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    ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    I hate the breakage in the open source drivers. You know what I mean: the artifacts, flashing, white lines everywhere, etc. The latest open source git drivers seem to have a lot of this fixed. While I'm sure you can wait until the next release when we get newer drivers, here is how to do this in Jaunty and get your system fixed now. Worst case scenario of doing this is that on your particular card all the cleanup hasn't been done yet, but on my x1200 this worked wonderfully.

    Open up a terminal and do the following:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libtool pkg-config git-core
    
    sudo apt-get install libdrm-dev x11proto-gl-dev mesa-common-dev xutils-dev x11proto-xf86dri-dev x11proto-fonts-dev x11proto-randr-dev x11proto-video-dev x11proto-xext-dev x11proto-xinerama-dev x11proto-render-dev xserver-xorg-dev
    
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati
    
    cd xf86-video-ati
    
    sudo ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --enable-dri
    
    sudo make
    
    sudo make install
    Now restart your machine and you're using the new drivers. Try bumping up your visual effects to max and see what happens. If you're lucky like me, everything will work flawlessly. If not, then you may want to wait a couple weeks and try it again, but you're no worse off then you were before.

    Enjoy!

  2. #2
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    Re: ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    Thanks! My X1200 flickers a lot less now.

    Is there a way to get 3D working? I miss the games that used to work in Wine under Hardy.

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    Re: ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
    Thanks! My X1200 flickers a lot less now.
    How much flickering is left? And when does it happen?

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    Re: ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    Well, this didnt work for me. When I boot, I see the ubuntu logo, then the screen flashes a few times, but then eventually goes dark.

    I am using an ATI Radeon x1200.

    Any suggestions?

  5. #5
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    Re: ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    You can try the following
    maybe they'll work ?

    #Xorg Drivers
    Code:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu jaunty main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu jaunty main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tormodvolden/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tormodvolden/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    Working flawlessly on my x1300 t60
    I've attached a script(not mine) to download the keys automatically

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    Re: ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    So, should I run those commands Makrin, and then re-run all of the commands that airspirit posted at the first?

  7. #7
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    Re: ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    Quote Originally Posted by ssri View Post
    How much flickering is left? And when does it happen?
    None that I see now. Very nice after the problems with the stock Jaunty drivers. It's worth making the change.

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    Re: ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty: full effects

    Any updates? It's not working on ubuntu 9.10
    Quote Originally Posted by airspirit View Post
    I hate the breakage in the open source drivers. You know what I mean: the artifacts, flashing, white lines everywhere, etc. The latest open source git drivers seem to have a lot of this fixed. While I'm sure you can wait until the next release when we get newer drivers, here is how to do this in Jaunty and get your system fixed now. Worst case scenario of doing this is that on your particular card all the cleanup hasn't been done yet, but on my x1200 this worked wonderfully.

    Open up a terminal and do the following:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libtool pkg-config git-core
    
    sudo apt-get install libdrm-dev x11proto-gl-dev mesa-common-dev xutils-dev x11proto-xf86dri-dev x11proto-fonts-dev x11proto-randr-dev x11proto-video-dev x11proto-xext-dev x11proto-xinerama-dev x11proto-render-dev xserver-xorg-dev
    
    git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati
    
    cd xf86-video-ati
    
    sudo ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --enable-dri
    
    sudo make
    
    sudo make install
    Now restart your machine and you're using the new drivers. Try bumping up your visual effects to max and see what happens. If you're lucky like me, everything will work flawlessly. If not, then you may want to wait a couple weeks and try it again, but you're no worse off then you were before.

    Enjoy!

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