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    Question Problem with video card 3D: slow computer. What and How to do?

    Hi,

    I have a computer with the following configuration:


    Ubuntu Version

    $ cat /etc/issue
    Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS \n \l

    Video card:

    $ lspci | grep Display
    01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary) (rev 01)

    $ lspci -n | grep 01:00.1
    01:00.1 0380: 1002:5940 (rev 01)

    Disks and Memory

    Code:
    $ df
    Sist. Arq.           1K-blocos      Usad Dispon.   Uso% Montado em
    /dev/sda3              9709100   6119188   3096720  67% /
    varrun                  517436       132    517304   1% /var/run
    varlock                 517436         0    517436   0% /var/lock
    procbususb              517436        76    517360   1% /proc/bus/usb
    udev                    517436        76    517360   1% /dev
    devshm                  517436        52    517384   1% /dev/shm
    lrm                     517436     40508    476928   8% /lib/modules/2.6.24-24-386/volatile
    /dev/sda6             24027596   2852980  19954084  13% /home
    /dev/sda7              5724172   1437592   3995808  27% /opt
    /dev/sda2              5844248   1840640   4003608  32% /media/hda2
    /dev/sdb1             19922912   4651936  15270976  24% /media/hdb1
    /dev/sdc1             76920416  33666456  39346552  47% /media/hdc1
    
    $ free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          1010        873        137          0         47        543
    -/+ buffers/cache:        282        727
    Swap:         1427          0       1427
    lshw output

    Code:
    $ sudo lshw
    luizinho
    description: Desktop Computer
        product: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.1 smp
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=1 uuid=00020003-0004-0005-0006-000700080009
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: P4VP-MX
           vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
           physical id: 0
           version: Rev 1.xx
           serial: MB-1234567890
           slot: USB1
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
              physical id: 0
              version: 1011.007 (01/10/2005)
              size: 64KiB
              capacity: 320KiB
              capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb agp ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 15.2.9
              slot: CPU 1
              size: 2800MHz
              capacity: 3066MHz
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 133MHz
              capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pebs bts cid xtpr
              configuration: id=0
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 5
                 slot: L1-Cache
                 size: 8KiB
                 capacity: 8KiB
                 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies data
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 6
                 slot: L2-Cache
                 size: 512KiB
                 capacity: 512KiB
                 capabilities: pipeline-burst internal varies unified
            *-cache:2 DISABLED
                 description: L3 cache
                 physical id: 7
                 slot: L3-Cache
                 capabilities: internal
         *-memory
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 2b
              slot: System board or motherboard
              size: 1GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous
                 product: PartNum0
                 vendor: Manufacturer0
                 physical id: 0
                 serial: SerNum0
                 slot: DIMM0
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM SDRAM [empty]
                 product: PartNum1
                 vendor: Manufacturer1
                 physical id: 1
                 serial: SerNum1
                 slot: DIMM1
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: P4M266 Host Bridge
              vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 00
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 66MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-via latency=8 module=via_agp
            *-pci
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP]
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pci pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
               *-display:0 UNCLAIMED
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]
                    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                    version: 01
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 66MHz
                    capabilities: agp agp-2.0 pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: latency=64 mingnt=8
               *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
                    description: Display controller
                    product: RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary)
                    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                    physical id: 0.1
                    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
                    version: 01
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 66MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: latency=64 mingnt=8
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: a
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.0
                 version: 62
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm uhci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.24-24-386 uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@1
                    logical name: usb1
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: a.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.1
                 version: 62
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm uhci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.24-24-386 uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@2
                    logical name: usb2
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: USB 2.0
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: a.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:0a.2
                 version: 65
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=64 module=ehci_hcd
               *-usbhost
                    product: EHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.24-24-386 ehci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@6
                    logical name: usb6
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-2.00
                    configuration: maxpower=0mA slots=4 speed=480.0MB/s
            *-usb:3
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0
                 version: 80
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm uhci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.24-24-386 uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@3
                    logical name: usb3
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
                  *-usb
                       description: Generic USB device
                       product: WebCam NX [PD1110]
                       vendor: Creative Technology, Ltd
                       physical id: 2
                       bus info: usb@3:2
                       version: 1.00
                       capabilities: usb-1.10
                       configuration: driver=gspca maxpower=80mA speed=12.0MB/s
            *-usb:4
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.1
                 version: 80
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm uhci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.24-24-386 uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@4
                    logical name: usb4
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
                  *-usb UNCLAIMED
                       description: Generic USB device
                       vendor: Belkin
                       physical id: 2
                       bus info: usb@4:2
                       version: 1.00
                       capabilities: usb-1.00
                       configuration: maxpower=100mA speed=1.5MB/s
            *-usb:5
                 description: USB Controller
                 product: VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 10.2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.2
                 version: 80
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm uhci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=64 module=uhci_hcd
               *-usbhost
                    product: UHCI Host Controller
                    vendor: Linux 2.6.24-24-386 uhci_hcd
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: usb@5
                    logical name: usb5
                    version: 2.06
                    capabilities: usb-1.10
                    configuration: maxpower=0mA slots=2 speed=12.0MB/s
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: VT8235 ISA Bridge
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 11
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:11.0
                 version: 00
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-ide
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 11.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:11.1
                 logical name: scsi0
                 logical name: scsi1
                 version: 06
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
                 configuration: driver=pata_via latency=32 module=pata_via
               *-disk:0
                    description: ATA Disk
                    product: Maxtor 6Y080L0
                    vendor: Maxtor
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                    logical name: /dev/sda
                    version: YAR4
                    serial: Y22WA2HE
                    size: 74GiB (80GB)
                    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=ec63ec63
                  *-volume:0
                       description: Windows FAT volume
                       vendor: MSDOS5.0
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                       logical name: /dev/sda1
                       version: FAT32
                       serial: 5802-6d27
                       size: 29GiB
                       capacity: 29GiB
                       capabilities: primary bootable fat initialized
                       configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat
                  *-volume:1
                       description: Windows FAT volume
                       vendor: MSWIN4.1
                       physical id: 2
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                       logical name: /dev/sda2
                       logical name: /media/hda2
                       version: FAT32
                       serial: d734-d278
                       size: 5706MiB
                       capacity: 5718MiB
                       capabilities: primary fat initialized
                       configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 state=mounted
                  *-volume:2
                       description: EXT3 volume
                       vendor: Linux
                       physical id: 3
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
                       logical name: /dev/sda3
                       logical name: /
                       logical name: /dev/.static/dev
                       version: 1.0
                       serial: 0b4f5d1b-4488-48bc-96cc-a4a5de051292
                       size: 9632MiB
                       capacity: 9632MiB
                       capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
                       configuration: filesystem=ext3 label=/ modified=2009-10-20 08:56:08 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered mounted=2009-10-20 08:56:08 state=mounted
                  *-volume:3
                       description: Extended partition
                       physical id: 4
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,4
                       logical name: /dev/sda4
                       size: 30GiB
                       capacity: 30GiB
                       capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                     *-logicalvolume:0
                          description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                          physical id: 5
                          logical name: /dev/sda5
                          capacity: 1427MiB
                          capabilities: nofs
                     *-logicalvolume:1
                          description: Linux filesystem partition
                          physical id: 6
                          logical name: /dev/sda6
                          logical name: /home
                          capacity: 23GiB
                          configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted
                     *-logicalvolume:2
                          description: Linux filesystem partition
                          physical id: 7
                          logical name: /dev/sda7
                          logical name: /opt
                          capacity: 5679MiB
                          configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered state=mounted
               *-disk:1
                    description: ATA Disk
                    product: SAMSUNG SV2042H
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0
                    logical name: /dev/sdb
                    version: PK10
                    serial: 0263J1AR151261
                    size: 19GiB (20GB)
                    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=8f5a8f5a
                  *-volume
                       description: Windows FAT volume
                       vendor: MSDOS5.0
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.1.0,1
                       logical name: /dev/sdb1
                       logical name: /media/hdb1
                       version: FAT32
                       serial: 682e-f982
                       size: 19GiB
                       capacity: 19GiB
                       capabilities: primary bootable fat initialized
                       configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1 state=mounted
               *-disk:2
                    description: ATA Disk
                    product: MAXTOR STM380215
                    vendor: Maxtor
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                    logical name: /dev/sdc
                    version: 3.AA
                    serial: 9QZ7Z08L
                    size: 74GiB (80GB)
                    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=a3be3539
                  *-volume
                       description: EXT3 volume
                       vendor: Linux
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,1
                       logical name: /dev/sdc1
                       logical name: /media/hdc1
                       version: 1.0
                       serial: 0f8833fc-fae8-4111-8d1c-39fe9fa6d0cc
                       size: 74GiB
                       capacity: 74GiB
                       capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized
                       configuration: created=2008-06-12 16:59:10 filesystem=ext3 modified=2009-10-20 11:54:25 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,data=ordered mounted=2009-10-20 11:54:25 state=mounted
               *-cdrom
                    description: DVD-RAM writer
                    product: DVDRAM GSA-H10A
                    vendor: HL-DT-ST
                    physical id: 3
                    bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0
                    logical name: /dev/cdrom2
                    logical name: /dev/dvd2
                    logical name: /dev/scd0
                    logical name: /dev/sr0
                    version: JL02
                    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=open
            *-multimedia
                 description: Multimedia audio controller
                 product: VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 11.5
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:11.5
                 version: 50
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm cap_list
                 configuration: driver=VIA 82xx Audio latency=0 module=snd_via82xx
            *-network
                 description: Ethernet interface
                 product: VT6102 [Rhine-II]
                 vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
                 physical id: 12
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:12.0
                 logical name: eth0
                 version: 74
                 serial: 00:11:2f:d8:af:7b
                 size: 100MB/s
                 capacity: 100MB/s
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                 configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=via-rhine driverversion=1.4.3 duplex=full ip=192.168.3.120 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=8 mingnt=3 module=via_rhine multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
    Problem

    I have the feeling that my computer is slow. When I choice "Visual Efects - Extra" everything I do in computer is very slow.

    Please, how can I tell if my 3D card is properly installed? And if not, how can I properly install my 3D card?

    Thank you very much.

    Cristiano

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    Re: Problem with video card 3D: slow computer. What and How to do?

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