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Technical problems with Ubuntu Feisty

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I have just installed Ubuntu linux and I haven't a clue where to start. I can't find any sound drivers and I can't for the life of me figure out how to install the ATI driver. I know you need to use a command line or something but how the hell am I know what that isn mean to me lol

Please help, I want to learn how to use Ubuntu competently so as i can move on to other versions but atm I am staring from fresh and haven't a clue. We all have to start somewhere
post #2 of 32
Get a comfy chair and dive into , http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Feisty
If you still cant find the ati support check here , https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/deskt.../hardware.html
Good Luck !
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To install the ATI driver:

First on a terminal.
if its saved on the Desktop, then type:

sudo ./Desktop/ATI_driver_name_here

(Enter password you login with when prompted)

if its saved in the home folder, type:

sudo ./ATI_driver_name_here

to avoid typing the whole driver name, just type some of it and press TAB.
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either use "man (command name)" or google search what you need, linux has an amazing support community
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post #5 of 32
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I haven't a clue about all of what I have just typed but it bloody well worked! Cheers lads

I'm still looking for Creative Audigy drivers so if anyone else knows please give me a bell.. I am getting no sound at all.

Also I tryed to play a DVD and it automaticaly installed some codecs but it's all multi coloured and wierd.
post #6 of 32
Try installing some other codecs under Add/Remove look for gstreamer they have most of the codecs and also install the Restricted extras. Use the search box and All availble applications.

And as for no sound maybe your Onboard and Sound Card are conflicting with each other.
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I keep getting this pop up all the time and it's annoying:

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

when i do use that command i get this:

dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege
post #8 of 32
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bump, i really need help here, i can't use any command lines without this popping up
post #9 of 32
for your ati driver, use...http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

i know the site says nvidia, but trust me, it has the ati one as well
post #10 of 32
to get ride of that error, type "sudo" before the command. then it will prompt you for the root password
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