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gwoodard
April 24th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Hello, I need to know what video drivers (besides vesa) would work w/ the video card as mentioned in the title (I want full 3d stuff, faster screensavers, and the themes I want to work properly)

other than that the default drivers let the resolution be up too 1280x1024 which I like...

Ub1476
April 24th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Have you enabled the drivers in System>Administration>Hardware Drivers?

gwoodard
April 25th, 2008, 12:28 AM
It is a newer card...it said it didn't need to be activated

Milkymonsta
April 27th, 2008, 04:54 PM
I'm also having issues with my ATI Radeon 2400 HD AGP PRO card too, I haven't been able to even use Ubuntu 8.04 because as the system boots the video card turns off no matter what I try.

I've posted about my woes alas I haven't been so fortunate for any advice.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=765183

gwoodard
April 27th, 2008, 05:07 PM
I'm also having issues with my ATI Radeon 2400 HD AGP PRO card too, I haven't been able to even use Ubuntu 8.04 because as the system boots the video card turns off no matter what I try.

I've posted about my woes alas I haven't been so fortunate for any advice.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=765183

Thank you I tried to install 8.04 but the mouse cursor lagged and the video drivers (restricted) installed but went into low graphics...

Dai777
April 27th, 2008, 06:47 PM
I had no problem with heron finding my card hd 2400pro not sure if mine is agp though. You can always use envy to see if comes up with the driver for you. I had to use envy to get the driver in gutsy.

gwoodard
April 28th, 2008, 06:11 PM
I'm sorry, but I have tried envy in the past, didn't work out that well

but thank you for you comment

Temüjin
April 28th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Milky,
Boot your system and when it gets hung up with no video, try Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to the terminal. Once there, follow this procedure. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=843&num=1

Use sudo vim to edit your xorg.conf Once you enter the program, press 'i' to enter normal text editing mode. When you're finished, press 'Esc' and type :x[Enter] to save changes.

gwoodard
April 30th, 2008, 08:15 PM
the question i am asking for is 7.10 not 8.04...

sorry for any confusion

Temüjin
May 1st, 2008, 09:16 AM
You're SOL. AMD/ATI doesn't have AGP support in Catalyst 8.4 (See posts by AMD developer 'Bridgman' in the last page of this thread: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7350&page=4 ).

For the time being, I'd suggest using the radeonhd driver for 2D support/acceleration (follow the link in my sig).

gwoodard
June 28th, 2008, 05:37 AM
Well, I tried to do the 8.04+Restricted...no go for the vesa drivers got messed up, couldn't switch w/out going off w/ the black screen on doom, reinstalled ubuntu and tried ENVY NG...whoops! same thing happens...