First post to this forum. Been using Xandros for a couple years and love it. Recently built a Desktop and installed Xandros on it. Xandros desktop displays OK. However, when using the file manager or when using any browser on the internet, the refresh or renew rate on the screen is EXTREMELY slow. My machine is as follows: Mobo: MSI K9VGM-V, with VIA K8M890 chipset Video Board: Onboard (on mobo) VIA Chrome9 HC IGP Family, S3 Graphics, 128 Mb, ver. 184.108.40.206 Monitor: Dell SE177FP Flat Panel, normally set to 60Hz, 1024 x 768 res. In Xandros settings, the display is set to 24 bit True Color. What other info might be needed? I have changed resolutions, spent the last 2 weeks perusing various sites hoping to find a similar problem. Tried to install Windows-type drivers to run under Xandros. NOTE: I am still new and learning Linux so I do not know much about drivers, linux executables etc, yet. 1. Has anyone had this problem before? 2. Does anyone have a solution? 3. Can anyone advise me where to look or what direction to take? BTW, I am also running Ubuntu, and it also refreshes slowly, altho not quite as bad as Xandros. Many thanks in advance. john firstname.lastname@example.org p.s. regarding some other threads, I installed 5 hard drives in this machine; OS's include Win XP Pro, Xandros v. 4, Ubuntu. Took me 3 weeks but I finally got the machine to "see" all 5 drives, and (hardest of all) be able to boot into any of the operating systems. Could not get it to work with Ubu and XP sharing the same drive, nor each OS on it's own drive ( which is what I REALLY wanted). But when I installed-in this order-Win XP and Xandros on the same drive, followed by Ubuntu on it's own drive, suddenly everything worked just great! Wish I knew exactly what it was I did.