I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop ( intel 1.6 GHz dual core processor, 512mb ram) It's a dual boot with xp. Its booting time is okay but it is extremely slow while doing normal tasks (like opening firefox or terminal or any other thing). Its 3D effects are also hanging. Can anyone please suggest what should I do to increase its speed.
Ubuntu with Unity needs more CPU-Power and RAM.
Your system has not enough ressources to run Ubuntu and Unity smoothly.
Maybe you have a better experience with Xubuntu or Lubuntu, which are made for systems with less performance.
Can you add more memory? 512MB is not optimal. How much memory/swap are being used if you run
htop? Running LXDE may help as well.
Have you installed 12.04 before? I have the same problem with 13.04 when old works fine. I am just using it as a file server. so my GPU is old. But with an i7 920 (oc'd to 4GHz watercooled) with 12GB RAM.
12.04 work no problem for me and I need to use GNOME fallback desktop for 13.04
I think there is a problem with drivers for you Graphics Card.