Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jul 2007 20:29 UTC, submitted by David Lin
3D News, GL, DirectX "Dell knows it won't happen overnight, but along side wanting to ship audio/video codecs, Intel Wireless 80.211n support for Linux, Broadcom Wireless for Linux, and being able to ship notebooks and desktops with Compiz Fusion enabled, Dell would like to see improved ATI Linux drivers."
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RE: Woohoo!
by ninja_in_pajamas on Thu 26th Jul 2007 20:58 UTC in reply to "Woohoo!"
ninja_in_pajamas
Member since:
2007-07-26

For those who don't know already, there are some very reliable drivers already out there. They may not be standard ATI drivers (They are modified a little) but they work VERY well, just use an application called Envu. It can be found at http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

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RE[2]: Woohoo!
by archiesteel on Thu 26th Jul 2007 21:14 in reply to "RE: Woohoo!"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Actually, all Envy does is install the proprietary ATI drivers (not sure what you meant by "standard").

You don't need Envy to run the proprietary ATI drivers, either; you can simply follow the steps outlined on the unofficial ATI for Linux Wiki:

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page

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RE[3]: Woohoo!
by ninja_in_pajamas on Thu 26th Jul 2007 21:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Woohoo!"
ninja_in_pajamas Member since:
2007-07-26

Yeah, you're right. But for some people it isn't as easily fixable bo using Ubuntu's somewhat shoddy howto. For instance, I had ATI drivers working great. A few weeks later, one of the updates did something ot make those drivers stop working. I followed every howto I could find but to no avail. I used Envy and everything worked perfectly. That is the main reason why I recommended it.

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