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Old 09-28-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Drivers for ATI RADEON X800XL and ViewSonic VX1935wm

I'm not ready for the command level instructions I see here, e.g. "as root in runlevel 3 run aticonfig" How can I get this driver installed and/or working with easier to use tools?
Old 09-28-2009, 10:31 PM   #2
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You could try using envy. To install in a terminal run
sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk
or look for envyng-gtk in synaptic. Then you will need to run in a terminal
sudo envyng -t
it will give you a option to install ati drivers select the corresponding number. Then it will give you a list of the most compatible drivers to use with your card select the number here to. I believe envy will ask if you want you xorg.conf file changed select yes. That should do it, and then reboot.

I attached two images of what envy looks like although I am using nvidia it gives you an example. I am assuming you are using Ubuntu 8.04 or newer. If not you need the envy legacy package. This is the website for envy there is quite a bit of good info there. good luck
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