I've been using Ubuntu for years now and starting about last week I started seeing some problems. Ubuntu has constantly been freezing when I try to open stuff. Or the screen will freeze for about 5-7 seconds.
For instance, when I'm in a terminal it will run smooth, but when I hit the bottom of the terminal and all the text needs to move up, the process freezes for 5-7 seconds. However I know it's responding because the screen doesn't gray out and I can still move my mouse.
(That is just one example) I installed the latest Nvidia drivers about 4 days before this happened. It was running amazingly with those drivers. So I don't think that's the problem. (I tried downgrading just in case and it didn't help) I've been dealing with this for about a week and a half. The problems started when I was using 12.04 64-bit.
I've been using 12.10 64-bit since last Friday. Today I turned my computer on and Ubuntu told me it had some errors on the disk so I let it fix them. Now when I boot up my computer is slower than ever. It hangs 5-7 seconds when I do so much as click on a menu. It takes 8 seconds for the command
ls to work. I would reformat to try and fix, but I'm on a work computer and I have a lot of stuff on here.
I've tried using Unity, gnome, gnome classic with/without effects. Same problem on all of them.
I am on a Dell Precision laptop
- i7 processor
- nvidia QUADRO 3000m
- 8GB of RAM
- 500GB HDD x2
System monitor shows that the system is running fine and isn't peaking anywhere.
PS: When I boot from CD, everything runs normal again.