Im hoping for some experience based replies from people who have used both for gaming before I try to switch.I have read that they handle 2D fairly well, and handle general day to day, but I'm concerned about performance in heavy load applications - this could be worth not updating Chakra until I get a card with newer drivers.
Hey all! I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for almost a month now and I love it! I wanted to start playing some old Steam games on it, but I have out of date drivers, so I get an error message at Steam's launch. I am using a GeForce 6200. To update my drivers, I went to the nVidia website and got the latest drivers for my system. The only way I could get them was as a .run file.
I have an ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card in my computer. I want to install its driver in Ubuntu because I want to run Steam and play Team Fortress 2 while using Ubuntu without having to reboot my entire machine into Windows to do it. (I have 2 harddrives)
However, trying to install the drivers onto my Ubuntu system has been the worst yet from my history of using Ubuntu.
I'm right now using Beta chipset drivers for my Ivy Bridge-E and those are the latest chipset drivers from my motherboard's manufacturer's website. The previous ones are official drivers buy they don't recognize my 4820k and I have to use the beta drivers. I checked Intel's website for the latest chipset drivers for their X79 boards but they are very old drivers that don't support Ivy Bridge-E.
Latest proprietary AMD Catalyst driver version 12.9 cannot be used with Ubuntu 12.10 If you have a AMD Radeon HD 2xxx-4xxx series card.
Drivers for these cards are now available in a separate branch called legacy series. Unfortunately these legacy drivers (version 12.6) have not been updated to work with Ubuntu 12.10.
Hey guys. I figured out why my system is not booting the GUI, just sits at the pink screen but never loads the GUI for Ubuntu 13.04. Pinpointed it to the official AMD drivers that I have switched to twice now. This has happened before, and I never figured it out and just reinstalled everything completely.