View Full Version : [kubuntu] Aticonfig + ati driver install = got black screen?

December 19th, 2009, 06:19 PM

I just formated a new partition and here is the complete command executed:

1) sudo apt-get update
2) sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
3) sudo aticonfig --initial
4) Go on internet and download ati driver installer and catalyst
5) sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer..... .run
This is poping an installation Wizard, I do Next Next Next with the automatic installer.
This require a reboot.

Rebooted, I see the Kubuntu loading and then BOOM black screen.

How to fix that without simply getting back the old xorg.conf file?
Why it's so complicated???

Mark Phelps
December 19th, 2009, 09:52 PM
This happens most often when folks force the installation of the wrong video driver. Since you didn't mention which ATI card/chip you're using, we don't know if you installed the wrong driver.

But, to remove that driver, follow the instructions below: