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Hello, I need help with tweaking ubuntu to run a bit more smoother, I also need some help with installing the video drivers and I have tried using Envy but it was a no-go. The system I am running on has a P4 1700mhz, 512mb ddr133 and a XFX Geforce 6200 (which ironicly is the newst part)...
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for the graphics drivers you'll need to download the linux nvidia driver from nvidia's website. then when thats done, write down the full path to the file. then press <ctrl><alt><F2> (if you get stuck here or need to switch back to the xsession before you exit it press <ctrl><alt><F7>) to move out of x, but you still need to shut it down in order to install the driver. now after you've switched to the new screen by pressing those buttons, type this

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop - this ends the x session
cd /directory/with/thefile.run
sudo sh thefilename.run - after this, simply follow the step by step.
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start - starts up a new x session

then it should bring you back into the logon screen. if all went well you should see an nvidia splash screen (maybe). voila, your driver should be up-to-date. hope this helps and doesnt end up screwing you up more lol.

in terms of performance, have you updated all the software? this may help - http://www.overclock.net/linux-unix/...tu-7-10-a.html - theres a section in there for making sure your updates are, well, up to date haha. good luck!
    
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You may want to run something "lighter", like Xubuntu (XFCE), if you really want to speed things up.
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definitely melcar. you could always install xubuntu on top of ubuntu with "sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop" or you could reinstall with a xubuntu CD. xubuntu is great, uses less resources and has everything you would want!
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I second Xubuntu or antiX. antiX will be pretty swift...
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