ATI 8.40.4 driver released
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 09:19:28 UTC 2007
Larry Hartman wrote:
> Big change to this driver in terms of installation. Here are the basic steps
> for Feisty:
> 1. Download driver
> 2. Change permissions to executable file
> 3. Uninstall with package manager previous versions of fglrx-related packages
> 3. Run downloaded file as Sudo
> 4. GUI launches, click install button
> 5. At license acceptance, click "I agree"--wonder if this means ATI is not
> going to release drivers as open source?
> 6. When complete, restart X-server
> 7. Check in terminal with fglrxinfo
> ATI has gone a long way on this version to rip the steps out of the lengthy
> manual install process.....what they gave us is pretty easy.
> The old manual methods of building packages for ubuntu/feisty still works if
> you wish to choose that route.
> wiki.cchtml.com is down, so I am unable to update Feisty instructions.
> Oh, and BTW, I am getting 1200fps (glxgears) on my ATI Xpress 200M--never been
> over 1000fps with any driver.
Strange how these things differ. I installed and my glxgears went down
from around 1200 to 950.. on a Dell Inspiron w ati 1300 mobility
Back with the old drivers...
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