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Thread: cleaning up old fglrx drivers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Default cleaning up old fglrx drivers

    Is there an effective way to clean up all the ati/fglrx drivers from my system?
    I've been trying various ways to get the ati fglrx driver installed but nothing has worked. The different ways were a combination of using the .run file (graphical installer) and also making the packages.

    In the mean time, I'm using the open source radeonhd driver. It's slow but at least it works.

    I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 with my X1950Pro AGP.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2007


    it takes 3 steps...

    1) remove the packages with fglrx in the name with synaptic.
    2) run the following commands to clean up the /usr/src directory...
    rm -r /usr/src/fglrx*
    rm -r /usr/src/modules/fglrx
    3) This last step is if your wanting to fully remove fglrx and restore the original system config files for the most part...
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx*

    i won't go in how to remove the other configuration changes, but this will prevent the fglrx driver from loading, and all that will be left now is to remove it from the modules white-list, and to remove it from the compiz fusion white-list also.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007


    Thank you!

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