Ubuntu amd64 freezes randomly

Aaron soulblade at ntlworld.com
Sun Jun 13 19:51:12 UTC 2010


First try running the "Appearance" tool and disable the visual effects, 
if it still crashes then:

What driver are you using? You may want to install the latest fglrx 
drivers by:

1. Going to http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx.
2. Save the driver to its own folder (make the file executable).
3. Open a terminal window and change to that directory. For example:
         cd '/home/yourlogin/Downloads/thefolderthatyoumade'
4. Then make the driver packages by running this command:
         sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-10-5-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg 
     It takes about 5 minutes and my PC and will install some packages 
to compile the             driver.
5. Run the following command the install the packages that were made in 
step 4:
     sudo dpkg -i *.deb
6. Run the following command to make sure the new driver is used once 
your laptop is rebooted:
     sudo aticonfig --initial
7. Finally run the "Appearance" tool and disable the visual effects (It 
is automatically enabled when you install the driver).

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