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pagedown1
February 6th, 2011, 04:12 PM
I am trying to install video drivers for the ATI radeon x1200 card on my laptop.

NOTHING WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Download and install from AMD catalyst = fail.
keep getting error 454 Bad Substitution.

2. Try "Additional Drivers" = nothing here.

3. Try "Synaptic Package Manager" search "fglrx" find one that
looks right, let it install dependencies = fail. (maybe this
is where I should be?)

4. Try this guide, however its a bit outdated. Get stuck on the
repositories .deb files.
http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Gutsy_Installation_Guide#Method_2:_Install_ the_Catalyst_8.3_Driver_Manually

5. Tried this as well.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
= fail.

6. Watched videos on YouTube as well.

I am totally frustrated. I am new of course to Ubuntu or any Linux distro and could really use some help.:confused:

Temüjin
February 6th, 2011, 04:52 PM
fglrx on unsupported legacy hardware.. not happening.
See big red text block here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Maverick_Installation_Guide#Installing_Prop rietary_Drivers_a.k.a._Catalyst.2Ffglrx
See fglrx removal here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Maverick_Installation_Guide#Removing_Cataly st.2Ffglrx

iTylerA
February 6th, 2011, 08:57 PM
I have the x1200 and I have seen many mention of an ATI open source drivers. I haven't been able to find or install them, so any help will be appreciated.

pagedown1
February 6th, 2011, 09:28 PM
fglrx on unsupported legacy hardware.. not happening.
See big red text block here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Maverick_Installation_Guide#Installing_Prop rietary_Drivers_a.k.a._Catalyst.2Ffglrx
See fglrx removal here: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Maverick_Installation_Guide#Removing_Cataly st.2Ffglrx

Ok thx for that information. However my card is listed as not supported. So how do I install the open source drivers? Because I at least need something.

thx again.

Temüjin
February 7th, 2011, 02:28 AM
Ubuntu comes with open-source drivers by default. Should you wish to update them: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Maverick_Installation_Guide#Updated_Open_So urce_Driver_PPA.27s

Mark Phelps
February 7th, 2011, 11:16 PM
Ok thx for that information. However my card is listed as not supported. So how do I install the open source drivers? Because I at least need something.

thx again.
IF you're seeing a desktop, not a black screen with white letters, you already HAVE the drivers installed. They are installed when Ubuntu is initially loaded.