I have Jaunty working with an ATI , also discontinued, but I have all the wobbly windows, rotating desktops and 3D working. Post as a guest Name. To check that 3d acceleration works with your card, see the section called “Introduction to 3D Video Acceleration”. I took a look at this , but i am still a bit confused how to continue. It’s reliable but not always the fastest.

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Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu? – Ask Ubuntu

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? The open source drivers is actually quite good. Latest version provided by Ubuntu’s Additional Drivers tool up to this edit’s date is Many ATI video cards work well with Ubuntu automatically. Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu?

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Page History Login to edit. Meanwhile AMD has released the 9. You will need to remove all the current fglrx packages from your system and download the driver from the ATI site.

This is why I am still on Intrepid. Sign up using Email and Password. Install the xorg-driver-fglrx package from the Restricted repository see Chapter 2, Adding, Removing and Updating Applications. This driver provides 2D and 3D acceleration in your video hardware.


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.

Results 1 to 10 of Can’t get the gears or aquarium to work, but that’s probably me. I can’t believe a less than year old comp has hardware in legacy.

Make sure your OpenGL renderer string does not say “software rasterizer” or x13000 because that would mean you have no 3D hardware acceleration: Email Required, but never shown.

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AMD Provides Legacy Driver for Old ATI Cards

Supported, but hardware is too old for Unity These cards will not run Ubuntu’s Unity desktop with 3D acceleration. And then there’s the fglrx driver downloadable from ATI. For best performance and ease of use, AMD recommends the following: Unsupported chips Ubuntu These include the following: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


To check if your card is supported visit this site. Furthermore the Radeon driver supports some older chipsets that fglrx does not.

raddon Refer to the Package Generation installation instructions for more information. April 30th, 4. I uninstalled the proprietary driver, and I don’t notice any difference in performance at all, but all I use it for is the Compiz effects, no games.

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