Howto Crunchbang install proprietary Ati drivers

Installing Manually on Crunchbang Statler (32/64bit)

This method uses the latest Catalyst driver downloaded from AMD/ATI’s site.
This was tested on a virgin install with no other previous attempts at installing Ati drivers. If you have an already edited system, with other drivers installed, remove them “completely” first.
Do everything below as root, in the /root directory

Install the prerequisite packages:

apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 module-assistant

Make sure you are ready to go with Module Assistant:

m-a prepare

Download the latest Catalyst package:
This package contains both the 32-bit and 64-bit driver (if you are on a 64bit machine, install ia32-libs) 

cd ~/; mkdir catalyst11.10; cd catalyst11.10/

wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-11-10-x86.x86_64.run 

chmod +x ati-driver-installer-11-10-x86.x86_64.run

Launch the Ati installer and go through the motions:

./ati*run

Now reboot, don’t try glxgears or the catalyst control center, in fact don’t touch anything, just reboot.


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