Well the updated ATI just came out so I tried to install it. I did the following:

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

Restarted the computer.

I select Ubuntu from GRUB and I get a black screen. I have no idea how to repair this. I previously followed the same instruction for ATI Drivers 11.10 and 11.11 without a problem.

How do I fix this issue so I can boot into Ubuntu and complete the driver installation process?

  • did you download the official driver from the ati website? what version of ubuntu are you running? what is your graphics card? – Ashu Apr 17 '12 at 5:34

Reboot into recovery mode, in low graphics mode. Then reinstall your ATI driver:

sudo aticonfig --initial.

If you see nothing again on the reboot, go back into low graphics mode to uninstall the driver.

  • How to reboot into recovery mode, in low graphics... – chazdg Dec 13 '11 at 22:00
  • Here is the link to the wiki: wiki.ubuntu.com/RecoveryMode – bioShark Dec 13 '11 at 22:39
  • Many thanks, I will try this later or tomorrow. ;) – chazdg Dec 13 '11 at 23:04
  • Unfortunately, the most I was able to get was a purple screen with 'Ubuntu" for a split second and then and blank screen again. This is a dual boot machine with Windows 7. Are the instructions different? – chazdg Dec 14 '11 at 0:49
  • Nope. You must make sure you un-install the old driver first. – bioShark Dec 14 '11 at 0:53
  1. Boot from Ubuntu Live CD and continue trying Ubuntu 11.10
  2. Chroot into your installation:

    sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt && \
    sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev && \
    sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc && \
    sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys && \
    sudo mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts && \
    sudo cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/etc/resolv.conf && \
    sudo chroot /mnt

    where /dev/sdaX is the root partition.

  3. Install the ati drivers normally

  4. Reboot!

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