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May 3rd, 2008, 05:28 AM
Hello. I need help installing drivers for my Radeon 2600 HD graphics card. I downloaded the file "ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run" from ATI's website, but when I try to run it, I get "gedit has not been able to detect the character coding. Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file. Select a character coding from the menu and try again." It only gives me two options for character coding and neither one works. What Do I Have To Do To Make This Work. Thanks In Advance.

May 3rd, 2008, 05:48 AM
try openning a terminal and typing:

sudo ./ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run

May 8th, 2008, 01:31 AM
I tried to, but it keeps telling me "command not found".
What do I do? My linux is running in low graphics mode and it's driving me nutty!

May 8th, 2008, 07:08 PM
maybe makeing it executable

chmod +x ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run

and then:

sudo ./ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run

if that doesn't work take a look at these instructions

May 9th, 2008, 04:53 AM
I don't know anything about making it an executable, BUT, the wiki article helped greatly. I followed all instructions and I am finally out of the "low-graphics mode". Here is the problem now. When I go to verify, the opengl string still reads mesa instead of ati. In my restricted drivers manager, it shows ati accelerated graphics driver as "enabled", but the status is "not in use". This is what I get in the terminal: $ sudo less /var/log/Xorg.0.log |grep EE
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(EE) Unable to locate/open config file
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
The article does not mention any of this. What next?

May 9th, 2008, 05:04 AM
Not 100% sure about this but you might try...

sh ati-driver-installer-8-4-x86.x86_64.run