Radeon vs radeonhd driver

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 10:24:59 PDT 2009

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Toufann Chaudhuri <toufann at deckpoint.ch> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am just a "standard" user giving some return of experience (no
> software or programming skills). I have Lenovo Thinkpad T60p with a
> Mobility FireGL V5250 (chip ID 0x71d4 M56GL/M66). My linux distro is
> Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.
> I have been reading that I should be using the radeonhd drivers.
> However, I have been experiencing several issues, with suspend and
> hibernate, and lockups (for instance when browsing with CoolIris) where
> I have not choice but to hard reset the laptop.
> Instead I tried to use the radeon driver and it does work fine. Suspend
> works ok, and the framerate with glxgears is about 2000fps vs 1200 with
> radeonhd.

There are two drivers for the same hardware in your case.  Use which
ever one works best for you.


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