Ubuntu too slow and doesnot have video capabilities

I recently ran the image of ubuntu 12.04 (precise) on the beagleboard -xm. I followed the instructions from http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardBeginners. But the current version runs very slow. Also it cannot run audio and video files. Can anyone suggest something?

Because no SGX video acceleration support on 12.04, it is slow.
Try 11.10. It is faster.

And how can SGX unit make GUI run faster??

And how can SGX unit make GUI run faster??

Right, Ubuntu would never rely on 3D acceleration
for a GUI, would they?

may be for compiz?

Google is your friend no?


No problem running with the xfce desktop on the XM, gnome is definitely treacle slow. Regards Sid.