the story starts when i got a pile of crap lap top its really worthless as the battery does not hold a charge. The os (windows 7) was completely trashed, i then decided to install Kubuntu and eliminate my windows dependencies as well as learn some thing i have been curious about for a long time. Every thing install wise seemed to go just fine.
From this point i have my wireless all configured and browsing the Internet and all that great stuff, i then take a look at Muon Package Manager and begin browsing the games packages. I selected a few and began the download and install process.
I played a few games and got to one that crashes at the loading screen (Assault Cube), so i did some googeling and found a wiki page (http://wiki.cubers.net/action/view/Linux_Support
) that says to check the video drivers as well as run the game from Terminal....how do i do this?). This brings me to using the terminal/cmd prompt and all that good stuff.
I then ran a command lspci which reports the following:
-nn | grep VGA
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc RS690M [Radeon X1200 Series] [1002:791f]
from here i pull up the ATI driver page and input my information into the drop box's which results in this page:
I then click the installer Instructions located on that page and this is where problems come in to play, some of the packages the instructions say to use I can not seem to locate using the search bar in Muon Package Manager such as XFree86-Mesa-libGL.
I also pulled up another guide here via google: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
it mentions the following:
The first thing to check for when you consider using the fglrx driver is whether your AMD/ATI graphics card is supported.
i used the above ATI driver page and i still have yet to know what the heck this fglrx driver is i see no mention of it.
i seem to be completely lost at getting my ATI driver to work properly and am a complete linux noob, so noob as a matter of fact that i seem to be having issues using the terminal for example and a little off topic, when i was trying to see my hardware configuration to see what video card i have in order to locate drivers i ran across the following:
the install go's fine how ever when i type the hwinfo -help to see the list of commands i can use with hwinfo i get the following:
family@family-eMachines-E625:~$ hwinfo -help
oops: don't know what to do with "help"
so ya this is apparently how noob i am no matter how familiar i am with cmd or dos in a windows program i seem to screw something minimal up here in linux
to any one that can make things more clear to me on what exactly im trying to do and how to do it i would greatly appreciate the help and thank you for taking the time to read a poor poor linux noobs post lol