Introduction: (Easy) ATI Graphics in Linux Using Fglrx

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Okay, after you've installed Linux, if you want to get rid of the basic video drivers provided, you need to install fglrx.

fglrx is a video driver provided by AMD/ATI for the Radeon and FireGL graphics cards for Linux, and there are many other driver options, but this is probably the easiest and it works fine  most -if not all- of the time.

Step 1: Downloading

Which version of graphics card do you have? This can be answered by running the command
"lspci -v"

One of the lines in the output should look similar to this "01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics]"
In this case, we would have the Radeon HD 3200 card.

But, that's not all.
Do you have 32-bit Linux or 64-bit Linux?

If you don't know, you're probably using the 32-bit Linux version.

Download link:

Step 2: Installing

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Okay, if you've got the file on your desktop, the command to run it would look somewhat like this.
 sudo sh home/michael/Desktop/

Of course, you've got to change the user name there, and probably the .run file name, but it should work pretty good.

Step 3: Post-install Tasks

Once you're done with that, all you've got to do is run
"/usr/bin/aticonfig --initial".

Now, reboot!

Hopefully this worked, and if it didn't, I'll try to help out in the comments section!

Thanks for reading,


aramandhita (author)2011-05-26

why can't open,whereas my file locate to Desktop?

cause its failed, and then i typed :
cd Desktop/
~ Desktop$ sh ./
when they created fglrx directory....suddenly directory fglrx deleted...
how it could be happen...i'm confused

Probably bcse you re using a 64 bits distro of linux,and this file is for i386 (32 bits distro).Somebody else should check my conclusion,but for now its the only thing i can think of...

aramandhita (author)2011-05-26

i have installed new ati catalyst 11.5 but i'm confused after typed sudo sh...........this my terminal

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