View Full Version : [ubuntu] New install graphics driver help!

January 3rd, 2009, 03:00 AM
Hi All!

First off, I'm new to ubuntu! I just tried the desktop version and can get it to boot in safe mode, I cant get it to boot from the installed version. It seems to be a video driver problem.

OK, questions:
1. How do I identify my video card? I think it's an onboard ATI

2. How do I get the system to boot in safe mode from the install, so I can make the required changes?

3. How do I install an ATI driver?

January 3rd, 2009, 03:35 AM
First, there is no safe mode in Ubuntu, so I'm going to assume you are running in low grphics mode. If your video card is detected properly. Go to System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers, click on hardware drivers and a windows should pop up with what drivers are available, click on the recommended driver, then click the enable button.


January 3rd, 2009, 04:56 AM
No, my vid card is not being detected. Thats probably the whole problem right there!

How do I get my vid card to show up?