How to install ATI drivers in Linux Mint 14?

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How to install ATI drivers in Linux Mint 14?

Postby MrMarinac » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi all!

First my PC specs:

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Pentium Dual Core E6600 @3.6 GHz
ATI HD 5570 1 GB
500 GB WD Hard drive

Linux Mint 14 64 Bit

1. I downloaded the latest drivers from ATI(Catalyst 12.10)64 Bit one...
2. Unziped it and changed the .run file to "allow executing the file as program"
3. Opened terminal,loged in as root and cd to the downloads directory

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chmod +x


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sh ./

6. The ATI installer starts,I select the default instalation and it finishes without an error
7. Went back to the terminal and typed:

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sudo aticonfig --initial -f

Then i get this:

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Uninitialised file found, configuring.
Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx-6

9. Rebooted
10. Loged in and the drivers were not working
11. Opened terminal and typed

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and got this:

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X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  153 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
  Serial number of failed request:  12
  Current serial number in output stream:  12

Opened the Catalyst Control Center and got this error:

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There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition. It could be caused by the following.

No ATI graphics driver is installed, or the ATI driver is not functioning properly.
Please install the ATI driver appropriate for you ATI hardware, or configure using aticonfig.

How can I install the drivers properly or how to get back the old default drivers?

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Re: How to install ATI drivers in Linux Mint 14?

Postby vicemore » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:21 pm

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