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I've a laptop with ATI Radeon X1350. I have problem with display in Ubuntu 12.10 , the system is slow. I think that the problem is in the GPU. Can I find an update to it ?

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What do you mean "slow" and why do you think i'ts because of the GPU?. AMD had dropped support for that card a long time ago newer drivers doesn't support it. What are your other specs?, try another Desktop Environment. – Uri Herrera Jan 5 '13 at 17:14
By saying "slow": do you mean it is generally slow or just when invoking dash/HUD? – guntbert Jan 5 '13 at 17:27
What is your problem with the display? Is it just the slowness, or is there something else? – Flimm Jan 5 '13 at 17:32
First, I had a problem with installation until I deactivated nomodeset. then after installation I could not enter Ubuntu before I add 'nomodeset' to the grub editor. for 'slow', I see that animations are slow like fades. – Nasreddine Jan 5 '13 at 17:45
is there any solution ? – Nasreddine Jan 5 '13 at 19:53

Here is what I did (on a T60 with ATI X1300):

  1. install compizconfig-settings-manager
  2. start it by typing ccsm in a terminal window or in the dash
  3. In Category Desktop click on Ubuntu Unity Plugin
  4. Select the tab Experimental
  5. scroll down until you see Dash Blur
  6. select No Blur
  7. I also selected a different type for Hide Animation

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