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KeSha 02-20-2009 05:35 AM

ATI RADEON 9250 Video Card Driver
 
Helo, there is running gOS on my computer (Ubuntu baset OS) and I want to install the Video Card driver for ATI RADEON 9250.


Ifound the driver in the official site =>> http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...n-prer200.html

and I also saw the instructions of installation =>> https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...28.8-inst.html

but I cant instal the driver. When I write the comand sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.28.8.run (of course the file is in the home directory)the terminal window writes:


PHP Code:

Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity
...
 
All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.28.8.....................................................
................................................................................................
..................................................................................................
..................................................................................................
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==================================================
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e  ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager 
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Detected configuration:
Architecturei686 (32-bit)
X Serverunable to detect
Removing temporary directory
fglrx-install
beso
@beso-desktop:~$ 

and then written in the instruction: The ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Setup dialog box is displayed

but no window or dialog box is displayd.

can you help me?

crashmeister 02-20-2009 08:30 AM

That driver might need some x-server development package.

Try to install module-assistant (apt-get install module-assistant) if available in gOS and then run it as root.

Then select PREPARE.

That should pull all the necessary packages to install/compile stuff.
You can also try to install the driver itself with it but I doubt it would pull the correct driver for a 9250 (legacy).

KeSha 02-20-2009 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crashmeister (Post 3451009)
That driver might need some x-server development package.

Try to install module-assistant (apt-get install module-assistant) if available in gOS and then run it as root.

Then select PREPARE.

That should pull all the necessary packages to install/compile stuff.
You can also try to install the driver itself with it but I doubt it would pull the correct driver for a 9250 (legacy).

I installed module-assistant successfuly and then ran it as root. As you write, I selected PREPARE and the operation finished also successfuly. but after that all, the driver installation couldn't done successfuly- the result is same as I told in the first post. ;(

crashmeister 02-20-2009 03:02 PM

This is strange - I did a quick Debian install the other day an this worked flawless.

Did some digging and there are a bunch of people with the same problem but w/o solution here and here for example.

From those posts it seems like the driver doesn't play well with new xorg versions but don't take this as the gospel - I don't use mine anymore for a while.

crashmeister 02-20-2009 03:41 PM

Well - tried on a Gentoo install that has definitely everything required to compile whatever needed:

Result:

Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.28.8.............................................................................................. .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ...........................................................................
==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================
Detected configuration:
Architecture: i686 (32-bit)
which: no XFree86 in (/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin)
X Server: unable to detect
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install

This thing is looking for xfree there - wtf??

I am pretty sure it's a problem with the xorg version.There migth be a workaround somewhere but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Can't you use the radeon driver or whatever the free driver is called these days?


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