I've recently decided to switch my laptop, which is usually used to watch YouTube videos and browse the internet, to Linux mint 14. The main reason I made the jump is that Steam for Linux works in Linux mint, and many interesting games have Linux versions. Mint by default works fine, however, games like team fortress 2 and playonlinux do not run smoothly at all. playonlinux games run very slowly, and TF2 wont start without amd's FGLRX driver. so I installed it, and updated it through software sources. Doing so, however, has resulted in TF2 still not working at all, and playonlinux games have weird, numerous issues. Minecraft also crashes on launch, with either openjdk or java 7. When running ubuntu 12.04, none of these issues exist. however, I dont like the unity interface, and much prefer mint as an OS. Does anyone know how to get FGLRX to work properly?
My laptop is running an amd a6-3400m, with a amd hd 6650m GPU. however, mint does not see the 6650m, only the 6520g chip in the APU itself, if this helps.
EDIT: further information: I was using linux mint 14 64 bit with the MATE desktop, and ubuntu 12.04 64 bit.