Slow and unresponsive

Asked by Jonathan on 2011-07-26

This is my first experience with ubuntu.. just downloaded it (11.04) because I thought it was more stable than windows (I used 7 and it ran smooth but always restarting randomly)... tested it a little sluggish but I thought maybe windows was pulling it down (dual boot). So I did a fresh install... goodbye windows... probably not the best idea.. here's the problem I noticed

takes time to load an application, and it doesn't take long when you click on something nothing happens but you can see the item moving for example downloading software you can see it move but you can't do anything sometimes it freezes as in nothing is happening anymore. I had to restart every 5 minutes.

extra: this happens randomly, but when I press a button something comes out instead.. for example while surfing you press the letter 'u' the history panel comes out.

not yet giving up.. hope to hear from anyone soon, thanks in advance


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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a


PCI (sysfs)
  *-display UNCLAIMED
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter
       vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:d0000000-d7ffffff memory:dfee0000-dfefffff ioport:dc00(size=128)
lsb_release-a: command not found
uname-a: command not found

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04
Codename: natty
Linux jj-661GX-M2 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:05:41 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Plug and play"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-82
VertRefresh 50-75

Section "Device"
Identifier "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
Driver "vesa"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx PCIE VGA Display Adapter"
Monitor "Plug and play"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "on"
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"


gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Add the above text. Save the file and reboot. You won't get 3d support with the chip but you should be able to get an ok performance, I suggest you disable compiz and use metacity due to the nature of your video chip

Thanks for the quick reply, I will try this... Will test this for a while if this runs smoother... THANKS! :)


well so far so good, things are running smoother than before.. : D thanks!

No worries, low end chips do STILL need xorg.conf. Ubuntu doesn't ship with one as udev does a pretty good job but it fell short for your hardware, so you need to manually tell it what is what