View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Graphics Driver Upgrade Failure

April 9th, 2011, 03:37 AM
Hi Everyone,
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with the latest kernal update. I'm running a Dell XPS Studio 16 with a ATI Radeon HD 5730. I recently installed the following driver (AMD Catalyst™ 11.3 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver from http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx) on my machine because I wanted better resolution but did so without uninstalling the old drivers. When I restarted for installation to complete, the screen showed extremely bad graphics and large icons etc. So I un-installed the drivers and restarted. Now I'm stuck at bootup. Ubuntu starts loading and then goes into a complete black terminal screen asking me for my username and password. After I type it in, it puts me directly in my home directory and asks me to enter commands. I cannot connect to the internet so I cant 'sudo apt-get update' or 'sudo apt-get upgrade' to re-install my drivers and it I tried following instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver but it didn't seem to do anything. Please help me fix this issue, I do have a Ubuntu live CD but I cannot completely delete my partition and re-install the OS because I have a lot of saved files. Is there a way for me to go into the cd and just copy over the graphics drivers instead? I'm a noob when it comes to Ubuntu and would really like some help with this. Please let me know if you want more information on the problem