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KickMeElmo 12-04-2010 06:30 PM

X server issues with ATI Catalyst fglrx drivers
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Just got a new computer, installed Kubuntu on it, and have been working on getting it set up. Overall, been going well. However, the one thing I've never bothered with is installing proprietary video drivers in linux. Seems my first encounter with it isn't going so well...

Using a Radeon HD 4290 integrated into the motherboard, installed the Catalyst 10.10 driver from Used the automated install, though the custom yielded the same results (did this once before, gave up and reinstalled the entire OS. Had a couple other things to fix at the same time, so lazy route won.). I've attached my Xorg.0.log for anyone who has some clue what I can do. Happy to try fixing it, but if all else fails, I'd rather just have a computer that -works-. Any hints would be appreciated. No matter how much experience I may have with linux, dealing with the X server is one thing I'm woefully inept at.

adamk75 12-04-2010 06:33 PM

You should really just install the driver via the Ubuntu driver manager (jockey-kde, iirc). First, uninstall the one you tried to manually install via the uninstaller in /usr/share/ati/


KickMeElmo 12-04-2010 06:39 PM

Did that, system starts X fine now, so there's that. Still, I take it the Catalyst drivers from the ATI site are known for this kind of trouble? I'm not looking for anything stunning, but I'd like to be able to get at least some decent performance out of the system.

KickMeElmo 12-04-2010 06:55 PM

Installed via the driver manager this time, it works fine now. Bleh. Thanks for the help!

adamk75 12-04-2010 06:56 PM

The catalyst drivers are good, yes. Installation can be tricky, which is why I almost always recommend using the prepackaged versions that most distributions provide. They are tested to work with the OS and take care of the installation. They are usually the latest versions available at the time the distribution was released.


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