The free radeonhd driver that the community has greatly improved, mainly through AMD’s publishing of reference documentation, supports all cards in 2D mode, including compositing. I’ve done some digging before I decided to ask question here, found that: Does not recognize size of video memory correctly. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. The following driver Options are supported for EXA: Open source driver crashes when 3d starts.

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The following driver Options x070 supported for EXA: The Linux version, however, supports only distros released before February that have the older X.

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Dual head not working for xti on HP dc Owners of the cards listed who want to run a current Linux distro shouldn’t worry too much about switching drivers, however. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Slackware, MX 18 Posts: ATI Radeon and above!


Fglrx is compulsory for fixing some video problems. It was good news across the board for ATI graphics card owners with AMD deciding to go for a free driver and immediately delivering the goods.

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Besides, the newest version also supports DRI direct rendering infrastructure radekn many of the cards. Radeon driver does not load after upgrade to Package fglrx-control is recommended. Just in case if your desktop goes totally black thanks to some glitch, press this key combination.

The following driver Options are supported: II device removed [ 6. Need help running Linux on ununtu netbook? Page History Login to edit. I had a HD working ok with newer kernels Virtual size is x pitch [ 6.

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DPMS enabled [ 6. Using a default monitor configuration. Partners Support Community Ubuntu.

If you have a laptop that’s getting too hot, try setting the power management profile to low. However, this out of the box driver lacks many features that the standard flgrx driver package is capable of providing.


Sorry, unless you want to run a very old system you’re stuck with the open source driver. So maybe nomodeset is the correct one?

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The radeon module stopped loading after system updated from March 29th, 5. II device removed [ 7. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. I think I need the drivers because I am trying to get TF2 working which I asked about with this question Team fortress 2 black screen. The default is ‘on’ 1.

But I’d prefer new version anyway.