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    Re: Radeon HD 3870 driver installation issue on “Ubuntu 12.04 precise”

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    Re: Radeon HD 3870 driver installation issue on “Ubuntu 12.04 precise”

    The given Instructions I used can be found in here:
    https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx
    If you read through this, you will see that part of the changes required downgrading your X-server to an old version.

    This is very likely to cause serious complications down the road as other updates come through.

    You are trading a short-term improvements for serious long-term risks of system damage.
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    Re: Radeon HD 3870 driver installation issue on “Ubuntu 12.04 precise”

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    If you read through this, you will see that part of the changes required downgrading your X-server to an old version.

    This is very likely to cause serious complications down the road as other updates come through.

    You are trading a short-term improvements for serious long-term risks of system damage.
    You could look at this that way, or one could look at that the other way and say:
    Quote Originally Posted by Parallel universe
    Hello Xorg developers
    if you look carefully at your version upgrades, you will see that parts of the changes do not play well with the latest version ati legacy drivers available, both the open source and the official AMD release.

    This is very likely to cause serious complications for potential users down the road as nobody will modify these old drivers to be once again compatible with your changes.

    You are trading a certain percentage of your potential users who have this hardware, for an upgrade fashioned in a way that throws a punch in the face of the legacy drivers.
    no offence intended, just some sarcasm-steam of this whole situation, by I'm not emotional, I'm just really happy that I'm past this and it works
    plus I had to throw in some humor after the memes were destroyed


    anyway now seriously, for me its not something as meaningless as only a short-term improvement,
    without these drivers working my whole desktop experience felt incredibly heavy and slow,
    nothing that needed OPENGL could work.

    Now I can use parallel monitors with a good resolution, I can run StarCraft II and Diablo III and google-earth and much more and they all work very smooth.
    Which is a huge improvement compared to the last time I installed Ubuntu.

    If it (the drivers and the downgraded system) worked back then when they just got released it might work now,
    and if it will damage my graphic card and melt it down then it would be a great opportunity to buy a newer one
    Last edited by Miki800; July 8th, 2013 at 09:56 PM.

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    Re: Radeon HD 3870 driver installation issue on “Ubuntu 12.04 precise”

    Miki800; Hey.

    I am playing catch up in response to the adverse affects my actions have resulted in.
    See also this thread.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...7#post12722137

    thoughtless conduct
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Radeon HD 3870 driver installation issue on “Ubuntu 12.04 precise”

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashing-om View Post
    Miki800; Hey.

    I am playing catch up in response to the adverse affects my actions have resulted in.
    See also this thread.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...7#post12722137

    thoughtless conduct
    I see.. well I would take full responsibility for my actions and not blame anyone else
    if the day would come after this current stable state I'm at
    the day in which my system would explode! or something less drastic too..

    I just have this feeling that the chance that something bad will happen is not very high.

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    Re: Radeon HD 3870 driver installation issue on “Ubuntu 12.04 precise”

    Miki800;

    Good deal all... I rest assured in your knowledge and abilities.

    Take care and I will read you next time.

    all's well that ends well
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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