Originally posted by otan
that may be because the FX1000 needs a extra power supply
for the fan. The Driver in linux, it seems to be, is checking the bios
for the existance of the connected supply.If there is no second
power supply than your card shouldn't have this check by the drivers.
I doubt whether that will be his problem. As I run a Dual Athlon MP 2600+'s and a GF FX 5900 Ultra (Which also requires an external PSU connection) and it's running fine here on a 400Watt PSU. Unless he is running <400Watter then that may very well be a problem.