I'm on HP Compaq 6910p, with a AMD ATI RV516/M64-S Moblity Radeon X2300.
I'm new to Linux, began with Ubuntu, not very satisfying, graphical interface not so friendly, but no graphical drivers problems.
A friend recommanded me Linux Mint, looked good, wanted to try, here we go.
So, new installation with Mint 15, impossible to boot. I tried Mint 14, same thing. Discovered recovery mode, allowed to connect.
I tried the hardware proprietary driver module (surely not the actual name, translation problems) , and i don't have any driver to switch to.
I searched the internet, found in this forum the post about ATI radeon graphics, and the free source drivers stuff.
BUT in the same time in the forum somewhere it is said Do not resurrect support topics older than 6 months, and the ATI post is 4 years old. (yeah, 2009, i know, i feel old too...)
So maybe there will be another answer...
So my problems with my graphical drivers?
I'm obliged to boot in recovery mode each time (long and unfriendly) or my screen stay fully black, i can't make my computer sleep or hibernate or colors go crazy on wake ups, and videos are not running really smooth. I don't even dare to play...
And cinnamon is taking 70% of my CPU all the time...
Someone have a begin of an answer?
Last edited by Thor333
on Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.