So far I have not been able to get the proprietary ATI/AMD drivers to work under Debian Squeeze, despite the supposedly up-to-date wiki claiming to have the complete procedure to get them working. (http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary
) Even downloading the drivers directly from the website and using their install script does not work. This is not the latest card, it's a simple 5450, which the documentation says these drivers support. Has anyone managed to get the proprietary ATI/AMD drivers working under any Linux version? What about nVidia cards? If so, what version of Linux are you using? Is there perhaps a distribution out there not so intent of being "pure" that actually includes them by default?
That would be the rational thing to do. If the vendor supports the hardware, accept their support!