How do I install Catalyst for Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit?
Hi everybody. I just got a new laptop with an ATI Mobility 5650. I want to install the catalyst drivers but I'm having trouble. I tried installing the drivers from the restricted hardware drivers pop up, but when I rebooted, my screen was blank. What is the best way to install Catalyst, and if something goes wrong, how do I remove it without having to reinstall Ubuntu?
Thanks for all the help.
PS: I think I read two different ways of installing the drivers, but I can't find it. One was using some kind of script and another was installing the drivers provided by Ubuntu and then installing the official ATI drivers in that directory.
I should mention that I completely reinstalled Ubuntu after getting a blank screen.
So to follow your instructions, I should have already tried installing using the proprietary drivers? If I get an error saying that fglrx was installed before I login into vt1 and use the Display=override command?
Sorry, I'm really new at installing drivers and stuff. I really appreciate your help.
EDIT: There's something wrong. I can't get into xterm with ctrl alt f1 and I can't boot into recovery mode. This prevents my from using the script, so unless I can some how find a way to get into xterm, it looks like I can't use the ATI drivers. Thanks anyways for the help.
EDIT: Ok, I re-ran the script again and then rebooted. I got a blank screen again, so I used the "nomodeset" option in Grub2 and received a couple errors:
(EE) fglrx(0): Please disable switchable-graphics feature and configure the discrete card as the default adapter
(EE) fglrx (0): GetBiosParamter failed
(EE) fglrx (0): PreInitAdapter failed
(EE) fglrx (0): PreInit failed
(EE) Screen (s) found, but none have a usable configuration.