Hey thanks dog! that seems to have fixed it.
first of all, thanks for the great advice and links. i'm excited about getting all of these up and running. i've got a couple simple questions though, because i'm a slow learner...
first of all, what would be the proper/ideal way to use xfce. would it be beneficial simply to install the xfce package on my current ubuntu (gnome) setup, or to reap the benefits, would i need to start w/ a clean xubuntu setup/install?
secondly, i have no idea what video card drivers i am using, nor do i know how to check. my laptop houses a 2-3 year old ati radeon mobility (9000, i think). i have done nothing to install drivers of any sort beyond the default install process. how should i go about checking to see if i have the proper/latest drivers installed?
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sorry if I'm a little off-topic... I finally installed xgl+compiz and to my great surprise gnome is now faster. Is anyone else experiencing better performance after installing xgl+compiz?
WOW! i actually noticed a difference! thanks!!!
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