My machine is Lenovo G550 with Intel GMA4500 and clean install of Ubuntu 12.04
Every new version of Ubuntu and maby sometimes when I have time I came to Ubuntu and give it a try. But every time I meet with problems. When I'd installed Ubuntu, I feel that everything is slow and a little bit sluggish.
My friend have tried me help and told me, that I shoud try this things:
$ glxinfo | grep direct $ glxinfo | grep OpenGL
glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset x86/MMX/SSE2 OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.2 OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20 OpenGL extensions: $ glxinfo | grep direct direct rendering: Yes
glxgears I got 60fps thanks to vsync no more for sure... So hw acceleration seems to be working, but I am not 100% sure about it.
But on the other side, maby I am spoiled with Windows 8... I don't think so. Opening nautilus for the first time is slow, Unity Dash last 2sec to open. Opening Chrome and FF is slow too and using it too.
I really want to use Ubuntu for my daily use and helps it to improve and maby later write some program for its. I think, that Ubuntu has a big potential, but these things make me crazy. Could someone help me, please? =) What I have to do, to make it smooth?
PS: Unity2D works like that...