It didn’t seem like this individual had a dual-monitor setup. I’m an ultra newbie and can’t find the drivers either. Reed, Thanks for the links. Radeon X proprietary drivers are not supported anymore. For best performance and ease of use, AMD recommends the following: Finally I could use firmware-linux-nonfree, which offers a better performance with kde4.

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Here raadeon what I had to do:. Join Date May Beans The new legacy driver supports the following graphics cards including Mobile and All-in-Wonder variants:.

AMD Provides Legacy Driver for Old ATI Cards

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Here’s other similar drivers that are different versions or releases for different operating systems: The time now is Make sure your OpenGL renderer string does not say “software rasterizer” or “llvmpipe” because that would mean you have no 3D hardware acceleration: Segies is quick, simple and absolutely free. I’m pretty much stuck with it I’m on a laptopso any help with getting them would be great. Don’t know why they didn’t make it clearer what driver it needed on the ATI website.

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ATI Radeon™ X1200 Drivers & Support

I’m then assuming that the graphic card is not installed how can i install it if thats the case. The first major X release for over 10 years, X11R7, has finally adopted a modular approach.

All times are GMT So basically, all you can use is… opensource drivers, which is far from prefect at the moment. This is not an exhaustive list. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: However, contrary to what others have said, the open source -ati driver is fine for ordinary computer use – which is presumably what you’re after since you’re using a somewhat older graphics card.

You do have a video driver installed by default – an open source driver named ‘radeon’ also sometimes referred to as the -ati driver.

Besides, the newest version also supports DRI direct rendering infrastructure with many of the cards. The Linux version, however, supports only distros released before February that have the older X.

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Reed, Thanks for the links. Found a bad link?

It can be done with the following command: March 7th, 9.