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Ubuntu Natty Installation Guide

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NOTE: You must have the restricted repository enabled in Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center -> Edit -> Software Sources... for this to work. You must also have the fglrx-modaliases and jockey-gtk (or jockey-kde for Kubuntu) packages installed. You will be limited to the drivers for your version of Ubuntu that Canonical deems stable. This may not give you the latest drivers, but should be safest. On Ubuntu Natty, this will install Catalyst 8.840, which is roughly equivalent to a prerelease of Catalyst 11-4. Go to the Additional Drivers Manager (System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers) and activate the "ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver" (or double-click the "available driver" notification icon). Ubuntu will then install and configure the driver for you.
hey == Installing the drivers manually ==I recommend copying and pasting the commands (do not include the leading '$') to ensure there are no typing mistakes and speed up the install process. Remember to use Ctrl '''+ Shift''' + V or Shift + Insert to paste into the terminal (or go to the terminals menu, select edit and click paste). ===''Before you start''===If you have previously attempted installing Catalyst, remove any leftover files by following the [[#Removing_Catalyst.2Ffglrx| Removing the Driver]] section. Make sure ''universe'' and ''multiverse'' are enabled in your repository sources (System -> Administration -> Software Sources).or Applications->Ubuntu Software Center->Edit->Software sources->Other software: check canonical partners. Install the prerequisite packages: $ sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases''If you are using the x86_64 architecture (64 bit), be sure to install "ia32-libs" before proceeding!'' $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ===''Download the latest Catalyst package.''===This package contains both the 32-bit and 64-bit driver. $ cd ~/; mkdir catalyst{{Catalystversion}}; cd catalyst{{Catalystversion}}/ $ wget <nowiki>http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-</nowiki>{{Catalystdashversion}}-x86.x86_64.run ===''Create .deb packages.''=== $ sh ./amd-driver-installer-{{Catalystdashversion}}-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/natty ===''Install .debs.''=== $ sudo dpkg -i m hviang fglrx*.deb ===''Generate a problem with my HP Compaq 6710b touch pad new /etc/X11/xorg.conf file''=== Unfortunately, there is no sure way to generate the ATI version of the Xorg.conf file.everthing It is working fine except entirely dependent on your configuration. The following subsections will attempt to address possible (and tested) variations for their respective configurations. ==== Generic Config ====This will work for most people: $ sudo amdconfig --initial -f ==== Minimal Config ====A very basic /etc/X11/xorg.conf file might be what you need if you have a new card that's not fully supported by amdconfig. Here follows the scrollerentirety of a minimal xorg.conf file for the Radeon 6870:  Section "Device" Identifier "ATI radeon 6870" Driver "fglrx" EndSection ==== X2/Dual GPU Cards ====If you have an X2 card (e.g. 4870X2 or 5970),its nt at use... '''!!Do not use for two separate cards in crossfire!!''' $ sudo amdconfig --initial -f --adapter<nowiki>=</nowiki>all working  ==== Dual/Multi Monitors ====If you have a dual monitor display (also known as "Big Desktop"), use: $ sudo amdconfig --initial -f $ sudo amdconfig --set-pcs-str<nowiki>=</nowiki>"DDX,EnableRandR12,FALSE"This was confirmed in http://phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18553===''Force use of the new xorg.conf (if any1 can help me plz kindly helpnecessary)''===Some people find that changes to xorg.conf don't get used by the driver. To force the ATI driver to adopt changes made to xorg.conf, use the following command:  $ sudo amdconfig <nowiki>--input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf --tls=1</nowiki> ===''Test your installation''===NOTE: if you don't reboot first, fglrxinfo gives an error message.Reboot the computer and type $ fglrxinfointo the terminal. If the vendor string contains ATI, you have installed the driver successfully. Using fglrxinfo on a system with Catalyst 11-4 and a RadeonHD 4250 returns:<pre>display: :0.0 screen: 0OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series (This line may be different depending on what graphics card you are using.)OpenGL version string: 3.3.10665 Compatibility Profile Context (This line may be different depending on what graphics card and Catalyst version you are using.)</pre>Now, try: $ fgl_glxgearsIf you experience issues or a hang, you may need to disable fast TLS. $ sudo amdconfig --tls=0 ===''Just in case''===Write down or remember this series of Alt+PrntScr key combinations, just in case your screen should go black and Ctrl+Alt+F1 and Ctrl+Alt+Backspace doesn't work. Alt+PrntScr+r, Alt+PrntScr+s, Alt+PrntScr+e, Alt+PrntScr+i, Alt+PrntScr+n, Alt+PrntScr+u, Alt+PrntScr+b These key-presses will reboot the system safely. To remember the key-presses, remember this nonsensical phrase: "Raising Skinny Elephants Is Never Utterly Boring". An alternative would be to hold down Ctrl+Alt+SysRq (SysRq is usually the same key as PrintScreen) and type very slowly R E I S U B. A way to remember this is by inverting the word: "BUSIER" or remembering a phrase: "Restart Even If System Utterly Broken". This would also safely shutdown the system.
= Hardware Video Decode Acceleration (EXPERIMENTAL) =

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