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yxs8495
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graphics card

I have a HP Proliant DL380 G7 2X2.93GHz 64GB RAM and installed both ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10.  They both have a horrid lagging problem with the mouse and the keyboard etc..

I am told that this is due to the graphics capability of the HP because everything works great when I install ubuntu on a Acer laptop.

So does my HP have any graphics card capability? If so what is it and what ubuntu 16.10 drivers are needed?

thanks in advance, john

 

 

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: graphics card

The grahphics in the server uses the mga driver which should work fine with Ubuntu 16.x.

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yxs8495
Occasional Contributor

Re: graphics card

1. I have downloaded from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-mga/1:1.6.3-1build1.  First option under downloads: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+files/xserver-xorg-video-mga_1.6.3.orig.tar.gz

Please advise on instructions. I have extracted the files, and looked through them ... but I cannot find instructions ...

2. A Radeon driver is being used and for graphics it is defaulting to some  open source Gallium .4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.8, 128 bits)...

 

- thanks,

working hard to remove my ignorance

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: graphics card

That driver shows to be for 'Trusty' which is an older Ubuntu release than what you're attempting to install. 16.x should have a much newer 'mga' driver

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CounterParry
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Re: graphics card

The HP Proliant DL380 G7 has a Intergrated ATI ES1000 graphics with only 64mb of video memory.  

The ubuntu desktop is a 3d desktop and this card will not be able to handle that well at all.  Reinstall Ubuntu Server

with Lubuntu Desktop.  Lubuntu uses the LXDE desktop which is a 2d desktop.   

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: graphics card


@CounterParry wrote:

The HP Proliant DL380 G7 has a Intergrated ATI ES1000 graphics with only 64mb of video memory.  
The ubuntu desktop is a 3d desktop and this card will not be able to handle that well at all.  Reinstall Ubuntu Server
with Lubuntu Desktop.  Lubuntu uses the LXDE desktop which is a 2d desktop.   


The ProLiant DL380 G7 server has a Matrox G200 video controller embedded in iLO3 and uses the mga driver

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CounterParry
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Re: graphics card

I got my info from here.  https://www.hpe.com/h20195/V2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=c04199811

it says on page 8:

Graphics Integrated ATI ES1000, 64MB video standard 16 bit color: maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 32 bit color: maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 NOTE: Maximum resolution available via iLO 3 remote console for ProLiant is 1280 x 1024 (for 32 bit color) and 1600 x 1200 (DVR max resolution).