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  1. #1

    Ubuntu 12.04 Slow ? Hardware to old ?


    Hello,

    I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop but I have a very laggy user experience, maybe the 12.04 version is to demanding on my hardware?

    The hardware:
    -Acer Travelmate 5530
    -AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor QL-60
    -15.4" WXGA
    -896MB ATi Radeon HD3200 Graphics
    -2GB DDR2
    -120GB HDD
    -Dual Layer DVD
    -802.11 b/g
    -Bluetooth 2.0

    Chromium taks about 7 seconds to start, opening a 144 page PDF document takes 20 second to display the first page.. Is there something I can do about it ? I already installed preload and adjusted swapiness.

    Maybe switching to lubuntu or Puppy/Vector linux is an option?

    Greetings,

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    I had a similar issue with 12.04. I switched over to Pear Linux for my laptop and it seemed to improve a lot. Web Browsing was less laggy, video play was great, but the Audio driver often "pops". It seems to be a smaller footprint than ubuntu (even though its based off of Ubuntu). I just find the new(ish) gui on Ubuntu to be a bit of a pain. I prefer Gnome and Pearl comes with a nice Gnome interface which looks like OSX. Try smaller distros and see how they fair.

  3. #3
    The hardware:
    -Acer Travelmate 5530
    -AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor QL-60
    -15.4" WXGA
    -896MB ATi Radeon HD3200 Graphics
    -2GB DDR2
    -120GB HDD
    -Dual Layer DVD
    -802.11 b/g
    -Bluetooth 2.0
    Should be plenty to run Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Heck. Your specs are better than mine (but this came out of a dumpster)

    Code:
    harry@biker:~$ inxi -Fxz
    System:    Host: biker Kernel: 2.6.38-7.dmz.2-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.5.3) 
               Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.2 Distro: antiX-M11-base- Jayaben Desai 25 April 2011
    Machine:   System: GATEWAY product: W3507 version: 500
               Mobo: Intel model: D102GGC2 version: AAD70214-201
               Bios: Intel version: GC11020M.15A.2010.2006.0817.0956 date: 08/17/2006
    CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron D CPU (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 6400.39 clocked at 3200.199 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] bus-ID: 01:05.0 
               X.Org: 1.12.4 driver: radeon Resolution: 1024x768@85.0hz 
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RC410 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
    Audio:     Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller 
               driver: HDA Intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.23
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too ver: 0.9.28 port: 1000 bus-ID: 02:02.0
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter driver: rtl8187 usb-ID: 001-002
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (-) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3120213A size: 120.0GB 
    Partition: ID: / size: 109G used: 21G (20%) fs: ext3 ID: swap-1 size: 2.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.4C mobo: 49.8C 
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2283 fan-2: 1116 fan-4: 0 
    Info:      Processes: 117 Uptime: 11:14 Memory: 310.4/880.0MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 
               Client: Shell (bash 4.2.36) inxi: 1.8.24
    Could be a graphics driver problem. I would run
    Code:
    top
    or
    Code:
    htop
    in terminal in Ubuntu to see what was slowing things down.

    Code:
    ~$ top
    
    top - 12:02:11 up 11:17,  2 users,  load average: 1.10, 1.31, 1.34
    Tasks: 116 total,   1 running, 115 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
    %Cpu(s):  7.6 us,  2.0 sy,  0.0 ni, 90.4 id,  0.0 wa,  0.0 hi,  0.0 si,  0.0 st
    KiB Mem:    901112 total,   521828 used,   379284 free,    22952 buffers
    KiB Swap:  2120576 total,        0 used,  2120576 free,   179460 cached
    
      PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S  %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                        
     5220 root       1   0 53364  25m 3984 S   2.7  2.9  16:06.30 Xorg                                                           
     9057 harry      1   0  572m 168m  35m S   1.7 19.2  12:03.39 seamonkey                                                      
     4485 harry      1   0 78376 3212 1672 S   1.3  0.4   8:49.16 conky                                                          
     5478 harry      1   0 78408 3232 1684 S   1.3  0.4   8:41.40 conky                                                          
     3659 root       1   0 51064  17m 4300 S   1.0  2.0   5:17.48 Xorg                                                           
    16690 harry      2   0  109m  12m 9176 S   0.7  1.4   0:01.50 roxterm                                                        
    20219 harry      7   0  4740 1392 1004 R   0.3  0.2   0:00.12 top                                                            
        1 root       1   0  2192  576  484 S   0.0  0.1   0:01.30 init                                                           
        2 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd                                                       
        3 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:02.62 ksoftirqd/0                                                    
        6 root      rt   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 migration/0                                                    
        7 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper                                                        
      115 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.05 sync_supers                                                    
      117 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 bdi-default                                                    
      118 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kintegrityd                                                    
      120 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kblockd                                                        
      123 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpid                                                         
      124 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpi_notify                                                   
      125 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpi_hotplug                                                  
      219 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khubd                                                          
      346 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:01.67 kswapd0                                                        
      347 root       1   5     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ksmd                                                           
      414 root       1  19     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:16.54 khugepaged                                                     
      415 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 fsnotify_mark                                                  
      416 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 aio                                                            
      420 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 crypto                                                         
      560 root       1 -20     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ata_sff                                                        
      561 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_0                                                      
      562 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:01.98 scsi_eh_1                                                      
      563 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:07.36 kworker/u:2                                                    
      564 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_2                                                      
      565 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_3                                                      
      568 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_4                                                      
      569 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_5                                                      
      601 root       1   0     0    0    0 S   0.0  0.0   0:03.03 kjournald                                                      
      664 root       1   0  3492  424  232 S   0.0  0.0   0:00.00 dbus-launch
    I prefer Debian spins to Ubuntu spins but everyone's mileage may vary.
    I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
    Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.

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    Here are some results of respectively sysinfo and top

    sysinfo:
    Code:
    System information report, generated by Sysinfo: 12/18/2012 7:49:42 PM
    
    SYSTEM INFORMATION
    	Running Ubuntu Linux, the Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) release.
    	GNOME: unknown (unknown)
    	Kernel version: 3.2.0-34-generic (#53-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 15 10:48:16 UTC 2012)
    	GCC: 4.6 (x86_64-linux-gnu)
    	Xorg: 1.11.3 (29 August 2012  12:12:33AM)
    	Hostname: jan-TravelMate-5530
    	Uptime: 0 days 1 h 11 min
    
    CPU INFORMATION
    	AuthenticAMD, AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-60
    	Number of CPUs: 2
    	CPU clock currently at 950.000 MHz with 512 KB cache
    	Numbering: family(17) model(3) stepping(1)
    	Bogomips: 3800.19
    	Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch osvw skinit lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
    
    MEMORY INFORMATION
    	Total memory: 1750 MB
    	Total swap: 1788 MB
    
    STORAGE INFORMATION
    	SCSI device -  scsi0
    		Vendor:  ATA      
    		Model:  ST9120817AS      
    	SCSI device -  scsi1
    		Vendor:  Optiarc  
    		Model:  DVD RW AD-7560S  
    	SCSI device -  scsi4
    		Vendor:  JetFlash 
    		Model:  Transcend 4GB    
    
    HARDWARE INFORMATION
    MOTHERBOARD
    	Host bridge
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Link Control
    		Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0148
    	PCI bridge(s)
    		Acer Incorporated [ALI] AMD RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
    	ISA bridge
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
    		Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0148
    
    GRAPHIC CARD
    	VGA controller
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780M/RS780MN [Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Graphics] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    		Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0148
    
    SOUND CARD
    	Multimedia controller
    		Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3000-3300 Series]
    		Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0148
    
    NETWORK
    	Network controller
    		Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
    		Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. T77H030.00 Wireless Mini PCIe Card
    	Ethernet controller
    		Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
    		Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 013c
    top:
    Code:
    top - 19:49:25 up  1:11,  2 users,  load average: 0.25, 0.51, 0.50
    Tasks: 159 total,   1 running, 157 sleeping,   0 stopped,   1 zombie
    Cpu(s):  9.3%us,  2.8%sy,  0.2%ni, 83.8%id,  3.7%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.2%si,  0.0%st
    Mem:   1792272k total,  1693412k used,    98860k free,    96676k buffers
    Swap:  1831932k total,      292k used,  1831640k free,   637424k cached
    
      PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND            
     4535 jan       20   0  325m  43m  28m S    6  2.5   1:37.29 compiz             
     4294 root      20   0  269m  92m  18m S    4  5.3   1:03.03 Xorg               
     7089 jan       20   0 17336 1252  892 R    2  0.1   0:00.02 top                
        1 root      20   0 24472 2232 1268 S    0  0.1   0:00.85 init               
        2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd           
        3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:01.26 ksoftirqd/0        
        6 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.04 migration/0        
        7 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 watchdog/0         
        8 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.10 migration/1        
       10 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:05.75 ksoftirqd/1        
       12 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 watchdog/1         
       13 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 cpuset             
       14 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper            
       15 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kdevtmpfs          
       16 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 netns              
       18 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 sync_supers        
       19 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 bdi-default        
       20 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kintegrityd        
       21 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kblockd            
       22 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 ata_sff            
       23 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.06 khubd              
       24 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 md                 
       26 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 khungtaskd         
       27 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.84 kswapd0            
       28 root      25   5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 ksmd               
       29 root      39  19     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 khugepaged         
       30 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 fsnotify_mark      
       31 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 ecryptfs-kthrea    
       32 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 crypto             
       40 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kthrotld           
       42 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_0          
       43 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_1          
       44 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_2          
       45 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_3          
       46 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kworker/u:3        
       47 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.02 kworker/u:4        
       69 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 devfreq_wq         
      246 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.59 jbd2/sda1-8        
      247 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 ext4-dio-unwrit    
      306 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.68 flush-8:0          
      335 root      20   0 17364  564  444 S    0  0.0   0:00.18 upstart-udev-br    
      398 root      20   0 22256 1948  784 S    0  0.1   0:00.17 udevd              
      684 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kpsmoused          
      712 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 pccardd            
      739 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 hci0               
      740 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 hd-audio0          
      747 root       0 -20     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 hd-audio1          
      847 syslog    20   0  243m 1420 1072 S    0  0.1   0:00.19 rsyslogd           
      849 root      20   0 15188  392  204 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 upstart-socket-    
      915 messageb  20   0 24972 2092  780 S    0  0.1   0:01.50 dbus-daemon        
      931 root      20   0 79044 3080 2288 S    0  0.2   0:00.06 modem-manager      
      970 root      20   0  101m 4064 3000 S    0  0.2   0:00.05 cupsd              
      973 root      20   0 21188 1912 1584 S    0  0.1   0:00.02 bluetoothd         
      976 avahi     20   0 32304 1664 1356 S    0  0.1   0:00.17 avahi-daemon       
      977 avahi     20   0 32180  468  212 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 avahi-daemon       
      988 root      10 -10     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 krfcommd           
      999 root      20   0  232m 5516 4288 S    0  0.3   0:00.98 NetworkManager     
     1006 root      20   0  191m 4132 2884 S    0  0.2   0:00.95 polkitd            
     1052 root      20   0 31708 2260 1688 S    0  0.1   0:00.23 wpa_supplicant     
     1061 root      20   0 19984  940  776 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 getty              
     1066 root      20   0 19984  932  776 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 getty              
     1074 root      20   0 19984  940  776 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 getty              
     1075 root      20   0 19984  940  776 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 getty              
     1077 root      20   0 19984  940  776 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 getty              
     1085 root      20   0  4460  816  548 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 acpid              
     1086 root      20   0 19112  988  760 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 cron               
     1087 daemon    20   0 16908  376  216 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 atd                
     1106 root      20   0  264m 3476 2776 S    0  0.2   0:00.12 lightdm            
     1108 root      20   0 15980  668  496 S    0  0.0   0:00.80 irqbalance         
     1136 whoopsie  20   0  197m 5028 3680 S    0  0.3   0:00.06 whoopsie           
     1145 root      35  15 19712 3932  940 S    0  0.2   0:02.65 preload            
     1318 root      20   0 19984  940  776 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 getty              
     1527 root      20   0  118m 3652 2992 S    0  0.2   0:00.22 accounts-daemon    
     1544 root      20   0 1018m 3852 2764 S    0  0.2   0:00.31 console-kit-dae    
     1638 root      20   0  7264 1476  984 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 dhclient           
     1655 nobody    20   0 33020 1248 1016 S    0  0.1   0:00.12 dnsmasq            
     1747 root      20   0  214m 4280 3312 S    0  0.2   0:00.12 upowerd            
     1909 colord    20   0  488m  11m 8824 S    0  0.7   0:00.26 colord             
     2050 rtkit     21   1  164m 1276 1048 S    0  0.1   0:00.07 rtkit-daemon       
     2301 jan       20   0 49680 2596 2060 S    0  0.1   0:00.11 menu-cached        
     2320 root      20   0  197m 4036 3128 S    0  0.2   0:00.35 udisks-daemon      
     2328 root      20   0 45520  796  444 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 udisks-daemon      
     2651 root      20   0 95468  11m 5368 S    0  0.7   0:00.17 system-service-    
     3432 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 scsi_eh_4          
     3433 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.14 usb-storage        
     3436 root      20   0 22252 1524  352 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 udevd              
     3437 root      20   0 21752 1064  304 S    0  0.1   0:00.00 udevd              
     3665 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.54 kworker/0:0        
     3699 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.56 kworker/1:3        
     3764 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.42 kworker/0:2        
     4159 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.70 kworker/1:2        
     4296 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 firegl             
     4297 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 firegl             
     4298 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 firegl             
     4382 root      20   0  153m 3464 2752 S    0  0.2   0:00.04 lightdm            
     4450 jan       20   0  439m 3900 3020 S    0  0.2   0:00.56 gnome-keyring-d    
     4461 jan       20   0  383m 9.8m 7324 S    0  0.6   0:00.40 gnome-session      
     4498 jan       20   0 12492  316    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 ssh-agent          
     4501 jan       20   0 26556  520  248 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 dbus-launch        
     4502 jan       20   0 26696 2544  572 S    0  0.1   0:01.84 dbus-daemon        
     4514 jan       20   0  739m  19m  12m S    0  1.1   0:01.55 gnome-settings-    
     4520 jan       20   0 52380 2420 2016 S    0  0.1   0:00.06 gvfsd              
     4522 jan       20   0  203m 2792 2244 S    0  0.2   0:00.01 gvfs-fuse-daemo    
     4531 jan       20   0  360m 4620 3556 S    0  0.3   0:00.02 gsd-printer        
     4543 jan       20   0 20176  904  732 S    0  0.1   0:00.27 syndaemon          
     4546 jan       20   0 58636 4276 1936 S    0  0.2   0:01.11 gconfd-2           
     4550 jan        9 -11  426m 5744 3744 S    0  0.3   0:00.14 pulseaudio         
     4554 jan       20   0 95956 2972 2280 S    0  0.2   0:00.00 gconf-helper       
     4555 jan       20   0  442m 8996 6616 S    0  0.5   0:00.11 gnome-fallback-    
     4556 jan       20   0  471m  11m 8144 S    0  0.6   0:00.14 bluetooth-apple    
     4559 jan       20   0  606m  15m  11m S    0  0.9   0:00.21 nm-applet          
     4560 jan       20   0 1107m  30m  19m S    0  1.7   0:04.85 nautilus           
     4567 jan       20   0  960m  71m  40m S    0  4.1   0:10.02 cairo-dock         
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  6. #5
    GRAPHIC CARD
    VGA controller
    Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS780M/RS780MN [Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Graphics] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 0148
    I don't Ubuntu but
    Googlubuntu - search results

    Maybe that will help in finding out the best way to install correct Radeon driver like I posted in my inxi readout for this radeon video chip
    on this box. Slowdowns are usually video driver related in Ubuntu distros. Especially since you are running

    4535 jan 20 0 325m 43m 28m S 6 2.5 1:37.29 compiz
    which is compiz (something I don't run in fluxbox) Googlubuntu - search results
    I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
    Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.

  7. #6
    Do I have the wrong graphics drivers ?
    Here is my xorg.conf file:


    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier     "aticonfig Layout"
    	Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load  "glx"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	Option	    "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    	Option	    "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    	Option	    "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Driver      "fglrx"
    	Option	    "UseFastTLS" "1"
    	BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0"
    	Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]-0"
    	Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0"
    	DefaultDepth     24
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Viewport   0 0
    		Depth     24
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection

  8. #7
    Do I have the wrong graphics drivers ?
    Driver "fglrx"
    xorg not showing what version of fglrx is installed.

    Basically at the moment their latest driver to support the HD 2000/3000/4000 hardware is Catalyst 12.4 (the fglrx 8.96 series). It was in the fglrx 8.97 series where the xorg-server 1.12 support was introduced and subsequently they removed the support for these "old" ASICs. The Catalyst 12.6 beta driver was released under their new development model and based upon fglrx 8.98 stream. Catalyst 12.6 is their new driver and not any driver targeting the legacy driver.
    from [Phoronix] An AMD Legacy Driver With X Server 1.12 Support

    Me. I am using the open source radeon driver instead. YMMV though.

    what does

    Code:
    fglrxinfo
    in terminal spit out?

    Reference page

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
    I refuse to let fear and fear of others rule my life. It puts my humanity at risk.
    Accepting Death is the only way to stay alive.

  9. #8
    I have installed the opensource Radeon drivers and its alot snappier now !
    fglrxinfo doesn't work anymore now.

    Seems perfect to me the way is it is now.
    Thank you very much !

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