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    Installing grapics drivers?


    I recently decided to try Linux because i had never tried it.

    I ended up getting Ubuntu Studio 7.04 because i like all the stuff you can do in
    studio even though i'm no good at it.

    Ive installed the Ubuntu Studio and it's working great but i havnt installed graphics
    drivers and it is noticable. Most of the screensavers are jerky and the graphics on them is a bit edgy.(by the way this is an ATI Radeon 9600xt 256mb)
    The whole graphical interface deosnt run very well.
    The thing is the reason i havnt installed the drivers is because
    i just dont know how. I am probably the biggest newbie on Linux there ever was.
    I dont know a thing.
    I have the driver disk but that deosnt work. I think because it might not work on linux. I really want to get the graphics card going so i can install Beryl which looks soo cool.

    Can someone please help!!!?!!!?!!!?!

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    Cool

    Hey,
    Well you just need to search your graphics card is supported by ubuntu hardware support. see the below link -->
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport
    If its listed no need to install ubuntu do the installation of graphics card on its own.
    To cross check it type the below command
    #lspci |graqphics
    #dmesg
    See graphics card is listed or not.
    If not listed google on net for your graphics drivers for linux and download it.
    Installing any packages / drivers / applications is a bit diffrent in linux. It depends which type package do you have. See below link for diffrent type of installations
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html
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    Hi powerone1 !

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    Which Graphics Driver are you using right now? Open Terminal and execute this
    Code:
    grep "Driver" /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
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    yea, ive come accross heaps of stuff for linux where it says type this and type that but nothing said where to type it. Do i just type it all in terminal?

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    As I mentioned in last post, open Terminal and execute grep command.
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    I've tried that. What's supposed to happen?

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    It will display the Graphics Driver name that you are using right now. Whats the output of that command?
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    hey,
    Well yes you need to run these commands on terminal / Console mode. Check whether your graphics card output is display (if any). Post the outputs to us.
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    strip; finger; mount; gasp;
    yes; uptime; umount;
    sleep

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    Hi,um, er sorry but the computer crashed.
    It cept on stuffing up because of the graphics card so i cept on having to shut it down by holding down the on/off button.Now when i turn it on it has some file error and has to check the hard disk wich fails. I can reinstall Ubuntu and i will do that and shall get on to trying all these things once i'm done.

    Thanx 4 help

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