problem with cinnamon performance

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problem with cinnamon performance

Postby jup173r on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Hi All,

I am very new to linux (just installed Linux Mint 14 about 2 weeks ago) and I have been learning to use Linux Mint. However, I always feel that the cinnamon desktop is very laggy. even moving windows around is not smooth. So after a long time of researching on internet, I have come across this post and I think I might have a smiliar problem (problem with graphics card driver?):

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=119904

the problem is...I don't have a clue on how to fix it as I am using a different graphics card. Could someone please kindly help me fixing my problem? Thanks a million in advance :)

I have run
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inxi -Fxz
and here's the output:
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System:    Host: jup173r-Aspire-M1660 Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2)
           Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   System: Acer product: Aspire M1660 version: P01-C3L
           Mobo: Acer model: Aspire M1660 Bios: American Megatrends version: P01-C3L date: 11/11/2011
CPU:       Dual core Pentium CPU E6600 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12236.6
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1603.00 MHz 2: 1603.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce 605] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x301) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 499.5GB (1.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST500DM002 size: 495.4GB
           2: USB id: /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Memory size: 4.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 453G used: 7.8G (2%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 30.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 36.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 177 Uptime: 49 min Memory: 825.7/2002.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
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Re: problem with cinnamon performance

Postby bigj231 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:22 pm

It seems that your graphics driver isn't loading properly. Have you tried using the "Additional Drivers" utility to install the proprietary drivers for your system? You can also install the drivers directly from nVidia, but try the ones in the repositories first.
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Re: problem with cinnamon performance

Postby jup173r on Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:19 am

bigj231 wrote:It seems that your graphics driver isn't loading properly. Have you tried using the "Additional Drivers" utility to install the proprietary drivers for your system? You can also install the drivers directly from nVidia, but try the ones in the repositories first.


thank you very much for your hep. I have installed the proprietary drivers (NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library from nvidia-current) thur Additional Drivers and its A LOT smoother now. However, the output still says the followings:
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Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce 605] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 605/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 304.43

Does that mean my graphics driver is still not loading properly? thanks a million!!!!!!
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