67GTA wrote:I think most of your problems stem from the ATI card. They have never been much on Linux drivers. They focus most of their attention on Microsoft end users. I gave up on them a long time ago. If you have the cash, buy a Nvidia card.
luxorvan wrote:redsquash wrote:I have been having trouble getting my ATI sapphire, radeon 9600 graphics card to work.
My screen ripples when i move it and response is delayed is few seconds and very slow
I have been using Mint 5 for several days and cant get my ATI drivers to install properly.
Ok I will try and explain it as easy as possible. You will however have to reinstall linuxmint one more time I will list the terminal commands to complete this also. After installing linux mint and logging in go to a terminal window and update ( sudo apt-get update ) then you want to install the xserver-xgl ( sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl ) after that when you use envy select to "manually install the ati driver and select 8.40". I had the very same problem with my sony vaio and ati radeon 9550 and it was the 8.42 driver that is the problem. When you install ati driver with envy it selects the newest one but you want to select the 8.40 driver which is listed under the manually install ati driver. I hope this helps you or even others!
1. open terminal
2. update ( sudo apt-get update )
3. install xserver-xgl ( sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl )
4. Manually install the 8.40 driver with envy
5. Restart and enable the compiz
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