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I have laptop using ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4640 video controller. I know there is an issue with official AMD drivers in 12.10 and 12.04 and problems with legacy drivers, but I tried to see if these are fixed in 13.04

So i installed fresh copy of 13.04 and found under system:

Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV730

First time i've seen this...

lshw -c display gives this information:

description: VGA compatible controller
   product: M96 [Mobility Radeon HD 4650]
   vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
   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:49 memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:2000(size=256) memory:cfef0000-cfefffff memory:cfe00000-cfe1ffff

What is it? Is my driver working normally or is it some kind of bug? What is Gallium?

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Gallium is the OPEN SOURCE DRIVER as ATI does not make more legacy drivers for our "old" architecture

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Thank You for Your answer. I understand that they are OSD but they wont have same effect as legacy drivers had in earlier versions of Ubuntu. For example - lesser stresslevel e.g. smaller fan-spin –  Maniwald Apr 29 '13 at 20:39
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