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Not sure what this looks like but I feared as much
Become root (however, you have already worked this out it seems )
Then /usr/bin/aticonfig --initial
You don't need the sudo because you are already root.
Let it do its thing. Hopefully ATI isn't as bad as I have heard. Then shutdown -h now
My guess is that when I used the autofix, it killed the config.
Not sure what you mean by this "autofix". I generally distrust such "auto" tools.
I know nothing about ATI. I have always used NVIDIA. Their linux drivers generally work, and if they don't, they are fixed very quickly.
"No supported adapters detected"
Maybe you downloaded the wrong driver for your video card ( please check everythingagain )
I notice that you are installing the 64-bit driver. For ordinary users there's very little performance increase ( = "not noticeable" ) from using a 64-bit distro, and they do tend to have more compatability problems. Maybe try the 32-bit offering.
Otherwise you might just have to accept that your current choice of distro, hardware, ATI driver and whatnot do not mix and match. No doubt it'll be fixed in a couple of weeks / months.
Try 32-bit, another distro? Get an NVIDIA video card? Persevere? It's up to you.
root@scad-desktop:~/Desktop# chmod 0755 ati-driver.run
root@scad-desktop:~/Desktop# sudo sh ./ati-driver.run
Created directory fglrx-install.hfEQkt
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.593..................................
ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:2.6.28-11-generic; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.hfEQkt