irregular and intermittent diary of a software developer
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
Other than that hiccup, Ubuntu 9.04 is indeed faster. The display is drawing much faster over VNC.