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Old 02-24-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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ATi/AMD Proprietary FGLRX driver? "additional drivers"


I installed Linux Mint over Fedora and don't think I'll be going back. The usability and "easy" feel of it is tremendous.

When I entered the system settings ans started the "additional drivers" app, I saw there are two ATi drivers for me to choose from:
  • ATi/AMD Proprietary FGLRX driver
  • ATi/AMD Proprietary FGLRX driver (post-release updates)

Since I can only choose one, which should I use? I have an AMD Radeon HD 6xx0M series adapter.
 
Old 02-24-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Hi there,

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I installed Linux Mint over Fedora and don't think I'll be going back. The usability and "easy" feel of it is tremendous.
I've come from Ubuntu, not Fedora, and then it's not all that different. But yes, it just feels good. :-)

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  • ATi/AMD Proprietary FGLRX driver
  • ATi/AMD Proprietary FGLRX driver (post-release updates)
Since I can only choose one, which should I use? I have an AMD Radeon HD 6xx0M series adapter.
I was faced to the same choice, and I thought it wasn't a bad idea to choose the driver with latest updates. However, the installation failed (the message said some stuff about something being "not available", I don't remember exactly). So I chose the other one, and that worked fine.

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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Hi there,



I've come from Ubuntu, not Fedora, and then it's not all that different. But yes, it just feels good. :-)



I was faced to the same choice, and I thought it wasn't a bad idea to choose the driver with latest updates. However, the installation failed (the message said some stuff about something being "not available", I don't remember exactly). So I chose the other one, and that worked fine.

[X] Doc CPU
I tried both and much like what happened for you, the installation of the "post-release updates" one failed. However.. When I installed the other one, I rebooted to the see the changed but it was awful. Sure, it worked and it was running smoothly, I thought, but how deceived I was. Everytime I switched windows or clicked the "Activities" button, I experience a horrid "glitch".

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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Hi there,

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I tried both and much like what happened for you, the installation of the "post-release updates" one failed. However.. When I installed the other one, I rebooted to the see the changed but it was awful. Sure, it worked and it was running smoothly, I though, but how deceived I was. Everytime I switched windows or clicked the "Activities" button, I experience a horrid "glitch".
that's very different from what I experienced ...

Well, I was annoyed when I was told the driver needed a reboot to complete installation, and after I rebooted and configured my two monitors, I had to reboot yet again for the changed settings to become effective. But now it works like a charm. My graphics adapter, however, is supposed to be an HD 2100 (onboard) according to the computer's specs, while the driver identifies it as HD 3-something.

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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Hi there,



that's very different from what I experienced ...

Well, I was annoyed when I was told the driver needed a reboot to complete installation, and after I rebooted and configured my two monitors, I had to reboot yet again for the changed settings to become effective. But now it works like a charm. My graphics adapter, however, is supposed to be an HD 2100 (onboard) according to the computer's specs, while the driver identifies it as HD 3-something.

[X] Doc CPU
I've got the AMD drivers installed now and it works beautifully, and no screen tearing/chopping/glitching!

I followed this guide:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=93731

and partially this:
http://techgratuity.com/amd-ati-cata...r-ubuntu-linux


I've verified that its modules are loading and so is the driver. Amazing!
 
  


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