I have tried running the automatic installation from AMD’s website, but I got errors in the installation log: However, to my great surprise I hope it’s not going to make my distro unusable again This driver provides 2D and 3D acceleration in your video hardware. If you have a laptop that’s getting too hot, try setting the power management profile to low.

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If you have a laptop that’s getting too hot, try setting the power management profile to low.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. But the open source drivers are very, very laggy.

But when I retried Ubuntu with this newer card, I had a display problem. I hope it’s not going to make my distro unusable again This is not an exhaustive list.

In Windows Vista, everything is snappy. Up until a few weeks ago I had an HD for my So much that I can’t handle browsing any web page with Firefox.

[ubuntu] AMD Radeon HD with Ubuntu

It’s very unfortunate because it really degrades the Ubuntu experience compared to Windows Vista. Check the manpage of the Radeon driver for advanced options. My system is Ubuntu Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. I downloaded the Ubuntu package from https: I’m rebooting into Ubuntu and I’m going to take a look at the direct drivers you’re talking about.


In fact, my seven years-old laptop with integrated Intel graphics fares better. Check the version of Ubuntu you have installed: This generally solves the problem. Here is the content of the log: Email Required, but never shown.

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By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. I tried to install the flgrx driver for the card but couldn’t find an up-to-date tutorial. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

You don’t need to install any. Chipset Graphics cards and APUs I am pretty new to Linux ans ran into struggles with my graphics card after the installation of Ubuntu. See this page Recommended configuration for X.

Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. I have asked for help in the IRC channel, and a user Pessimist helped be generously to switch back to the open source graphics and to switch to the PPA: Identifying your graphics card or APU First, rradeon your graphic card name and chipset: Page History Login to edit. Furthermore the Radeon driver supports some older chipsets that fglrx does not.


Supported, but hardware is too old for Unity These cards will not run Ubuntu’s Unity desktop with 3D acceleration. This update finally came between Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Make sure your OpenGL renderer string does not say “software rasterizer” or “llvmpipe” because that would mean you have no 3D hardware acceleration: