I have a debian OS on a partition on my hard disk (sda1).
There was no sound because the ati rs880/radeon 4200 sound card needed drivers which were only in the debian 'non-free' version'.
So I added the non-free version to my install and also had to make a change to the GRUB bootloader file.
After that, I got sound.
Now I've installed a new debian distro to my second partition - sda2.
This time I ensured I installed the debian non-free version.
But I'm having trouble installing the drivers for the sound card.
I go into Synaptic package manager to install the relevant drivers and it gives me an error message:
Configuring libfglrx - install Fglrx driver despite unsupported graphics card?
I'm not sure what that means because I want the drivers for my sound card - not graphics.
When I press the 'Help' button, it says:
This system has a graphics card which is no longer handled by the Fglrx driver...
The above card requires either the non-free legacy Fgrlx driver
(package fgrlx-legacy-driver) or the free Radeon driver (package xserver-xorg-video-radeon).
This is fine because I can just install the 'free Radeon driver'.
But the Help message then says:
Before the Radeon driver can be used you must remove Fglrx configuration from xorg.conf
Note that switching to the free Radeon driver requires the fglrx-driver package to be purged (not just removed).
So now I don't know what to do. Has anyone had this error message?
I know I can enable sound and have no problems with the graphics card because that's what happened with my original install on sda1.
But with the install on sda2, I don't know how to approach this problem.
Can anyone help please?