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Old 07-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #16
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I ran sudo sh...and...Success!
Congratulations! Hope you now understand why it didn't work before.
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/usr/bin/aticonfig --initial
This looks like the sort of command that needs to be run as root, so try
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sudo /usr/bin/aticonfig --initial
BTW, NVIDIA has good linux support.

If push comes to shove, throw that ATI stuff and get an NVIDIA card = Clicky, clicky, sorted. Or the CLI if you are inclined.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 01:58 PM   #17
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Yea thanks so much for the help. I am learning a lot.

Unfortunately, I got the jaded screen of death. I've already tried to auto fix for graphic issues. I'm not sure what to try next.

I guess I should have initialized the driver before I rebooted.

Any suggestions.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 02:03 PM   #18
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I can get to the root from the recovery mode, but how do I navigate to the install file again to reinstall...if that is what I need to do.

Thoughts?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 02:13 PM   #19
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Unfortunately, I got the jaded screen of death.
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
Restart.
Good luck.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 02:31 PM   #20
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Actually, that was the first thing I tried and I got the same message I got when I hadn't successfully installed the driver:

"No supported adapters detected"

My guess is that when I used the autofix, it killed the config. That's why I wanted to try and navigate to the install file and try again. My attempts to "cd" have been denied so far.

Thanks for bearing with me.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 04:14 PM   #21
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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.
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"No supported adapters detected"
Maybe you downloaded the wrong driver for your video card ( please check everything again )

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.

Let us know how you get on.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:33 AM   #22
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Hey thanks for the responses, I started the thread, after trying a whole bunch of stuff I reinstalled ubuntu 8.04, and hey hey it works with my ATI card.

Im finding it is however not as good, (obviously) and wine does not seem to work as well with most windows stuff, as it was working with ubuntu 9.04.

So I guess im going to reinstall 9.04 and try all these responses.

Cheers
Pete
 
Old 07-22-2009, 12:05 PM   #23
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Ubuntu 8.04 works with ATI 9600

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Originally Posted by soundpete View Post
Hey thanks for the responses, I started the thread, after trying a whole bunch of stuff I reinstalled ubuntu 8.04, and hey hey it works with my ATI card.

Im finding it is however not as good, (obviously) and wine does not seem to work as well with most windows stuff, as it was working with ubuntu 9.04.

So I guess im going to reinstall 9.04 and try all these responses.

Cheers
Pete
Yea bro, I went back to 8.04 too. According to my research, we're not the only ones.

I do think that if I had correctly initialized the driver it would migth have worked though. ATI was supposed to have fixed the proprietary driver by now.

Thanks everyone for your help.

I'll respond back with any new results.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 05:16 PM   #24
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Hello. Can you help me, please?

Code:
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

What can I do? maybe I do something wrong?
 
  


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