Card: ATI x1900 (2 monitors: a 21" and a 30")
System: Ubuntu 9.10
I've been tinkering with various drivers for several days and after half a dozen Ubuntu reinstalls, I'm just about ready to call it quits.
The furthest I've gotten was getting the correct resolution to work on two of my monitors, but with no hardware acceleration. Unfortunately even this stopped working after I ran apt-get update.
I tried several approaches:
1. radeonhd by installing xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd through apt-get --- broke X, couldn't open anything, not even reboot.
2. ATI's official drivers downloaded from their site. I was following this guide, but the install wouldn't go through:
The kernel version is indeed 2.6.31-17Error! Could not locate fglrx.ko for module fglrx in the DKMS tree.
You must run a dkms build for kernel 2.6.31-17-generic (x86_64) first.
3. apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle killed X and wouldn't let me interact with Gnome.
There's some solid advice on this forum but my experience with Linux is somewhat limited. I know my way around server software but this was my first attempt in getting Ubuntu to work as a home desktop.