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  • #41
    Originally posted by jason.s View Post
    I was able to get the video working at the right resolution by installing the proprietary driver that it recommended after I installed ubuntu
    Which version have you installed?

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    • #42
      I had installed the proprietary fglrx driver that's seen in System > Administrative > Additional Drivers. This left a watermark in the bottom right of the screen, so I followed the steps I saw somewhere (do not remember where) that said to download the latest catalyst driver, extract it, and copy the config file from the extracted catalyst driver to /etc/ati/config. So, that's what I did. When I did it, the watermark was gone.

      I started having a lot of issues with freezing then though, so I re-installed ubuntu at that point and started running it with the watermark stlil on. (in other words, with the only change being the Additional Drivers proprietary fglrx driver). I found that I started getting freezes still with this, but it seems like the freezes are directly tied to if I am running on battery power. If I am on battery, it's almost unusable, and if I am plugged in, I don't seem to experience them. I do not know where to look to see why this is happening.

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      • #43
        Ok my bad, I meant which version of Ubuntu

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        • #44
          Maybe better install Kanotix Hellfire, my install-fglrx-debian.sh script fetches the latest fglrx driver. Waiting for the next one btw...

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          • #45
            My bad.... Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. I had tried 32 with the same problems though.

            Right now though, the issue seems to be more the constant freezing when on battery power. i am not sure if that's related to the video drivers or not.

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            • #46
              Since the platform is recent you'd be better off with something featuring a more recent kernel.
              Kanotix might be a good suggestion, though since it's Kano's distribution I don't know how objective he is
              If you feel more adventurous you might try Ubuntu's daily image.

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              • #47
                Originally posted by areichel View Post
                I've got the Aspire One 522 without Windows 7 and without bluetooth, but with an ram upgrade (2GByte) for 250 EUR, which is a fair price.
                Wow did I get that right? NO windows tax?
                How?!?!

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                • #48
                  @PsynoKhi0

                  You can always come to irc://irc.freenode.net/#kanotix and get latest infos about Kanotix. I am definitely sure that what we currently develop will be something very interesting for binary 3d driver users. But if you really love U 10.10 you can use my script there too. It is tested up to kernel 2.6.38:

                  http://kanotix.com/files/install-fglrx-debian.sh

                  I made it even more easy to install as when you always have to reboot because of active kms driver you just need to do:

                  sudo sh install-fglrx-debian.sh

                  which is also allowed to execute inside x. You can force older drivers with -v VER option like:

                  sudo sh install-fglrx-debian.sh -v 10-7

                  or whatever you like to try. I usally enable all kernel compat patches for older drivers too, but tested iso only the current one. When a fglrx driver is found you can only execute the script from a vt1, but as it often crashes from switching from one driver to the next you may want to use -z option (does not kill x) and reboot in that case.

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
                    Wow did I get that right? NO windows tax?
                    How?!?!
                    Of course no windows tax! I've bought it in Thailand where you can get a lot of bare hardware without software bundles. Also VAT is 7% only. They even put in the RAM module; good guys.

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                    • #50
                      Originally posted by PsynoKhi0 View Post
                      Wow did I get that right? NO windows tax?
                      How?!?!
                      By the way: it has bluetooth as I found out, but the hardware needs special firmware and driver which I could not load yet. Will update you soon.

                      Any progress on the wired network problem or audio?

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