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Hi!
Okay I got a new router, added adblock and flashblock and it is quite a bit zippier. I'm not sure which of those things did it. I noticed that chromium is still super slow but firefox is okay. I wouldn't say it's great but it's good enough for now. I mean, this little mini 9 is, after all, like 8 years old.

I'm very stubborn. I could buy a new computer but I just hate throwing something out that isn't completely used up. Hey, I have a 73 chevy nova, too. It's just the way I am...

How do I mark this solved?

Thanks so much for your help, mr. pcnetspec!

 :-* Eve

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Okay, I connected via wire and surfed a bit and it's still just as slow. Is it possible that it's some sort of physical problem, like the wire itself?  It's a really long wire that's been coiled up for years and kinda shoved behind the cabinet... I also noticed that the clear plastic rectangular clicky thingy at the end, you know the male part that goes into the computer is missing its little tongue that keeps the connection secure. There are two lights that show when the connection is made, but I noticed one only blinks if I kinda wiggle the cable around and if I leave it, it doesn't come on at all. I guess I always thought that one is either connected and the icon will show that you are, or one is not and the icon will show accordingly, not that there are better wired connections than others... but am I wrong?  I will go see if I have another cable...

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Ok first this and then I'll try connecting via wire.
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Nope, it didn't. I let it try it's searchy thingy 3 times and then I rebooted... ::)

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Okay, the first command killed the wireless but no error message, second command nothing, no error.
Rebooted and here's the output from the last:
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Thanks!

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Okay, here you go...
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I can't tell yet if it fixed the problem, but my connection is still only at about 73%. Why is that, do you know? Thanks for sticking with me and trying to help me. I can't really explain why I love this little laptop so much, it's kinda silly, I know... Anyway, if it doesn't work, can you tell me of another little laptop to update to? It has to be 11" or less, very sturdy (more important to me than light), with an ss drive preferred and hopefully not very expensive...
 :)

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Yeah, it didn't help...
Here's the next output...
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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ lspci -vnn | grep -i net
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
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  :)

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Ok here's that... and I have to admit I don't know what that all means. I'm not even sure what you mean by deleting the wireless profile and recreating it, but I will try...

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Here you go.
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Ok I did the mv -v ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla-old and it's the same, super slow. Just now when I clicked the "reply" button it took like 7 seconds for the window to show and I don't even have any other tabs open! I also in the meantime tried chromium and it was just as bad.... Should I try chrome? I don't have chrome on this computer but I guess I can download it if you think that might work. Also, can you tell me why when I had Peppermint 5 on here my wifi connection was always at 100% and now it never even reaches 80%? I'm sitting in the same spot in my livingroom really close to the router and modem...  ::)

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Yes, please. (typing that just took like 20 seconds!!! while tabs are loading)  ::)

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I think it does have to do with flash because it often asks to allow the update plugin. (I thought I'm all updated anyway?) But, no matter what I do, allow or deny, scrolling down a page goes like this; click wait ten seconds oops I clicked too much click up again, wait 10 seconds oops again. Switching from one open tab to another and waiting for a page to load takes like 30-60 seconds, especially if there is flash content. Just now, I was trying to delete an email from my gmail,  I clicked on the trash button and it's been "still working" for like 10 minutes.  I often get the box that asks if I want to debug, cancel or wait.  Is it firefox? Should I try another browser?  :-\ :(

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It's pretty much just the internet, I think.

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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           992        966         26        130          8        386
-/+ buffers/cache:        571        421
Swap:         1011         95        916
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The % cpu of firefox jumps around from 47% up to 94%! Is that normal? I don't really know what that means... But the next highest % of cpu is used by xorg at 36%- 43%

Thanks! I have to run out now, but I will check what you say in about 1.5 hours...

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Here you go...

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eve@eve-Inspiron-910 ~ $ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev            487M  4.0K  487M   1% /dev
tmpfs           100M  1.1M   99M   2% /run
/dev/sda1        29G   13G   15G  47% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            497M  448K  496M   1% /run/shm
none            100M  8.0K  100M   1% /run/user
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Okay, I did inxi in the meantime so I could show you guys that, in case that helps...
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