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#REDIRECT [[Ubuntu]]
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= Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) =
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== Method 1: Installing Breezy's Included Driver (8.16.20) ==
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The fglrx driver supports Radeon 8500+ and the X-series cards (see [https://support.ati.com/ics/support/KBAnswer.asp?questionID=1176 release notes]).  When running the dpkg-reconfigure commands you can accept the defaults whenever you aren't sure.
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=== Installing the driver ===
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''All Platforms:''
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<pre>
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sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
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sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r) #Okay if it is already installed
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg #Select the fglrx driver and 64-bit users should deselect int10a
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</pre>
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''64-bit users:''
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You have to downgrade to an older version of libdri.a due to an incompatilbity with the ATI drivers.  [http://mail3.mpr.org/mlomker/libdri.a.gz Download it here]
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Change to download directory:
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<pre>
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gunzip libdri.a.gz
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sudo cp /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a libdri.a.old
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sudo cp libdri.a /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/
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</pre>
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If you wish to revert to any non-fglrx driver you will need to copy the libdri.a.old file back over the fglrx version.
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''All platforms:'' Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart your desktop.
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=== Confirm that it works ===
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<pre>
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$ fglrxinfo
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display: :0.0  screen: 0
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OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
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OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9700 Generic
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OpenGL version string: 1.3.5272 (X4.3.0-8.16.20)
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</pre>
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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If you have a widescreen LCD display that is stuck at 1024x768 then it is probably the bug in the 8.16.20 driver that was fixed in 8.18.X (see the next section). 
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The output of '''dmesg | grep fglrx''' and /var/log/Xorg.0.log are most useful when looking for errors.
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== Method 2: Generating/Installing Ubuntu packages for the newer 8.23.7 drivers in Breezy Badger ==
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'''Important Warning:''' Installation of this driver requires removing the restricted-modules package in order to work.  That package includes drivers for madwifi (Atheros wireless cards), nvidia cards, and a handful of other devices.  I provide a work-around for the madwifi drivers, but you need to perform it before removing the restricted modules (jump to end of this this post).
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When running the dpkg-reconfigure command you should answer the questions that you know and take the defaults for the rest.  You might want to say ''no'' to the monitor detection--it has caused X-Windows to crash for some people.
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=== Remove existing fglrx driver ===
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Remove Breezy's included drivers if they are installed:
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<pre>
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sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
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sudo apt-get remove fglrx-control
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sudo apt-get remove linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r)
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg #select the "ati" module
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</pre>
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Reboot.
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=== Installing the new driver ===
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Download the ATI driver installer: [https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=27 Click here]
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Change to the download directory.  Make sure that you have the ''universe'' and ''multiverse'' repositories enabled in ''/etc/apt/sources.list'' before doing these steps.  [http://mail3.mpr.org/mlomker/sources.list Sample sources.list].
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''Install necessary tools:''
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<pre>
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sudo apt-get install gcc-3.4 module-assistant build-essential
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sudo apt-get install fakeroot dh-make debconf libstdc++5 gcc-3.3-base
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</pre>
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''Create .deb packages:''
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<pre>
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chmod +x ati-driver-installer-8.23.7-i386.run
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LANG=C LC_ALL=C ./ati-driver-installer-8.23.7-i386.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/breezy
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</pre>
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''Install .deb packages:''
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<pre>
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sudo dpkg -i xorg-driver-fglrx_8.23.7-1_i386.deb
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sudo dpkg -i fglrx-control_8.23.7-1_i386.deb
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sudo dpkg -i fglrx-kernel-source_8.23.7-1_i386.deb
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</pre>
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''Compile the kernel driver:''
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Remove any old fglrx deb's from /usr/src/
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<pre>
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sudo rm /usr/src/fglrx-kernel*.deb
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</pre>
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<pre>
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sudo module-assistant prepare
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sudo module-assistant update
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sudo module-assistant a-i fglrx
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</pre>
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''Update the xorg.conf file:''
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<pre>
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sudo aticonfig --initial
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</pre>
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Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart your session.
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=== Confirm that it worked ===
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<pre>
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$ fglrxinfo
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display: :0.0  screen: 0
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OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
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OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9700 Generic
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OpenGL version string: 2.0.5695 (8.23.7)
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</pre>
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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==== General ====
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Look for error messages in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and kern.log.
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==== Madwifi Drivers in Breezy Badger ====
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In order to continue using the [http://madwifi.org madwifi] driver you can do the following '''before''' removing the linux-restricted-modules package and rebooting.
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<pre>
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sudo cp /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/volatile/ath_hal.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/
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sudo depmod -a $(uname -r)
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</pre>
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= Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake) =
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== Method 1: Installing Dapper's Included Driver (8.23.7) ==
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The fglrx driver supports Radeon 8500+ and the X-series cards. When running the dpkg-reconfigure commands you can accept the defaults whenever you aren't sure.
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=== Installing the driver ===
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<pre>
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sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
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sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r) #Okay if it is already installed
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg #Select the fglrx driver and 64-bit users should deselect int10a
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</pre>
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Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart your desktop.
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=== Confirm that it works ===
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<pre>
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$ fglrxinfo
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display: :0.0  screen: 0
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OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
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OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9700 Generic
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OpenGL version string: 2.0.5695 (8.23.7)
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</pre>
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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The output of '''dmesg | grep fglrx''' and /var/log/Xorg.0.log are most useful when looking for errors.
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== Method 2: Generating/Installing Ubuntu packages for the newer 8.23.7 drivers in Ubuntu Dapper ==
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'''Important Change:''' Installation of this driver '''no longer requires''' removing the linux-restricted-modules package in order to work.  There is a new blacklist feature in Ubuntu Dapper that you can use to go around this.
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When running the dpkg-reconfigure command you should answer the questions that you know and take the defaults for the rest.  You might want to say ''no'' to the monitor detection--it has caused X-Windows to crash for some people.
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=== Remove existing fglrx driver ===
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Enable a blacklist for linux-restricted-modules
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<pre>
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sudo gedit /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
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</pre>
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Edit DISABLED_MODULES to include fglrx
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Remove Dapper's included drivers if they are installed:
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<pre>
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sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
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sudo apt-get remove fglrx-control
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg #select the "ati" module
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</pre>
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Reboot.
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=== Installing the new driver ===
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Download the ATI driver installer: [https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&folderID=27 Click here]
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Change to the download directory.  Make sure that you have the ''universe'' and ''multiverse'' repositories enabled in ''/etc/apt/sources.list'' before doing these steps.
 +
 
 +
''Install necessary tools:''
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<pre>
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sudo apt-get install module-assistant build-essential
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sudo apt-get install fakeroot dh-make debconf libstdc++5 gcc-3.3-base
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</pre>
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''Create .deb packages:''
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<pre>
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chmod +x ati-driver-installer-8.23.7-i386.run
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LANG=C LC_ALL=C ./ati-driver-installer-8.23.7-i386.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/dapper
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</pre>
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''Install .deb packages:''
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<pre>
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sudo dpkg -i xorg-driver-fglrx_8.23.7-1_i386.deb
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sudo dpkg -i fglrx-control_8.23.7-1_i386.deb
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sudo dpkg -i fglrx-kernel-source_8.23.7-1_i386.deb
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</pre>
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''Compile the kernel driver:''
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Remove any old fglrx deb's from /usr/src/
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<pre>
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sudo rm /usr/src/fglrx-kernel*.deb
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</pre>
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<pre>
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sudo module-assistant prepare
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sudo module-assistant update
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sudo module-assistant a-i fglrx
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</pre>
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''Note'': If ''sudo module-assistant a-i fglrx'' doesn't work then run the following:
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<pre>
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sudo dpkg -i fglrx-kernel-source_8.23.7-1_i386.deb
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sudo module-assistant build,install fglrx
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</pre>
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This is because the current fglrx kernel source package in Dapper is broken yet marked "newer" than the one created by the ATI Installer.
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''Update the xorg.conf file:''
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<pre>
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sudo aticonfig --initial
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</pre>
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Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart your session.
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=== Confirm that it worked ===
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<pre>
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$ fglrxinfo
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display: :0.0  screen: 0
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OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
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OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9700 Generic
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OpenGL version string: 2.0.5695 (8.23.7)
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</pre>
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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==== General ====
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Look for error messages in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and kern.log.
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