Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and it runs so slow, even with all effects and services turned off. I put in Ubuntu 9.10 on my computer the other day and it runs like a dream. I even find Ubuntu 9.10 more visually appealing than 10.04 onwards. I also like the extra effects that you can make in appearance, they just look better.
My question is:
- Is there an existing distribution (or a way to create one) based on GNOME 2.x that has the latest security updates, a software for handling drivers like jockey-gtk, and the latest Ubuntu repositories?
I have tried to use Debian Squeeze, which is close to what I want, but my main criticisms are that the repositories are out-of-date and there is no simple application for installing proprietary drivers like jockey-gtk in Ubuntu (which I've tried running on Debian with little success).
I'd really appreciate anything you can tell me to help me achieve this, but please don't suggest GNOME fallback session. It still runs very slowly (and doesn't look the same). I'm not here to provoke anybody, it is just the environment I work best in.
Thanks in advance