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