Very slow reacting screen to key press

Asked by avhation on 2017-11-12

Compaq EVO D510 CMT, Pentium 2.4 CPU, Intel 82845 G/GL [Brookdale - G] /GE C graphics chip, newly installed2 Gb RAM, fresh load of Ubuntu 14.04
Copy of lspc and lsmod as follows:
henry@henry-Evo-D510-CMT:~$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
henry@henry-Evo-D510-CMT:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
pci_stub 12550 1
vboxpci 22855 0
vboxnetadp 29880 0
vboxnetflt 27637 0
ctr 12905 1
ccm 17496 1
vboxdrv 341306 3 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt,vboxpci
bnep 18895 2
rfcomm 53664 0
bluetooth 342221 10 bnep,rfcomm
arc4 12536 2
zd1211rw 57580 0
mac80211 554291 1 zd1211rw
snd_intel8x0 37206 2
snd_maestro3 22845 2
gpio_ich 13229 0
snd_ac97_codec 105709 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_maestro3
ac97_bus 12642 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 85501 3 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_maestro3
cfg80211 417586 2 mac80211,zd1211rw
snd_page_alloc 14230 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi 25543 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 55431 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 14137 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
i915 710018 2
snd_timer 28569 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd 60939 17 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_maestro3,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
video 18903 1 i915
serio_raw 13230 0
drm_kms_helper 48868 1 i915
soundcore 12600 1 snd
lpc_ich 16864 0
drm 244037 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
shpchp 32128 0
i2c_algo_bit 13197 1 i915
parport_pc 31981 1
ppdev 17391 0
mac_hid 13037 0
lp 13299 0
parport 40836 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
psmouse 95439 0
e100 35945 0
pata_acpi 12886 0
mii 13654 1 e100
floppy 55416 0
henry@henry-Evo-D510-CMT:~$ ^C
henry@henry-Evo-D510-CMT:~$

System would not start with Win XP. Reloaded Win XP. Could not get more than 16 colours using Win XP. Hard drive then formatted before loading Ubuntu10.04 12.04 and 16.04 which all resulted in very slow performance. Scree product number is is AMW X1700DS. I would like to reload the graphics driver but don't know how. So, help please!

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If you log in as guest is the system OK?

avhation (avhator) said : #2

No - when I open Firefox for example, the display still clunks though
about 10 frames in 5 seconds. I measured the internet connection speed
last night - it was Ping 30 ms, download 10.81 Mbps, upload 0.89 Mbps, if
that helps?
Regards,
Henry

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avhation (avhator) said : #3

No - when I open Firefox for example, the display still clunks though about 10 frames in 5 seconds. I measured the internet connection speed last night - it was Ping 30 ms, download 10.81 Mbps, upload 0.89 Mbps, if that helps?
Regards,
Henry

If you use a non-compoziting session like LXDE does it work OK there?

avhation (avhator) said : #5

I don't know if OpenOffice qualifies as non-compositing, but it runs slower
than I would expect on this spec of machine. OpenOffice opens slowly and
there is a noticeable lag between key-press and character appearing on the
screen. The same clunkiness occurs when closing Open Office. Thanks.
Henry

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> If you use a non-compoziting session like LXDE does it work OK there?
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That's an application. Not a desktop session. Install LXQT and log off then log into the new session. Is it better?

avhation (avhator) said : #7

Sadly this is a bit beyond me as LXQT is not in the Ubuntu Software Centre
and does not show in the computer search box (top left search box). Can you
advise an alternate line of investigation please?
Regards,
Henry

On 12 November 2017 at 15:13, actionparsnip <question660641@answers.
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> Your question #660641 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Needs information
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> actionparsnip requested more information:
> That's an application. Not a desktop session. Install LXQT and log off
> then log into the new session. Is it better?
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Run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lxde

Log off then log in to the new session

avhation (avhator) said : #9

Thanks. A further clue - I just woke up the screen which is jittering
with a purple band at the top 1/8 of thw screen and just the time and
computer name. - the rest is black. I'll restart the machine.

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> Your question #660641 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Run:
>
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install lxde
>
> Log off then log in to the new session
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avhation (avhator) said : #10

Installed but how do I make it run please?

On 12 November 2017 at 22:17, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #660641 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/660641
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Run:
>
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install lxde
>
> Log off then log in to the new session
>
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Log off, select LXDE as the session then log in.

avhation (avhator) said : #12

Looged out, then in as guest(the only alternate sesion on offer - no sign
of LXDE.

On 12 November 2017 at 23:43, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #660641 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/660641
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Log off, select LXDE as the session then log in.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/660641/+
> confirm?answer_id=10
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avhation (avhator) said : #13

I have installed lXde but not found the way to make it run.

  Having read about the weaknesses of the integrated Brookdale integrated graphics chip I have fitted a PCI graphics card (GeForce 32 mb) and upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. The machine may now be marginally faster but it is about 100% slower than another machine with similar CPU speed, same RAM and
D same OS. Start up takes 3 minutes to reach the desktop which is almost empty.

Any further ideas would appreciated.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #14

You select the different desktop environments by clicking on the icon on the logon screen.
see e.g. https://askubuntu.com/a/400581

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