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.
(Comment should be taken with grain of salt as I'm obviously biased)I did try once to contribute to the Debian wiki - I couldn't even register an account, so I think it's a good initiative. However, my question would be on the scope of the project.
"The Debian Project would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to participate in a census of Debian derivatives. In addition we would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to join the Debian derivatives front desk.
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