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Installing ATI drivers in Ubuntu 7.04 on Presario V2000

This worked on a fresh install of Ubuntu Feisty 7.04
on Compaq Presario V2000 laptop with ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (onboard)
Download ati-driver-installer-8.37.6-x86.x86_64 (i removed the .run, if that makes any difference)
(its for both 32/64bit)
type: sudo sh ati-driver*
(or type full name)
ATI installation gui should popup…
After thats done then go to…
System > Administration > Restricted Drivers Manager
Enable the ati driver, Reboot

To make sure its installed correctly
Open Terminal and type: fglrxinfo

NOTES:
This worked on kernel 2.6.20.15 and continued to run games, etc after upgrade to 2.6.20.16 and other updates
This also installed with 2.6.20.16 already upgraded/updated

Using “aticonfig”:
The ATI installer will ask you to run “aticonfig –initial” the first time I installed it I skipped this and used the instructions above.
On a second install of Ubuntu I did run this and it failed. I don’t remember the messages exactly but it failed to write the new xorg.conf file (even with sudo). It does create a backup first though.
When trying to enable in the Restricted Drivers Manager it will fail because it says xorg does not exist.
So go into /etc/X11
sudo mv xorg.confg.original-0 xorg.conf
You can now enable it in the Restricted Drivers Manager, Reboot.

I originally installed (on previous ubuntu installation) version 8.36 but had to remove the .run (downloading from ATI driver support contains .run) and manually create several .deb packages (kernel, install, fglrx, etc). I lost those instructions but if you know what I’m talking about then you can try that if simply running the file in terminal does not work.


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