Downloading TF2 on Ubuntu - Painfully Slow and Jumpy
So I got Ubuntu and downloaded Steam and started the download of TF2. That was...6 hours ago and It's currently 40% done. Along with that, it'll let me click things, then it'll freeze up on me for about 15 seconds and the screen will dim. The brightness will then come back up and I can click things again for 2-3 seconds, then it'll freeze again. I'm hoping to get some help from some of you other more experienced Linux/Ubuntu users out there.
I don't know what all is useful in trying to figure out the problem but I found a few things.
My processor wakeups per second is hovering between 4000 and 5500.
I'm not sure what it means, but the "in" column returned from "vmstat 1" in the terminal reads out at just under 10,000 at it's highest number.
I am at a loss here. I REALLY want to like Ubuntu, it is beautiful and if working correctly I think it'd really be worth keeping. As it stands right now though, it's so incredibly slow that I just can't do it.
If anyone has some help, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!