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    What is Xorg?

    My newly installed ubuntu is suffers from massive slowdowns just by using firefox!

    It seems like Xorg is always at 100% when i suffer these slowdowns.

    Am i doing anything wrong?

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    I seriously don't know what's going on but........

    to answer your question: Xorg is basically the X window system used in linux. It's the base of the graphical environment for your computer. If X slows down when you're using Firefox, you could try to switch over to a more light weight desktop environment like Fluxbox. Install it by issuing the command:

    sudo apt-get install fluxbox

    Try to see if this helps.

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    I seriously don't know what's going on but........

    to answer your question: Xorg is basically the X window system used in linux. It's the base of the graphical environment for your computer. If X slows down when you're using Firefox, you could try to switch over to a more light weight desktop environment like Fluxbox. Install it by issuing the command:

    sudo apt-get install fluxbox

    Try to see if this helps.

    btw, what are your system specs?

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    I would start with checking whether there is a graphics driver available - look in Hardware Drivers in the System Admin menu

    Would be good to have system specs

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    If my system can't handle web browsing smoothly on ubuntu, i'm going back to windows right now

    I have a core 2 duo running at 1.9Ghz, 9600M GT, and 2GB of ram..

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    So did you look in hardware drivers? There will be a driver there for it I suspect

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    Yes i did... It's already enabled..

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    Quote Originally Posted by pluekiller View Post
    If my system can't handle web browsing smoothly on ubuntu, i'm going back to windows right now

    I have a core 2 duo running at 1.9Ghz, 9600M GT, and 2GB of ram..
    lol

    Sounds like a driver issue or a bug.

    Do as forestpixie suggested.

    Btw, people who are shouting "I'm going back to windows" usually don't get much help.

    We are here out to help the community, most don't appreciate "threats".

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    WHOA! hold it right there!

    don't give up on ubuntu! and don't move back to windows; it's worse.

    what's your graphics card model? with system specs like that, ubuntu would be SUPER FAST!

    are you using the right device driver?

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    Re: What is Xorg?

    Check if the problem persists if you disable the desktop effects.
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