I am a new member trying to learn to use Linux. I was able to successfully install PCLinuxOS KDE4 latest version using the livecd alongside with Windows 7. So far the experience has been positive. It is amazing to see how much the landscape has changed since I dabbled briefly using red hat linux around 1997. So first of all, I would like to say thank you to all the contributors who have made it easy for someone like me to try something new.
Now the reason for my post...As I am trying to customize my desktop, I wanted to understand whether I needed to download current linux drivers from AMD site for the graphics card as I had done when I had first installed Windows 7 on my new build. My current displays are working fine, but not sure whether it can be improved. It is currently setup to use the Radeon 2000 and later (radeon/fglrx) drivers. Should I have to download any other drivers based on my current setup? Any guidance will be great. Looking forward to learning...
My System build is (which incidentally is my first ever build)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory
Hard Disk: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD5002AALX
DVD/CD ROM: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98
Video Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 PCIE Video Card (100315L)
Monitor: ASUS VS238H-P 23-Inch LCD Monitor - Black