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    how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    I am trying to help my friend install his video driver but I never used ATI so I need help where and or how do I get the diver for Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Broadway [ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6800 Series].
    I tryed the one is the Ubuntu Software Center but did not work.
    he us using a laptop. thanks for any help you can give

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    Isn't catalyst showing up under "additional drivers"?

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    additional drivers was not on the system so I installed it and it not showing up
    what is going on I never used Ubuntu 12.10

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by MRxSNIPES2 View Post
    additional drivers was not on the system so I installed it and it not showing up
    what is going on I never used Ubuntu 12.10
    If you go to the dash (top left on the launcher menu or press the super/windows key) and type "drivers" it should come up.

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    no. nothing come up

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    You can download the driver here:

    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...2&lang=English

    Once it is installed you should be able to find it in your dash by typing "catalyst".

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    OK download it just give me a error.
    I uploaded the pic to my website
    http://184.17.108.15/ati/
    Last edited by MRxSNIPES2; November 27th, 2012 at 11:19 PM.

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by MRxSNIPES2 View Post
    OK download it just give me a error.
    I uploaded the pic to my website
    http://184.17.108.15/ati/
    I wasn't able to open that website. Please attach it to your next post.

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    I'm having a similiar issue, and thought it might be more appropriate to post it here rather than opening a new thread. I recently installed 12.10 on an HP laptop with an amd 4650. I installed steam (their new beta client for linux) and downloaded tf2. The game suffered poor performance, and I realized I hadn't installed the propietary video drivers. I went to check additional drivers, but it just said that no additional drivers were in used, and displayed no options to install catalyst. I installed it manually through terminal, but when I rebooted Unity would not load. I reverted back, and installed KDE to try the drivers there. With KDE after a reboot, I could not get the screen resolution to set properly; also using KDE kind of defeats the purpose, because I need to be running unity in order to use the native steam client. I even downloaded the driver straight from amd's site, built the package and had the same issue. Wondering if there's anything I can do to solve this issue? Let me know if you need anymore information from me, and thanks for any help!

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    Re: how to install ATI video driver on ubuntu 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by unplugged23 View Post
    I recently installed 12.10 on an HP laptop with an amd 4650.
    The proprietary fglrx/Catalyst driver no longer supports your card and older versions won't work on Ubuntu 12.10. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1058040

    Wondering if there's anything I can do to solve this issue? Let me know if you need anymore information from me, and thanks for any help!
    Use Ubuntu 12.04 and install the "legacy" driver:
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/legacy/1...x86.x86_64.zip

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