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The new legacy driver supports the following graphics cards including Mobile and All-in-Wonder variants: Page History Login to edit.

AMD Provides Legacy Driver for Old ATI Cards

May 7th, 7. I have found that the default, open driver works best with my ATI card See this page Recommended configuration for X. Install the xorg-driver-fglrx package from the Restricted repository see Chapter 2, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications.

Well, as far liinux new drivers go. This driver provides 2D and 3D acceleration in your video hardware. There must be some way of getting the Desktop Effects working on this display card. Here’s other similar drivers that are different versions or releases for different operating systems: Originally Posted by AlecJ. Now choosing to order the older graphics cards on the AMD homepage returns a notice that they moved to a legacy driver support structure.

Please visit this page lnux clear all LQ-related cookies. I have an Ati Radeon X Pro and I want to be able to get drivers that allow me to run Beryl or even desktop effects but I don’t know whether to go with Ati’s drivers I heard they suck or ahi open source ones.


If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. To follow up this info, we now have the first info and code for the OpenGl Acceleration.

You now need to configure the computer to use the new driver so run this command in a terminal: Partners Support Community Ubuntu. As an alternative, you can install a newer release of Ubuntu.

Thats a blow, I linu my old xorg. If it is Linux Related and doesn’t seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

I uninstalled the proprietary driver, and I don’t notice any difference in performance at all, but all I use it for is the Compiz effects, no games. To answer my own question, see here: Now the proprietary Linux driver, Fglrx 8. How do I go about installing the proper driver for the ATI card? This is not an exhaustive list. However, video capture is not supported. Identifying your graphics card or APU First, check your graphic card name and chipset: Can’t get the gears or aquarium to work, but that’s probably me.


To know which version of the Linux kernel you have installed, type this text in a terminal window: Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. I’m not really into the topic but a guy in a german forum helped my after installing the ati catalyst control center.

RadeonDriver – Community Help Wiki

I have an ATI graphics card and I want to know if it is supported and what kind of drivers should I be running to get the best features out of it.

Do not use Sax2 when the proprietary Linux Graphics Driver is installed. Also, I went ahead ari edited the If you need to reset your password, click here.