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November 16th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Hey guys, I tried installing the latest ATI driver for my graphics card 3870xt and downloaded the file on my desktop, double-click and ran it in terminal. Here's the message that i get.


Can anyone help me on what to do next? I'm new to Linux.
Any help would be very much appreciated.

November 16th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Open a Applications-->Accessories-->Terminal and type:

cd Desktop

Next in the same terminal type:

sudo ./*run

This will install the driver as root.


November 16th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Hey Jim,

When I enter cd desktop in the terminal, this is what it gives me.


"No such file in directory" is the message that I get.

November 16th, 2008, 11:58 PM
It's case sensitive; desktop isn't the same as Desktop.

If your new to Linux your probably better off installing the version of the module (driver) that Ubuntu packages.

See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI for more details, but basically:

Open the restricted drivers manager in "System -> Administration -> Restricted Drivers Manager" and select "ATI accelerated graphics driver".