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Author:  Steven Cobb [ Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:03 am ]
Post subject:  ATI Radeon

Hello! I have just started with Uberstudent for my Bible studies because all of the other EDU OS's did not cut it with the research that I need to do. I have been trying to install the drivers for my graphics card but every time I resart after the install I am having to reinstall the system. I have a Gateway laptop with an ATI Radeon XPRESS 200m graphics card and that I need to install so I can get every thing set up the way I need it so I can get the information the I need for my studies. I am also trying to get back in school so I can get a good job.

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ATI Radeon

ATI dropped support for its 2 series drivers in Linux about two years ago. So you cannot use proprietary ATI drivers with your card in Linux. The open source drivers that are part of the Linux kernel should work just fine for you, though. ;-)

For the foreseeable future, if anyone needs to do graphics-intensive things in Linux, go with NVIDIA cards.

Author:  StevenRCobb [ Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ATI Radeon

This is the full name for the the graphics card on my Gateway laptop!
[AMD/ATI] RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]

Author:  James Zerr [ Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: ATI Radeon

I am trying to understand your problem. You install UberStudent. You reboot and remove your installation media ( DVD/USB) after shutdown but before computer boots again. Once booted then there is: 1) a black screen or 2) your installation is there, your graphics card is working but there are not the control options for your graphics card that you need to accomplish your objectives. I have used AMD/ATI cards on linux in the past where there was only a black screen so I am familiar with that result. In that case I was not able use much less install the distro I have never had to do any intensive graphics so I can't help you concerning those issues. I have done a lot of installations of various linux distros for quite a few years. I am using a live USB 64-bit on a three 1/2 year old Dell desktop with AMD/ATI Radeon 5000/6000/7350 card to write this post. I run UberStudent 64-bit in virtual box (guest) with Mint 17.1 64-bit (host) on a Dell Latitude 6400 with NVIDIA card. For the NVIDIA card UberStudent shows "recommended" the correct proprietary card under "Applications" "System" "Hardware" "Driver Manger". You do have to go there and choose that driver as it auto loads "xserver-xorg-video". If I go to "Driver Manager" on this box it shows: "xserver-xorg-video-ati" checked and in green: "recommended" which it choose in installation so I did not have to do anything. I do see that there are two other choices: 1) fglrx-updates and 2) fglrx. Have you tried one and then the other of those instead of the "recommended" and then on each reboot you have the black screen and no distro and that is why you have to reinstall? Curious is you use Xiphos bible program for your personal use. I am sure Stephen will answer when he can. Good luck. James Zerr

Author:  Stephen Ewen [ Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: ATI Radeon

To be clear: don't install any drivers. Just let the system detect and use the best one during installation.

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