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Old 04-19-2006, 02:55 PM   #1
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Question Problems with overall performance


Hello!

I installed Ubuntu 5.10 on a machine with following specs:

Intel Celeron 1.7 GHz
~700 MB RAM

BUT Ubuntu is working appearingly (looks like that) with a slow framerate. Like - the mouse is not moving fluently, it is not "gliding" along the desktop; all the graphics are simply slow. SuSe is working perfectly. What might the problem be? Is this a configuration issue ('cause I haven't done anything to configure any video/display otions)?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-19-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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Just a guess since you provided so little information but I'd suggest an X config problem or simply wrong video driver.

Compared the x config of SuSE with that of Ubuntu and see if there are any obvious differences regarding video.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 01:29 AM   #3
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I'm certainly going to try that! thanks for the tip!
 
Old 04-20-2006, 08:45 AM   #4
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run 'xorgsetup' and see if that solves the problem.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 04-20-2006, 09:01 AM   #5
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in the same line compare /var/log/X.0.log on both distro

What video card anyway?

Otherwise check hdparm -tT /dev/hda just in case

Are you comparing gnome for gnome
or kde against gnome
 
Old 04-20-2006, 09:12 AM   #6
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If you have a nvidia or ati video card, I suggest installing the proprietry drivers for the card. See Here for Nvidia or here for ATI

This tends to improve overall performance, or at least it did in my case.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 04-21-2006, 01:59 AM   #7
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it is not very accurate but if you run
glxgears
you will have a measure of the FPS before and after improvement
and on both distro

as a sideline, on top of the driver, the depth/colour mode
can make a slight difference (24 against 16)
 
  


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