[Ubuntu Chicago] Gutsy / KDE4
scott at guppylog.com
Tue Oct 23 15:33:07 BST 2007
I thought ATI was mandated to release source code now that they are part
of AMD? Anyone know what the ETA to a free driver is? That's what I'm
On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 09:17 -0500, Tim Madden wrote:
> Please let me know how it goes if you turn on the restricted driver.
> I, too, have the ATI 200M in my Toshiba laptop. I really regret not
> researching the hardware compatibility of this machine before I
> purchased it. The 200M has been a problem from the start. If I use
> the ATI driver, the machine won't resume from sleep, but if I use the
> open source driver, I have not 3D (which is generally more important
> than the sleep).
> The other touchy thing is the Intel HDA sound. In feisty I had change
> the Alsa upgrade driver manually just to get it to work. (and repeat
> it every time the kernel upgraded). I hope that has been fixed in
> I should be excited about a new version of Ubuntu but frankly I expect
> that it will just hose everything for a few days.
> On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 07:23 -0500, Wally Valters wrote:
> > Sorry I missed the install party, but Im busy as all hell with work
> > etc. I have question though (2 actually)
> > 1) I did a dist-upgrade and it totally borked my laptop, HP, ATI
> > 200M radeon, and Broadcom wireless. I thin it was the restricted
> > driver for ATI but not positive. I wiped the machine, did a clean
> > install, restored the /home partition then backed up the whole
> > system. I turned on the restricted broadcomm driver and have
> > wireess (totaly painless i might add, really cool). But I hesitate
> > ot do the same with the ATI driver.
> > So, if I turn on the ATI restricted driver, and it hoses up the
> > machine, is there a way to undo it from the console. I can remove
> > it from xorg.conf I know, but how do i keep the thing from loading
> > in the first place? I used Envy to load the ATI driver in Feisty,
> > and it worked like a charm, so I can always fall back on that.
> > 2) Nixternal, I saw your blog post on KDE4 and it looks real nice,
> > but the kubuntu.org description of enabling it is a little sketchy.
> > How about a little explanation on how to get KDE4 running for us ?
> > KDE4 is the reason I want a better driver running for my vid card,
> > its a little clunky right now.
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