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AMD Provides Legacy Driver for Old ATI Cards

Contrary to original plans to support the older ATI cards, AMD now wants to provide a legacy driver for them, along the lines of Nvidia. Thanks in Adv, E. BB code is On. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

ATI Mobility Radeon X – ThinkWiki

Graphics worked better with that running, though. If you have been trying for 3 days you may want to invest your time into something else. It was activated, so I deactivated it thinking it was interfering with the better drivers.


The system tells me helpful things like, “Hey.

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Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Join our community today! They seem pretty thorough. I’d love to make it work properly.

Then started a very frustrating search for how to get the proper drivers installed. I’d just like to use this card. When I hit the “y” key it proceeds to blow away lots of stuff so I know it worked a little.


If you have a laptop that’s getting too hot, try setting the power management profile to low. It seems that things are installing okay, but they’re never actually used. The version numbers couldn’t have matched more perfectly: Results 1 to 8 of 8.


Use the proprietary ones if they 6×00 otherwise use whichever one is recommended. Check the version of Ubuntu you have installed: The new legacy driver supports the following graphics cards including Mobile and All-in-Wonder variants:.

Apparently that’s not the case. This should greatly help power consumption, especially when idle. Find More Posts by brim4brim.

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For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. The time now is Another thing to consider is using an older version of the OS that still supports an older stable version of the hardware. It could be caused by the following. There were no additional posts after Jahid65 mentioned that the x drivers were dropped, so is that really true?

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