Talk:Ubuntu Precise Installation Guide
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Could you guys change the font for command line examples? It's very hard to differentiate between letter L and number 1 That's why you copy and paste to ensure command correctness ;) --Dtl131 23:33, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
This page needs some formatting help, but I'm out of time tonight. --Dtl131 23:33, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
creating deb packages error
Since 12.11 resp. 13.1 creating deb package gives an error. The reason for the error is a typo in the rules file of the driver. Here is a possible solution done on Ubuntu 12.04. For other distro versions go to the corresponding folder of the extracted driver (see below):
Go to the directory where you downloaded the driver. Extract the driver to e.g. "~/AMD_v13.1" directory
$sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-beta11-x86.x86_64.run --extract ~/AMD_v13.1
Go to the directory AMD_v13.1
Go to the directory of your Ubuntu distro with the "rules" file and make a copy. Here for Ubuntu 12.04 precise.
$ cd packages/Ubuntu/dists/precise $ sudo cp rules rules.bak
Open "rules" with writing privileges, e.g.
sudo gedit rules
Look for the line number 242 (or for the line which reads "dh_install -p$(PKG_driver) "arch/x86_64/usr/share/ati/lib" "$(datadir)/ati". Change the entry of that line from "...arch/x86_64/usr..." to ".../arch/x86/usr...". Save the file and build the packages (this will place the packages in the parent directory)
$ cd ~/AMD_v13.1 $./amd-installer.sh 9000 --buildpkg Ubuntu/precise
Precise got an update to 9.000 !
Package: fglrx-updates Versions: 2:9.000-0ubuntu0.1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_restricted_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status)