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I have a Toshiba-r15s822 Tablet PC and I just made the switch to Linux, Ubuntu was the build of choice, thing is I tried it before and everything worked fine (about 2 years ago, I think stuff are different now).

Almost everything is working well but the Intel display driver isn't enabled, I tried updating the intel drivers from the Intel repos, and modding the xorg.conf file, but I can't get it to work, any ideas?

Another question: it's a little bit faster after enabling Unity2d, but is Ubuntu 10.4 faster than this? Or slower? And will downgrading give me a speedboost, because this is much slower than my earlier Windows XP build :(

Also I got my eyes on the 12.04 version, should I downgrade or upgrade?

P.S - I scoured around for solutions to this, on the web and on askubuntu.com, I've tried most of the solutions but no avail, hope you can help me

Specs go here

  • 1.6ghz centrino processor
  • 1.5GB or ram
  • Intel 855GME with 64mbs of RAM
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You shall not run Unity in any form with those specs, Install Lubuntu. –  Uri Herrera Feb 5 '12 at 15:06
    
OpenGl and thus 3D acceleration has been enabled for the chipset since ver. 2.6 , you can check more here in this ubuntuforums thread: ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-40865.html –  Uri Herrera Feb 5 '12 at 15:58
    
The thing here is that the chipset lacks some support that Unity needs. –  Uri Herrera Feb 5 '12 at 15:59
    
Also take a look at this thread: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1849604 –  Uri Herrera Feb 5 '12 at 16:00
    
whoops sorry didn't refresh quick enough reading now –  Bewinxed Feb 5 '12 at 16:00

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OpenGl and thus 3D acceleration has been enabled for the chipset since ver. 2.6 , you can check more here in these ubuntuforums threads:

The thing here is that the chipset lacks some support that Unity needs.

If Ubuntu is too heavy for your device Install Lubuntu.

To have some Compositing you can install xcompmgr in Lubuntu, set it to autostart, and you'll have basic Compositing needed for Transparecy in most docks and the LXDE panel.

You can too customize the LXDE panel to have the Indicators like in the Unity top panel and install AWN and customize it to look like the Unity launcher.

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