MSI R4350 driver problem on Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04 (Alpha 5)
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Then I changed the permissions for that file to 777 So I could run it and started the file.
All went surprisingly well until the moment I rebooted. Then I get a message that I'm running in a very low graphical mode.
What can I check/do about this?
I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04 Alpha 5 but no difference between them.
If you're talking about the ati-driver-installer.....run file you have to run this with sudo or as root (at least I do on my debian box). If I try running that as an ordinary user it always fails with error messages. So, have you tried running it as root? I don't think changing permissions on the run file makes any difference. I download it normally so I am the owner of the file and I can execute it as me but, as I said, it will always fail if I don't do it as root/sudo.
Some I can find with apt-get but the first two, not found
If glxinfo is segfaulting then the driver is not installed properly which is to be expected because as you stated, you are missing packages necessary for building the driver.
You'll need libstdc++6 and possibly the dev package, libstdc++6-4.3-dev (your version may be different on your system). You can find the available packages on your own system by typing this on a terminal
aptitude search libstdc++
You will probably need these packages too:
Install those packages and try building the driver again. Take careful note of any error messages that come during the building process.
Thanks for your reply jdkaye. I installed the packages you told me to and downloaded the 64-bit driver again. Now I get this error when I run the .run file as root:
Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.28-11-generic; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.vvaCYy
Well I searched it on google saying something like architecture so I tried to download the 32-bit driver version. That doesn't work on the ATI-site, in any case it download the x86_64 file,
Linux Quad 2.6.28-11-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 23 16:40:23 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
I'm right if I'm running the 32-bit version on my box? i can't see x86_64 anywhere?
Well I'm downloading the 64-bit Ubuntu again I'l reinstall it and hope it works this time.
Yes. If you're running the 32bit kernel why would you download the 64bit driver? Installing the 64bit version is a good idea but from your uname -a results you hadn't installed it in the first place. So it seems you're installing it rather than reintalling it, right?