I am currently running Kubuntu 10.04 on a Lenovo T500 laptop with ATI Radeon HD 3650. I want to switch to Gnome with Unity, but encountered the following impossible situation:
- As reported in this bug, and in several other reports, Ubuntu 11.04 won't boot when using the open-source ATI driver. It crashes before even starting. Therefore, I am forced to use the FGLRX driver.
- However, Unity refuses to work with the ATI proprietary driver - It simply kicks back to the classic Gnome desktop. Running
unity_support_test, as suggested here, terminates without any message, with exit code 139.
Is there any known good configuration or workaround that will let me run Unity on this Radeon card, preferably that been tried and tested?