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.
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
- Open a terminal using your keyboard:
Ctrl + Alt + T
- Enter the following command:
sudo apt-get install fglrx
- Reboot your computer
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.