I am currently using a 5770, but the problem is the drivers ati provided aren't really good. Does anyone know of open source drivers?
Also im fairly new to linux/ubuntu. :D
on 04/01/2010 – Made popular on 04/01/2010
are there any open-source VGA drivers
i seem to remember that back when i was using 10.10 or an older one
that people where writing some opensource vga drivers for linux but i can't
seem to find a webpage for that project?
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