I've have a machine, Dell Poweredge R410 with Ubuntu OS installed in. I'd no problem during installing, however, once it is done it has become annoying as performance is unforgivably abysmal. It runs dead slow that i have to keep typing in vigorously for entering as basic and short a word as password. The machine configuration is as follows:
Memory: 5.6 GiB;
Processor: Intel Xeon(R) CPU E5503 @ 2.00GHz X 4;
Graphics: Gallum 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits);
OS Type: 64 bit;
Disk: 320 GB;
This runs slow in that if i open any application it opens with layer by layer and becomes solid only in a while. I hunch this is an issue with graphics.
Kindly,help me get it run faster to a degree acceptable or suggest me a different version of ubuntu or Linux that is compatible with the hardware. My intention is to use SQL on this machine, primarily.