fglrx and KDE

Wolfgang Jeltsch 4cqncnl7 at acme.softbase.org
Thu May 7 12:34:58 UTC 2009


I use Kubuntu Jaunty with the open source radeon driver. My graphics chip is 
(most likely) an RS480.

KDE’s desktop effects aren’t smooth with this setup. However, desktop effects 
worked quite well when I used Ubuntu Intrepid with Compiz Fusion and the 
proprietary fglrx driver. I’ve heard that 3D performance is better with the 
fglrx driver. So I wonder if the performance problems have to do with KDE or 
with the open source driver. Has anyone experiences with KDE vs. 
GNOME/Compiz Fusion and radeon vs. fglrx?

Furthermore, I’ve heard that X.org 1.6 won’t come with an fglrx driver that 
works with older chips (like, e.g, my RS480). Is this true?

Best wishes,

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