I've been using the 12.10 since It was launched.

I have a I7 with a Geforce GT520 running 304.43 driver version.

With 12.04, using a lot of Compiz animation, I could drag a window running glxgears quickly through the desktop, but now, using 12.10, is almost impossible to do this. It hangs a lot. Actually, is almost impossible even try resizing another window if a instance of glxgears is running. The cube performance is terrible too.

I'm not sure, but seems that this new Unity and Compiz are worst than previous version. The conky also is abnormal, it often looses its transparency, showing a dark background instead. It's not a conky configuration, I have tried all possible configurations.

Using gnome3 or gnome-shell I have the same issues.

It only does not happen while using gnome 2d (without effects).

Are you feeling the same poor speed and motion quality on 12.10?

I had also tried to uninstall the unity, compiz, almost everything, but nothing returned the great desktop performance of Unity on 12.04.

My boot time, using a SSD is around 18 seconds. I think that it could be better, too.



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    Nov 22, 2012 at 19:40

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You should use the open source drivers rather than the proprietary nidia drivers. Phoronix has shown benchmarks showing that the Open Source drivers works better in 12.10 than the proprietary ones. Please visit this link for several articles related to this: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=category&item=Display%20Drivers Also, this article may be informative for you too: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_unity_68&num=1

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