Re: AMD/ATI display driver successes
No replies in 19 hours -- not good.
I know some folks are using AMD restricted drivers with success, I'm just not one of them because my video chipset got dropped by AMD from their support last summer and I'm relegated to the open source drivers now.
You might do better if you ask about the specific laptop model you want to buy. Laptop video chipsets tend to be customized and the same model chipset in a video card may not work exactly like that customized chipset on a laptop motherboard.
Plus, Video is not the only concern with a new laptop. I'd also ask about Networking (wired and wireless) and temperature control (as some chipsets aren't supported well in Linux and tend to overheat).
Ubuntu 16.10 Mate, Mint 18 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
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