Topic Title: ATI radeon HD 3850 on Ubtunu 12.10
Topic Summary: driver problem
Created On: 04/22/2013 12:34 PM
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 04/22/2013 12:34 PM
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garis
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The lastes driver update is the 13.1 for the HD 3850 but is incompatible with the last ubuntu distro, and the driver become legacy....so the only on way that i have to have the driver compatibility between the system and Linux is to chance the graphics card??

it seems me a stupid things....

 04/22/2013 01:59 PM
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Why do you think AMD moved these cards to legacy status? Of course because they want you to buy a newer one so they can earn money.

Alternatives:

- Stick to 12.04 LTS

- Stick to open source drivers

- Get another card from another vendor wich provides a longer support cycle

- Wait for a miracle that there will be a legacy update. (It's actually possible because of Valve and Steam).



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 04/23/2013 12:16 PM
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I tryed to install  ubuntu 12.04 LTS but it freeze at login......I will wait a miracle or buy a nvidia.

The only conclusion is that I am not going to buy more amd products, if that are the results.

 

 04/25/2013 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by: garis  

 

I tryed to install  ubuntu 12.04 LTS but it freeze at login......I will wait a miracle or buy a nvidia.

 

The only conclusion is that I am not going to buy more amd products, if that are the results.

 

 

 

Buying 6-year-old video cards is a bad idea in general, regardless of chipset maker.



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