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Old 08-26-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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How to Install ATI 4850 graphics card drivers on Ubuntu 9.04?


I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed and now I want to install the drivers for my ATI 4850 graphics card on it to enable the desktop effects. I had downloaded drivers from the ATI website which had the .run extension. When I right clicked on the downloaded file and selected run in a terminal it showed try to run with admin access. Can anyone please help me with the complete process to install ATI 4850 graphics drivers on the Ubuntu 9.04 OS.

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Old 08-26-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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Hello,

in Ubuntu you'll have to use the sudo-command to execute the .run-file with root-permissions.
Quote:
sudo nameoftheatidriver.run
When this is done you'll find a configuration-script in the /usr/share/ati directory. Read the readme-file in that directory.

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:48 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply

Hello Markush,

I will try out the steps suggested by you. Will I need to run the generated script file as said by you? I am a novice Ubuntu (Linux) user, installing driver is a bit difficult, please also suggest if there is any other easier way to install drivers in Ubuntu.

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Old 08-27-2009, 09:53 AM   #4
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Hello Panks103,

I only use Slackware. But if there is a xorg.conf file anywhere on your system, you can edit this. The set the driver to ati or radeonhd or so. Look at the manpages of xorg.conf, ati, radeonhd: On a console type
Code:
man xorg.conf
man ati
man radeonhd
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:56 AM   #5
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Thanks again Markush.

I will try that.
 
  


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