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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    Xorg is the windows system that draws the different elements, you need a driver to interact with the Xorg server. The full name of the driver is xserver-xorg-video-radeon (1:7.1.0-0ubuntu1). For more info have a look here.

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    Oh ok, also on a side not I installed the ati 13.2 beta7 drivers and now unity won't load, how can I purge and reinstall the default drivers from tty?

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zestypanda View Post
    Oh ok, also on a side not I installed the ati 13.2 beta7 drivers and now unity won't load, how can I purge and reinstall the default drivers from tty?
    Open a terminal and use the following command:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge <package-name>
    where <package-name = the name of the driver package you installed, I refuse to use ATI/AMD graphic adapters, so you're on your own as far as the driver name is concerned.

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    @ Zestypanda
    Here you go !

    Problem: Need to purge -fglrx

    Start with this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
    Takes care of most of the unwanted elements.

    I have been there a couple of times myself with my radeon HD4670 card

    BTW if you downloaded the driver directly from AMD the uninstall routine is a bit different.

    Code:
    sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
    Last edited by Stinger; March 11th, 2013 at 01:08 AM.

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    Thank you, but I already bit the bullet and re installed 13.04 (is it me or does reinstalling make ubuntu feel faster. ) so yeah, it's not running the x.org xserver drivers and it's butter smooth..woot. Though, I am wondering without going into the world of hurt that the proprietary drivers send me, can I hack, force, enable you call it 3d acceleration on the x.org drivers?

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zestypanda View Post
    Thank you, but I already bit the bullet and re installed 13.04 (is it me or does reinstalling make ubuntu feel faster. ) so yeah, it's not running the x.org xserver drivers and it's butter smooth..woot. Though, I am wondering without going into the world of hurt that the proprietary drivers send me, can I hack, force, enable you call it 3d acceleration on the x.org drivers?
    No I'm afraid not ,but at the X.Org Wiki you can see the features available in the radeon driver

    I know for a fact that the driver cannot display texture files i the old PCX format when i run my old Doom games with the Doomsday engine, when I covert them to PNG instead it runs just fine.

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    What about this ppa? I added it and haven't installed it yet, would this work? https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    edited
    Last edited by SkylineGTR; March 12th, 2013 at 11:54 AM.

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    Sorry to bump this thread but I'm sorta confused on how to proceed with this.

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    Re: Graphics drivers performance issue.

    @ Zestypanda
    You mean xorg-edgers fresh X crack for Raring ?
    Yes it should work, although there might be 'instability' involved as it is the fresh X crack.
    Which driver are you planning to use, the standard one from Xorg or the fglrx driver from AMD ?
    Last edited by Stinger; March 12th, 2013 at 09:13 PM.

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