I recently obtained an old Dell server from my grandpa. Its old. Has 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon, 155gb HD, ATI rv1000 graphics, and 3gb ddr2 ram. I recent just put Ubuntu 14 on it. It runs very slowly. I've been deDing it coukd be a driver problem for my graphics card. It says my graphics is Gallium 0.4 on lvmpipe. Anyone know what I should do? Im Fairly new to Linux so bear with me.


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You are actually using the open graphics driver. Please try the proprietary one to see if it suits better your card.

Installing AMD-ATI proprietary driver

  1. Open a terminal using your keyboard: Ctrl + Alt + T
  2. Enter the following command: sudo apt-get install fglrx
  3. Reboot your computer
  • I will try that. I read somewhere that that could screw up your graphics for the rv1000? Nov 8, 2014 at 0:56
  • You're right. Your graphics model (RV100 / Radeon 7000) is unfortunately not supported anymore by the proprietary driver (source).
    – LeRieur
    Nov 8, 2014 at 9:48
  • Could you try this command in a terminal and report here the output: sudo ubuntu-drivers devices; sudo ubuntu-drivers list
    – LeRieur
    Nov 8, 2014 at 10:00
  • I will do that. I tried the fgkrx install just in case I misunderstood, so when I can get rid of that I will try that command. Nov 8, 2014 at 14:03
  • I'm trying to run the command now; it doesn't seem to do anything. It asks for root password, I type it in, then nothing. Just sits there. Nov 8, 2014 at 14:58

I was never able to get Ubuntu working properly with my Video Card, but I installed Lubuntu on my system instead and that improved performance a lot.

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