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part 1 Installing ati drivers make sure to read part 2 as well

I set up my pc to use all AMD products I have a ati 67xxx graphics card in the below video I will show you how I got mine working. and here is a list of the commands I used.
1. Switch to a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1).
2. Login as your username.
3. Install linux source (sudo apt-get install linux-source) and headers (sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic).
4. Uninstall nvidia driver - this depends on which version you installed (sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current or sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current-updates or sudo apt-get remove nvidia-experimental-304).
5. Reinstall nvidia driver (sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates).
6. If it successfully installs, restart the computer (sudo shutdown -r now).
7. now when you log in right click on desktop got to change desktop background go to allsettings,  software sources, additional drivers  
choose the fglrx driver mine was the middle one restart (alt-ctrl-delete)
sould be up and running with your new drivers

Simple right? I would grab a piece of paper and just wright the above down before doing this make sure you have backed up your system or its new. So if bad things happen it isnt that bad. and here is a video showing how to install the ati driver.

part 2

Ok up to this point I have been using the stock driver that is in the software center, This one seems to work but I like to play so today we will be installing ati's latest driver the last time I tried to install this driver it broke unity and I was not able to see the dash the desktop loaded but that was it. Before I started this time I made shortcuts on the desktop might not need them but just in case. Also there is some things we need to do before attempting this first need to make sure system is fully updated, sudo apt-get update then after it is done install any updates that are needed it should also be noted that I enabled all software sources under other software.

sudo apt-get install build-essential, cdbs, dh-make, dkms, execstack, dh-modaliases, linux-headers-generic,

fakeroot, debconf, execstack, dh-modaliases

I know sounds like a lot but really it only take a moment and I dont want to get ½ way and get an error this time.

In the past I tried to force the driver while I got it to work wasn't ideal.

Ok I think we are ready. I downloaded the driver directly from ati we will be using the


driver the same step could be used to install the non beta

but I like living on the edge.

step 1 removing the old driver

step one removing the old driver

The uninstall script in the first command will only exist if you downloaded the drivers and installed them directly (rather than building packages as this guide does). Skip the first command if it does not exist.

sudo sh /usr/share/ati/ sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*

If you plan on using open-source drivers, you will need to reinstall some packages because Catalyst overwrites or diverts some key 3D libraries with proprietary versions. For more information on this issue, see this Ubuntu wiki page

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 mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup sudo rm -rf /etc/ati

If you receive

$ E: Internal Error, No file name for libgl1-mesa-dri

Change the third command above to:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64 xserver-xorg-core

unzip chmod +x
the way i like to do this is just double click that file extract file then right click file open properties and click permisions and then click alowing exectuting file as a program.
sudo sh --buildpkg Ubuntu/quantal sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb

this is what you sahould see in the terminal

Generating package: Ubuntu/quantal

Package /home/wii/fglrx_9.002-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb has been successfully generated

Package /home/wii/fglrx-dev_9.002-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb has been successfully generated

Package /home/wii/fglrx-amdcccle_9.002-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb has been successfully generated

now we should install

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb

Selecting previously unselected package fglrx.

(Reading database ... 220901 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking fglrx (from fglrx_9.002-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...

Selecting previously unselected package fglrx-amdcccle.

Unpacking fglrx-amdcccle (from fglrx-amdcccle_9.002-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...

Selecting previously unselected package fglrx-dev.

Unpacking fglrx-dev (from fglrx-dev_9.002-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...

Setting up fglrx (2:9.002-0ubuntu1) ...

update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/ to provide /etc/ (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode

update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd because associated file /usr/lib/fglrx/etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd (of link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist

update-alternatives: warning: forcing reinstallation of alternative /usr/lib/fglrx/ because link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf is broken

update-alternatives: warning: skip creation of /etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd because associated file /usr/lib/fglrx/etc/OpenCL/vendors/amdocl32.icd (of link group x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) doesn't exist

update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/ to provide /etc/ (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode

update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

Loading new fglrx-9.002 DKMS files...

First Installation: checking all kernels...

Building only for 3.5.0-19-generic

Building for architecture x86_64

Building initial module for 3.5.0-19-generic



Running module version sanity check.

- Original module

- No original module exists within this kernel

- Installation

- Installing to /lib/modules/3.5.0-19-generic/updates/dkms/


DKMS: install completed.

update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

Processing triggers for ureadahead ...

Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...

Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...

Setting up fglrx-amdcccle (2:9.002-0ubuntu1) ...

Setting up fglrx-dev (2:9.002-0ubuntu1) ...

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...

update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-19-generic

Processing triggers for libc-bin ...

ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

looks good now to configure

sudo amdconfig --initial -f

now the big ? Will it work

hold on tight and reboot

OS: Ubuntu 12.10, Kernel: 3.5.0-19-generic (x86_64), Desktop: Unity 6.10.0, Display Server: X Server 1.13.0, Display Driver: fglrx 9.0.2, OpenGL: 4.2.11903, Compiler: GCC 4.7, File-System: ext4, Screen Resolution: 1360x768

hdmi is working and everything

now those that are paying attention should notice that i just installed the wrong driver its the new driver but not the one I wanted so I will update the above to reflect the changes
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