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    Question ATI graphics card not in use

    Inside "About this computer" , it says that my graphics is "Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV620" .
    Seriously don't know what's wrong here ...any help will be appreciated
    I cant find and proprietary driver to use , how do i make my graphic card to work in ubuntu ?

    Im using Ubuntu 15.04 ,
    ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
    Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz × 2
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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    you need to use the open source driver, as that model is too old

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2184451
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver

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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    You are likely confined to the open source driver for that card, I might be misremembering but I think anything older than a 5000 series card would not be supported with proprietary drivers in a current version of Ubuntu.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2269080

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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    howefield is correct -- AMD dropped support for its HD 2x/3x/4x-series cards years ago. The last Ubuntu version that had such support was 12.04, and even 12.04.1 was too new for that support.
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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    Seriously don't know what's wrong here
    Nothing. The output is correct. Do you actually have any graphics issue(s) or are you just confused by the name?

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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Nothing. The output is correct. Do you actually have any graphics issue(s) or are you just confused by the name?
    Yea , im just confused by the name .
    Everything works fine . Thanks for the reply man ~

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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    Quote Originally Posted by liam25 View Post
    Yea , im just confused by the name .
    Just the name of the open source drivers.

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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    You are lucky, support for my ATI card stopped after Ubuntu 10.04!

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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    Quote Originally Posted by coldraven View Post
    You are lucky, support for my ATI card stopped after Ubuntu 10.04!
    Sighhh... Support was not stopped. Catalyst support was dropped, but it's not a big deal since the open-source driver is generally better for older cards.

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    Re: ATI graphics card not in use

    yeah i have a sapphire radeon hd 3870 x2 that i can't get proprietary driver for which isn't good however the open source driver does seem to work pretty well.
    i do wish that ati would support their graphics cards better in linux but they just act as though they could care less. which is why i won't buy another ati graphics product.
    at least nvidia supports their graphics cards with a proprietary driver if the open source doesn't work right.
    i always run the open source driver 1st and if i like it then i will stick with it.

    the poorguy

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