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Any of you run a Linux distro on an AMD A6 or A8 using the IGP??

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by CAT-THE-FIFTH, 15 Oct 2012.

  1. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2009

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    How do you find the proprietary and open source IGP drivers for normal usage,ie, for video playback and general usage.
     
  2. melvis

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 May 2012

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    which distro are you talking about? most distros ship with the open source drivers for everything or at least have them in the repo, unless your gaming they tend to be better at 2d acceleration and such.

    if you need the proprietary drivers you usually have to install a package called fglrx. which is what amd call their binary.
     
  3. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2009

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    Location: Planet Earth

    Ubuntu or maybe Mint. I am only concerned with things like UI acceleration and video acceleration. No gaming as such.
     
  4. masterluke

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,418

    Location: Cork, Ireland

    The open drivers are fine for desktop use and video playback - as long as you can live without any hardware video decode. The amd drivers are garbage so just stick with the open ones (installed by default in ubuntu).