How to install the Ati proprietary driver on Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint

I usually install my Ati drivers like this on Debian 64bit, and have just found out today that it’s the same for Kubuntu 64bit as well

1. Download Ati driver:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx

2. Get all needed files and headers

sudo apt-get install module-assistant

sudo m-a prepare

3. Remove (completely) fglrx drivers (If you have them installed):
sudo apt-get remove –purge fglrx

4. Reboot

5. Go to console

Ctrl + Alt + F1

6. Login as Root and kill X

/etc/init.d/kdm stop

7. Unzip and run the Ati driver installer

unzip amd-driver-installer-12-8-x86.x86_64.zip
sh amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run

*NOTE* You can also run the installer from desktop terminal as well, but I always do graphic driver installs from the console with no X.

 8. Configure X as root

X -configure
cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

9. Reboot

Thar she blows !!!!!

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3 thoughts on “How to install the Ati proprietary driver on Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mint

  1. thx a lot , this helped me, i instaled only
    sudo apt-get install module-assistant
    sudo m-a prepare
    then i download from at 4xxx driver, then i chmod it then i run it :). and TADA it working 😀
    i have wheezy beta3 on
    gnome-session –version
    gnome-session 3.4.2.1

    THX A LOT :X

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