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Old 11-28-2009, 06:05 AM   #1
JakeJumpsHigh
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Graphics/Slow Performance W/ Ubuntu 9.04


Ok I Previously Had Windows XP.

I installed Ubuntu because Windows got boring and it was freezing constently, now I have ubuntu and the Graphics are shady.. When watching a youtube video the buttons for "Volume" and others are off and blurred a little.. How do I check if It installed my Graphics card?.. Also Videos are really slow and choppy.

Seems like everything a little slow.. I have no Effects on.

Please help Thanks.
 
Old 11-28-2009, 07:14 AM   #2
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What graphics card does your computer have? Open a terminal (applications > accessories > terminal) and run:
Code:
lspci | grep -i vga
and post the output here. The lspci command lists your computer's hardware. The "| grep -i vga" part will pick your graphics card from the output of lspci.
If you have an intel graphics card, I would recommend installing Ubuntu 9.10. The intel graphics drivers in 9.04 had some serious problems due to massive upstream changes if the linux kernel for the intel drivers.
If you are using ati or nvidia, then go to: System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, and check the box to enable the restricted drivers for your ati or nvidia card if the option is provided there. Then reboot.

And welcome to the LQ forums!

Last edited by tommcd; 11-28-2009 at 07:15 AM.
 
Old 11-28-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
What graphics card does your computer have? Open a terminal (applications > accessories > terminal) and run:
Code:
lspci | grep -i vga
and post the output here. The lspci command lists your computer's hardware. The "| grep -i vga" part will pick your graphics card from the output of lspci.
If you have an intel graphics card, I would recommend installing Ubuntu 9.10. The intel graphics drivers in 9.04 had some serious problems due to massive upstream changes if the linux kernel for the intel drivers.
If you are using ati or nvidia, then go to: System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, and check the box to enable the restricted drivers for your ati or nvidia card if the option is provided there. Then reboot.

And welcome to the LQ forums!
Ok Thanks for the Welcome I appreciate it

Here is what I got from when I put this into the terminal:

Code:
jake@SexyComputer:~$ lspci | grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
Now for your Other Option:
Quote:
....go to: System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, and check the box to enable the restricted drivers for your ati or nvidia card if the option is provided there. Then reboot.
Went there and it said "No Proprietary Drive are in use on this system" I am also sure I have an ATI Graphics Card.


Ill be awaiting your reply .

Last edited by JakeJumpsHigh; 11-28-2009 at 12:44 PM.
 
Old 11-29-2009, 09:50 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by JakeJumpsHigh View Post

Code:
jake@SexyComputer:~$ lspci | grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
Now for your Other Option:
Went there and it said "No Proprietary Drive are in use on this system" I am also sure I have an ATI Graphics Card.
So your motherboard has an integrated SiS graphics, and you also have an ati video card installed? Is that correct?
Can you run these 2 commands:
Code:
lspci
and:
Code:
sudo lshw
and post the entire output of both commands here please. The lshw command is for 'list hardware'.
The output of lspci | grep -i vga obviously does not list your ati card. It only shows the SiS graphics. This is a bit unusual. What ati card and motherboard do you have? If you did not build the computer yourself, then what brand and model number computer is it? And what ati card is in it?
Some basic troubleshooting:
1. Is the ati card selected properly in the computer's BIOS? Some motherboards require you to select which video card to use when you have a choice between integrated and AGP or PCI-E graphics devices.
2. If the ati video card requires an extra power plug from the computer's power supply, is that connected?
3. I would assume that the ati card was working properly in Windows with the proprietary ati drivers. Is that correct?
If you do have an ati card in you computer, I am not sure why Ubuntu is not seeing it. Please double check that the ati card is properly seen and configured in the BIOS. And post the output of lspci and sudo lshw here.

Last edited by tommcd; 11-29-2009 at 10:01 AM.
 
  


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