==X RandR== Can we enable the fglrx on RandR and do not write any things on xorg.conf? ==packages vs. installer== What is everyone's opinion on the build-packages method versus running the automated installer? I think we should start having a section explaining the install procedure with the auto-installer to, as begun on this page. --- Arand, 21:16, Sunday, 09 March 2008 :Please make necessary changes to make it look like the [[Ubuntu Gutsy Installation Guide]] so they are easy to read. --[[User:Mooninite|Mooninite]] 10:46, 10 March 2008 (CDT) This was the most helpful and concise explanation I found anywhere. It helped me no end. Couple of things though. My system couldn't find a library even though I had it installed. It was only in lib32 and lib64 so I copied a link to the lib folder. This was libGL.so.1. Importantly, this installed the proprietary drivers but still didn't give me the hardware acceleration I needed. By accident I found that adding Option "TexturedVideo" under the Driver "fglrx" worked perfectly. Thank you to the author. == Installation guide not working for 8.476 == Hi, It seems to me that the driver installation guide of 8-4 (8.476) does not work on Ubuntu 8.04. Following step-by-step the guide (method 2), I allways end up with 8.473 installed and running (while the system contains only 8.476 packages). If all instances, packages and modules of driver 8.473 are manually purged before 8.476 installation, the whole process ends up with the nonfunctional 3D (using mesa driver) --- Eugenio, 10:30(CET), Tuesday, 22th April 2008 Eugenio, I have only tested it on a fresh install of Hardy, with only the mesa driver installed previously. I updated the guide to 8.476 and am worried that it fails on some machines. --- ilcavero Thanks for your effort to solve the problem. I've been also looking for the solution on my local Ubuntu forum. I've met the other Ubuntu 8.04 who encountered the exactly same problem. After a week of googling and searching we still have found no solution. However, I found some notices on the web and it says, that the problem will be hopefully solved with the release of ubuntu 8.04.1 on July 6th. On the other hand, the previous driver 8.3 (8.473) works pretty well and hence there is no urgent need to install 8.4. -- Eugenio, 9:00(CET), Sunday 27th April 2008
== Cleanup ==
I did a little cleanup and formatting, and clarified the configuration section in Method 2. I inserted a comment about TexturedVideo on the newer cards for Xv, as well. I hope nobody minds. --[[User:Porter|Porter]] 08:11PM EDT 29 April 2008
== Updating a manually installed driver ==
--- Eugenio, 10:45(CET), Monday, 12th May 2008
Additional xorg.conf Edits== =AIGLX= A while back, I think in feisty it was recommended to add Option " AIGLX" "off" to xorg. conf to get compiz to work. This will need to be removed when removing xgl or the desktop will break.