I have tried installing the ATI Catalyst drivers on Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit version (dual boot with Windows 7 x64 and wubi).
I have tried both the versions of the Catalyst Drivers, 12.8 and 13.1
In both the cases, I have faced an issue of a blank screen after reboot post installation of the Catalyst Drivers.
It loads up the Ubuntu logo and after 5 seconds, the screen goes blank. I have even tried setting the nomodeset option for the kernel at boot up (as suggested in other threads), however the problem persists.
I have followed all the instructions the way they are supposed to. I cannot seem to figure out why do I face this issue of a blank screen everytime.
also, while installing the fglrx *.deb files on the machine, I received an error regarding a bad return status for the kernel. Here is the complete log for the command.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb [sudo] password for user: Selecting previously unselected package fglrx. (Reading database ... 169985 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking fglrx (from fglrx_8.982-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package fglrx-amdcccle. Unpacking fglrx-amdcccle (from fglrx-amdcccle_8.982-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ... Selecting previously unselected package fglrx-dev. Unpacking fglrx-dev (from fglrx-dev_8.982-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ... Setting up fglrx (2:8.982-0ubuntu1) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode. update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd because associated file /usr/lib/fglrx/etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd (of link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist. update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/alt_ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode. update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Loading new fglrx-8.982 DKMS files... First Installation: checking all kernels... Building only for 3.5.0-23-generic Building for architecture x86_64 Building initial module for 3.5.0-23-generic Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.5.0-23-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/fglrx/8.982/build/make.log for more information. update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Processing triggers for ureadahead ... ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Setting up fglrx-amdcccle (2:8.982-0ubuntu1) ... Setting up fglrx-dev (2:8.982-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-23-generic Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8 Processing triggers for libc-bin ... ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Please help in resolving this issue.
My Graphics Card is ATI HD 5870.
I have tried both the versions of Catalyst Drivers (12.8 and 13.1). However, the error specific to the kernel appears in the 12.8 version.
I already have the latest update for my kernel as per the command:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)