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I just installed ubuntu about an hour ago. The problem i have is that i cant find the correct drivers.

ATI RADEON X850XT PE

When i installed i just did a regular install with the live CD. Then short;y after the install i get that message in the top right corner that says something about my graphics card. I just press "Activate" and restart. Then i installed all of the updates. Then i went to the ATI website and installed the official drivers.

File Name : ati-driver-installer-9.2-x86.x86_64.run

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Now i have two problems. One, It is much slower and it seems like i am using bad drivers. Two, When i run a resource heavy program for ~30 it will freeze. It is not a completer freeze but nothing works anymore, but my mouse is the only thing that works, i cannot turn num-lock on/off.

Am i doing everything correctly here?

 

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How are you installing the drivers? The easiest way would be to open up the Hardware Drivers menu and enable them. Another option is to get Envy and let that install the drivers for you. Lastly, you can run the installer yourself:

- Download the latest driver from ATI's wbsite

- Install dependencies

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sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++5 dkms ia32-libs
- Run the installer

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sudo sh ati*.run
- Let the installer run with the default options. When it drops you back to the terminal:

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sudo aticonfig --initial
- Reboot
 

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Well here is what happens when i entered your code.

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[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++5 dkms ia32-libs
[sudo] password for jonny: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
fakeroot is already the newest version.
fakeroot set to manually installed.
debconf is already the newest version.
dkms is already the newest version.
dkms set to manually installed.
E: Couldn't find package ia32-libs
[email protected]:~$ sudo sh ati*.run
sh: Can't open ati*.run
[email protected]:~$
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I did it with Envy to.

Code:
Code:
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 |    Success:               |
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 |    Operation Complete     |
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 +---------------------------+
Now thats what i like to see


Here is the complete log.

http://paste2.org/p/164868

EDIT : These drivers are horrible! I can barely even navigate the site and cant play any of my .avi video files, i get about 2 FPS with VLC!

Some more info in the attachments...
 

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I just ran the ATI driver installer again and it didn't do anything. I am going to try to turn off the drivers in the "Hardware Drivers" menu.

EDIT : Disabled and now all video files play FLAWLESS! Seems to be good. Is there anything else i have to do so that i can get my full performance?
 

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You most likely have several installations of the driver by now. You have to make sure to uninstall them before you attempt another installation. By the way, that card is supported by the open source drivers; only opengl1.3 and not as fast as the ATI driver, but more than enough for accelerated movies and some 3D (Compiz, open source games, etc.).
 

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Well, I can now paint fire on the screen when using the desktop cube effect and i have no lag whatsoever... Everything seems to be fixed now
 
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