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valerian
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New to Mint - Graphics drivers questions / help

Post by valerian » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:52 pm

First off, I am very happy with Mint 2.0 as a person that just dove into Linux(Ubuntu) this month after being a life time windows user. I can't believe it took me so long to give it a try.

Anyway.. Here is my dilemma which may seem like a small task for a more experienced user but I guess I am just looking for a hand out here or a point in the right direction maybe.
My current video card is a Radeon 9100 IGP which is an integrated card on the motherboard. I've tried downloading the ATI Driver Installer file which is about 22mb from this page http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linu ... er200.html and I have read over the installer instructions included on the page as well as the release notes and it seems like this should be the correct driver even though only Suse and Redhat are the only distros listed.

After downloading the automated installer and running this command

sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.26.18-x86.run

I get this from the terminal -

ubuntu@ubuntu-desktop:~$ sh ./ati-driver-installer-8.26.18-x86.run
Creating directory fglrx-install
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.26.18.....................................
...............................................................................................................
...............................................................................................................
...............................................................................................
-e ==================================================
-e ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
-e ==================================================
./ati-installer.sh: 163: Syntax error: Bad substitution
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install
ubuntu@ubuntu-desktop:~$

Any help would be much appreciated,

-Josh

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Post by jonpackard » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:20 am

Gratz on making the switch to Linux!
My first suggestion would be to revise your command...
First we need to make the file executable:

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sudo chmod 775 ati-driver-installer-8.26.18-x86.run 
and this runs the installer as root:

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sudo ./ati-driver-installer-8.26.18-x86.run
If this doesn't work, you may need some packages that are not yet installed. I don't own an ATI card so I am uncertain on this. You may find it easier to use an automatic installation script such as http://www.getautomatix.com or http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/. Since these are made for Ubuntu, they should work fine on Linux Mint.

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Getting automatix to work

Post by bobpur » Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:44 pm

I thought of Automatix earlier on. I went to http://www.getautomatix.com and tried according to instructions for Ubuntu v6.10 "Edgy Eft" and got exactly nowhere. I didn't try the "How To's" for any other version to see if they'd work.
I wonder if "Easy Ubuntu" would work?

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Re: Getting automatix to work

Post by scorp123 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:01 pm

bobpur wrote:I thought of Automatix earlier on. I went to http://www.getautomatix.com and tried according to instructions for Ubuntu v6.10 "Edgy Eft" and got exactly nowhere.
Can you please be more specific?

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Scorp123

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Re: Getting automatix to work

Post by antiquexray » Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:07 pm

bobpur wrote:I thought of Automatix earlier on. I went to http://www.getautomatix.com and tried according to instructions for Ubuntu v6.10 "Edgy Eft" and got exactly nowhere. I didn't try the "How To's" for any other version to see if they'd work.
I wonder if "Easy Ubuntu" would work?
HHMMMmmm. I used it (Sorry Clem), and it worked fine.

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Post by Gandalf6696 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:34 am

For installing a driver for a ATI graphics card, go to: http://wiki.cchtml.com/ The Unofficial Wiki for the ATI Linux Driver.
Check out the Ubuntu page. With this page I was able to get the official driver working on my ATI Radeon 9600 pro.

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Post by 900i » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:50 am

I find this resource very helpful.

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy :D
Core i7 Linux Mint 19.2/Windows 10

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