So I just updated from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, and I noticed that my system (specifically animations and videos) are very slow. I disabled the animations, which helped. But its still working very slow, especially with flash, silverlight and video. I checked my drivers all up to date. Here are my specs:

  • Memory: 3.6 GiB
  • Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor × 4
  • Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)
  • Ubuntu 64bit

Also something weird that happens sometimes is that my Dash App doesn't work properly. It disappears too quickly (I suspect this has to do more with disabling my animations with Unity Tweak).

  • Yes i do have a 4 quad processor
    – asosnovsky
    Apr 25, 2014 at 23:04
  • It would be better if you provide the graphic card model
    – xgdgsc
    Apr 28, 2014 at 3:30
  • So you have 16 cores? Apr 28, 2014 at 5:36
  • I am going to revert to 12.04, it works much better than 14.04 which I find slow and lots of the apps don't yet function.
    – user277407
    May 3, 2014 at 9:19
  • No, dont do that. Just reinstall your graphics drivers
    – asosnovsky
    May 3, 2014 at 13:09

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So I seem to have solves this. It was really obvious and sad that I missed it. When I did the update, for some reason I lost the driver I was using to run my graphics card. I reinstalled it, and configured it as I had it before the update, now everything works as it should work.

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    Can you also specify which driver is correct for you?
    – Danatela
    Apr 28, 2014 at 3:28
  • well I just installed the AMD Catalyst Control centre,through: sudo apt-get install fglrx sudo amdconfig --initial sudo apt-get install gksu Mind you, only do this, if your graphics card is AMD.
    – asosnovsky
    Apr 29, 2014 at 3:47

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