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Ubuntu Lucid Installation Guide

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'''Which cards do ATI no longer support?'''
The ATI Radeon 9500-9800, XpressXpress200-1250, 690G, 740G, X300-X2500 (including Mobility RadeonHD 2300, since it is really a DirectX 9 part). See the complete list [ here.]
If your card is on that list, you are limited to open-source drivers on Ubuntu Lucid. If you really need the proprietary Catalyst/fglrx driver, you will have to use an older Linux distribution, such as Debian Lenny/5.0.x or Ubuntu Hardy/8.04.x.
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= Installing the drivers manually =
I recommend copying and pasting the commands. However, you can Ctrl + C in your browser but you cannot Ctrl + V in the terminal. When you have copied something, use Ctrl + Shift + V or Shift + Insert to paste into the terminal or go to the terminals menu, select edit and click paste. This method will ensure there are no typing mistakes and will greatly speed up the install process.
I use Catalyst {{Template:Catalystversion}} in this example because it is the latest at the time this was written. If you desire a later version, replace {{Template:Catalystversion}} with the new version.
===''Before you start''===
*Check you are running the correct kernel.
:'''Explanation:''' If you upgraded to your current Ubuntu install (rather than doing a clean install), you may still be using the old kernel without knowing it.
:<pre>$ uname -r</pre>
:If your kernel version is less than 2.6.32, it is a kernel from a previous Ubuntu installation.
If that doesn't work then you can disable atieventsd with this command:
<pre> $ sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d -f atieventsd remove</pre>
Before the above commands verify that /etc/ati/ exists after build and install, if not just do:

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