View Full Version : [ubuntu] Any opionions / ideas AMD64 Dual Core SLOW

April 23rd, 2009, 01:51 AM
I apologize if this has been hashed out already. I am returning to Linux after years away, and I just loaded Ubuntu 64 bit, and then 32 bit onto my:

Dell Laptop Inspiron 1721
AMD64 Dual Core Proc 2.3 GHz
4GB of RAM

It just seems perplexing to me how SLOW it runs. In slow, I mean screen refresh, app startup, Firefox, generally everything. I am reading and reading through forums, but I wanted to try and find out if other people are experiencing this in general, is this just Ubuntu 8.10, or is it tied to the AMD 64 architecture? Thanks in advance.

Sam Lars
April 24th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Screen refresh and some other things would be more affected by your graphics card... do you know what kind you have?
The output of

lspci | grep VGA
in a terminal should tell you.

April 26th, 2009, 07:49 PM
I have an ATI card: (ATI Technologies Inc RS690M ) I am using the fglrx driver, but I also tried the Ubuntu driver. Is this card / ATI driver just not well supported?

I know i recently was going to attempt to load 9.04, and it stated that the fglrx driver isnt supported at all.