How to Install ATI Driver in Ubuntu?
"Today i installed Ubuntu. I have everything working except for the ATI driver. I searched this forums and found nothing useful i also searched google and found nothing... First i want to know how to install ATI Driver in Ubuntu before i go and try it myself and screw everything up... Can anybody help me with this?"
How to install ATI Install Ati Driver in Ubuntu system is the common issue for Ubuntu users, but just little people have been success to install ATI driver in Ubuntu.
1 Click on the main Ubuntu menu, then "System" and "Administration," then click "Hardware Drivers." Ubuntu will initiate a hardware scan that will take up to one to two minutes, depending on the speed of your computer.
2 Select the "flgrx" video card driver entry that says "Recommended" after the scan is complete. Click the "Activate" button at the bottom of the window.
3 Enter your administrator password when prompted, then click "Authenticate." Ubuntu will download and install drivers for your ATI video card, and any additional dependencies or applications.
4 Click "Close" at the prompt to restart the computer. If your screen is black or distorted after you log in to Ubuntu, turn off the power for a few seconds, then restart the computer. Occasionally, new ATI video drivers do not load properly in Ubuntu until a second boot.
5 Repair any graphics problems caused by the new driver by restarting the computer, then select "Recovery Mode" from the GRUB boot menu. Select "xfix," then click "OK." After the process is complete, restart the computer.
1. Because Ubuntu doesn't provide support for proprietary drivers, use the supplied open-source drivers if you encounter any problems. Sometimes proprietary drivers cause conflicts in Ubuntu, especially after kernel or distribution upgrades.
2. As an alternative, you might be able to download updated Linux drivers for your graphics card from the ATI website. If "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system" is displayed after the hardware scan is complete, there are no proprietary drivers available for your ATI card through Ubuntu.
If you are a Windows user and want to download ATI Drivers, Please go to ATI Drivers