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I'm not sure why.

There is noticeable lag whenever I use the top panel menu. I also get it when switching windows.

Never had this problem before. I don't even know where to start investigating.
    
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You know, instead of going back to Ubuntu and/or trying Arch you could try the root distro Debian?
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LOL mushroomboy with the hard sell.

You've convinced me. I'll try Debian.
    
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Wait, why are there like 6 CDs for debian?
    
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Wait, why are there like 6 CDs for debian?
Use the net install, just install the base, set up root/user and use su (or set up sudo) to install stuff. If you set up sudo, just do this:

sudo apt-get install gnome

It will do audo-dependency to get everything. I use the testing net install ISO.


[edit] Though if you use net install all you get off the bat is CLI. You could also just use the first d


Crap, just use net install and select desktop! lol I completely forgot about how you can select packages, I usually just do a base system.

http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
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Can't use a net install. I'm on wireless and I need a way to connect first.
    
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Can't use a net install. I'm on wireless and I need a way to connect first.
The net install supports wireless, probably not a secure channel but it can detect wlan0 on some laptops I've seen. If not, just download the first CD/DVD and just install that. That should get you base packages and everything, if that's no good:

http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#which-cd

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Furthermore, in most cases it is not necessary to download all of the images for your architecture. The packages 
are sorted by popularity: The first CD/DVD contains the installation system and the most popular packages. The 
second one contains slightly less popular ones, the third one even less popular ones, etc. You will probably only 
need the first DVD (or the first two CDs) unless you have very special requirements. (And in case you happen to 
need a package later on which is not on one of the CDs/DVDs you downloaded, you can always install that 
package directly from the Internet.)
The first DVD should be sufficient. And you can't use wired internet just for the install? =X I know Debian does wifi extremely well but not all firmwares come off the bat. I had to inststall a specific firmware just yesterday to get my friends Toshiba working, after that though it works fine and I only used the wired internet for like 10-15 min.
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Dude, how do you not have a zillion rep by now?
    
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LOL So I take it you are going to try Debian? I find it has a all the advantages of Ubuntu but just takes a bit more to set up. That depends though, like the wireless instance, most hardware does work.
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post #10 of 22
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Debian was a no-go. Couldn't install on ext4. Couldn't get wireless to work.
    
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