would be subjective.

- if you pulled the hard drive on the 1150, then boot the CD, you 
could at least eliminate the potential flakiness of any drive impact 
on your observations.

Charles M wrote, On 07/16/2009 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).

More information about the kwlug-disc mailing list