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Slow graphics using Radeon open source driver

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – Suspect I'm on a loser here. I have a dual core i5 Toshiba Satellite L505 laptop with 4G of RAM and ATI RV710 (HD 4500 /5100 series) graphics. I used to use the fglrx driver but since installing #! a few weeks ago I have now hit the problem that from June 2012, my ATI graphics are no longer supported. I tried using smxi as described here:http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic … s-drivers/which just leaves me with the open source Radeon driver as my only option.I am using Kicad for electronics schematic capture and PCB layout and have had to abandon using the laptop because the graph (HowTos)