As an alternative, you can install a newer release of Ubuntu. I watch a lot of video on my machine, and the xorg drivers just aren’t good enough to render high quality streamed media in full screen on my system. Both laptops and one desktop are running Mesa and the Radeon driver have also seen a few improvements since that point. To know which version of the Linux kernel you have installed, type this text in a terminal window:

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Actually, I have just checked out a suitable Nvidia one and it comes in at under 60 quid.


To post a comment you must log in. Post as a guest Name. I can confirm that XV output in karmic and flgrx still tears.

Alberto Milone albertomilone wrote on Still present with the newest driver fglrx 2. See this page Recommended configuration for X. I can see this being a real can of worms next month.

Videos tear when I play them with xv extension. Even Windows XP with Catalyst driver tears.

The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here. I had the fglrx from the repository 8 something? The good thing is that except of a proper power management the free driver has all the features for my card now. Contents Settings in xorg. Why you should consider using these drivers If you are using a recent distribution, then the chances are that you are already utilising these free software libraries and drivers to make compiz work.


For Xinerama-like functionality, you will need to use xrandr the radeon man page has some useful information on setting this up. Had same issue on Karmic. However, when I first tried this the X server froze. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

This is not an exhaustive list. In addition to these Compiz benchmarks, on the same system we had also ran some additional benchmarks to see for gaming and 2D rendering how the souurce ATI Linux drivers compare. Can you see if you can still reproduce the problem with the latest driver in Ubuntu Karmic, please?

[ubuntu] Proprietary vs Opensource ATI driver

However, other people have confirmed that it solves the tearing issues. RussianNeuroMancer copmiz wrote on If you are using Xorg 7. I am currently using fglrx 8. This bug was reported against an earlier version of Ubuntu, can you test if it still occurs on Lucid? What you enter in the terminal should look like this: The last time we had compared these two drivers was back in February with X.

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Supported, but hardware is too old for Unity These cards will not run Ubuntu’s Unity desktop with 3D acceleration. Tearing gone on a System76 Panp7 running Ooen All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. Removing the watermark is very simple with a bit of cut and paste, then a command: October 31st, 6.

Org Server or reboot computer. Fglrx worked perfectly well in intrepid. Unsupported chips Ubuntu