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So I decided to try out *Buntu again since AMD's 11.3 came out (supposed to have actual support for 6800 series), and I figured I could try out Natty Narwhal while I'm at it. So I boot it up, and I'm greeted with the usual screen of choosing to try it, install, etc, etc. I hit try it to see how it was before installing.

Then my dreams came true. The screen turned black for a second, then it came back up with the Ubuntu loading screen. What was so magical? It was in the beautiful 1920x1080 resolution that my monitor can do by default. I didn't have to do anything! Better yet, the mouse issues I was having were happening very very little. I have fallen in love again.

After installing it for a while, I realized how much I missed it from my Linux/GNU hiatus. I've been using Windows for the past month or so. I forgot how much you can do out of the box. It's awesome.

The menubar on the side is a little weird at first, but I've gotten used to it. Firefox 4 is the default browser, and I see no reason to switch. I just need to set it up a little better, and it'll be good.

Then I figured that my ears were a little bored. So I loaded up Banshee, and imported my music from my Windows partition. I installed some plugins, and restarted banshee. Music. It played. No messing with alsa.conf or whatever!

Just a few questions, though. Anyone know some good desktop recording software? Also, will Kdenlive work with Gnome, although it says it's for KDE?

tl;dr Natty Narwhal works natively with 6800 series cards
Edited by Bassdoken - 4/7/11 at 11:36am
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The ati drivers work with the 68xx now! Does the power management work properly for the cards? Any chance it will work with xfire 6870's?

I've been dying to get Linux running on my sigrig instead of just my wimpy i3 box!
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I think I may try Ubuntu again

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I am not sure yet. How would I check? (Power management)
You can try it.
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I am not sure yet. How would I check? (Power management)
You can try it.
I'll give it a try from a live USB today.
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Uhmm... SOund like should give Buntu a try.
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I tried it on Arch today. The good: It loads properly and aticonfig creates the right x.config. The bad: it's not down clocking the card when it can and the fan speed default was very low. Once I got it setup and checked the temps I was idling at 52c. Fan speed can be set higher couldn't find a way to get power management/down clocking working.

It's great to see an ATi driver that actually works fairly well in Linux but it would be nice if they could get the power management working. Bottom line I think I will leave Linux to my nvidia rig for now.

On a side note I don't know if this is new or maybe I just didn't know about it but the catalyst repo for arch makes it soo much easier to switch to ati drivers.
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I couldn't get the drivers to work, actually. I installed the dependencies and everything, and once I went to run the .sh file, it said it was incompatible.
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