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I have a HP Pavillion G6 series 1225, i5 laptop with Radeon HD 6470M switchable VGA. i installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but the VGA drivers don't work properly. I want to install drivers into the Ubuntu. But when I do it arrived error message like this:

sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log

I found a solution in a link:

It works for a few steps and then in the installation of the package of the AMD driver, a message pops up 'fatal error' and it redirects me to Ask Ubuntu to find a solution, please help me, I need to make it work.

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no I have a ubuntu 12.04 – lamouchi amine Jun 14 '12 at 0:35
you should be fine with this : [solution]:… – radislav Mar 12 '13 at 23:17

I successfuly installed the ATI drivers following this answer.

This answer explains:

  • how to uninstall the driver that failed
  • install the open source driver (it is a temporary step)
  • download the last driver on ATI web site
  • and install it
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I used these instructions by using a custom compiled driver by a good community member. It's working for me on Ubuntu 12.10 with an HP envy with a radeon 7690, and maybe it could work for you

sudo apt-get purge fglrx*

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andrikos/xserver

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get -y upgrade

sudo apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg-video-intel

sudo apt-get -y install fglrx-updates fglrx-amdcccle-updates

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

Instructions were found at the end of this thread

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