Status of ATI video on Ubuntu

Justin eqisow at
Thu Mar 19 22:32:51 UTC 2009

radeonhd (the new open driver from Novell) gives me no acceleration on my
HD3850. Nearly any video lags badly in fullscreen. fglrx does not support my
card at all.

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at>wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 10:30 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
> > What is the status of Open Source ATI drivers in Ubuntu?  I don't
> > really care at all about 3D acceleration in Linux, but care a great
> > deal about video playback.
> I'm using the ati driver in Jaunty, running a Radeon X1300 mobile. I
> must say that using video is not that great. Totem in particular needs a
> lot of CPU. I'm looking forward to fglrx working again (currently broken
> due to new X version)
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