I recently upgraded my graphic card because the old one stop working. The exact card is here
According to this
the PCI Express
version works fine on Linux. I don't know if that is relevant.
I tried many recently distros and it works partially only in PCLOS 2009, but the computer freezes up after some usages. In Kubuntu 9.04 Live I have got oversized fonts and it freezed up before I managed to do anything.
I've tried all modules that includes ati, radeon, radeonhd, vesa and fglrx. In PCLOS works only with proprietary one but with already mentioned troubles and weird refresh rate. When I configure it to some normal refresh rate, on the next login brings back that old one (43Hz). When I try to run some screen saver, or anything that have something to do with video, my computer completly locks up, with hardware reset as the only option.
With open source modules X starts, shows desktop but it freezes up immediatly.
I wrote this thread in hope that some owner of this same card confirm this issue, or that some of the drivers developers see this thread and start working on this issue
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc RV635 PRO AGP [Radeon HD 3650] [1002:9596] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device [1787:0028]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 255, IRQ 16
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at a800 [size=256]
Memory at dfef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Expansion ROM at dfec0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities:  AGP version 3.0
Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci
Kernel modules: fglrx