Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Getting ATI Radeon HD Drivers to work on a Linux laptop - the Saga

Filed under
Linux
Software
Ubuntu

I never thought I’d be switching to Ubuntu — but I can’t believe how painless this Ubuntu 9.04 install just was.

After years on RPM-based distros, I was stymied just now, trying to get Linux back up and running on my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop, running in to all sorts of dorky installation issues that I never seemed to have difficulty with in the past. I’ve always stuck to RPM-based distros (Fedora, RHEL, CENT, OpenSUSE) just because they were what I knew, and always shied away from Ubuntu since I didn’t want to have to learn a new package manager.

That was a pretty dumb reason to stay away from what’s turned out to be an amazingly slick distro and installation process. Just staggeringly smooth, actually.

I’ve got quite a bit more I want to catalog on this, but I’ll give you the overview of what I’ve just experienced with this, just in case you’re running into the same:

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Will New Google Android Live TV Outfox Apple?

Google then rolled out its $35 Chromecast dongle, a streaming device, in mid-2013. Google's new Android TV operating system is expected to make it easier for software developers to move apps from mobile devices to TVs. Read more

Q4OS Is a Windows-Lookalike OS That Now Comes with LXDE and Xfce as Well

Q4OS, a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP, is now featuring a couple of extra desktop environments that should provide some more options for users who want a different look. Read more

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming