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Old 09-23-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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Ubuntu/kubutu and ATI Support


Hi all. Been away from Linux for like 6 months and am just kinda trying out some of the distros. I was wondering if either Ubuntu or Kubuntu breezy badger release work "out of the box" with ATI cards? I recently tried Mepis and it installed my drivers out of the box. Just wondering if you still need to go through a process still with the new breezy badger release.

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Old 09-23-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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You have to install the ati drivers through synaptic after installation, and then use the script to activate the drivers. I am not sure how to do this though, as I use only Nvidia cards.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. That is what I thought, but thought I would check and see.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 09:42 AM   #4
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I am using Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog with a ATI9000 it found it after the first automated update and re boot works great
 
Old 09-23-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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pgsmith, most ATI cards will be found, the question is if it is fully supported. Do you get a high frames per second rate (eg run glxgears in an xterm to check)?
 
Old 09-23-2005, 10:12 AM   #6
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I have a 9800PRO. I downloaded Kubuntu 5.10 last night but haven't installed it yet. Are you saying that it should detect and configure my xorg.conf during install?
 
Old 09-23-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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No it will not. It will detect and set it up properly, but only for 2D. To get 3D, search through Synaptic for the ATI drivers, install them, and then there is a shell script you run which will generate a proper xorg.conf.

ATI released new drivers after the release of Ubuntu 5.04 that are much improved, you can grab these if you wish directly from ati.com.

The alternative is to just buy an Nvidia card They work much better under Linux.
 
  


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