I went online and searched, and I found a command to install drivers. But it turns out I already have them, but it still doesnt work? Is there any settings I need to work on?

My commands

root@debian:/home/caleb# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
xserver-xorg-video-ati is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
  • What do you mean exactly with "it doesn't work" ? – user86969 May 1 '15 at 18:47
  • Everythings slow, barely any resultion settings. – Villa Caleb May 1 '15 at 18:59
  • I found this phoronix.com/… but it doesnt till me where to put their patch, just to download it. – Villa Caleb May 1 '15 at 19:02
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    To use that patch you have to fetch xf86-video-ati and compile it. However that article dates 2008 hence I'm almost certain the patch was included in the driver a long time ago. Unless there are regressions the latest drivers are backward compatible with older hardware so you shouldn't need new drivers. Unless your version of Debian is very, very old, of course. – user86969 May 1 '15 at 20:35

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