Re: Adventures with Ubuntu 9.04, Fujitsu Siemens laptop “Esprimo Mobile V6545” and “ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450”

Steve Reilly sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Sat Jun 6 15:44:12 UTC 2009


Steve Reilly wrote:
> emil schwab2 wrote:
> 
>> Adventures with Ubuntu
>> 9.04, Fujitsu Siemens laptop “Esprimo Mobile V6545” and “ATI
>> Mobility Radeon HD 3450” since 1st of June 2009. No operating
>> system was previously installed, I bought it without OS.  
> 
> wow.  i can see how anyone who has gone through that many installs on
> the same laptop would be frustrated. tip one would be if you have a
> choice and your going to install linux on the laptop, dont *ever* get an
> ati chipset.  stick with nvidia, youll be much happier.
> 
> theres really no need to completely re install the os if x doesnt work.
>  have you tried to ssh to the laptop when it "locks up"?  or you can
> boot to recovery mode from grub.
> 
> secondly, how *new* is this laptop?  im not even seeing the 3450 as
> supported yet on the ati driver website.  that may be the problem as
> well. did you see the bit about compiz the bottom of the ati wiki page
> where you followed instructions?  I would retry the fglrx driver, re
> read the #8 step, and also below that about mesa and compiz,
> 
> im pretty sure thats the problem.  if not, im afraid you may have to use
> 2d and wait for a new driver, but let someone else chime in here that
> uses ati more on a regular basis.  like i said, im biased, but still
> willing to help, i know how frustrating no x can be:)
> 
> 
> steve
> 
> 
> 
PS

http://forum.ts.fujitsu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=39284&p=126799



steve





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