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Strider11o7
June 16th, 2009, 04:21 PM
I'm currently using a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 on 8.10 and trying to figure out how to install drivers for it because it isn't available in Hardware Drivers menu. I've read a couple help guides but they haven't been very helpful =/

Any help would be appreciated.

sandyd
June 16th, 2009, 05:09 PM
You can download working drivers for the 4570 from http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx (http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx)

to install them go to where you saved them and type:

sudo sh ./ati* --listpkg

this will give you instructions on how to build custom packages for your distro
for Ubuntu/8.04 this is:

sudo sh ./ati* --buildpkg Ubuntu/8.04

after this 6 new packages should be created: just install them all with synaptic, enable your driver in Hardware Drivers and reboot.

taken from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1114683

Strider11o7
June 16th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Okay, i'm at the last step, where in synaptic would they be located, or what their package names would be?

shifty_powers
June 16th, 2009, 06:26 PM
what was the terminal output of the last command?

Strider11o7
June 16th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Oh i'm not certain, I thought it was successful because my desktop had 6 new packages available to install, so I just installed them each from there. Still no available Hardware Driver though =/

Strider11o7
June 16th, 2009, 06:47 PM
Ok I just did it again:


Generating package: Ubuntu/8.10
Package /home/eric/Desktop/xorg-driver-fglrx_8.620-0ubuntu1_i386.deb has been successfully generated
Package /home/eric/Desktop/xorg-driver-fglrx-dev_8.620-0ubuntu1_i386.deb has been successfully generated
Package /home/eric/Desktop/fglrx-kernel-source_8.620-0ubuntu1_i386.deb has been successfully generated
Package /home/eric/Desktop/fglrx-amdcccle_8.620-0ubuntu1_i386.deb has been successfully generated
Package /home/eric/Desktop/fglrx-modaliases_8.620-0ubuntu1_i386.deb has been successfully generated
Package /home/eric/Desktop/libamdxvba1_8.620-0ubuntu1_i386.deb has been successfully generated
Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install.o19938

Strider11o7
June 16th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Nvm, I finally got it to work, thanks!

shifty_powers
June 16th, 2009, 06:52 PM
you should be able to


cd ~/Desktop
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

(i'm away from my ubuntu machine, so apologies if the dkg code is not quite right. plus don't forget to reboot).