View Full Version : [ubuntu] Updating OpenGL 3D drivers

February 15th, 2011, 06:19 PM

Im currently very happy with ubuntu 10.10. I'm not trying to use it as just an office-slave.
It has to perform. so i play atm 1 game(Guild Wars) on Wine. they say it works fine, but somehow the fps is less then 10 which makes no sense, since under windows XP i have more then 50. So i though maybe its because my 3D card and openGL drivers maybe doesnt work perfectly together.

Some info :p
- VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400

- OpenGL-
Vendor : DRI R300 Project
Renderer : Mesa DRI R300 (RV515 7145) 20090101 x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL DRI2
Version : 1.5 Mesa 7.9-devel
Direct Rendering : Yes

if its possible to update the drivers and will it be healthy XD
(additional drivers: doesn't give any driver updates)

Best Regards


Mark Phelps
February 15th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Possible -- maybe, if you willing to experiment with ppa's. Likely to work -- no. AMD dropped restricted driver support for that card years ago. The default open-source drivers are the ones currently in use.

Suggest you do a search in the video subforum with your model number to see what threads are there dealing with using ppas. IF you don't find any, that would be a good indication that what you have already is all there is available.

February 16th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Thx Mark, pity they amd didnt progress.

like this but lucid and maverick still not the same, any ideas

February 17th, 2011, 05:39 PM

February 20th, 2011, 09:41 AM
last bump