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I have an HP mini 5102. I had been running 10.10 with no problems. When 11.04 came out, I upgraded but found that it was running extremely slow. I went back to 10.10 and things were fine. I recently decided to try out 11.10 because I really like the way it runs on my desktop. I am now running 11.10 on my netbook but it is also very slow. It runs as if I have a lot of movies playing in the background but I only have the browser open. Here is my lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics > Controller

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)

00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)

00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)

00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)

00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)

00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)

00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)

01:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000

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You really don't want to run Unity in these netbooks, use Unity 2D or another Desktop like LXDE. –  Uri Herrera Dec 10 '11 at 2:33
    
Switching to 2d is noticeably faster, but still not fast. I'll look into LXDE. Thanks –  Howard Krause Dec 10 '11 at 3:32
    
Do this too if you do want to use Unity 3D it might improve it a little bit.. askubuntu.com/questions/39050/… –  Uri Herrera Dec 10 '11 at 3:35
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On my netbook running Unity 3D (I don't like 2D), the biggest thing that improved the performance of 11.10 upgrading my RAM from 1 GB (the maximum according to HP) to 2 GB (works fine, despite what HP says). –  Scott Severance Dec 10 '11 at 4:20
    
I have 2 GB of RAM.. That was the first thing I did when I bought this thing..! Between switching to 2D and following Uri's link, things are running much smoother. Thanks! –  Howard Krause Dec 10 '11 at 10:21

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