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Old 01-07-2006, 10:07 AM   #1
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trying to run ati-driver-installer :/

I'm trying to run the '' program to install my x800xt drivers under Suse 10.

I've tried running it as me, su and relogging as root but it just says

' permission denied'.

Any ideas ?
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Do "ls -l" and see if it has execute bit turned on.

In the left most column you'll see the permissions similar to:


The first - lets you know its a regular file. r = read, w = write, x = execute. The first 3 are the owner's permissions, the next 3 are the group's permissions and the last 3 are "world" (everyone else's) permissions. If you don't have an x in any of those it doesn't appear to be an executable so root wouldn't run it.

A file called .run is an odd name for an executable though. Are you sure its SUPPOSED to be one? Have you read the information that came with this that tells you how to install it? It may be there's another executable that you're supposed to run that uses this file.
Old 01-07-2006, 01:39 PM   #3
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It is not executable. You need to browse to the file graphically and right click on it, then turn or "executablee file". There you are good to go. Then in command browse to the file and "./ati_fglrx_xxxxxxxx" and off you go. Be sure to make a backup of your xorg.conf before you run fglrxconfig though. Trust me.
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Thanks guys for your replies

I did that and ran it and it's made no difference :/ I have to say that although the vast majority of Linux config appears to be excellent and extremely easy, there are some things that are bloody impossible to understand i.e. this, is there no such thing as an idiots guide? all the posts i've seen assume you have a working knowledge of Linux which is ok but makes it very difficult for someone wanting to get into Linux from scratch
Old 01-08-2006, 09:30 AM   #5
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Well, not really. Making something executable from GUI is about as simple as it can get. And doing an install of ATI drivers is far from basic. It is not a good place to start, but if you make it you will learn a bunch in the process. I have recieved many e-mails being told the guide I have on my website is quite easy to understand, even for noobies, and that is why I wrote it. Perhaps you can take a look there and see if you can follow it.


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