[Ubuntu] How can I get my ATI x300 dual-monitor driver to work with desktop effects?

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  1. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    ATI x300 is a driver for that supports dual monitors, I cant get any other drivers becuase I have the ATI card and I'm dual booted with XP, so I dont wanna mess anything up.

    Is there a way how? Please explain and post a link/source
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Wait, I'm confused. You have what ATI GPU? Is it the x300 or do you only have the driver for it? Why would you worry about messing anything up? The only thing you'd mess up is Ubuntu. Which you can easily remove within Windows, just run the uninstaller in the Start menu. And then reinstall Ubuntu.

    I'm not SUPER tech savvy btw. I know SOME stuff, but I'm by far no expert. I rarely use Linux, if at all.
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    Is Linux any good? Do you find it to be good?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Its a great alternative if you're tired of Windows and all its bugs. Its stable, sleek, and quite useful. You can do nearly everything you would on Windows with the security like Mac OS X. So its like a combo of both. If you want to just web surf, play some games once in a while, office/school, Linux can do it just fine.
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    hakk79 Well-Known Member

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    But are there viruses for it? Like any, at all to be worried about?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Uhh. None that are know of right now. And if there was, it'll get fixed quick. Its not Windows. Don't think like a Windows user.
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    okay, thanks anyway
    yeah, I love it!
  8. SkaterGOD/DOOD23

    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    Key word: ATI.

    ATI hardware + Open Source software = /dev/null (NOTHING!)

    You will get no where with ATI hardware and Linux, *BSD, etc., etc., etc., ETC.

    >hakk79

    There are virtually no viruses for Linux, *BSD (including Mac OS X in BSD family), etc. [any UNIX based system]
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    that sucks....
    so there's no way?
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    Best get an nVida card, or some other card that has open source drivers. I never have to worry about my drivers. Although, my dad's new computer has an ATI Radeon x1900.

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