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  • Unsupported Hardware Watermark Ubuntu 9.10

    Hey, this is my first post. I just got a 5870. Nothing worked with the basic drivers (just a low res desktop environment) when I checked the hardware drivers (system -> administration-> hardware drives, there was an available ATi driver) i installed the fglrx driver. Now i have full hardware acceleration, but i also got this ugly Unsupported Hardware watermark in the bottom right of my screen. can someone help me out here? A semi-detailed walkthough would be nice, I've only been using Linux for a couple of weeks and am still learining.

  • #2
    What version of the fglrx driver did it install?

    I don't own an ati card, but from what forum posters say it sounds like fglrx does that when it's support for a certain model of card is untested.

    Probably the best you can do is try to upgrade to a newer version of the driver or ask if there is some way to turn off the watermark.

    I just googled and found this:

    So it looks like sometimes even downgrading the driver can help.


    • #3

      No you need a newer driver (or at least the /etc/ati/control file from it).