Re: hello need some help with ati card
Welcome! I'm also in the springs. The link posted is the page for the open source ati driver and that should be what you run unless you are having a speed issue. It sounds like you have other issues too so lets get some background. One of my laptops has ati too and it is my test/messin laptop so maybe that will help.
Your other problems may not be involved but just in case, and so we can solve them too, please start with boot issues if you have any and describe your issues with as much detail as possible. I'll ask for specific detail based on the issues if I don't see it in your answer.
Have you ever installed the proprietary fglrx driver? If you have there is sometimes a process needed to fully remove before you can get the open source driver to work.
Are you on 10.04 because it is the LTS or for some other reason? I'm not going to work on you to upgrade to natty but I can help if you want to. I've been on it for months.
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