[Techtalk] Ubuntu 10.4 LTS

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Thu Jul 15 15:18:51 UTC 2010

On 07/15/2010 09:37 AM, rathgild at gmail.com wrote:
> I've finally taken the plunge and upgraded to Ubuntu 10.4 and I'm seriously wishing I hadn't.  Since the upgrade my system is running about as slow as a snail on valium.  I'm not doing anything particularly taxing (running thunderbird, xchat, a web browser, and the occasional bout of einstein's game) and my machine has a duel core AMD processor with 1GB ram.  It's been more than adequate until the upgrade, but now is behaving as though it on it's last legs.
> Is this just me or have Canonical lost the plot and developed a bloatware distribution?
> Jan
> Edinburgh

There's been a lot of chatter on the (K)Ubuntu lists about this problem. 
It has to do with your system being indexed by, I believe, Akonadi [ 
spelling ??? ]. It seems to hit some systems harder than others. Many 
have experienced extremem slow downs and some, like me, don't even 
notice it. Some have turned it off to stop it but it slows down the 
"Find" process when turned off.

Not the solution but points in the right direction I hope.

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