ATI driver problems

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Thu Jul 2 06:53:11 UTC 2009

Alexander Smirnov wrote:
> Hello list
> recently i've got a new PC at work, and it has ATI integrated graphics. 
> Here is what lspci shows for it: 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI 
> Technologies Inc Radeon 3100 Graphics.
> I'm not familiar with ATI graphics on linux, my previous PCs had Intel 
> or Nvidia chips. So i downloaded 
> from ati site, made debs from it and installed them. Performance is 
> poor... glxgears shows number from 300 to 700. Moving windows is jerky. 
> I noticed that kde effects had disabled several times because of poor 
> performance.
> Is there a way to increase the performance? my system is jaunty, kernel 
> is 2.6.28-13-generic
> Thank you,
> -Alex
Maybe you could look at the Envy tool that is supposed to be good for 
Nvidia and ATI drivers:
apparently the creator works for Canonical

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