gustin at meganerd.ca
Tue Jun 11 04:39:08 UTC 2013
I would stick to Intel integrated GPUs. Most new nVidia mobile parts are
paired with Optimus, which I have first hand, painful experience with. I
would put ATI in the second position as a result.
On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM, Sudhangathan B S <sudhangathan at gmail.com>wrote:
> Sudhangathan BS
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> On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Jimmy Sjölund <jimmy at sjolund.se> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 3:24 AM, Sudhangathan B S <sudhangathan at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Heyy Studios,
>>> I am planning to buy a Laptop and have already decided to put Ubuntu
>>> Studio as it is my favorite Distribution since the last 4 to 5 years. I am
>>> planning to a laptop with extra Graphics card. I have found that (from a
>>> short survey) AMD/ATI, NVIDIA have lot of driver problems and they just
>>> won't work, and I have experienced it myself while using other laptops.
>>> I often video/photo edit after my adventures.
>>> If anybody is successfully using a graphics card with Studio, i.e. with
>>> a fully working driver and smooth graphics, please let me know the model of
>>> the graphics card and the laptop(or even desktop) configurations.
>> Do you mean to connect an external graphic card?
> No.. I want to select a good internal graphics card for the laptop which
> suits Ubuntu-Studio..!
> I run Ubuntu Studio 12.04 64 bit on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E with an "ATI
>> Mobility Radeon HD 5650 - 1024 MB, Core: 450 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz,
>> 8.14.10.0708". In earlier US versions had some trouble with shadings before
>> I installed ATI proprietary drivers, but I haven't seen those issues since
>> In 12.04 I chose Additional Drivers and "ATI/AMD proprietary graphics
>> driver", not the experimental beta or post-release but they might function
>> well, I just haven't tested them as I want as stable environment as
>> possible. My only reason to use the ATI drivers were to connect my external
>> monitor through HDMI, which I couldn't get to work properly without
>> installing the ATI drivers. For some reason I had to start up AMD Catalyst
>> Control Center every time I booted up before the driver would understand
>> that the external monitor was connected. Then one day it just stopped and
>> remember the settings anyway.
>> I have also tried it out on 12.10 64 bit, worked the same as in 12.04.
>> Then I installed 13.04 64 bit when it was released and installed the latest
>> driver from ATI manually. Same issue there, I had to start the AMD control
>> center every boot to redo my settings for the monitors.
>> Recently I have found that I might be able to configure the external
>> monitor within Xfce without involving the ATI drivers, but I haven't
>> investigated further since, well it already works. I don't do any 3D or
>> gaming so I have no experience in the behaviour there.
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