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ATI Brought Me Solutions As Well As Problems

Jun 12, 2009, 23:31 (0 Talkback[s])

"My NVIDIA chip never worked "out of the box" with Ubuntu. Until I installed the restricted driver my desktop was unusable. I would have half of my screen blanked out and if I auto-resized the screen from my monitor's menu, it would size it up almost correctly but either the top or bottom panel would be out of view. And the graphical rendering was horrible. After a restricted install and reboot, everthing was back to looking great.

"The ATI card did not have this problem. The default driver included with Ubuntu provided me with a beautiful looking desktop. The fonts were rendered correctly out-of-the-box and my screen resolution was perfect. I know it's only been two days, but for the life of me I can't remember if Compiz effects were working initially or after I installed the ATI restricted driver from the repositories."

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