Jurij/Jorge, thanks for the info. I finally manage to get the driver installed on the Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 OS. My struggle was the lack of Linux experience in command line interface. Simple task such as copying file or executing a file is not easy for me. Since I got blank screen up on booting up, no GUI. that was no easy way to quickly try the solution on the web.
Here is what I did for installing the ATI/AMD driver for the Ubuntu 11.10 (Natty release). Hope this would help others experiencing similar issue.
- Hold the power switch until PC reboot.
- Hold down to "SHIFT" key when when PC is rebooting, this will bring up a Window-liked safe mode screen options.
- Choose the "Recovery mode", this will bring you to another screen.
- Select the boot prompt option to get a terminal
- Once in the terminal, follow the Ubuntu Natty Installation Guide for ATI driver
I did not provide the commands here, because I did not know enough, but those commands can be found in the link provided above. Here I just outlined the steps involved.
- Install the prerequisite packages
- If you are using 64bit OS, you need to install another package
- Download the latest Catalyst package (the latest AMD/ATI driver from AMD)
- Create .deb packages. (build the video card driver for Ubuntu OS from the downloaded AMD driver)
- Install .debs. (install the driver)
6.Generate a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (I used the Generic Config, and it works for me)
7.Force use of the new xorg.conf (not sure if this is needed, but I did it anyway)
8.Reboot your system (use the command reboot)
- Test/verify the installation