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how do I install ati drivers for 5850?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Robert1986, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. Robert1986

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    I just installed ubuntu about an hour ago and I need to update my ati drivers to 10.1.

    I have the driver downloaded, I just don't know how to install it.

    ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run

    When I click it, it opens up getit but that doesn't work.

    any help?
     
  2. craptakular

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    Applications > Accessories > Terminal.

    Where did you download them to?

    I'll assume in a downloads folder?

    cd downloads (is case sensitive)

    Sudo sh ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run

    or

    sudo ./ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run
     
  3. Robert1986

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    downloader folder yes.

    When I type that in it asks for sudo password? Same as my log in password? Because I tried that and it didnt work.

     
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  4. craptakular

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    yes sudo gives you elivated privaliges. It will be the same as the one you login with.

    Maybe you typed it wrong or have caps lock on?

    sudo ./atirofldriver.run

    Try that one, I forget which one it is :p
     
  5. Robert1986

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    rofl driver?
     
  6. craptakular

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    sorry, I was being stupid, didn't think you would try typing that in...

    sudo ./nameoffile.run
     
  7. Robert1986

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    I didn't type it in. I was just pointing it out.

     
  8. craptakular

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    sh ./ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run

    You do realise 10.3 is out?
     
  9. Robert1986

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    Don't know what I am doing wrong here.

     
  10. craptakular

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    ok try this.

    sudo chmod u+x ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run

    then run:

    sudo ./ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run
     
  11. Robert1986

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    There must be something wrong.

    btw, the driver is on my desktop.
     
  12. JHeaton

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    That's what's wrong. The tilde (~) here ([email protected]:~$) represents your home directory (/home/robert). If you were to change to the folder called Music, it would look like this: [email protected]:/home/robert/Music$. This shows which directory you are working in. Any command you issue at the moment is executed within that directory. With the driver being on your desktop, nothing will happen because it's not in the folder you're executing commands in. Simply pop the driver in to /home/robert and then try again. :)
     
  13. craptakular

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    You said it was in the downloads folder? :/

    sigh...

    Code:
    cd 
    
    cd Desktop (case sensitive)
    
    sudo ./ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run 	
     
  14. Robert1986

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    It was in the download folder and it still didn't work with those commands. I put it in the home folder and now it works.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  15. craptakular

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    I'm totally lost...
     
  16. craptakular

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    After the fglrx driver is installed. Reboot your system and login. To check whether the fglrx driver is working, open a Terminal and type:

    Code:
    fglrxinfo
    
    If fglrx is installed and working well you should see output such as:

    Code:
    display: :0.0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series 
    OpenGL version string: 3.2.9232
     
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    ^^ This is why Microsoft and Apple have little to fear fo the time being. PITA sometimes, linux
     
  18. craptakular

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  19. craptakular

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    It's not linux, it's ati.

    My nvidia card could be installed by a child.
     
  20. JHeaton

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    I never had problems installing Catalyst drivers, either, though I'll admit that ATI cards are a little more problematic on Linux. The fact that I couldn't control the speed of the fan on my 4870 is the only reason I put my old 9800GT back in this machine.