video in different linux variations

uriah heep stan10x10 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 6 03:52:55 UTC 2009


On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 9:29 PM, uriah heep <stan10x10 at gmail.com> wrote:

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> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/CommandLine
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> On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Willy Hamra <w.hamra1987 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 2009/9/6 uriah heep <stan10x10 at gmail.com>:
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>> > On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi at gmx.de> wrote:
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>> >> uriah heep wrote:
>> >> > I have about given up on kubuntu so I decided to try different live
>> >> > disks to see what if anything would run.  Fedora is the same as
>> kubuntu
>> >> > not working. Knoppix and susi half work but have microscopic text in
>> >> > some situations. Mepis (kde) and mandiva (knome) live disks run
>> without
>> >> > issues.
>> >> >
>> >> > Will find it distasteful to change distro's but may wind up with
>> little
>> >> > choice.  I am curious since I can access the hard drive install of
>> >> > kubuntu with the other 2 live disks is there any way I could use them
>> to
>> >> > install the ati drivers in kubuntu?
>> >> >
>> >> So if it works for you, go ahead and use mandiva or mepis or
>> >> what else you might like.
>> >>
>> >> For the ATI driver installation, google is your friend.
>> >> Just an example:
>> >> http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Jaunty_Installation_Guide
>> >>
>> >> Kind regards and happy distroing
>> >>
>> >> Eberhard
>> >>
>> >> If I had a working copy of kubuntu installing the restricted ati driver
>> >> would be simple and I have done much googling.  The issue is that when
>> I
>> >> boot into my kubuntu install I get a dark screen with occasional brief
>> >> flashes of a box of text in the center of the screen.  For some reason
>> two
>> >> distros run disks work.  I would rather keep using kubuntu if I can
>> find a
>> >> way to get it working at all.
>> >> --
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>> how about booting into recovery mode, enter a root shell, install
>> envyng, then use envy to install the ATI drivers? all in a console
>> session, no graphics required
>>
>>
>> --
>> Willy K. Hamra
>> Manager of Hamra Information Systems
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> I was thinking along those lines but without including envy.  Your idea
> sounds better.  I am really a noob and don't know how to install envy and
> tell it to install the ati drivers.
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> Is envy available from the repositories currently available to the install
> or do I have to activate additional repositories?  I found this in my
> research though it is beyond my current ability
>
> While investigating envyng I found the solution

choose rescue mode
at cl type
sudo apt-get install envyng-gtk

reboot type
sudo envyng -t

choose the driver and invoke then reboot and its done

Thanks to everyone who replyed with particular thanks to Willy K Hamra

Uriah
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