View Full Version : not happy
September 17th, 2010, 02:39 AM
very mad at the linux camp.. seems like the new versions no longer support old ati like my x 1300, a perfectly good card for me. linux i feel has become rather snobby since it only seems to now work on newer expensive hardware. yes you can use old ati but not until you play with repositories and the dreaded command line. linux used to be all about support for older and newer machines. until they fix the kernel and restore support for older cards im sorry but i wont be using it. too bad because it is a real beauty and it just works, but no longer for the average working man who cant spend 500 dollars on a new video card. im mad as hell but its the principle.. no excuse for cutting out older perfectly good machines. so until they return to a working man system base i will stay with windows. dont get me wrong im just mad at the programmers who i feel shut out ordinary users like me
September 17th, 2010, 02:48 AM
Moved to Ubuntu Testimonials & Experiences
September 17th, 2010, 02:55 AM
my PC is like 8 years old.
an old dell dimension 2350.
and every version of Ubuntu Ive run on it runs great.
(only 9.10, 10.04, and 10.10.)
only one small graphics card issue with 10.04 at the beginning, but that ironed itself out on my end shortly after.
my PC is pretty weak,
and windows ran like crap on it,..
but Ubuntu runs like a freegin dream on this thing! :D
faster and better than the people I know with 2-3 year old PC's running vista and win7.
No joke. :)
Im poor, lol
and havent had to spend a dime to get anything running.
Same with all the PC's Ive installed it on,
Many of them old computers.
September 17th, 2010, 03:00 AM
Your anger is misplaced, it's ATI/AMD that decided to not support you graphics card any more. The open source drivers work quite well on my HP laptop with 300M graphics chipset. I can even use compiz.
September 17th, 2010, 03:01 AM
IIRC, it was ATI who dropped support of the X1300 from their proprietary linux driver. However, the opensource radeon driver still supports the X1300. Please refer to this thread for more information on getting it to work: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1491346
September 17th, 2010, 01:48 PM
What planet are you living on?? Even if you had to buy a new video card that will work great under Linux, there are plenty of them that cost less than 50 dollars.
So please stay with what ever works for you. I will keep on enjoying my virus free computing ):P. And with this being your first post I can tell you really know what you are talking about with Ubuntu and Linux in general.
September 17th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Another one that is not going to go anywhere. Closed.
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