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I have been trying all day to get a driver up and running on my quad core 64b machine runing 11.10 32b. I put the driver into downloads and eventually got it permission. However I am not there yet.

The below commands did not work:

chmod u+x ati-driver-installer-11-x86.x86_64.run
sudo ./ati-driver-installer-11-x86.x86_64.run
sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-11-12-x86.x86_64.run 

It results in:

sh: Cant open sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-11-12-x86.x86_64.run

Catalyst gives me:

For further configuration of the driver, please run anticonfig from a terminal or AMD CCC:LE from desktop Manager Menu.

I ran sudo aticonfig --initial after antony@antony and got "command not found". Running sudo aticonfig --initial gives:

sudo ati-config: command not found

Can someone see where I am going wrong? Or where to next?

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Ugh, ATI/AMD drivers aren't working very well on Ubuntu. I'm having similar problems. –  omnidan Dec 28 '11 at 15:13
    
Let me know if you get a cure so far after a week I can only run notebook connected to a HDMI –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 16:00
    
@Lekenstyeyn did you remove your comment and my answer. why? Thanks –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 16:27
    
@Antony My answer was targetting the wrong problem which is why I added a new answer. –  Lekensteyn Dec 28 '11 at 16:29
    
@Daniel0108 see now Lekenstyeyn helped me solve mine –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 20:54

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If you've downloaded the file and saved it to the Downloads directory, you need to make sure that you run the commands from that folder.

If you first open a terminal, you'll see:

you@ubuntu:~$

Since you've saved it into the Downloads directory which is located in your Home folder, execute cd Downloads first:

you@ubuntu:~$ cd Downloads
you@ubuntu:~/Downloads$

(optional) From that directory, you can run ls to verify that the file is there:

you@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ ls
ati-driver-installer-11-x86.x86_64.run

You do not need to make it executable if you use sh:

you@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo sh ati-driver-installer-11-x86.x86_64.run
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@Lekenstyeyn Ok Thatnks for your update I have to go out for a couiple of hours I ill try on my return and paste a report and copy you. Thanks –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 16:32
    
@Lekenstyeyn Hi I think I already stated in the question that sudo sh ./ati-driver-installer-11-12-x86.x86_64.run doesnt work. But something about your instructions are different because the driver has run..so... sudo sh ati-driver-installer-11-x86.x86_64.run as you have written..gives created directory Fglrx........ –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 20:01
    
a whole series of dots detected configuration: architechture: i686 (32-bit)...x server: x.org 6.9 or later ....you are running a x86 machine with libc5...No I have choices 1) install driver 8.92 on X.Org 6.9 or later....2.) Generate Distribution Specific Driver Package ..... I now hit the choice 1 and some Y keys and its runs. I then asked to run aticonfig but I think I need to reboot... –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 20:02
    
It says THis program must be run as root hen no X server is active... so I have come out of donloads to antony@antony and entered sudo aticonfig --initial... response is found fglrx primary device section...using /etc/X11/xorg.conf..saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx-0.... –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 20:02
    
results IT wORKS!!!!!! Ho can I give you a vote of 100?? Many other so called experts here Bruno Pereira to name 1 told me it as not possile as my card as not on the list.. Thank you..Please make yourself available to help the many many people here ho are having this problem..Thanks again..no I only need to fix the wifi and I am running.. I dont think I will bother to go up to 64b for no as I wont remember all this proceedure again... –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 20:02

Maybe you can take a look at the Ubuntu official guide, specifically at the section about how to manually install the ati driver:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

Please note that the section is for Ati 11.2, but it should work for the newest one. Or you can take a look an ati driver unofficial guide for Ubuntu 11.10:

http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Natty_Installation_Guide

Here is another unofficial guide on how to install ati driver 11.12 on Ubuntu 11.10:

http://www.upubuntu.com/2011/12/how-to-install-amd-catalyst-1112-linux.html

If you get an error on the commands you listed above, you have not selected the correct folder in which you downloaded the driver or the name of the file is not correct.

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Thnaks I have to go out for a couple of hours I ill try on my return and paste a report and copy you. But just to complicate things at the moment I dont have wifi driver orking either Thanks –  Antony Dec 28 '11 at 16:34

The fix here is to download the ATI driver and mane a note of its name, the go in on restore Login then cd /home/username/Downloads Then Sudo sh attui-driver-installer-name of file be patient and you will be able to install the ATI driver and it will work after

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