Gentoo has a way to set the USE flag that is for enabling and disabling features at the time of compiling. Sometimes there’s an application I need pronto, and the idea of having to wait for compilation to complete and dealing with dependencies seems like a hassle. Hey Forum, thanks for the info. If so, what works well and what doesn’t? Originally Posted by forum

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I know it’s a convenience vs. Not a lot of distributions uses the latest drivers, so I suggest a distribution like Gentoo.


Electro, I think you and I were typing at the same time and I didn’t see your last post. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

Thanks for the reply.

Sorry for many questions, but I need to figure out how to get this SOB hd chip working. Gentoo has a way to set the USE flag that is for enabling and disabling features at the time of compiling. Find More Posts by jman82s. I’m using the system right now to type this while concurrently watching Kansas vs Mich State using mythtv.

Back then I still did not care about 3D. I’m not terribly interested in desktop effects myself, but 3D acceleration has to work without much trouble, as I use Google Earth and a few OpenGL games often. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


If so, what works well and what doesn’t? If you need to reset your password, click here. I still prefer Ubuntu on the acer and get allot more performance out of the system than running any other OS.

Lonux proprietary driver, fglrx, does support hardware 2D and 3D rendering hd32000 a cost of reliability and stability.

Now, these new chipsets are supposed to be blindingly fast, but instead, the drivers give you so poor results that make you think as if your hardware was very, very old and slow stuff. Enable EXA for 2D acceleration if it is not enabled. After you set the USE flag, compiling and installing is automatic for each program and driver version.

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Be our hero. It works only if he has a quite old kernel and X stack. Thanks for the feedback, i92guboj. Thanks, you two are confirming that allot of the old suggestions and PPA links simply no longer work. Thank you for the detailed explanation, if you google ubuntu help you get information that is well intentioned and at one time accurate, and now essentially outdated.


So far, apparently only one h3d200, catalyst 8. They will still run Unity, linix the CPU will be used for basic drawing and performance may suffer.

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. I knew this was the case a year or two ago, I just thought maybe things have gotten better. All times are GMT Originally Posted by Electro. For reliability and stability use open source X11 drivers instead of using drivers from ATI.

I’ve searched the web a bit and didn’t find hd300 to sate my curiosity. Last edited by Maxei; at They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

I know the advantages, but does this have something to do with graphics driver reliability? Gentoo’s package management is limux strict, so everything have a predictable installation method.