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Thread: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

  1. #11
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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

    Just have to chmod the downloaded file, like this:

    sudo chmod 777 filename.run

    then:

    sudo ./filename.run

    This will work for sure.

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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by isa.k View Post
    I do not mind, as long as I can get my system up and running again...

    Now pray tell, how would I do that with a screen looking like black and white sand?
    If the screen has no text then there is seriously wrong somewhere. Ideally when you hit the ctrl+alt+F1 you should see a text based login.

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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

    For everyones enlightenment, my screen when Ubuntu splash screen's line fills up, turns into this:



    I am asking, how would I then type ANYTHING, with zero visibility?

    Also, I have tried pressing the NumLock key to see if the keyboard works, and no lights come on, or switch off... So, I guess I would have to do something before that screen comes up?

    Possibly something in GRUB?

    I do not know what GRUB is even, just that when I boot up, before the Ubuntu splash screen pops up, that is the last thing that it says: Press ESC to enter GRUB in *seconds countdown here* seconds.

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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

    Try this:

    Quote Originally Posted by gocek View Post
    Reboot PC and select "recovery mode" in boot-manager (GRUB) and then go for "root shell" option.
    After that just type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove xorg-driver-fglrx
    Now you will need to restore your original settings, so either restore any backed-up copy of file /etc/X11/xorg.conf or run something like:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    or another one (you will have to answer a few simple questions)
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    then type
    Code:
    exit
    and select "resume normal boot"

    This should get you back to your Ubuntu desktop, but running on default drivers.

    And this is the real way to do the FGLRX (ATi driver) setup: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubu...allation_Guide
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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

    Thank you Legace

    We have a saying back home, when roughly translated, goes something like this:

    "Whoever falls into the sea (starts drowning), will even clutch at seaweed for help!"

    Somehow, I feel like that guy now

    Here goes nothing, I will try what you have quoted in your post.

    In the name of God...

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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

    Legace! You beauty!

    Thank you so much!

    I really started panicking and thought that a fresh install was iminent for a moment there!

    Now to the rest of your post

    Thank you once again Legace

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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Driver Needed

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    Thank you ever so much Legace

    Here, have some popcorn



    Now onto fixing my CLP-310 and getting VirtualBox to work

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