I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 and didn't like this driver. When I restart X after installing it I had no 3D support, and a reboot later I got black screen of death.
I read in the unofficial wiki that you can fix it by changing the memory from dedicated to shared, but I'm on a X200M and can't reduce the shared memory because my BIOS don't let that.
8.3 gives me a broken X.
I had the same problem – running Ubuntu Hardy on the same hardware. I solved it by adding the “virtual” workaround which was needed for 8-2 to get OpenGL working.
Originally Posted by chrisr
to your xorg.conf. It might work…
Hello everybody i have an ATI RADEON HD2600 PRO AGP.
And it's working perfectely with compiz!!.
Here's how i did it maybe it works for you too:
Download the latest driver from ATI (http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html)
sudo apt-get update
sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-8-5-x86_64.run
sudo aticonfig --initial
sudo aticonfig -overlay-type=Xv
And that's it. Now you can go to ATI CAtalyst.
And one thing, this didn't work when i started ubuntu whith the 2...17 kernel, it only worked with 2....16 kernel.
Before it worked on my ubuntu, i had a lot of drivers and things in my pc, so i reinstalled ubuntu, and then i tried and worked.
Hope this works to all of you too.
Here's what it shows me when i do "fglrxinfo":
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro AGP
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7537 Release