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    Help installing ATI driver?

    Hi, fairly new to Ubuntu and have been searching for a solution all night. I have a Radeon 5570, downloaded the latest driver from ATI, did sudo chmod +x (paraphrasing from memory), but when I try to run the file in terminal it says there is an existing driver in place that needs to be removed first unless I force an overwrite (not recommended). My question is how do I force overwrite? Or should I not? Here is the end of the log from the attempted install.

    find arch \
    etc \
    lib \
    module \
    usr \
    xpic -type f | xargs chmod -x
    find: `module': No such file or directory
    # set executable on user apps
    find arch/x86/usr/sbin \
    arch/x86/usr/X11R6/bin \
    usr/sbin/ -type f | xargs chmod a+x
    # set exec bit on scripts
    find lib etc debian -name "*.sh" -type f | xargs chmod +x
    # set the permissions on the pxpress scripts
    chmod 744 debian/pxpress/switch*
    dh build
    make: dh: Command not found
    make: *** [build] Error 127
    dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2
    [Error] Generate Package - error generating package : Ubuntu/oneiric

    I found something about removing proprietary drivers and tried that, they still show up and it won't install. Thanks in advance for any help...Running Ocelot with radeon 5570 and intel core 2 quad Q8300.

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    Re: Help installing ATI driver?

    you need to remove the one you have installed first.
    here is how : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troublesho...thRadeonDriver

    check under purge fglrx.
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    Re: Help installing ATI driver?

    Yeah that's the one I found, still no dice. Anybody know if it would be worth it to change to the proprietary Catalyst 11.12, or if the one that came on Ocelot is better/the same?

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    Re: Help installing ATI driver?

    System Settings<Additional Drivers<update your Graphics card driver...
    i faced the same problem before..... then update your ubuntu after updating your card driver

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    Re: Help installing ATI driver?

    So...I feel like a real winner here. I finally got the old driver deleted, then got the brilliant idea to reboot before installing the new driver. SMH. This is what I get for doing this at 4 in the morning. I tried setting my BIOS to integrated graphics but still can't see anything but the BIOS. Any ideas other than fresh install? Luckily I just play with this partition, I have dual boot w/ 7.

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    Re: Help installing ATI driver?

    You didn't mention that you have Hybrid Graphics. That was designed to work with MS Windows and presents serious problems running Linux:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics
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    Re: Help installing ATI driver?

    Well, I went ahead with the fresh install. I needed to do some cleanup anyway. When I installed 11.04 somehow I ended up with three different Linux partitions and 1 Windows 7. At least this gave me a reason to merge those 3 and utilize more disc space. Thanks for the links, they were helpful.

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    Re: Help installing ATI driver?

    installing latest catalyst should solve the hybrid graphics problem: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

    or look here for succesfull how to made by one user: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450
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