[ubuntu-uk] Poor performance with Ubuntu on my laptop

Gareth France gareth.france at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 15:36:54 UTC 2012

On 04/10/12 16:33, Colin Law wrote:
> On 4 October 2012 16:28, Gareth France <gareth.france at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm using unity 3d but in some ways the machine excels, it ships with an
>> HDMI port and as I said when using Windows on the Acer there are no issues.
>> I was thinking there must be a lot to be saved by using a non Ubuntu distro
>> or seriously tweaking Ubuntu. For instance do I really need the bluetooth
>> features on a laptop without bluetooth? As for Unity 2D, I'm loathed to do
>> that is it's a stop-gap, what will I do in future versions where 2D is being
>> removed?
> Still worth trying it to see if it makes a difference.  All you have
> to do is log out and in again.
> Are you sure it is using 3d?  It seems surprising that they would
> spend money on 3d graphics h/w with a low spec processor.  If the h/w
> will not support it then Ubuntu will silently drop back to 2d.
> Colin
Yes, today I'm experiencing the extremely frustrating issue with 
Libreoffice calc where the unity icon in the bar doesn't show it's 
loaded. Every time you click to switch to calc it loads a new instance. 
Also the laptop has HDMI, what would be the point of HDMI without a 
reasonable graphics chipset?

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