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Old 01-01-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
TechieJustin
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Question ATI Drivers for HP/Compaq 6715b Ubuntu 9.10


Hi folks I'm trying to install the ATI drivers on this machine running Ubuntu 9.10.
Hi folks, I have a Compaq 6715b and I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64.
I can't seem to get the driver installation right.

I downloaded downloaded ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run

Code:
justin@Ubuntu-lappy:~/Downloads$ sh ati-driver-installer-9-3-x86.x86_64.run
Created directory fglrx-install.yPqZeU
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.593............
==================================================
 ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================

*Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version*
default:v2:x86_64:lib::none:2.6.31-16-generic; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.yPqZeU

Then I tried using apt-get
Code:
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
and it seems to go through without a hitch - but I still can't get the proper resolution on my screen.
 
Old 01-02-2010, 07:34 AM   #2
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IIRC: the "policy" error usually has something to do with not having kernel headers installed
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...update-585410/

But you have used the approved method of installing the ubuntu packaged driver.
Did you go through System > Administration > Hardware Drivers?

You may have to generate an xorg.conf file and add your desired resolution if linux has trouble getting that info off your monitor.
 
  


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