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How to install ATI Catalyst Driver 11.6 on Ubuntu Linux 11.04 Natty Narwal

Finally I installed ati catalyst 11.6 on my Ubuntu 11.04. I just want to tell you how to install this thingy. Because it’s very tricky!
First of all, spend several days to download it! Because every time I tried the link seemed to be broken and suddenly it worked and I was able to download it with my firefox browser.

They I copied it into my root home folder /root.After that, I used commands below to install it:

sudo su
cd ~
apt-get install debhelper devscripts execstack dh-modaliases
chmod +x ./ati-driver-installer-11-6-x86.x86_64.run
./ati-driver-installer-11-6-x86.x86_64.run
…………………………………………………….
Do you agree with the license? [Y/n] Y
Please enter the installation path [/] (Just hit enter here)
Option: ‘RedHat Packages’ ? [Y/n] n
Option: ‘SuSE Packages’ ? [N/y] N
Option: ‘Build package for detected OS: Ubuntu/natty’ ? [N/y] y

dpkg -i *.deb

That was all. Remember that I spend several minutes running the installer, answering questions, seeing it’s error message, reading it’s log file, understanding that some command is not found, finding related package, installing it using apt-get, and running the installer again and again! What can I say to AMD developers? :-w

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2 responses

  1. BHUSHATRAARASHN NIKAM, INDIA, MAHARASHTRA

    Sir i have linux operating system of linux base & laptop of windows 7 having ati radeon grafic my external hard disk is not booting on my this laptop

    i try it onather laptop it runs but not on my laptop
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    https://aariologs.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/66/#comment-12

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    September 7, 2011 at 5:43 pm

  2. BHUSHAN NIKAM, INDIA, MAHARASHTRA

    Sir,
    i have linux operating system of linux base & HAVE laptop of windows 7 having ati radeon grafic my external hard disk is not booting on my this laptop

    i try it onather laptop it runs but not on my laptop
    please help
    09822351115

    —————————————————————
    First of all thank you for reading my weblog and sorry for delay in response.
    As far as I can remember, I have similar issue with this laptop brand. I think the problem is that Linux cannot handle USB port completely. This means you can use simple devices like USB Sticks with your laptop, but power consuming devices like External hard disks which need more than 100mA current will not pass a special level called “USB Device Enumeration”. This issue exists on all operating systems when “Chip-set” is not installed completely.
    All I did was to buy another ASUS laptop. This time an ASUS 1015PX netbook. But, some guy responded one of my posts on http://www.ubuntuforums.com, mentioned that he updated his bios using the bios file downloaded from ACER website and FreeDOS bootable USB. I think this may solve your problem. You can find his comment here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11308509&postcount=4

    Come back soon;)

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    September 7, 2011 at 5:46 pm

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