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    Just installed ubuntu 64bit

    I just installed ubuntu 64 bit and it went off without a hitch.Found all my devices and never gave me any hick ups or problems updated also with no problems.This was my first full install of linux.I was wanting to try some kind of emulator to play my games but dont know whats compatible with this version will it run 32bit apps? or am I stuck with just 64bit apps?As you can see im very new to linux.I tried all the live cd,s out and this wasnt my first choice of Distro but seemed to be the one that most things actually worked on.

    also I heard ATI driver support is behind a bit and nvidia is best with linux is this true?

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    Re: Just installed ubuntu 64bit

    Have you been to www.ubuntuforums.org? In order to run games that were not ported to linux you need at least wine and probably cedega. These are both windows emulators. Check out the forums if you haven't and a well placed search there will give you your answer I'm sure.

    As far as ATI drivers go, it is true that they do not match up to nVidias as far as performance but they are getting better. If you have a good nVidia card, you should use it but if you have an ATI card i wouldn't run out and buy nVidia. ubuntu makes it real easy to install the fglrx driver for ATI, just a few mouse clicks and change one thing in a file, and blammo.


    If you need any help getting things up and running give a holler and I'll try as best i can to get you set up.
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    Re: Just installed ubuntu 64bit

    THANKS ill try that with the driver for my ati I have several nvidia cards laying around but I mainly use my windows drive right now so ill try those aTi drivers first to see how it works out.Installing programs and drivers is a real challenge to me with linux also

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    Re: Just installed ubuntu 64bit

    ATI xorg-driver fglrx install:


    All I do when installing fglrx in ubuntu is:

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
    You can also use Synaptic, or aptitude.

    After it installs:

    Code:
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
    This will kill X and dump you to a command line. Here you do:

    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    A file will open and you scroll down to this section:

    Code:
    # === ATI device section ===
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier                          "ATI Graphics Adapter"
        Driver                              "ati"
    Change the ati, to fglrx.

    Ctrl+x to close and "y" to save.

    Then:

    Code:
    sudo modprobe fglrx
    If no errors:

    Code:
    sudo gdm
    This will bring you back into X, and gnome. Then:

    Code:
    scott@black:~$ fglrxinfo
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9800 Pro Generic
    OpenGL version string: 1.3.5272 (X4.3.0-8.16.20)
    If you get something like this then you are good to go. If not then do:

    Code:
    $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    Answer the questions there, and don't forget to choose fglrx for the driver.
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