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1. What do you mean by 'activating' - is it when you type 'startx'? 2. I don't really see the connection between your xorg configuration and apt (which is package ...
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    1. What do you mean by 'activating' - is it when you type 'startx'?
    2. I don't really see the connection between your xorg configuration and apt (which is package manager)

    Do you have any other instance of apt-get or synaptic running? Can you type:
    ps aux
    and see if you can see anything connected with apt or synaptic

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    there is nothing like that. By activate I mean when I go to System>Administration>Hardware Drivers>
    it shows the video card driver as not active

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    LOL, I though you can't get into the graphical user interface and are left in a comman line mode.

    What gfx card have you got? You can check it by typing:
    lspci

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    ATI Technologies Inc RV610 video device [Radeon HD 2400 PRO]

    thats what it says

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    Ok, now it's clear. You don't have an ATI driver installed on your system. I don't use ATI so have never installed it, but if you google for 'ati ubuntu' you'll get a number of tutorials/threads on how to do it. Once you've installed it, you'll be able to activate it. VESA is a generic video driver.

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    ok thanks alot its makes sense

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    Are you editing xorg.conf file as root user? "vesa" driver works fine with ATI card but it doesn't support Desktop effects.
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Or
    Press Alt+F2 and type this
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    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    sorry, I took a little bit long to reply.

    I am editing the file as sudo. So there is nothing i can do for desktop effects and to activate my driver?

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    I haven't been following this thread, but i wanted to jump in here to mention something.

    I heard that ATI has a new Linux driver version that is a major improvement over previous releases. It is Catalyst 9.1, and can be downloaded here:

    ATI Radeon™ Drivers and Support

    It has support for older cards going back to the Radeon 8500.
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    but after i download it is the comman to install "sudo apt-get install ..."?

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