New to Linux, ATI Radeon video card question This thread is a little old now, but I thought I’d provide some follow-up information for the benefit of others with similar old-ish hardware. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. I would greatly appreciate help with the following problem which seems to be quite common – but I am just starting to wean myself off Windows so I don’t fully understand how to achieve what should be a simple task as every solution I find seems to raise another problem: If possible, go for a higher end GeForce FX series:

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What are the specs on your card, trekkiec?

Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu? – Ask Ubuntu

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Is this remark still valid for Ubuntu Since he is using the intergrated one.

Sorry, this is kinda out of the conversation, but I have to be sure of something. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

I haven’t tried the drivers yet, though I will post again once I’ve tried them out.


You have the correct driver info loaded. You can try lknux build your own drivers: You will need to remove all the current fglrx packages from your system and download the driver from the ATI site. April 6th, 1. To begin with, before even installing Compiz, I couldn’t enable 3D acceleration on the card, which was a problem.

xti To install the latest ATI Ubuntu derives from Debian and so you should be able to do most things in Deb that you do in Ubuntu and vice versa. Radeon card really works desktop effects – sporadically. Make sure your OpenGL renderer string does not say “software rasterizer” or “llvmpipe” because that would mean you have no 3D hardware acceleration: It’s reliable but not always the fastest.

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Still not sure why it wasn’t recommended automatically by dpkg, and I would love to know why it doesn’t support as high of a resolution in Linux as my 10 year old card did; but at least my system’s a little more up to date.

I’m not sold on gnome3 entirely and could live with kde but that still means my graphics card doesn’t work, so the problem isn’t solved.

Sometimes it crashed before the login, sometimes at the login screen and sometimes after I’d logged in Originally Posted by trekkiec. Find More Posts by gambleDT.

I’m sure this is a simple problem for seasoned Linux users and I would appreciate supplementary directions of how to install the ATI Radeon driver mentioned in the AtiHowTo as I have no idea how to proceed. I have read that fglrx can run desktop effects under XGL, but liinux I have never tried it. Thanks Thanks for your replys I have an old PC which I want to set up as a atj to learn Linux. Post as a guest Name.



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. Find More Posts by kahlil But just by logging in KDE desktop, the desktop effects vanished and I could not figure out how to make it back. Last edited by kahlil88; at I tried doing the same thing Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

To check that 3d acceleration works with your card, see the section called “Introduction to 3D Video Acceleration”. So I decided to download the ATI driver from the Livna repository, but the latest version doesn’t support my card. Also, I went ahead and edited the