fglrx restricted driver and compiz in HARDY beta

Asked by peter b on 2008-04-14

hello to all,

does anyone know how safe it is to install the above at this time, before final release? HARDY has all released updates available installed.

any help appreciated.

peter b

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Hi peter,

I think it is so safe as the other current packages you have in your system - before final release, they're all experimental. There may be some important bug, maybe not. If you're running Hardy before the final release, I think you're assuming the risk already. If you find some problem when trying, you have the opportunity to improve Ubuntu by reporting it :)

Anyway, final version is a few days ahead only and most packages are already very stable. I belive you won't have any serious problem... just try and uninstall it, case it works bad.

peter b (b1pete) said : #2

hello Roberto,

appreciate your timely reply; I had already tried fglrx; it did not display the logon screen just the desktop background and ...., I had to reset the pc; note, the boot displayed no errors; I went into recovery and reconfigured xorg, rebooted then disabled the restricted ati. compiz, obviously no try. I'll wait and see what new updates will come down the pipe; no more fglrx tries until final rel --> may encounter deeper problems.

thx,

peter b