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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
 

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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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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.
 

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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
 

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The ati driver is working fine, thanks. Thankyou stanrc, that worked. Plus rep for everyone! This is easy when you know how.
 

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Ok, now I have got everything working i am wanting to install Beryl. On the instructions it says:
Step 1 : Edit your sources.list file adding

deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org feisty main

Now I the closest file i found using search was this:

sources.list.save - which is read only... where is the file i add this line too? I try and open the other ones and it comes up with a console.
 

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There still seems to be a problem with the codecs, I have installed all of the GStreamer codecs but the image is still appearing like this (even on VLC):
 

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Do you have the win32 codecs installed and libdvdread and libdvdcss installed? If not then that should fix it.
 

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At first it all seems overly complicated but once you've got the nack of how it all works it's pretty straight-forward
 

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Originally Posted by Unstableiser
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On the Ubuntu forums it tells me to do this to install the win32 codecs:

1) $gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and then add this to the end:

## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 7.04 "feisty fawn"
## Please report any bug on https://launchpad.net/products/medibuntu/+bugs
deb http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/ feisty free non-free
deb-src http://medibuntu.sos-sts.com/repo/ feisty free non-free

but the file is read only and won't save... thus stopping me from taking the next steps


I believe that site is or will become obsolete... It's here now: http://medibuntu.org/ You can go to the repository how to to add the sources...
 

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I am currently working out how to get Desktop effects to work with the close-source ati driver, the open one which supports it doesn't work on my card lol. I keep getting this error message:

"The composite extension is not available."


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Originally Posted by reset3x
I believe that site is or will become obsolete... It's here now: http://medibuntu.org/ You can go to the repository how to to add the sources...
Yes.. I kept having problems as it couldn't find the file lol. I solved that in the end although i forgot how lol.

About the Desktop effects thing... I found out I have to use something called XGL to make it work, (as the close-source can't work with the composite extension apparently), what is that? I really want to get this working so if anyone has got it working on their X1900 cards let me know how
 
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