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When trying to install the driver the following error message occurs

Error: ./default_policy.sh does not support version default:v2:i686:lib::none:3.0.0-15-generic; make sure that the version is being correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

This was given when using "Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.593" in a terminal

I have an IBM Thinkpad T42 and no video driver is loaded since I installed Ubuntu 11.10

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Unfortunately the video card ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 in your T42 is no longer supported by AMD.

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This information is also available on the ATI wiki page:

ATI/AMD dropped Catalyst support for these cards in Catalyst 9-4. These cards are supported with the legacy ATI 9-3 Catalyst release, but you MUST use a kernel 2.6.28 (or earlier) and Xserver 1.5 (or earlier). For example, you can use Catalyst 9-3 if you're running Ubuntu 8.04 or Debian Lenny/5.0. Open source support is good and 3D is still improving.

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Your only option with 11.10 is to use the open source driver by default.

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