I currently own the AMD A8-3850 APU (GPU+CPU), and I'm wondering if Ubuntu supports AMD's dual graphics, or if I should focus on buying a more powerful card that isn't compatible.
I am looking to buy a AMD A8-3850. I am am not gaming on the system, under what circumstances would a linked graphics card increase performance? I would only being doing photo editing, Corel Draw, and Corel Painter graphics wise.
My work machine currently runs Ubuntu 12.04 x64, and to maximise productivity I would like to add a new graphics card (PCI Express) that will allow me to support two (or more!) monitors. The card needs to be as cheap as possible and I currently have a pair of VGA screens to use with it.
I've been running both Win XP & Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a dual boot setup (2 separate HDs). System is about 8 years old and has an Intel® Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz dual core with 2 Gb RAM and a Nvida GeForce FX5500 graphics card. This card is now too old to support anything newer than Ubuntu 12.04 - I've tried both 12.10 and 13.04 but the graphics response is almost unusably slow.
Is it possible to run 2 graphics drivers at the same time on Ubuntu? I want to add an extra monitor to my system and was wondering if I could use the onboard graphics to do so. So, I would run two of my monitors using the Nvidia drivers that come with my graphics card and 1 monitor with the ATX drivers for my board.
So here's the problem. I have a rather old laptop, bought it in 2007. It's an Acer Aspire 5100-5023 if that means anything to anyone. It has an integrated graphics card, ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. ATI (I guess AMD now) no longer provides legacy support for this card.
Now I have Ubuntu 12.10. It has xorg 1.13. Unity wont run correctly with out that version of xorg.