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Posted March 26, 2016 - 04:09 PM

Just switched from Mint Olivia to Ubuntu 14.04. All seems well until I hit youtube. The video plays ok but then stumbles and it doesnt like to do full screen. Olivia was doing ok with youtube until a few months ago,then it started doing the same as this new version of Ubuntu. Am i running an OS thats too big for my system? Do I need to just use a different browser than FF?

 

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Posted March 26, 2016 - 05:44 PM

Have you tried Chromium?

It should help.  It should be in Package Manager.

At less try it.


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Posted March 26, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Yes you are bit light on resources. I suspect you are hitting the swap file a bit much. Might want to give this distro a try. 


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 06:04 AM

Yes you are bit light on resources. I suspect you are hitting the swap file a bit much. Might want to give this distro a try. 

 

 

Thanks, That is what I was figuring. I did DL Chromium and that did help a little. I will give the Lite version a try.



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Posted March 27, 2016 - 12:04 PM

The lite distro has gotten some really good reviews.  Another option would be picking a distro that has LXDE or XFCE as an option for a desktop.  Both are pretty lite on resources,  But I think your best bet will be one of the distro's that specialize in older hardware with lite resources.  Puppy, LXLE and Tiny core would be a couple of others.  I've used LXLE in the past and it was very nice.


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Posted July 21, 2016 - 01:55 AM

Am i running an OS thats too big for my system? Do I need to just use a different browser than FF?

 

Here is a screenshot of my comp details ATM.

 

While that system is a little old, the biggest problem I see with your system specs is the limited RAM. Modern OSes want gobs of RAM. If you are comfortable doing the install yourself, crucial.com is a good source for affordable, quality RAM. Don't put more than 3GB in; the 32bit Pentium does not support any more than that.






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