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    I was following this thread as I my ATi X1600 (lappy) seems to be not haveng the drivers and though hey! lets thy the "cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc && chmod +x sgfxi && sgfxi" command and see if I can get drivers for mine

    and I got the following question is; how do I not be in X in ubuntu ? it load the graphical interface on boot. sorry for newbie question.

    --2010-03-06 09:28:39-- // Resolving
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302
    Found Location: // [following]
    --2010-03-06 09:28:39-- // Reusing existing connection to
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 220552 (215K) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `sgfxi'

    100%[=============>] 220,552 172K/s in 1.3s

    2010-03-06 09:28:41 (172 KB/s) - `sgfxi' saved [220552/220552]

    ERROR: (250) You must be out of X/Desktop (like KDE, Gnome, Flux, LXDE etc) to run this feature.
    Exiting script now.

  2. #12
    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    First, you should generally post a separate thread for your problems.


    CTRL+ALT+F2 will drop you to a console. As I recall, the script will shutdown X for you from there.

    Note that smxi does not support Ubuntu. Only the sgfxi portion does.

    And again, if you're running the latest Ubuntu, it's pointless. This script I believe is only to install non-free graphics drivers. ATI dropped support for these older cards in their driver, and the older drivers do not work with the current xserver.

    The open source radeon driver does support 3D acceleration for many cards, some well, some less well, but they are improving.

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