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Old 01-23-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Can't install ATI video drivers in Ubuntu 9.10


Problem: Can't install proprietary ATI drivers. Open source drivers don't work.

System: Ubuntu 9.10 x64bit, using an ATI 1900 XT

I followed this guide to install the drivers: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide

Open source method: Made no impact. Videos lag, displays have the wrong resolution and I can't change it.


Proprietary drivers:

I downloaded the latest ATI drivers but ran into an issue with DKMS when trying to install them:

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#: sudo dpkg -i xorg-driver-fglrx_*.deb fglrx-kernel-source_*.deb fglrx-amdcccle_*.deb
(Reading database ... 160354 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace xorg-driver-fglrx 2:8.593-0ubuntu1 (using xorg-driver-fglrx_8.593-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: warning: obsolete option '--print-installation-architecture', please use '--print-architecture' instead.
Unpacking replacement xorg-driver-fglrx ...
Preparing to replace fglrx-kernel-source 2:8.593-0ubuntu1 (using fglrx-kernel-source_8.593-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Removing all DKMS Modules
Done.
Unpacking replacement fglrx-kernel-source ...
Preparing to replace fglrx-amdcccle 2:8.593-0ubuntu1 (using fglrx-amdcccle_8.593-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement fglrx-amdcccle ...
Setting up fglrx-kernel-source (2:8.593-0ubuntu1) ...
Adding Module to DKMS build system
Doing initial module build

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 2.6.31-17-generic (x86_64)

Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.593/build/ for more information.
Installing initial module

Error! Could not locate fglrx.ko for module fglrx in the DKMS tree.
You must run a dkms build for kernel 2.6.31-17-generic (x86_64) first.

Done.

Setting up xorg-driver-fglrx (2:8.593-0ubuntu1) ...

Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
Setting up fglrx-amdcccle (2:8.593-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
The guide actually says I might right into that error but provides no directions on how to fix it:
Quote:
(This may fail due to a missing dkms. If so install this first. Also check the version numbers (8.632) against the created debs)
 
Old 01-23-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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(This may fail due to a missing dkms. If so install this first. Also check the version numbers (8.632) against the created debs)
install dkms?
 
Old 01-23-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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install dkms?
They're already installed

# dkms is already the newest version.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 03:17 AM   #4
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I happen to have a laptop sitting here with Mint installed and it's showing 3:8.660-0ubuntu4 is out. why not just try "apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle" (the other packages are dependencies)?
 
Old 01-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #5
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I happen to have a laptop sitting here with Mint installed and it's showing 3:8.660-0ubuntu4 is out. why not just try "apt-get install fglrx-amdcccle" (the other packages are dependencies)?
Gave it a run.. It completely destroyed Gnome, I couldn't open anything or even restart.

I'm starting to lose hope. It seems there's just no way to get the ATI x1900 to work on Ubuntu 9.10. None of the drivers I tried have worked.

The closest I got was getting the correct resolution to show up on my two monitors but w/o hardware acceleration. However, this was on a completely fresh install -- once I ran the updates, it broke X and nothing would work.

The odd thing is, if I disable my second monitor, it seems to work okay.
 
  


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