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Hey guys! So I just installed ubuntu alongside my windows 8 OS on my sig rig. It seems to be slow though... not sure if I need to install graphics drivers for my graphics card (although cant seem to find any) or drivers for my motherboard or what?? Never used ubuntu (or really linux) before. ALso when I click apps they kinda have to think for a second before opening. This happens with every MAC I have used as well. Is this just how it is?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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Windows 8 doesnt fully support dualboot with Linux, this may be the cause of your slow boot
     
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there should be additional drivers to install
click on the ubuntu icon top left and type additional drivers or you can choose the updater.
it's likely a lack of video drivers.

what are the specs of your computer>?
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Windows 8 doesnt fully support dualboot with Linux, this may be the cause of your slow boot
this makes no sense.
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there should be additional drivers to install
click on the ubuntu icon top left and type additional drivers or you can choose the updater.
it's likely a lack of video drivers.

what are the specs of your computer>?
this makes no sense.

typing that in doesn't find anything and do you mean the software updater?" I did do that when I first booted but didn't help much. I guess it probably is the graphics drivers
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yes software updater, there should be an option there.

otherwise.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17495/how-to-add-proprietary-drivers-to-ubuntu-10.04/
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If you can't find the additional drivers program in Unity Dash then you probably have Ubuntu 12.10. With this version and never ones the additional drivers functionality have been moved to Software Sources.

Here are two articles about installing drivers in Ubuntu 12.10:

http://www.howopensource.com/2012/10/find-additional-drivers-in-ubuntu-12-10/
http://www.itworld.com/software/302900/install-additional-drivers-ubuntu-1210
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