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Thread: ATI Radeon 4330, how to install driver on ubuntu 12.04

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    Question ATI Radeon 4330, how to install driver on ubuntu 12.04

    Hello, I have just downloaded ubuntu 12.04 (I tried 13.04 many times but it never worked [errno 5 was always the answer]) onto my old MSI laptop cx700 { http://www.msi.com/product/nb/CX700....=Specification } and I am having trouble figuring out how to install the driver for my graphics card. Although, I am totally unsure if I should even install a driver for it; maybe Ubuntu has its own version of driver?

    I downloaded the linux driver from AMD themselves and 7zip but have nothing else on the computer as of now. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    -Kamkarot

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    Re: ATI Radeon 4330, how to install driver on ubuntu 12.04

    You may need Legacy drivers. To be honest, I'd just stick with the open source drivers.

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    Re: ATI Radeon 4330, how to install driver on ubuntu 12.04

    Sarcastic Cows; My Welcome to the forum .

    Here is the situation:

    IF its an HD 2x/3x/4x then you are out of luck as AMD announced <last> summer that it is relegating these chipsets to legacy status and will not be developing new drivers for them. Existing restricted drivers from AMD won't work either, because they require X-server v1.12 and Ubuntu 12.10 uses X-server v1.13.
    That's because, starting with Ubuntu 12.04.2, the X-server version was updated to a newer version that is now incompatible with the HD 2x/3x/4x series AMD cards.
    (Mark Phelps)
    This is the suggested option to pursue:

    If you want to use the proprietary AMD/ATI driver, install Ubuntu 12.04.1:
    http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/12.04.1/
    This is a Long Term Support version that will have support until 2017 !

    Else: In most cases the provided open source driver performs admirably .

    just try'n to help
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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