View Full Version : [SOLVED] You installed 10.10, and have an older ATI card?

October 12th, 2010, 02:43 AM
Before I go through the backup of my current data and then install 10.10, I'm curious if anyone has installed this with on the of the older ATI cards. I have an ATI 9250 Pro (radeon), and in 10.04 it just uses the open-source radeon driver. Does this still hold true in 10.10 or is there something I should be aware of before I start the install?

Thanks in advance!
Dave ;)

October 12th, 2010, 02:47 AM
Is it working? Last I heard there were a bunch of troubles with ATI back with version 9.10

Any good reason to go from an LTS version to a 10.10 version?

October 12th, 2010, 02:49 AM
I have an ATI Radeon X1270, and it works perfectly using the stock kernel driver.

It wouldnt be able to handle full on 3d games, but it does compiz rather well.

October 12th, 2010, 03:05 AM
I have 10.10 installed on a Compaq Presario R3000T laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP, and it works great using the open-source driver.

October 12th, 2010, 06:08 AM
Great! That's all I needed to hear! Thank you both for your positive comments. I don't play any games (beyond simple card or logic games), so I've never been disapointed with the open driver in 10.04, and it sounds like it will be just as good in 10.10!

I'll be backing up, clearing away 10.04, then installing 10.10 sometime this week. This also gives me a chance to allow more disk space for Ubuntu - I only have about 12 gig or so free in my Ubuntu partitions, and I was trying to convert a large AVI file to a DVD and it actually told me I didn't have enough disk space to do it! So, I can safely allocate more space to ubuntu when I do the clean install of 10.10.

Thanks again!
Dave ;)