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This is what I have...I know it's far from pristine, but it was free after a client threw it out and I fixed it up. Anyways, a lot of times I am not at home at night and am bored with little to do. I used to play WoW on my Windows laptop, but I had to give it back to the company since I just recently quit.

Anyhoo, according to this I should be able to run it at minimum at least. It runs, but very choppy. I have also added a gig of ram to this lappy.

It is running Linux Mint Daryna.....

I'm not quit smart enough in Linux to figure out what video drivers I'm using.....it's been a looong time since I used this laptop, so I'm basically starting over

Halp please?
 
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Check out this link here! You'll be up in no time!
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If you got working 3D you're using the radeon driver. There are "tweaks" that can be done, but unfortunately the radeon man page is horribly outdated when it comes to that type of information. I will try to hunt some down. And just so you know, the radeon driver is about 30-50% slower in 3D operations compared to fglrx.

Edit:

http://linux.die.net/man/4/radeon

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
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If you got working 3D you're using the radeon driver. There are "tweaks" that can be done, but unfortunately the radeon man page is horribly outdated when it comes to that type of information. I will try to hunt some down. And just so you know, the radeon driver is about 30-50% slower in 3D operations compared to fglrx.

Edit:

http://linux.die.net/man/4/radeon

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
What if I switched to fglrx?

EDIT:

How would I go about finding out what driver I'm using at the moment?
 
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How would I go about finding out what driver I'm using at the moment?
type "lsmod".
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I know this is a linux thread, but why not run xp that is completely bare off all the extras. Use ntune to rid the install of all the unecessary crap.
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The current fglrx does not support the card, and these latest versions are the ones with all the goodies (stability, monstrous performance increases, etc.). You could try to install the older fglrx revisions, but those were never known for their stability (performance would still be better than radeon thought).

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...-r-8-28-8.html
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