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Old 08-09-2006, 08:35 AM   #1
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Asus ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics card installing drivers

I have just bought a Dell 24" flat screen that runs at a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hhz but I can nto seem to get any of my distros to run it at that res.

So I assume that I have to install the Linux drivers for this card to be able to run at this resolution.

Am I correct to assume that installing the Linux drivers will NOT interfere with the windows XP install on the same machine?

I found this link to install the drivers.

Is this the right place that I should be looking at for my card?

Alternativly, I also found this link

maybe this would be better for me as I am running Xubuntu and other Debian based distros.

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Old 08-09-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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Installing video card drivers in linux will not interfere with your dual-boot of windows. Updating the drivers would be the first thing I would try if its not able to run at that res.
Old 08-13-2006, 07:16 AM   #3
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I downloaded the drivers from ATI website and then did

sudo sh ./

as instructed.

I get the response

Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.27.10......................................................
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
Detected configuration:
Architecture: x86_64 (64-bit)
X Server: Xorg 6.8.2
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install

The ATI installer did not open up and when I tried to run


I get

bash: fglrxconfig: command not found

I managed to get the drivers installed for my Xubuntu 32bit installation and would like to do the same for the 64 bit distro.

What do I need to do next?

Last edited by MurX; 08-13-2006 at 07:17 AM.
Old 08-15-2006, 03:41 PM   #4
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