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Thread: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

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    Red face Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    I am brand-spanking-new at this whole linux thing and I'm having a difficult time of installing my graphics driver. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on an Acer Extensa 4420. It has an ATI Radeon Xpress 1250. I have gone to the ATI/Radeon site and downloaded the proprietary driver that is supposed to correspond with my card. When I run the file as executable (in the terminal), it gives me an error saying,

    "Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version
    default:v2: x86_64:lib32::none:2.6.31.14-generic; make sure that the version is being correctly set by --iscurrentdistro"

    Can anyone help me? Maybe tell me what this blurb means? I really want to get my graphics working! Please Help!

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    Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    System > Administration > Hardware Drivers
    Activate the drivers in their.
    Running Linux From Scratch for over 7 and a half years on my desktop
    Running Ubuntu on my laptop since I bought it

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    Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    When I open "Hardware Drivers", the only driver to show up is my Wireless Driver. There doesn't seem to be another option to even look for other drivers in that program. Am I looking at it wrong?

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    Lightbulb Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    You could try this howto:
    http://www.webupd8.org/2009/05/graph...epository.html
    Should be foolproof.

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    Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    How do I save the Public Key Server? In what format? I'm confused about this part.

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    Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    Ok... So disregard my last question. I figured it out. now, when I try to open the Catalyst Converter, it gives me an error:

    "No ATI graphics driver is installed, or the ATI driver is not functioning properly. Please install the ATI driver appropriate for you ATI hardware, or configure using aticonfig."

    And the terminal says that the command, "aticonfig" doesn't exist.

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    Lightbulb Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    You should probably install drivers thru jockey(hardware drivers). I have no idea what "catalyst converter" is.
    run these commands:
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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    Apply any updates and reboot.
    Then go into jockey.

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    Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    Just tried that. Did the updates like you instructed, restarted, and opened Jockey. The only available driver that jocky lists is the driver I'm using for my Proprietary Broadcom Wireless driver. It doesn't look like it gives me the option to search for more. Am I looking at the wrong place?

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    Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    No. Try going to "system>preferences>appearance" and on the "visual effects" tab click to select the radio button for "extra". On another thread one user said his drivers (ATI/AMD) worked even though not showing up in jockey.

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    Re: Ubuntu 9.10 and ATI X1250 installation Error. Help!

    You have the same problem as me, basically AMD/ATI are no longer supporting linux drivers for this GPU chipset, (even though they are still supporting them for windows, I dual boot the laptop with Windows 7 64 bit, and they have developed a driver for this)

    Unless someone has found a way to force the old ATI Catalyst drivers to work in Ubuntu 9.10, your stuck with the basic open source linux drivers (created and supported by linux developers).

    Whilst they work for most apps, I have found that they do struggle with 3D programs such as games or google earth, and full screen flash videos.

    I believe the last version of Ubuntu that AMD/ATI created fully functioning drivers for this chipset was Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10.

    If you do find a solution please post it here

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