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18 August 2009

How to Install ATI Driver on Ubuntu

Install ATI Driver on UbuntuI accept analysis this calligraphy in my computer, and it works, but you apperceive the accord amid ATI and systems Linux, and accept which is abundant better. I’m application Debian, anywhere arrangement Debian based the agreement should be similar.

Open your terminal and address the abutting commands:

The abutting command it is for for install some dependencies and some packets bare to install accurately the driver.

$ sudo apt-get install module-assistant build-essential fakeroot dh-make debconf bzip2 wget

After that command you go download the driver ati

$ wget -c

Now you need run the installation

$ ./ --extract fglrx

Open the directory fglrx

$ cd fglrx/arch/x86_64/usr/X11R6

Probably you have a some files in this directory, such as...

$ ln -s lib64 lib
## One more link needed for 8.2
## begin 8.2
$ ln -sf lib/
## end 8.2 ;-)

#replace with lenny or sid when appropriete
$ cd - $ sudo ./packages/Debian/ --buildpkg etch

$ cd ..

$ sudo dpkg -i fglrx-driver_8.42.3-1_amd64.deb
fglrx-driver-dev_8.42.3-1_amd64.deb fglrx-kernel-src_8.42.3-1_amd64.deb

OK, after input this commands, reboot your machine…

After reboot run this command:

$ fglrxinfo

And the result of this command should be similar to:

algoreal@dhcp-10-187:~$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI MOBILITY RADEON X700
OpenGL version string: 2.1.7281 Release