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Has there been any fix yet for the graphics problem? Removing fglrx and installing 11.9 from ATI hoses my system so I'm not going to bother for now. My understanding is there is a fix but it has not been released yet.

Thanks - my first question!

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just use the 11.8 packages for 11.10, these are mostly trouble free –  Bruno Pereira Oct 24 '11 at 13:15
    
No, unfortunately 11.8 does not work. The generic driver that was installed during a clean install works, but the video card (ATI 5800) is over heating with the fan running constantly. Install fglrx, and the fan stops running, but the menu bar has distorted colors with letters missing (Gnome 3.2). –  chazdg Oct 25 '11 at 14:34
    
Then you need to the default open source packages until ATI releases better drivers, nothing you can do easy to solve that. –  Bruno Pereira Oct 25 '11 at 14:40
    
Well, new drivers have are out 11.10. Anybody try them? –  chazdg Nov 1 '11 at 14:48
    
These have been fixed in Catalyst 11.10 which got released today. phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAwODg –  Anonymous Nov 1 '11 at 19:32

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The way to install ati 11.10 drivers, working on my Hp Dv5 1135 and using right now gnome-shell

1. Uninstall all previews drivers with: If you get any error in any of these steps just repeat it

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*

sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Restart your Computer

2. Install the necesary packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases

if you're runing the 64 bit version of ubuntu don't forget to install this:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

3. Download the new drivers with:

wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-11-10-x86.x86_64.run

4. Create the package

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric

sh ./ati-driver-installer-11-10-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/oneiric

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

sh ./ati-driver-installer-11-10-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/natty

5. Install the package

sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

RESTART YOU COMPUTER

Note:
Open CompizConfig Settings Manager CCSM if you don't have it install it go to Open GL option and deactive the vertical blank syncro option

If you get some error just uninstall the new drivers following just the first step

Hope it helps

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Cool, will give it a try. Thanks. –  chazdg Nov 2 '11 at 18:36

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