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    pls help me install graphics driver

    We want to play Revenge of the Titans and according to http://www.puppygames.net/support/

    Game exits instantly, usually when clicking on any title screen buttons

    A problem with proprietry ATI OpenGL drivers for Linux.
    Free open source ATI drivers seem to work, such as the Radeon driver.
    lspci -nn | grep VGA
    05:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc R480 [Radeon X850XT Platinum (PCIE)] [1002:5d4d]


    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver gives a list of those devices that have good 3D acceleration support. My R480 is on the list!
    . We have a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I've just done

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa


    But now I'm not sure what the next step is.

    Please help.

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    Re: pls help me install graphics driver

    Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager and click the "Mark All Upgrades" button. Then restart once installed.

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    Re: pls help me install graphics driver

    but don't i need to select the packages I want to download from the new PPA?

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    Re: pls help me install graphics driver

    Quote Originally Posted by hanzj View Post
    but don't i need to select the packages I want to download from the new PPA?
    doing what the previous poster said will upgrade your radeon packages to the version in the xorg ppa

    p.s. the gallium drivers (if your card is supported) are really awesome.
    Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

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    Re: pls help me install graphics driver

    ok, i did the update manager thing. how can i check whether i have tho new driver from xorg ppa?

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    Re: pls help me install graphics driver

    easiest way search installed pkgs thru your graphical pkg mgr for the terms xorg, ati, and radeon seperately. and see what comes up for each. newer cards I think work under fglrx well but not for my card so i wont guess i can help ya with xorg drivers though they fixed my gl and HW acceleration on my radeon 9550 by forcing kms at boot thru grub
    Anyone know why I can download/stream my mp3s over http but not https in apache2?
    Or a nonflash mp3 web player?

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