[SOLVED] Trouble installing Manjaro/Ubuntu on AMD, radeon graphics.
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Trouble installing Manjaro/Ubuntu on AMD, radeon graphics.
Hello, first time poster, long time reader.
My lovely, 6 month old Thinkpad got stolen from Uni Queensland(UQ) library two days ago. Yipee! I'm a student, currently learning C++ and i've coded in ruby/rails since about grade 10, the transition has been so peaceful, they are so much alike.... not. I can't code on Windows, even mac i'm not the comfortable. I've been given a friends laptop as a gift here's the specs.
AMD-A8-4500M APU with Radeon HD Graphics -- 8gig -- 64bit
The problem is i cannot get ANY distribution to run. I seem to get the error "System running in low Graphics Mode", alot. Things have gotten so bad i've even downloaded/tried Ubuntu !
I'm guessing the reason no distribution is running well is because of the AMD/radeon thing. I'm just hoping that someone on this forum has got the same specs and can recommend a distribution that is maybe 'tailored?' to amd/radeon.
thanks taking the time to read, and thanks for any help.
HUMBUG used to meet at UQ, although I haven't checked on it in several years - might be worth trotting along to see if someone can help with that Radeon driver. Sure to be the problem.
The in-kernel radeon driver is usually good enough for 2D desktop work, although I don't have anything "latest-and-greatest" - certainly not in the mobile range.