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Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu?

How can I install the ATI video card driver for Ubuntu 11.10?

Can someone please help me?

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marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Aug 14 '12 at 17:23

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

duplicate. before you post questions, try the search box – RobotHumans Apr 15 '12 at 23:48

The best driver, Gallium 3D, should automatically be enabled and installed.

Try running a 3D game like Neverball or Neverputt, you can find both in Ubuntu Software Center.

If they don't work install fglrx (not the post-release update) with Additional Drivers in System Settings.


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[...]if they don't work install fglrx form the AMD site [...] which is the newest one, – Uri Herrera Apr 16 '12 at 5:15

This steps worked for me and what you probabably should do is upgrade you ATI drivers. They have solved a lot of those issues you're facing on.

For smooth installation, it is recommended to uninstall currently available Catalyst driver. To do this, use these commands from the terminal:

sudo apt-get remove fglrx*

To install the AMD Catalyst 11.12 Linux driver now on Ubuntu 11.10 (32-bit & 64-bit) or any older version, run this sequence of commands:

cd ~/; mkdir catalyst11.12; cd catalyst11.12/

wget -O

If you have a 64 bit system, then install this before anything

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

After that you can start installing the new ati driver:

chmod +x

sh ./

Make now an update for the file with this command:

sudo aticonfig --initial -f
sudo reboot

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