My computer at home is a bit lacking, so I want to make sure I'm getting the most out of it while I can. Generally speaking, here are the specs:
- 4GB Memory
- AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ × 2
- 64-bit Ubuntu
The terminal shows me the following:
me@home:~$ uname -a Linux home 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 20:45:39 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux me@home:~$ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV380 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)] me@home:~$ sudo lshw -C video *-display:0 description: VGA compatible controller product: RV380 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)] vendor: ATI Technologies Inc physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: 00 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=radeon latency=0 resources: irq:44 memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:ac00(size=256) memory:fdef0000-fdefffff memory:fdec0000-fdedffff *-display:1 UNCLAIMED description: Display controller product: RV380 [Radeon X600] vendor: ATI Technologies Inc physical id: 0.1 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1 version: 00 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:fdee0000-fdeeffff me@home:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc RV380 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)] [1002:5b62]
The additional drivers menu in System Settings shows me nothing useful and my attempt at installing ATI's Catalyst Control center (drivers that came with the video card) failed. I believe the latest version of Ubuntu at the time was 9.x.
What should I do? Install an old version of Ubuntu 9? Use some alternative driver?
UPDATE: I might try my hand at a bit from this answer next: "Installing Catalyst Manually (from AMD/ATI's site)" . From a terminal,
fgl_glxgears returns the following:
fgl_glxgears: command not found
UPDATE: Per @William's question, here is some additional output:
me@home:~$ sudo apt-get install fglrx [sudo] password for blong: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libkrb5-3:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 liblcms1:i386 libcupsimage2:i386 libidn11:i386 xserver-xorg-video-r128-dbg libgnutls26:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386 libcups2:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 libgcrypt11:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libjasper1:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 xserver-xorg-video-mach64-dbg libfontconfig1:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: fglrx-amdcccle The following NEW packages will be installed: fglrx fglrx-amdcccle 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/41.8 MB of archives. After this operation, 130 MB of additional disk space will be used.
. Any thoughts?