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I've recently started using ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit on my computer, the graphics card of which is an old Ati Radeon x800 pro. I tried to install its video driver provided my amd which I downloaded from this link:

That's exactly the error which appeared in console: Code:

ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager 

Error: ./ does not support version
default:v2:i686:lib::none:3.2.0-24-generic-pae; make sure that the version is being
correctly set by --iscurrentdistro

After googling the error I figured out that the version of ubuntu I have does not support this version of the driver, despite the fact that it is provided by AMD for linux x86! I am not sure about the above conclusion of mine, so I would like to hear your opinion before I go searching for open source drivers {If you have any suggestions please go on}.

In case you need to know the way I tried to install the driver using the .run file, i did the following:

  1. Changed the file permissions to allow the file to be run as a program.
  2. In console, while being in the directory where the file was {Downloads} I typed sudo ./
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Please use the proprietary drivers provided by Ubuntu's driver installer. If there are none, probably because that card is rather old and I remember reading that support for this series has been dropped some time ago, then remove possibly installed drivers and packages. Ubuntu should then default back to the open source drivers.

That 9-3 in the filename means that this driver is from march 2009. Installing such an old driver will not work.

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