installing the ati driver

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ubermensch
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installing the ati driver

Postby ubermensch » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:15 pm

I went on the ati website and they have a link for linux_86 drivers, I downloaded the file they have there, now I'm wondering what to do with it. It is a type .run file.
this is its name. ati-driver-installer-8.39.4-x86.x86_64.run. let me know what you think. thanks

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Postby Husse » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:01 pm

This is the only real drawback for Linux in my mind - when you get some installer not in the form your distro uses, in our case a deb file.
I recommend that you use envy (you find it in the menu) to install the driver. For 9200 and older you use the the open driver, while for younger cards you can use the closed (restricted) driver

However if you want to run a .run file you just put

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./
in front of it in a terminal
If you get a permission denied message just make sure the file has the proper permissions (chmod u+x yourfilename in a terminal)
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ubermensch
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thanks

Postby ubermensch » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:12 am

I ran the .run file, with your instructions that worked great, thanks alot.


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