windywoo wrote:If your hardware is not supported by the proprietary driver, nothing will show in the hardware drivers section.
I tried to run ATI driver downloaded directly from ATI, and it stops with error message
Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.32-21-generic; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro
I googled and concluded that ATI binary driver simply will not support Radeon 9600 on kernel 2.6.32 used in Mint. I hate ATI graphics because their Linux support is notoriously poor and I would never buy it but I had no choice for the Thinkpad laptop.
Yet I assume the open source ATI drivers should work on Radeon 9600. For instance the World of Goo game runs fullscreen. Supertux2 runs fullscreen. Compiz runs fine. But many games won't run fullscreen. Freetennis game runs in a window but not fullscreen. bzflag also runs in a window but not fullscreen.
Any tips please?