fglxr ATI video driver disables USB Keyboard - fix? ; gre

Clay Weber claydoh at claydoh.com
Thu Apr 14 23:58:51 UTC 2011

On Thursday, April 14, 2011 07:41:44 PM David Fletcher wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 14:49 -0700, giovanni_re wrote:
> > Anyone here using the AMD/ATI proprietary video driver?
> When I built my son's new computer, I asked on the Ubuntu list about
> drivers and was advised to stick with the open source ATI driver. It
> appears to be doing its job perfectly well and causing no problems.
> Dave

but to install fglrx, you really should use the Additional Drivers tool, or 
whatever it is called in Lucid - it is in the System menu.

If you want to install it manually, you need to do more than just install 
fglrx, you need to run the command:

$ sudo aticonfig --initial

Which sets up a basic xorg.conf
(note that using the restricted drivers/additional drivers tool does this step 
for you)

I don't know if that will help with the usb issue,  but it is worth a shot. 
Perhaps the lack of the xorg.conf as needed by the driver is confuing things.

much more info on the various methods of installing fglrx:

Clay Weber

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