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Old 07-08-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
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Installing ATI drivers freezes linux at loginScreen


Hi,
I just installed Ubuntu 8.04
There came a message that there are restricted drivers available, I installed them, reboot my computer, and Linux wouldn't boot, it showed weird graphics. I tried to reinstall Ubuntu, reinstall the driver again, and again it messed up my system.
How can I install my ati drivers correct without crashing my system?

Thanks,
Jonas

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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I found it much easier to install (via Synaptic Package Manager) a program called EnvyNG. This program will search your system and correctly identify you video card and install the correct driver. Installing from the Ubuntu repositories didn't always work for me.

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:39 AM   #3
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If you would prefer to use the traditional Ubuntu method for installing ATI drivers, follow this thread:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
 
Old 07-08-2008, 08:12 AM   #4
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I found it much easier to install (via Synaptic Package Manager) a program called EnvyNG. This program will search your system and correctly identify you video card and install the correct driver. Installing from the Ubuntu repositories didn't always work for me.

Bob
Hi, I tried it with EnvyNG, used automatic install, and again it crashed linux having to reinstall the system? why does it crash when I install the driver? On windows its running correct, but I wanna use linux.

Thx for the responses
 
Old 07-08-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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Also on Fedora 8

Hi,
A friend of me had a dvd witch contains fedora 8, I installed that version, but also on fedora when I install my ati driver, it crashes the system,
The system freezes at the login screen. is there anything I can do about that, its starting to annoy me.

Jonas
 
Old 07-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #6
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What ATI card do you have?
 
Old 07-08-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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What ATI card do you have?
Gigabyte Radeon X1950 PRO (PCI-E)
 
Old 07-08-2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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I seemed to have recalled others having difficulty with that card in the Ubuntu forums, and when I check I see that you have already posted there. That is what I was going to suggest as there is a supposed fixed posted there and I am sure you have seen it. I have a X1200 Mobile ATI, but I have had no such trouble as the driver from the ATI site worked for me in both Slackware and Ubuntu.

Sorry I couldn't help more.

Bob
 
Old 07-09-2008, 03:59 AM   #9
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Thanks anyway
I'm almost losing hope, but i'll try the things what i'm suggested to do :-)
I appreciate your help!

Jonas
 
  


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