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Seeking guidance re: puppy and old ati
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bradbouillon

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2011, 15:31    Post subject:  Seeking guidance re: puppy and old ati
Subject description: old ati card.. gah!
 

Hi folks, this is my first post though I've been in the IRC channel some and have used puppy some for years now.

I want to move full-time to puppy. I want it to be my main OS. I think it's great, I love the philosophy of it, I'm impressed by the community and I love how snappy it runs. I've been using linux full-time or pretty much full-time for a few years now (ubuntu).

For a few weeks now I have been searching the forums, searching the web, trying any number of different puppies and puplets and I've finally given in and look to you all to please guide me in this.

Here's my issue:

My laptop is around 5 or so years old and uses a 64mb ATI Radeon Mobility x600 gpu... And then around late 2008 ATI decided to change it's fglrx driver to disinclude older hardware. And also, part of the issue also has to do with Xorg and the kernel and this new driver. Quite honestly, I still don't have it all straight (though I'm sure you all do).

This change means I have crap for hardware acceleration anymore. In ubuntu 8.10 I had full acceleration, the system ran great and I could have compiz effects run great if I wanted them. Ever since then, nope.

Ultimately my real question is this:

Can someone please guide me to puppies/puplets/configs of them that I can use to have full hardware acceleration back? (And compiz would be great too Smile Or if it's not feasible to have full closed source driver acceleration... can you please help me choose the right puppy / configuration to maximize my comp?

Thank you so much!

Warm regards,

Brad

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2011, 17:31    Post subject:  

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I want to move full-time to puppy. I want it to be my main OS


Why not have your cake and eat it. Leave Ubuntu on the hard drive
and run Puppy 525 from CD/DVD or USB

Running from DVD means your files can not be augmented
with rogue trojans, rootkits etc, making it more secure than hard disk installs such as Ubuntu

Puppy 525 will recommend which driver you need
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy525

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bradbouillon

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2011, 21:41    Post subject:  

haha, thanks and you're right, that does sound like a good option.

Oh and your mod of 5.2.5 looks awesome but the download link on that page isn't currently working...

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2011, 21:43    Post subject:  

Oh, and sorry for my posting the same thread twice. was an accident....
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