I've been going on forum after forum looking for some help with these issues, but have found nothing to help me at all. Every time I thought I found something that could help, it's either written so poorly that it's unreadable, or the thread turns into a flame war because the asker compared Ubuntu to Windows. So, I'm hoping some of you guys can help me out.
First: The graphical bugs. Half the time I can't read text because it looks like it's covered in bytecode or just black boxes. I read somewhere this is just caused because it's using the
Intel HD Graphics on my processor
(i5-3570k). So I downloaded the latest drivers for my
Nvidia Card (GT 440). However, the drivers are a .run file which apparently cannot be executed. Someone explain to me how to install these drivers so I can actually see what I'm doing.
Next: Ubuntu is ridiculously slow. I have one of the best processors on the market, have more than adequate RAM (8GB), and it's on a SATA 3.0 port on my Motherboard. So why the heck is it running slower than Windows Vista on a 500Mhz processor? Can I get some help speeding up the OS?
Another Issue: My internet is slower than Dial-Up, on Ubuntu and I'm not kidding. I get 4MB/sec download on Windows, but 26kB/sec on Ubuntu. (I'm also using Ethernet for my network connection) Something's got to have gone wrong.
Processor: Intel Ivy Bridge Quad Core Processor i5-3570k @ 3.4GHz
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX Motherboard
RAM: 8GB Kingston HyperX Dual-Channel DDR3 RAM @ 1600MHz
Graphics Card: Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 440 @ 822MHz 1GB GDDR5