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RJ99 RJ99 is offline
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Default MiniNote (Inspiron 910) running Ubuntu. Excruciatingly slow - 06-16-2020, 11:01 AM

Running Ubuntu 18.04.1LTS but recently Internet has become unuseably slow - both for emails and websites. Despite the fact am close to the router and showing 'Signal strong'.

Once upon a time it was fine. Would be grateful for any help as otherwise the unit is destined for the dump which would be sad.

Two questions:

This version of Ubuntu used to be recommended as the best for this device. Is this still the case?

Would reinstalling from scratch help?

Thanks, & best to everyone, RJ99
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Default 06-18-2020, 09:32 AM

Maybe try Xubuntu or lubuntu?

Maybe even Puppy-linux

dell mini 910
supertalent dual wide ssd 128GB
2GB ddr2 400mhz ram
Realtek RTL8188SU
(not the 3G version)
hdd cooler as extra cooling
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Default 07-22-2020, 03:10 PM

(Very belatedly - apologies!), thank you, appreciated. I will try in order. These have worked on the 910? RJ
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Default 07-26-2020, 10:14 AM

Most likely you have one of the SSDs that do not support TRIM. All writes will become slow. Once there were some SSDs capable of TRIM for the Mini 9, but you'd find it difficult to get one today.

I heard you can do something like trim by zeroing all free space, but have not looked into it.
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