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Thread: Confused as heck. ATI Raedon 9250 Series

  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    Confused as heck. ATI Raedon 9250 Series

    Hello, I recently got into the whole linux/ubuntu thing a few weeks ago, but this problem with the ATI drivers is kind of scaring me away. I just recently (Yesterday) Decided to re-install it and try again. I installed the fglrx-4-3-0_8.28.8-2_i386.deb thing, and it seemed to install my drivers, but I have a few things I'm unsure about, so I have a few questions.

    1. Are my drivers ACTUALLY installed? Or is the fglrx program only something that will allow me to download the driver and is not the driver itself.

    2. When I installed the fglrx thing, it seemed to work, and now I have "ATI Control" in my applications, but when I click it, nothing comes up. (Same for ATI Catalyst Control Center)

    3. Before, I was able to go into System> Preferences> Appearance> Visual Effects and actually be able to choose between the three options there, but now, when I choose anything other than "None" it gives me an error saying "Desktop effects can not be enabled".

    4. I'm not sure if it will help much or not, but I ran compiz-check and this is what I got:

    Distribution:          Ubuntu 8.04
     Desktop environment:   GNOME
     Graphics chip:         ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
     Driver in use:         radeon
     Rendering method:      AIGLX
    Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...
     Checking for texture_from_pixmap...               [FAIL]
     Checking for non power of two support...          [FAIL]
     Checking for composite extension...               [ OK ]
     Checking for FBConfig...                          [FAIL]
     Checking for hardware/setup problems...           [SKIP]
    At least one check had to be skipped:
     Error: Unable to detect maximum 3D texture size
    Again, I'm brand new to using linux and ubuntu. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    PS. I've looked all around the forums and google for help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Confused as heck. ATI Raedon 9250 Series

    EnvyNG is a gui-based app that can install nvidia and ati drivers. It's pretty straightforward.

    To install:
    sudo aptitude install envyng-gtk
    To run:
    System Tools > EnvyNG

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Re: Confused as heck. ATI Raedon 9250 Series

    Hmm, I've never heard of it before. I'll try it.
    I just hope I won't have to reinstall the entire Ubuntu operating system for the 5th time tonight. =/

    EDIT: I ran it and it said ATI's legacy driver isn't supported by my operating system.
    Last edited by Haroskyline; July 13th, 2008 at 12:41 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: Confused as heck. ATI Raedon 9250 Series

    When I install my nvidia graphics drivers I simple right click the desktop, select Change Desktop Background. Then click the tab Visual Effects then click Extra. Then I get a message to enable nvidia drivers and from there it installs itself.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Re: Confused as heck. ATI Raedon 9250 Series

    Okay, so I seemed to have figured it out myself.

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