Originally posted by: kubuntu
I want to buy an new pc with a radeon hd 5750 or 5670, but I use Linux, too. I've read, that the open source driver don't support this cards today. But there's only this driver preinstalled. So how is it posible to install the Catalyst driver? Do I need another card for installing the driver (I've none and there is no IGP), or runs for example the terminal without the driver? What's with the vesa mode?
once ubuntu is installed, your GPU will be detected.
In the driver manager you will see ATI display driver has not been activated. Just click activate, restart and wala done.
FYI, for a free OS the Ubuntu ultimate edition I found to be quite decent.
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Asrock 890 FX deluxe 3 mother board
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