nVidia/AMD - Proprietary/Open-Source Drivers?

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Wed Jan 7 12:04:10 UTC 2015

On 01/07/2015 05:51 AM, Jesse Palser wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed Kubuntu 14.04 L.T.S. 64Bit onto two different desktops.
> I am confused about proprietary and open-source display drivers.
> On my Intel/nVidia desktop, after the O.S. is installed I am prompted 
> to install
> nVidia proprietary display driver which I do and all is well.
> On my AMD/AMD desktop, after the O.S. is installed I am NOT prompted 
> to install
> AMD proprietary display driver?
> So everything is good on the Intel/nVidia desktop, but not on AMD/AMD 
> desktop.
> Are the AMD proprietary display drivers bad?
> Are the open-source AMD drivers OK?
> (can I play 3D Windows games under WINE?)
> Just a little confused, please advise...
> Jesse

I'm using the AMD Catalyst drivers. As far as I am concerned they are 
just fine and all is well. I'm not a gamer so I can't say what your 
experience might be in that arena.

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