Quote Originally Posted by jdos2 View Post
Ubuntu 9.10.

Before the change to X 1.6, the accelerated closed source stuff from ATI was fantastic. 3D worked extremely well.
If you've got one of the earlier models with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 graphics then have you tried the latest ATI Catalyst 9.12 driver? It was released on 1/27/2010 and the Release Notes list that chipset as supported, plus in the "Support for New Operating Systems" section, it shows Ubuntu 9.10 as fully supported now.

That's the good news. The not so good news is that HP appear to have updated the HP Envy range recently to give you the option of either a Core i5 or Core i7 cpu. At the same time they've also updated the graphics to the newer ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830, which is not on the ATI Catalyst 9.12 driver's supported list. So if you've not already got an Envy and want to buy a new one you're buggered until ATI catch up again