[ubuntu-za] ATI driver

Morgan Collett morgan at penguinlabs.net
Mon May 8 05:26:43 BST 2006

Dimitri Mallis wrote:

> is there a way to install the ATI graphics drives using apt-get
> install <filename> or do i have to download that big file from ati and
> build a driver my self
> i have a ATI RADEON X700 PCIe, 256mb DDR, TV out
> the manufacture is GECUBE

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BinaryDriverHowto says:

Install the ATI (fglrx) Driver if any of these are true:


      You know you own a "Radeon" card


      Your card model is an entire number in the 9xxx series, and is
      equal to or above 9500 (e.g. 9500, 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800), or
      your card model begins with 'X' (e.g. X300, X600, X700, X800)


      lspci reveals a card with "ATI" in it


      You need hardware-accelerated 3D support; bearing in mind that the
      standard driver does 2D perfectly fine.


      If you own an ATI card that is not on this list, you already have
      accelerated 3D.

Then it takes you to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI which
provides detailed installation instructions for both the Ubuntu-provided
ATI (fglrx) driver and the ATI driver.


Morgan Collett <morgan at penguinlabs.net>
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