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I just got new laptop and it had Windows 7 -preinstalled. Laptop was quite fast with Windows 7. Anyway, I basically only watch videos, IRC and code PHP with this laptop, so I thought that Ubuntu would be better choice for me, so I installed it.

Computer is running tasks quite fast, but graphical features just are too slow to be true. For example, when I move window to another place, I don't see any transition, only the start place and then it jumps to the place I dragged it.

Some info about the computer:

  • Packard Bell Easynote TJ61, 4GB DDR2 RAM, AMD Athlon 64 X2 QL-64

~$ fglrxinfo*

display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
OpenGL version string: 3.3.11161 Compatibility Profile Context
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closed as off topic by bodhi.zazen, James Feb 27 '12 at 16:09

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Can you try this?… – Jorge Castro Nov 29 '11 at 13:46
It's a tiny bit faster, didn't help much :/ Oh, and I use GNOME Classic instead of Unity. – naf Nov 29 '11 at 14:04
It sounds as if you have done all you can. At this point, this question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. – bodhi.zazen Feb 27 '12 at 5:10

As you pointed out:

"Installed ATI drivers from (cat /etc/ati/amdpcsdb | grep "Catalyst_Version" should give you S11.11)
Configured Compiz Performance being really choppy with ATI drivers (Alan's answer)
Used GNOME Classic (no effects) instead of GNOME Classic"

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