Originally Posted by Rookie1337
@Mushroomboy: What's this about ChromeOS?
Just that AMD is going to have to cater to more than JUST linux. The ChromeOS is based off linux. I'm guessing the linux drivers work for it, you should be able to figure out how that is important. The more speed Android and ChromeOS get because of google the more important it will become. If the ChromeOS takes off in the netbook market as a cloud solution AMD will lose on oppertunity. It's just another spin on the idea of AMD lacking in the FOSS market.
To the problem, the fglrx won't (or at least shouldn't) work any better or worse because he is using Ubuntu. Kbuntu/Xubuntu/ect... all use the same kernels. If he wants to get more progress he will need to play with version numbers, like use 10.04 instead of 10.10, or use 10.10 instead of 10.04. Maybe he will get better options with 11.04, that's what he will have to do instead of get Ubuntu and install KDE. Think of it this way, they all share the same kernel versions. What does the module load into? They also use different software revisions for the different releases, using GCC 4.4 instead of GCC 4.1, think more along the lines of what makes the system run.
Using different distro's might help, different kernel patches and tool chains. So I would suggest playing around with different distro's and/or different distro revisions. Kubuntu IS Ubuntu, the core hardware features shouldn't (note shouldn't) be affected in this way.