My broadband connection seems to slow and pages can fail to display. I thought and defragging my Pioneer Australia Laptop?

Asked by S.Reid on 2007-08-24

Thursday 23-08-2007 at night I could not display www.racingvictoria.net.au and the Mozilla Firefox screen eventually appeared. I do not believe the site would be under maintenance in prime time at night. I could load other websites. Selecting some sites from my bookmarks for some websites was laboriously slow. Other sites loaded easily. I wondered if I had loaded anything that may have slowed my laptop. The racingvictoria site loaded easily tonight.

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Well, things aren't automatically installed in Ubuntu, like you may be used to from Windows. You have to enter a password before an application is installed system wide. However, if you have firefox open for a long time, then it will use alot of memory. This in turn, may cause the system to swap, that is, using harddisk instead of RAM. This can slow the system down considerably. However, in this case, I think it's the site that was slow. You cannot download faster than the machine on the other side can upload. Pay attention to CPU usage and memory usage. Try to avoid swapping if possible.

S.Reid (stuey-reid) said : #2

I shut the laptop down and when loading it said 42 loads since ...etc.. and
performed a check.
I would like to know how to reduce the 42 to 25.
I laptop was back to speed afterwards.
 I have not been able to stream the radio to listen to the races via the tab
nsw site since I changed over to Linux Ubuntu OS.

I have tried to refresh media center back nothing makes a difference?

Any solution!

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> Well, things aren't automatically installed in Ubuntu, like you may be
> used to from Windows. You have to enter a password before an application
> is installed system wide. However, if you have firefox open for a long
> time, then it will use alot of memory. This in turn, may cause the
> system to swap, that is, using harddisk instead of RAM. This can slow
> the system down considerably. However, in this case, I think it's the
> site that was slow. You cannot download faster than the machine on the
> other side can upload. Pay attention to CPU usage and memory usage. Try
> to avoid swapping if possible.
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Well, that page loads just fine in firefox in my gutsy installation. You need to install flash though.

On the other subject, if I understood correctly, you want to change how often the system checks your harddrive on reboot? This post on ubuntu forums might help you: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=300477

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