Problem with installing drivers for ati hd6850
Hello, newbie here.
First of all, i've never had luck with linux (tried to get it running (in "everything is pefect" mode) several times in my life, yet im still stuck with windows...), so dont get suprised if it will be 'tragical case'.
Recently i decided to try once more. I went for xubuntu 12.04 (not like i have ancient PC, I just like lightweightness of that OS). Everything was pretty good until i realised that im running in 1024x768 mode, tried to switch that in options but its capped at 1024x768.
"it begins" part.
So I've decided to set out on my journey for looking for some drivers for my AtiCard
I'll lay down everything in numbered list as representation of steps i have made. Hope it will be easier to read.
- Tried to install it trough "Hardware Drivers" (not sure if i recall corectly name of that app + im on widows currently so i cant rly look it up, hope you know what i mean). So it downloaded some things, then installed it giving no errors whatsoever, told be to reboot, so i rebooted, after grub, it started to load os in normal way (you know... shiny bar + big "xubuntu" sign), and after 10-14 sec of loading... BOOM black screen. At this point i didnt knew anything about tty1 so i just reinstalled OS.
- then i tried install drivers trough terminal (listed as "Using the Ubuntu repositories (alternate command line method)" in this guide: help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI) with same effect. no errors, reboot, black screen, reinstall OS.
- then i tried to just download drivers from AMD ATI page and execute it trough terminal (not sure if that was said correctly ;s) using
. Same effect. no errors, reboot, black screen. At this point i read about tty1 (smart man). i managed to uninstall fglrx and reboot into OS correctly but still without drivers.
sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run
- then i tried to install drivers trough --buildpkg method from same guide. (yup, u guessed it) Same effect.
- I though i might be a problem with this specific distro so I tried same thing on fedora (sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-8.982-x86.x86_64.run method), with (ofc) same effect
Just a note: I dont rly care about 3d acceleration... I'll prolly still keep windows for games and some CAD programs. Ofc it would be great if i could play my (currently) full time game (league of legends, can be easily luchned trough wine, so they say), but in fact, all i need is higher resolution, so maybe installing drivers isnt only way to go (maybe i can force it somehow to set higher resolution?).
I googled that problem and searched trough forums, none of it helped (or maybe i cant search). You guys are pretty much my last hope on my jurney with linux.
PS sorry about my poor english, im not native ("no sh.t sherlock") and im still learning it.