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I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit on my sig rig and after completing all the up dates and restarting I get this image in the bottom right (watermark) that says "AMD Unsupported Hardware". Any ideas?

Any help is appreciated!

Cheers
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I think it's a driver issue.

Try installing the driver manually.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1457256
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I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit on my sig rig and after completing all the up dates and restarting I get this image in the bottom right (watermark) that says "AMD Unsupported Hardware". Any ideas?

Any help is appreciated!

Cheers
No, its an issue with newer drivers. There's a file in the new driver packages that doesn't recognize some hardware as supported. Here's the fix:

First, download an older driver [something earlier than 9.3 is what I normally use]

Code:
cd ~/Downloads
mkdir ~/.build
cp ~/Downloads/ati*.run ~/.build
cd ~/.build
sh ati*.run --extract
sudo mv /etc/ati/control.bak.old
sudo cp etc/ati/control /etc/ati/
#and in preparation for future updates
sudo cp /etc/ati/control /etc/ati/control.bak.new
Then, if you like to keep things tidy, like me,
Code:
rm -r ~/.build
Its alot to do for such a stupid problem, I know, but that'll get you fixed up.

This also makes it so, if a new update brings the watermark back, you can just rename the control.bak.new file to control:
Code:
sudo rm /etc/ati/control
sudo cp /etc/ati/control.bak.new /etc/ati/control
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Solved!

Thanks Everyone.
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