[Wiltshire] Request for help - Ubuntu 14.04
greg.browne at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 16:50:38 UTC 2014
I've had trouble with a MBoard using a VIA S3 chip. I tried a few different
live CDs until I got one that worked - sorry cannot remember now which one,
as the MBoard is not readily available, but I recommend two things.
1. Go into synaptic, look for VIA Drivers and remove them then restart.
2. Try a 32 bit distro.
You might also find that a 12.04 LTS distro will work better with the S3 as
recommended in some groups. I did get it working very well so I recommend
persevering. Also Puppy Linux is good with troublesome setups.
On 3 September 2014 15:06, <amanglo at utvinternet.com> wrote:
> A complete Linux novice, I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS (from Live
> CD purchased from Canonical) - and downloaded 330.2 Mb of updates - on my
> desktop. The idea was to remove dependence on XP, which was done very
> effectively as XP was wiped completely by the installation of ubuntu. This
> was unintended - the hoped-for result was to have XP and ubuntu 'side by
> The ubuntu program operates VERY slowly, often in jerks. Everything -
> typing, browsing, opening and closing programs - is ultra-slow.
> If anyone can suggest a fix I shall be grateful.
> The PC details are:
> AMD64 Athlon processor, 3.2 GHz. 120Gb hard disc. 4Gb installed RAM.
> Graphics card VIA S3 UniChrome Pro KT8237.
> Selecting "System Settings" > "Details" produces -
> Memory 1.4Gb
> Entering 'top' at the terminal produces - kiB Memory 1468416, kiB Swap
> Thanks - Derek
> Graphics Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)
> Processor AMD Athlon (tm) 64 3200+
> OS Type 64 bit
> Disk 119.4 Gb
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