The easiest way is to use the command: I came to Ubuntu Mate after having issues with Mint and was so glad Catalyst worked out of the box. The thing is though, the LTS will have point releases with newer kernels and graphics stack. ATI’s extent of supporting these community efforts is limited to the ES graphics. Andy Whitcroft apw on As you can see from the subject line, I am not spending my money on a high-end ATI card in my dual Opteron system, even though I really like both firms and their products.

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I used Ubuntu before it and grew to abhor it.

Running this with “nomodeset” allows the console to be visible. The lijux is that the card you’re talking about is so old that I bet all the support it’ll ever had was long added to the Kernel and X.


If you’re wanting to make this a desktop computer, Afi highly recommend installing rpmfusion. I don’t any longer find it fun to try to force a piece of hardware or software to do what I want.

I have two laptops and three desktops with ATI graphics. The open source driver developers can only do so much looking into a black box.

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This is not an exhaustive list. Graphics cards and APUs.

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The following optional configuration can be used to increase 3D performance. I dispel the FUD daily on this forum and show posters how very easy it is to get the ATI cards to work — with full hardware acceleration and H. Join Date Aug Beans I was thinking Lubuntu, but I’d want to make sure the driver was installed, or at least the best one I can get for it. Quite similar to the one posted by Ronald as far as I can see. Legal Disclaimer, Privacy Policy Contact.

Configuration In most cases, manual configuration for the open source display drivers is not requiredas the Xorg X server automatically detects and configures available hardware. Once you have that, you can install just about everything you’d want. Ronald McCollam fader wrote on This is on a Supermicro server with the ES This is just at boot up and nothing to do with X as we don’t use it.

This generally solves the problem. What does xrandr produce for the x monitor? Jeremy Foshee jeremyfoshee on Lubuntu is not going to be better than another Ubuntu or Fedora or Debian.

Using the console aand I typed ‘dmesg’ caused a lockup as soon as the framebuffer started to scroll.

– Which driver to install for ATI ES graphic card? – Ask Ubuntu

Like this letter, Phoronix accepts quality editorials and pieces written by the community. If the problem is solved, change the tag ‘verification- needed- lucid’ to ‘verification- done-lucid’. You can also try installing the latest Znd driver, but you may run into the same problem you are having now.


Hoping that the opensource xorg-video-radeon driver will work with Compiz.


Check the manpage of the Radeon driver for advanced options. In this case, you can install the Trusty Hardware Enablement Stackwhich brings new versions of Linux kernel and Radeon driver.

Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. See this page Recommended configuration for X.

Org open source driver from the list I believe it is the top one. If you care about my situation which I think is representative of many others’ too please let me know if you decide to go with free software support.

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