Quick note: im a newbie, but i want linux, so i beg for someone to help me with these situations. i know linux isnt perfect yet, but if i can just fix these phew problems, i will gladly switch over, so please feel free to treat me like a newb and give me stuff to copy and paste to the terminal to make it easy for me to understand
ok prewarning, this will be abit of a read haha.
Ok my little story - i started linux with freespire years ago, it was my first distro, after a while of using it, i found i couldnt keep both freespire and windows because i kept running out of space, and i didnt have a job, so i couldnt afford a new hd, so after a long break from linux, im back,
and frankly, i adore linux so much ,its nice, smooth and so much fun to use. but i always run into problems, but thats the joy is fixing them
Using ubuntu, i got pretty far, i had a long running problem getting League of Legends to run properly, finally i managed to compile wine with a bug patch and fixed the problem after 2 weeks of research
Then a problem became graphics, even after installing the latest ATi drivers by compiling distro specific packages, i was coping 30-10 fps in League of legends under wine, using an ATi graphics card and drivers, whilst in windows 7, i get 200 solid fps in this specific game
Now i know wine isnt perfect, and 3d acceleration isnt great, but ive seen plenty of youtube videos of my graphics card running 3d games just fine, and the only reply i got on the forums was “get a geforce” now that isnt a solution to my problem, i dont have 200$ to pull out and buy a new card
I tried fedora, i couldnt even figure out this rpmfusion stuff and how to add ati drivers and x.org
so i cant figure out what im doing wrong, then i saw openSUSE, and i have to say, im loving suse
no distro has had out of the box support like this, all my stuff worked, 3d acceleration already installed. its amazing, i am gobsmacked by opensuse’s simplicity, control panels, and everything been so useful
Who ever said opensuse isnt a desktop distro, is full of themselves
My hardware - make it easier for u guys to answer the questions
HD 5770 HIS GFX
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 motherboard
AMD Phenom 2 955 CPU
4GB G.Skill Ripjaw Ram DDR3
500GB WD Blue HD
So now my questions are
Is there any fix via suse for my graphics driver issue?
are the included graphics drivers decent for 3D gaming and wine gaming?
How do i remove the included drivers and install new ones if i take that path?
And last but not least, is 11.4 the latest KDE 4.6, because ive seen videos of kde 4.6 reviews and that little desktop folder isnt on the desktop anymore, and theres that notebook stuff, and id really like to try those versions
ive heard alot of good stuff about kde 4.6
if theres an update, or a way to install that, how do i go about that?
i apologise for the long post, and asking so many questions, ive been unable to get a solid answer suited for a linux newbie anywhere, and i want to be as specific as i can so u guys can help me out
i really want to switch to linux, im tired of windows, i want a new experience, but until i get these problems solved, i have to dual boot windows, and frankly, windows has been annoying me the past phew months after using linux and its simplicity