View Full Version : [ubuntu] Gateway M1625 visual effects

November 19th, 2008, 07:20 PM
I have a gateway m1625 laptop, and I am having issues with my video driver. Linux says that I am using a proprietary driver, and it seems to be limiting my visual effects. For example; my desktop switching does not resemble a cube...and I cannot hold Ctrl and Alt and flip my cube to the next desktop.

Any other drivers I can use to enable these effects?

November 19th, 2008, 08:21 PM
It would help if you let us know what graphics adapter the computer is using. Could you paste the output of:

sudo lshw -C video

in your next post. The above command must be run in a Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal.


November 20th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Thanks for you quick response!

here is my hardware information

description: VGA compatible controller
product: RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series]
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=fglrx_pci latency=64 module=fglrx