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Ubuntu Lucid Installation Guide

606 bytes added, 13:12, 22 June 2010
Fix remove section to not uninstall fglrx-modaliases; add PPA option
| <br />NOTE: If you enter your card information on AMD/ATI's driver page, it will offer you the Catalyst 9-3 driver to download. However, the Catalyst 9-3 driver doesn't support X servers past 1.5, and it will not work with Lucid! !!!SO BE CAREFUL!!! If you tried to install Catalyst on a system with one of these cards, see the 'Removing the Driver' section to restore the default/pre-installed drivers.<br /><br />
= Proprietary Driver a.k.a Catalyst/fglrx =
There are a few ways to install this driver. The easiest way is through the Restricted Drivers Manager (a.k.a. jockey).
== Restricted Drivers Manager ==
NOTE: You must have the restricted repository enabled in System -> Administration -> 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 Lucid, this will install Catalyst 8.723, which is roughly equivalent to Catalyst 10-4. Go to the Restricted Drivers Manager (System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers) and enable the "ATI accelerated graphics driver" (or double-click the "available driver" notification icon). Ubuntu will then install and configure the driver for you. == Ubuntu X Team's PPA ==This is an excellent PPA, frequently updated, and run by Ubuntu veterans. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates $ sudo apt-get updateAt this point, you should install available updates and then you can install the driver: $ sudo apt-get install fglrx-installer
== 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).
$ sudo sh /usr/share/ati/ # (if you installed a downloaded version of Catalyst)
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
If you plan on using open-source drivers, you will need to reinstall some packages because Catalyst overwrites or diverts some key 3D libraries with proprietary versions. For more information on this issue, see [ this Ubuntu wiki page]

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