Video overlay acceleration may be disabled when 3D acceleration is enabled. These include the following: Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Install the appropriate linux-headers and fglrx-driver packages: The firmware can be provided by installing the firmware-amd-graphics or firmware-linux-nonfree package. Those are the legacy drivers. The version numbers couldn’t have matched more perfectly:

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Visit the following links: The Linux version, however, supports only distros released before February that have the older X.

Identifying your graphics card or APU First, check your graphic card name and chipset: AMD has contributed packaging scripts to allows creation of other packages, but does not necessarily test, verify or warrant the reliability. Owners of the cards listed who want to run a current Linux distro shouldn’t worry too much about switching drivers, however. Further, your mileage on performance may vary depending on what card you have. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.

The time now is Everything else is as installed And here the lspci -k Code:. All versions above are available only for the x86 and x architectures Debian i and AMD64 ports respectively. Install the appropriate linux-headers and fglrx-legacy-driver packages: Graphics cards and APUs.


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AMD Provides Legacy Driver for Old ATI Cards ยป Linux Magazine

If you have a laptop that’s getting too hot, try setting the power management profile to low. Further details mobilitg on the AMD homepage.

It also does various other kinds of display managements. This Article applies sole to Ubuntu Both the cards get turned on in turn overheating the computer and it also makes lot of xx1250.

AMD Provides Legacy Driver for Old ATI Cards

If you are unsure whether you have DRI running, issue glxinfo grep -i direct after disabling composite. Meanwhile AMD has released the 9. Unsupported chips Ubuntu I’ve mobiltiy to the conclusion and it might also be fear of breaking the system and having to start over but I think I’m SOL till I get a new Monitor. Retrieved from ” https: To do this, add an extra Extensions section if necessary containing:.

ATI Catalyst Display Driver for Linux Driver – TechSpot

It was good news across the board for ATI graphics card owners with AMD deciding to go for a free driver and immediately delivering the goods. Video overlay atj may be disabled when 3D acceleration is enabled. This page has been accessedtimes. However, you can use either regular Xv video overlay or make the video an opengl texture and let the OpenGL engine scale your video.


Last edited by dwmolyneux; at However, the version that comes with 8. Besides, the newest version also supports DRI direct rendering infrastructure with many of the cards.

October 24th, 1. I followed the Handbook on how to install. It is a binary-only Xorg driver requiring a Linux kernel module linu its use.

It allows display switching on-the-fly. Originally Posted by alswar.