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Old 06-13-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
KillerZen
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Unhappy I get this error message.....


when i try to install my propriety graphics driver.
i dont know what it means... here are the steps i took and what resulted, can anyone help?


killerzen@Decode666:~$ cd ~/Desktop
killerzen@Decode666:~/Desktop$ chmod +x ati-driver-installer-9.2-x86.x86_64.run
killerzen@Decode666:~/Desktop$ ./ati-driver-installer-9.2-x86.x86_64.run
Created directory fglrx-install.pHiKQh
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.582

==================================================
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
==================================================

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.32-22-generic; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.pHiKQh
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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There are 5 things to do:

1. install the kernel sources
2. put executables directly to ~
3. forget about chmod: bash ati-driver-installer-9.2-x86.x86_64.run
4. run it as root: sudo ati-driver-installer-9.2-x86.x86_64.run
5. Use a title which describes your problem, e.g. ATI Graphics driver install fails
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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lol thank you, and what do you mean install the kernels? and im not exactly the best with this, is there anyway you might be able to give me steps on how to do this?
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post4002197
Like here, but you have to install the ATI driver.
 
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:11 PM   #5
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Like here, but you have to install the ATI driver.
The OP appears to be running Ubuntu, not Slackware..
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
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the directions you linked me to didnt work, my terminal just said access denied. =[
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:23 PM   #7
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Access denied most likely means that you needed to run a command as root. Assuming you use Ubuntu, the root account is disabled by default, so you would add "sudo" in front of any command needing root privileges.

As for the question about "installing kernel sources", he is telling you that you need to install either the kernel headers or the complete source code. These will be available using your package manager (AKA "software center")

BUT:
Have you checked to see if the driver is available using the package manager? Last time I fired up Ubuntu, it automatically offered me the option of installing proprietary drivers.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:36 PM   #8
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i have the option to install proprietary drivers via the circuit board looking thing, but the only two that show up are for my wireless card, none for my graphics card.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #9
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The OP appears to be running Ubuntu, not Slackware..
The OP should have explicitly told us which distribution he is using.

For some distributions (I'm pretty sure Ubuntu is one of them) the best answer to the question in not directly answering how to make the installer he is using work (though that is possible). The best answer is that there is a Ubuntu specific method for the whole task of getting the non open source ATI driver installed.

BTW, what did you see that I missed that says the OP is trying to do this on Ubuntu?

Sorry, I don't know what the above Ubuntu specific method is. I'm just pretty sure it exists. Check the package manager as pixellany suggested.

Last edited by johnsfine; 06-13-2010 at 01:55 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 01:57 PM   #10
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okay. 1) i am running ubuntu
2) im not a he
and 3) if anyone could, i would just like a OS specific answer if anyone could, i have been at this for hours, i just wanna get it donnne....
 
Old 06-13-2010, 02:00 PM   #11
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Here's a link on the official Ubuntu documentation site. It might help.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
 
Old 06-13-2010, 02:00 PM   #12
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BTW, what did you see that I missed that says the OP is trying to do this on Ubuntu?
I assumed, based on the distro icon by their posts.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 02:08 PM   #13
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Hi,

You might have to add the distro when you want to run the installer, e.g.
Code:
./ati-driver-installer-8.24.8-x86.run --buildpkg Debian/Lenny
Actually the above approach did not work for me in debian lenny and I had to extract the packages first and use another method.

However, the driver might not install at all in Ubuntu. I myself have an x1600 and the drivers for this card conflict with the xorg version. So before you pull out too much of your hair, please post which Ubuntu version you are using and the model of your graphic card. If it is not supported, this might be the reason why it does not show up in the proprietary driver section.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 02:15 PM   #14
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i am using the latest version of ubuntu (lucid lynx) and my graphics card is an ATI radeon 1470 i beleive. i have alreay looked, and it compatible, but it just wont work for some reason edit; i have an ATI radeon 1270

Last edited by KillerZen; 06-13-2010 at 02:26 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 02:30 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by KillerZen View Post
i am using the latest version of ubuntu (lucid lynx) and my graphics card is an ATI radeon 1470 i beleive. i have alreay looked, and it compatible, but it just wont work for some reason
I did a search on their webpage
http://search.amd.com/us/_layouts/se...ion=support-us

but could not find a card by the name 'radeon 1470'. Since you are not sure about the name itself, where did you look for compatibility? Are you using a notebook or desktop?
 
  


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