I always prefer the open source drivers with Debian methods ..wiki.debian.org/AtiHowTo wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietaryhttp://debian.stevenrosenberg.net/index … novo-g555/
I tried LMDE mint and really like the interface, but I returned to Debian because I liked the full access to the repositories that seemed lacking with Mint. However I just can't seem to get the driver right for my video card. The card worked great with Mint. I wonder if Debian actually has the latest driver for my Radeon HD 6950 card.
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I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx 460s 1GB.
You have the correct driver (AR9285 card) it's just that Atheros support for GNU/Linux is pretty poor...If you're desperate you could try using your Windows driver with an ndiswrapper:https://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapperProbably won't be any better though...https://wiki.debian.org/ath9k
My AMD Catalyst (aka fglrx) trouble in Fedora is well-documented. Biggest of the big at this point is that the proprietary AMD driver DOES NOT work with GNOME 3. So I did a test install of Debian Jessie last week, and the same thing happened: GNOME 3 runs fine with the open-source Radeon driver, not at all with the closed-source fglrx.