I have been using Linux for about a year or so, and have been on Ubuntu since I started. I have recently come into a few extra machines. My main machine is a Dell Mini 9 netbook running Xubuntu 10.04. I also have an older eMachines T3990 with Ubuntu 10.10, and two low-end industrial boxes running Ubuntu Server 10.04 and openBSD 4.7.
Say I have two main machines these days, a Dell 660 with Win. 8 core i5, and Lenovo W530, also with Win. 8, and a core i7. All VM's work flawlessly on the Lenovo,
but on the Dell, I have seen issues with the same VM not working on it, as far as getting sound goes. The constant thread is GNOME based DE, which I think includes Unity.
KDE does not have this problem, but alas, I am not a KDE guy.
Alright. So, i got a old-ish computer off the web for $50 thinking i could do something with it. Its a HP Compaq with half a gig or ram (Plan on upgrading) Intel celeron (I know it sucks... :P ) Rated at 3.2 ghz. with a AMD xPress 200 graphics card. I installed ubuntu along side windows on it, and It runs worse than a 10 year old Dell with minimal graphics and half gig of ram. Why???
Before I start,
I would like to ask anyone who finds this question inappropriate for this website to notify me instead of down-voting and flagging it with nonsense because last couple of questions costed me about 16 reputations so I had to delete them.
I decided to install FGLRX (proprietary AMD driver which is an add-on to X.org which adds very important features) via Ubuntu Software