Hi I'm very new to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and having installed it on albeit an old laptop I have found it to be very slow. I have a feeling this is more likely to do with my hardware but I'd appreciate any help that could be offered.
My system runs (fully up to date) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on 1.7GiB RAM, AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e, Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS690, 64bit and has 80GB of disk space (dual boot experiment). While I didn't expect it to be lightning fast I'm still surprised how 'laggy' my machine is running (32bit XP running on the same spec runs perfectly).
My apologies if I've made some elementary mistakes of this is a repeat question, would just love to get Ubuntu to work for me.
Linux Hanbuntu 3.2.0-39-generic #62-Ubuntu SMP Thu Feb 28 00:28:53 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
“/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p” results in the following:
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org R300 Project OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS690 OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4 Not software rendered: yes 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: yes
“sudo lshw -C video” reveals the following:
*-display description: VGA compatible controller product: RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics) physical id: 5 bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0 version: 00 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=radeon latency=64 resources: irq:43 memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f0100000-f010ffff ioport:9400(size=256) memory:f0000000-f00fffff
“sudo hdparm -Tt /dev/sda” provides the following:
Timing cached reads: 1474 MB in 2.00 seconds = 736.99 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 182 MB in 3.01 seconds = 60.47 MB/sec
“sudo hdparm -v /dev/sda” provides:
/dev/sda: multcount = 16 (on) IO_support = 1 (32-bit) readonly = 0 (off) readahead = 256 (on) geometry = 19457/255/63, sectors = 312581808, start = 0