[kwlug-disc] Dell Inspiron 1150 Slowness

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Jul 16 15:19:41 EDT 2009

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Does smartmontools (smartctl) support your suspicions of a faulty drive?

I have a 1150 with 2.8GHzP4/1GB around running Debian Etch+ (~8.04
ubuntu) fine.

Charles M 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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