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    radeon 9200 drivers???

    For the past few hours ive been struggling to get graphics drivers working for a radeon 9200 (i know its old)
    in ubuntu 8.10 intrepid.
    Have tried installing xorg-driver-fglrx and the catalyst control centre ccc but on opening ccc it says
    No ATI graphics driver is installed or it is not functioning properly. Please install the appropriate driver.

    My installation is pretty clean and ive got no additional repos.

    Any help would be appreciated as i'm shattered and this is starting to get to me especially after this summary of the xorg-driver-fglrx package
    video driver for the ATI graphics accelerators
    Video driver for the ATI Radeon and FireGL graphics accelerators.

    This version of the ATI driver officially supports:
    * RADEON X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900
    * RADEON 8500, 9000, 9100, 9200, 9500, 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800
    * RADEON X800, X700, X600, X550, X300 series (AGP and PCI Express)
    * MOBILITY RADEON 9000, 9200, 9600, 9800, X700
    * MOBILITY RADEON 9000/9100 IGP Series
    * FireGL 8700, 8800, E1, E2, X1, X2, X3, Z1, T2
    * MOBILITY FireGL 9100, T2
    * RADEON XPRESS 200


    This package provides 2D display drivers
    and hardware accelerated OpenGL.
    thanks for any ideas

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    just a quick update, the situation has just got worse,
    Now when I boot up I get the message telling me that ubuntu must run in low graphics mode for this session which is really starting to get me down.
    I was starting to enjoy linux again but just as before it causes more problems than it solves

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    I'm not sure if it is the same but when i was installing my Nvidia card on 9.04 I installed the Nvidia drivers and then tried to open there X configure thing and got an error saying no nvidia drivers installed.

    What I found was that even though I had installed the new drivers the old default ones that came with Ubuntu were over riding them on boot and I was still using the default ones. I had to remove the old ones manualy then install the nvidia ones (with no GUI) and then when I restarted it was fine.

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    this seems hopeful
    right now im following some possible ideas on linuxquestions which say there is a glitch in the package but the gui installer works so i'm trying that

    if that fails could you tell me where the old drivers are
    thanks

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    yep as i thought the installer didn't work
    heres how it went

    root@Commisar-Ubuntu:/home/llawwehttam/Desktop# sh ati-driver-installer-8.28.8.run
    Creating directory fglrx-install
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing ATI Proprietary Linux Driver-8.28.8............................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .........................
    -e ==================================================
    -e ATI Technologies Linux Driver Installer/Packager
    -e ==================================================
    Detected configuration:
    Architecture: i686 (32-bit)
    X Server: unable to detect
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install
    root@Commisar-Ubuntu:/home/llawwehttam/Desktop# sh check.sh
    -e ================================================== ===================
    -e ATI Technologies
    -e ================================================== ===================
    You are either not running this script from the console
    or simply do not have console ownership. Requirement failed.
    Unable to determine XFree86 Version. Stopping now.
    so not too good
    and xorg.conf looks like this which is weird
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    thanks for any more ideas

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    OK ive given up on this for the night and won't be able to carry on working on this until approx 5:30PM GMT.
    As a temporary solution ive uninstalled xorg-driver-fglrx and CCC and it is working fine as it used to but I do want to get the proper ati drivers working as some of my programs have problems running without them.

    Please post any possible solutions but I won't be able to respond untill 5:30 so don't be offended

    thanks again

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    Have you tried System > Administration > Hardware Drivers to see whether Ubuntu prompts you to install fglrx or radeon drivers?

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    I tried that and it said you have no propitiatory drivers installed
    thanks for the idea though

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    Well ive decided to give up on this.

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    This post seems so helpful. Is this drivers for UBUNTO? i have been using UBunto before, it sounds very doubtful to used those features.

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    If your not going to post somthing helpful please don't post at all

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