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1. The Debian Avahi (nss-mdns) Bug
There is a known bug doing the rounds in Debian based distros, this includes Ubuntu.
The problem is in the nsswitch.conf file where wins mdns causes a slowdown of DNS resolution on some machines.
A simple workaround for this problem is to remove mdns4_minimal entry from the nsswitch.conf file, or change mdns4_minimal to just mdns4 (whichever works best for you):
Edit this file- /etc/nsswitch.conf
Scroll down to the entry which says:
hosts: files dns wins mdns4_minimal
and delete the mdns4_minimal entry. (I removed wins as well), s it looks like this:
hosts: files dns
2. Check your DNS in resolv.conf
You should only have two entries (usually) which are your Internet Service Provider’s DNS servers.
Check and/or edit your dns servers:
gksudo scite /etc/resolv.conf
It should look something like this:
You may have an extra IP address there, possibly your router (192.168.1.1), and if you haven’t got dns servers configured in your router config, this may cause a problem/slowdown as well. EG:
Just remove the first one and leave the two ISP DNS server IP’s.
original link http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1487039&page=2
sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
Available rates: 1, 2, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 54
gconf-editor – gnome configuration tool
rcconf – system services configuration tool
1. Open a Terminal and type
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
2. Add this line
/dev/sdaX /media/sdaX ntfs-3g user,defaults 0 0
X – depend on your partition layout. To check partition layout type:
sudo fdisk -l
1 Open terminal or press Alt+F2
2. locate this
and tick a box.
2. open file and paste this:
Vendorname "Generic LCD"
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
3. save & restart xorg