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    New install running slow on what I thought was a fast computer?


    I'm a newbie and just installed ubuntu for the first time. Everything seemed to go fine. I am running it dual boot with windows.

    My problem is that graphics are somewhat choppy. When I drag a window it leaves a trail and runs sluggishly. Also when I try to listen to music, it skips and doesn't play smoothly. These are problems I never encountered while running the other OS.

    I was hoping that my system would fly with Linux, but I'm disappointed. I'm sure that i have something set up incorrectly, but i don't know where to start. Here are my system specs:


    Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 MB
    AMD 740G & SB700
    Integrated ATI Radeon HD 2100 <- I installed the ati drivers
    AMD Athlon X2 4850e dual 2.5 Ghz
    4GB DDR2 800 Ram
    500GB SATA HD

    Thanks for the help.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    How did you install ATI Driver? Which version of Ubuntu are you using?
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    I am running 8.04.
    I downloaded the "ATI Catalyst 8.6 Proprietary Linux x86_64 Display Driver" from ati's website. Then I went to Hardware Driver and checked the box next to "ati accelerated graphics driver". I then restarted. I was then able to apply the appropriate native resolution, but the graphics still ran sluggishly.

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    Execute this
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    uname -a
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
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    Linux eriknikki-desktop 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 21:01:46 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "fglrx"

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    Replace fglrx with vesa in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. vesa driver doesn't support 3D and you wont have any Desktop Effects. Lets check if its really a Graphics Driver problem.
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