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  • x1650 pro - should I upgrade?

    I have a x1650 pro (R500?) which is finally working alright on ubuntu 8.10.

    What will happen if I upgrade to ubuntu 9.4 Jaunty?

    I watch a lot of films so accelerated xvideo is important to me. Working xv in compiz would be nice to. Should I stick where I am or upgrade?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Are you using fglrx or the open drivers right now ?

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    • #3
      Sorry forgot that bit, I'm on fglrx 9-3 and have been keeping up to date with them for the last year or so.

      I have my PC connected to a tv with an s-video cable so use big desktop (but would rather have independant displays, not that thats really relevant)

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      • #4
        If all you do is watch movies and the like, give the open source drivers a test run; if they perform adequately for your needs I say stick with what you got.

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        • #5
          Can you output to a second screen/tv? (idieally an independant display, that recognises the TVs low resolution and displays video correctly).

          If I upgraded to Jaunty, would I have to give up on FGLRX?

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          • #6
            My main concern right now would be TV out; the devs are still trying to get that working on all systems. I believe 5xx was not working all that well, although both older and newer chips were better.

            Dual screens and accelerated Xv under Compiz should be no problem.

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            • #7
              Thanks.... one last thing - is fglrx a no go on Jaunty for me?

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              • #8
                Yes.

                Stupid 10 character limit.

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                • #9
                  fglrx not work in jaunty for cards<=R500.

                  You should use open drivers "ati" or "radeonHD" with you card work well. 3D is slow with this drivers but 2D for example in driver "radeonHD" work faster than fglrx.

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