I'm using Lubuntu on a reasonably OK notebook (Fujitsu Siemens w/ 2GB RAM). Still, browsing the INTERNET is a test of patience. Although there is no dedicated graphics card, I would've expected more. I mean, 2GB of RAM allows me to run the OS without a swap, and still the performance is mediocre (browsing Face book is sluggish, watching you tube is impossible).
I'm desperately trying to increase performance, even at the cost of reducing image quality. Is there a way to e.g. reduce color depth, resolution, or anything in that direction that would allow me to see an improvement in performance?
EDIT: Here is the output of inxi -SMCGxxx:
System: Host: chris-AMILO Kernel: 3.13.0-87-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.4) Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.2) info: lxpanel dm: lightdm Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty Machine: System: FUJITSU SIEMENS product: AMILO Li1705 v: 20 Mobo: FUJITSU SIEMENS model: AMILO Li1705 v: 0.4 Bios: FUJITSU SIEMENS v: 1.0C-2308-8A20 date: 02/15/2007 Chassis: type: 10 v: A1705 CPU: Single core Intel Celeron M 520 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 3192 speed: 1596 MHz (max) Graphics: Card: VIA CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1106:3371 Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: openchrome (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.6, 128 bits) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
To clarify (because some comments implied it): My problem is not related to d/l speed or anything of the sort. It's clearly related to graphics rendering. Pages that are full of graphics (or, worse still, video) are very difficult to view. Youtube stutters heavily at 360p and is impossible to watch at 480 or higher.