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Old 05-24-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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ATI 5800 Drivers Issues with various Distros

I was using Ubuntu but changed distros recently due to Natty which I found buggy with Gnome. I just don't care for Unity. I have tried Fedora 14, Fedora 15 Beta, OpenSuse 11.4. I am leaning towards Linux Mint.

Except for Ubuntu, my ATI 5800 video card fan is running constantly. I ran the Dell diagnostic on the card. It reported the card was running correctly. It also runs correctly in Windows 7.

I am a semi-newbie and have some confusion as to which drivers to use for my card. Two questions:

Is there a a thread someone can point me to to correctly install the correct driver for any particular distro?;

Is there issues with ATI video card drivers and certain distos?

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
Old 05-24-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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I guess not - Is this the wrong forum?

If so, can someone point me in the right direction?
Old 05-25-2011, 09:09 AM   #3
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There should be no problem linking you to directions to installing the ATI/AMD GPU drivers on your distro. The process will be different for various distros though, so telling us what distro you are using is needed info.

Some ATI/AMD cards do have issues with some distros. Its normally more likely to be those using old closed driver versions, or old open source drivers.
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I do appreciate the reply. I have the issue with Fedora, kubuntu and OpenSuse. Not with Ubuntu 11.04. At the moment, I'm not using any distro. I am waiting for Linux Mint 11 to go final before I try again.


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