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after installing ubuntu 12.10, the desktop works verry slow. Actually I use Cinnamon, but it is very slow too. I supposed that I have a problem with the video card.

system details

memory: 1.9 ram
processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3700+
Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM0x301)

*user@host:~$ sudo lshw -C video
[sudo] password for erick: 
  *-display UNCLAIMED     
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: K8M800/K8N800/K8N800A [S3 UniChrome Pro]
       vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=32 mingnt=2
       resources: memory:f0000000-f3ffffff memory:f4000000-f4ffffff memory:f5000000-f500ffff

user@host:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
libGL error: failed to load driver: H�� hrome
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
OpenGL vendor string:   VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x301)
OpenGL version string:  2.1 Mesa 9.0.2

Not software rendered:    no
Not blacklisted:          yes
GLX fbconfig:             yes
GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program:        yes
GL fragment program:      yes
GL vertex buffer object:  yes
GL framebuffer object:    yes
GL version is 1.4+:       yes

Unity 3D supported:       no

I hope someone can help me,

kind regards

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Looks like you have VIA graphics and not ATI. I'd suggest switching to Xubuntu or Lubuntu, as Ubuntu requires good graphics support, which VIA doesn't have. –  mikewhatever Mar 11 '13 at 16:56
@mikewhatever the OP is using Cinnamon, not Unity, what difference will it make if they install Cinnamon over Xubuntu or Lubuntu? –  terdon Mar 11 '13 at 17:07
@terdon - Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome shell, so it's also built on the Gnome stack and requires similar capabilities to Gnome Shell and Unity. XFCE (Xubuntu) and LXDE (Lubuntu) have lower graphics demands, and so will likely run better on the OP's hardware. –  Shauna Mar 11 '13 at 17:29
@Shauna Yes, I know, the OP is asking how they can run Cinnamon properly. In any case, a fresh install seems kind of overkill if all you want to do is use a different DE. You can still use the basic Ubuntu install and just run LXDE or whatever on it. –  terdon Mar 11 '13 at 17:35
@terdon - Mikewhatever's point wasn't "install Cinnamon on (L|X)ubuntu, but rather don't use Cinnamon at all, because your graphics card can't handle it. Often, a fresh install is the easiest for new users, and is arguably the cleanest and least painful way in general. –  Shauna Mar 11 '13 at 17:42
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