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I've made the mistake of installing the ATI proprietary driver by command line.

Steps i took:

  1. Downloaded linux drivers
  2. Opened the terminal
  3. sh
  4. Followed the steps
  5. Rebooted

This has caused my screen to not even load after a fresh install of 11.10 Is there a way to remove of disable these proprietary drivers by command line?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted
  1. Boot into recovery mode
  2. Remount read/write
  3. Enter root shell

  4. Go to the location where you downloaded the installer then: ./ati* --uninstall

  5. Reboot:)

But, you can also get the drivers working by following the steps above, then follow steps 1 to 3 again and replace step 4 with: ./ati* --install.

Then type: aticonfig --initial

Then reboot.

This is how I got the latest drivers from ati working.

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Check wiki.

Also this question.

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