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Brand new to Linux, so help a young blood out :-) (I'm a novice/hobby programmer, but completely new to Linux command syntax, etc)

Brand new everything Rig. Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu installed everything and updates. I am getting VGA output and sound through standard sound port on mb. However the HDMI port on the radeon card is not recognized and not available. Any help getting this detected and usable?

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What driver do You have? – zuberuber Nov 18 '12 at 22:00
I should mention I'm using VGA through GPU, not mb. Just using onboard sound port while HDMI is out – Keith Wilson Nov 18 '12 at 22:01
@zuberuber it's fglrx (We've been trying to work this out on G+) – RolandiXor Nov 18 '12 at 22:11
@KeithWilson have you tried using the Catalyst Control Centre? – RolandiXor Nov 18 '12 at 22:14
Not sure I have that control center. – Keith Wilson Nov 18 '12 at 23:28

If it's missing the version.h file, that is supposed to be included with linux-headers, at least on my install.

If you're missing a file sudo apt-get install apt-file
Then apt-file search **filename**. It will ask you to update the apt-file cache, so do what it tells you.

You should see something like:
apt-file search linux/version.h

linux-headers-3.2.y-xx-generic: /usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.y-xx/include/linux/version.h  

If that file exists, something with softlinks got messed up.
apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-generic

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Problem is, the additional drivers I install actually make the system hang after login. Can't do anything .... No chance to revert. I could try another install... Do the additional drivers... And then your fix perhaps before rebooting again – Keith Wilson Nov 19 '12 at 2:57
Just reread your comment. Realized I misunderstood. Will reinstall Ubuntu and check for the headers before updating drivers – Keith Wilson Nov 19 '12 at 2:59
If you want to remove the driver without reinstalling, I wrote this answer for a similar situation:… obviously change nvidia to the name of the ati driver – RobotHumans Nov 19 '12 at 3:01
Going to try Ubuntu 12.04 LTS tonight and see how that goes with my video card drivers. Keep ya posted! – Keith Wilson Nov 21 '12 at 17:22
system is up running 12.04 LTS. Driver installation worked via ubuntu however there are 2 drivers and the one marked "post release update" doesnt install. heh. Still unable to see the HDMI ... continuing to investigate – Keith Wilson Nov 21 '12 at 19:54

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