Why has my Ubuntu system slowed down and sometimes freezing up at boot time, please?

Asked by Edmond Condillac on 2013-02-09

Kindly help me with my slowing Ubuntu OS. Also, it often freezes at boot time and wont boot .

The output displayed from my terminal for the following commands is:

edmond@Dell:~$ uname -a
Linux Dell 3.2.0-38-generic-pae #59-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 5 18:16:32 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
edmond@Dell:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

I hope the above information is relevant; if not, kindly let me know what more is required, please.
Thank you for your kind help, once again.
Best regards

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What is the output of:

sudo lshw -C display

thanks

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #2

On 09/02/13 16:30, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #221441 on ubuntu-meta in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-meta/+question/221441
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is the output of:
>
> sudo lshw -C display
>
> thanks
>
Thank you for your kind instructions to help me. There is a flashing
prompt cursor: PCI (sysfs)

edmond@Dell:~$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for edmond:
PCI (sysfs)

Then the display shows the following output:

   *-display
        description: VGA compatible controller
        product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics
Device
        vendor: Intel Corporation
        physical id: 2
        bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
        version: 01
        width: 32 bits
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
        configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
        resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:feb80000-febfffff

Thank you for your kind help.

Best regards

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #3

Thank you for your kind instructions to help me further. There is a flashing prompt cursor showing: PCI (sysfs)

edmond@Dell:~$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for edmond:
PCI (sysfs)

Then the display shows the following output:

  *-display
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:feb80000-febfffff

Thank you for your kind help.

Best regards

could try Unity2D it runs a lot smoother.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #5

On 09/02/13 17:41, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #221441 on ubuntu-meta in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-meta/+question/221441
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> could try Unity2D it runs a lot smoother.
>
Hi

Many thanks for this advice. I'll have to search further regarding how
to download and install Unity2D.
Best regards

its already installed. just select it at login time

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #7

On 09/02/13 17:55, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #221441 on ubuntu-meta in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-meta/+question/221441
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> its already installed. just select it at login time
>
Hi

This solved the problem. Thanks again. Later I got Ubuntu Tweak to
clean up and recovered ~ 350 Mb from Cruft "Old Kernel". The packages
removed were Linux 3.2,0-37 headers , generic and pae.

Many thanks for your most kind help.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.