Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 and ATI cards

I upgraded one of my linux boxes from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04. Everything went well but the Xserver wouldn't start. Turns out there's a big problem with ATI deprecating some graphics cards or something to that effect. My card is an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro.

  • start Ubuntu in safe mode
  • sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
  • sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd
  • reboot
Other than that hiccup, Ubuntu 9.04 is indeed faster. The display is drawing much faster over VNC.

Good thing my other linux desktop is Nvidia.

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Anonymous said...

so is this? tried here with the same video card and does not work

Ilia Lobsanov said...

try also resetting your X configuration. sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg