UBUNTU And ATI Radeon (How to install ATI Radeon on Ubuntu?)

Installed ubuntu on Intel Pentium 4 EMT64 based platform and faced a problem with ATI Radeon video card driver installation. UBUNTU was not able to start XServer. It throwed some red screens with information abount missconfigured XServer, Displays, Ports and so on.

Fortunately i have found a walkaround.

Here are the things should be done.

1. Install latest ubuntu kernel according to your platform(mine is amd64-generic)

[code]sudo apt-get install linux-amd64-generic[/code]

2. Install fglrx driver

[code]sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx[/code]

3. Load the fglrx module

[code]echo fglrx | sudo tee -a /etc/modules[/code]

4. Backup xorg.conf

[code]sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_old[/code]

5. Make changes to xorg.conf

[code]sudo pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf[/code]

Text

[code]Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700
M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
Driver "ati"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection[/code]

Must be changed into:

[code]Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700
M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection[/code]6. Reboot
[code]sudo reboot[/code]
These manipulations should help. But they didn’t work for me until i placed “ChipID 0x3150″ into device section making it to look like

[code]Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility 9600/9700
M10/M11 (RV350 NP)"
Driver "fglrx"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
ChipID 0x3150
EndSection[/code]

and rebooted the pc once again.

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