I'm new to Linux and was trying SimplyMEPIS, but I had a lot of difficulty with it, so I switched to Ubuntu. The difficulty I'm having now is mostly that it's simply different, and I'm not sure how to install these video drivers. For that matter, I don't remember EXACTLY how I did it in MEPIS, but I guess that probably doesn't matter. Anyway, my card is a ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 256 mb, and for MEPIS I was using ati-driver-installer-8.40.4-x86.x86_64.run as a driver. I assume it would be the same driver in Ubuntu? I'm not completely sure, but I can't seem to run it. When I try to open it straight to look up the instructions, I get this error message--
Assuming I remember correctly
Could not open "ati-driver-installer-8.40.4-x86.x86_64.run"
Archive type not supported.
, and I very well may not be, the way I installed it in MEPIS was by running the command ./ati-driver-installer-8.40.4-x86.x86_64.run, but that doesn't work in Ubuntu, I figure I'm probably just doing the whole thing wrong, which is why I'm here.
Does anyone know what I need to do to install these drivers?