Restart your machine for changes to take effect. Latest version provided by Ubuntu’s Additional Drivers tool up to this edit’s date is The time now is Remove the fglrx drivers if previously installed them if any of these returns errors ie: I think i gave all the info anyone that knew how to do this would be able to help me with.

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I read here that this file no longer exists by default and must be created although that advice is on a Ubuntu forum, though I believe Ubuntu is based on Debian so could that be my issue here?

Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? The Radeon driver is already pre-installed in Ubuntu. It can be done with the following command: Is this remark still valid for Ubuntu I have an ATI graphics card and I want to know if it is supported and what kind of drivers should I be running to get uhuntu best features out of it.


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I successfully installed the linux-headers, linux-restricted-modules, and the xorg-driver all for my kernel and all of them installed correctly.

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To answer my own question, see here: Visit the following links: I have an old PC which I want to set up as a ‘lab-rat’ to learn Linux. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.


Thanks, I knew that. See this page Recommended configuration for X. Try that one first.


To install the latest ATI There’s atleast three drivers available with newer ATI cards. Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu? THen there’s the fglrx driver shipped with the operating system or from jockey.

The link wget www2.

Registration is ubumtu, simple and absolutely free. I now have an xorg. Mines like 15 when it should be like I believe you’re correct in your summary that you’ll need to create the xorg.

Ive been having a heck of a time trying to get atis crappy drivers working on my laptop