Edited by: Douglas WildOak on 25/09/2010 14:07:07Edited by: Douglas WildOak on 25/09/2010 13:34:20Edited by: Douglas WildOak on 25/09/2010 13:33:05
Originally by: Satori Yakamura
Generally ATI (or now "AMD") Graphic Cards are no good Linux players.
It's a pain to get this working right.
My last test with a ATI Card was with Ubuntu Hardy. I got Eve Running but
I'm sorry, but that's bull****. I have had the chance to compare NVidia linux drivers to ATI in several scenarios and have come to the conclusion that ATI is superior, both in the current state of the drivers and the support for the community developers. Besides, the last time you looked at their drivers was for Hardy...
OP, you need to install fglrx "the right way". Completely uninstall all remnants of the current failed install and use the package build option of the ATI .run file to build the driver packages to install.
$ sh ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run --listpkg
$ sh ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/lucid
This generates four deb files which you can then install using a package manager.
Apparently, the driver packaging scripts for xserver 1.9 have just made their way into the 10.10 repositories. See:
EDIT: corrected filename
EDIT: corrected driver version in last para.