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Just installed 12.10 64bit. Display cuts off launcher, every thing's blurry, Hulu choppy, overall the system is slower than Vista.

I'm guessing it's a GPU problem? I have a GeForce 9300M, but the 'System Details' shows 'Graphics: Unknown'. Where do I start?

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Have you tried installing drivers for it? askubuntu.com/questions/47506/how-do-i-install-extra-drivers –  Jorge Castro Oct 27 '12 at 14:42

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I am assuming 12.10 and not 12.1. This release is still not stable, and the GPU problem in 12.10 have been bugging every other user since the release. Try popping into IRC channel #ubuntu, every other user is complaining about the same problem. I have an ATI Readon GPU that is causing the same problem with ATI drivers but reverting back to the X drivers I managed to reduce the problem down to a working environment. You can try to revert to X drivers by going to System setting > Software sources > Additional Drivers and select X.org X Server

I'd recommend you to stick to 12.04 if you are new to linux as that is pretty much stable and also a long term supported release.

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Yup, I've seen a lot of people complaining about proprietary graphics with 12.10. Best bet is to stick with 12.04. The other issue you might be having is with mesa 9; I have had awful performance with it on my Arch box and I'm currently just keeping my system on 8.0.4. –  thirtythreeforty Oct 27 '12 at 7:22

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