I’m contemplating installing 64 bit Ubuntu on a Poweredge 1850.
I booted from the 12.04 Live CD & it ran pretty well. The only odd thing was that alt-ctrl-arrow-keys did not function for the workspace switcher which is a pretty major fault.
I moved on to the 12.10 Live CD & Compiz had serious issues: apps wouldn’t launch, Compiz repeatedly crashed & it was basically unusable.
Upon subsequently Googling the problem, I saw that the Radeon drivers for 12.10 weren’t available as yet but there was a kind of muddled consensus that 12.04 was OK.
Whilst I realise that the 1850 is a server, I need a GUI for certain parts of this particular project so does anybody have any experience of running a Radeon 7000 card on the stock Unity release of 12.04 or is using a spin like LXDE or similar my best option?
Thanks for any help.
ATI Radeon 7000