LXer: Ubuntu mirrors already slow as sludge and Karmic is still 6 days away
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 24, 2009
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There have been a few upgrades a day popping into the Update Manager on my Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope, for those keeping score on the animal names) installation, and have you noticed what I've noticed? Those updates are downloading very, very slowly.
Ubuntu too slow PII, 300Mb RAM
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 5, 2007
I have just installed Ubuntu Edgy Eft on a PII 300Mhz, 300+Mb RAM machine which is used soley for the purpose of web browsing and some document editing. Turns out the machine is very slow running just Firefox.
One user even described it as "being back on dial-up"(The machine is on broadband and the bandwidth is fine).
I have tried fluxbox instead of gnome but the performance difference is marginal and the refresh rate of the monitor returns to 65H.
The users have minimal experience so I'm looking to keep it user friendly as well.
I may have to resort to reinstalling Win95 again otherwise. Oh, and k3b/nautilus spews any cd back at me when trying to burn data so trying Knoppix is out of the question..
What can I do to speed it up? Anyway to let it know I only need the bare processes?
Hawaii Ubuntu Mirrors???
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 7, 2009
Anyone know of any Ubuntu mirrors physically on Hawaii? Seems kinda silly not to have one (if that is indeed the case...) given the geographic distance from, well... everything.
Simpler way to add Ubuntu mirrors (e.g. adam internet's mirror filearena)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 6, 2008
i have read many posts on adding unofficial mirrors for updates/software in ubuntu. most instruct you to edit several lines in /etc/apt/sources.list
i think this is very clunky because you can't use the interface for System > Administration > Software Sources easily after doing so. the checkboxes in the first tab don't do what you think they're doing and the second tab becomes littered with entries for your mirror.
i wanted to add my local mirror to the official list and found an easier way in the process:
gksudo gedit /usr/share/python-apt/templates/Ubuntu.mirrors
scroll to your country code (for me it was AU)add a line to the end of your country's mirror list (i added http://filearena.net/pub/ubuntu/)save the file, close the editor and terminalopen System > Administration > Software Sources from the main menuchoose your new custom mirror in the Download from drop-down menu, then set your preferences
your sources.list file is automatic
rsync ubuntu mirrors
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 12, 2005
I do not know if this is the right place for that, but i will try it.
i want to rsync the ubuntu mirror "archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu" for private use. The only prob is, that the pool is about 75GB. These size includes ppc, ia64, x64 and i386. But i am only need the i386 packages from the latest preview release(5.10).
Can someone tell me, how i can do this or is this impossible?
The Structure of the pool is an apt-repository.
Best Debian and Ubuntu mirrors near Portland Oregon?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 21, 2009
This does not seem like the most reasonable way to find this information, but I'm not sure how else to. I'd been using MIT's Media Lab repos while I lived out east, but now I'm in Portland Oregon. Anyone know of a good ubuntu mirror in these parts? 1Mbps or better is "good," I guess.
Why is my ubuntu so slow to load the Desktop?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 20, 2010
Why is my ubuntu so slow to load the Desktop?
Okay. The system initialization is fast. But what happens after the login, there is a delay of about 37 secs, so the Desktop is available. Why is that?!
This only happens on the first login. If I logout and login as another user nally, the desktop loads fast.
I'm using Lucid Lynx 64bits on a PC with 4GB of RAM and a 2.8GHz AMD processor.
Ubuntu very slow
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 18, 2010
I have an older dell (2002) laptop with 1 GB Ram memory. I decided to install Ubuntu on this computer so I totally wiped Windows off and installed only Ubuntu. It is now so slow. It takes forever for anything to happen. And most of the time, I have to restart so that I can try again since it freezes too. I managed to get my wireless network up and running but I can't surf cuz it's so awful slow and freezing.
I had Windows XP pro on it and it ran fine with 1 GB. Since I am new, I don't know what's happening, what I should do or even where to start looking. I really want to learn this OS.
I hope someone can help me. And thanks in advance to any and all who answer.
ubuntu boot slow (remastersys version installed)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 15, 2012
Hi I made remastersys image of ubuntu 11.10 and live-cd works fine but, when I installed it on system it boots real slow.
Any ideas to troubleshoot.
Ubuntu too slow Page 4
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 10, 2010
I added, vm.swappiness=10 in the /etc/sysctl.conf file and rebooted but cant see much difference :
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2052624 803856 1248768 0 53048 348056
-/+ buffers/cache: 402752 1649872
Swap: 1052216 0 1052216
I cant make out much difference
cat /etc/fstab shows :
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=a5d1e7f9-2121-4230-9ef3-18fd2963e324 none swap sw 0 0
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