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What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers?

I can not install fglrx ATI drivers/Catalyst 12.8. I have tried installing AMA Catalyst 12.8 using this guide: http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/08/install-amd-catalyst-128-on-ubuntu.html

When I reach the part of installing with sudo sh amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run , I get the following error:

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When I run it using the --force option, I get this message: enter image description here

How can I fix these errors and install Catalyst 12.8?

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marked as duplicate by Stephen Myall, con-f-use, Jorge Castro, RolandiXor, Tom Brossman Oct 22 '12 at 19:05

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Well... did you run the installer before this? –  Uri Herrera Oct 17 '12 at 3:39
It is not a duplicate. I know how to install ATI Catalyst video drivers, I am not asking for guidance on the correct way. I am looking for a solution to the errors I am facing. –  Dominic Jordan Hasford Oct 17 '12 at 3:54
I have run the installer before, but before this attempt I tried removin any previous fglrx drivers, but running sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh didn't work. –  Dominic Jordan Hasford Oct 17 '12 at 3:55

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I resolve the problem. Catalyst 12.8 dosent support Ubuntu 12.10. You have to download and install Beta Version Catalyst.

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Resolve the problem and correctly instalation Catalyst. It is a Bug.

First if you have instaled drivers pls unistal them. After this enter comand.

sudo apt-get install linux-source
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic

After this install driver from System settings/software resources/additional drivers and select AMD graphicks accelerator

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As mention on the page open terminal Ctrl+Alt+T, and;

Uninstall first the old driver with the following commands:

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx

Install base on this page:

cd /tmp

chmod +x amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run

sudo sh amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run
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dominic@dominic-Gateway:~$ chmod +x amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run chmod: cannot access `amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run': No such file or directory –  Dominic Jordan Hasford Oct 17 '12 at 3:56
dominic@dominic-Gateway:~$ sudo sh amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run sh: 0: Can't open amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run –  Dominic Jordan Hasford Oct 17 '12 at 3:57
Where's you file located? home or downloads? If on downloads, make sure to : cd Downloads then run back above command. –  penreturns Oct 17 '12 at 4:00
"One or more tools required for installation cannot be found on the system. Install the required tools before installing fglrx driver. Optionally, run the installer with --force option to install without tools. Forcing install will disable AMD hardware acceleration and may make your system unstable. Not recommended. See /usr/share/ati/fglrx-install.log for more info." What tools am I missing? –  Dominic Jordan Hasford Oct 17 '12 at 4:40
Check AMD Mainpage. My advice to see this first. Link 1 | Link 2 –  penreturns Oct 17 '12 at 4:49

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