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I get this when trying to run the latest v 8.30.3 ati driver installer... ./ati-installer.sh: 991: Syntax error: Bad substitution Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install And I don't need to know ...
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    ati driver installer won't run.


    I get this when trying to run the latest v 8.30.3 ati driver installer...

    ./ati-installer.sh: 991: Syntax error: Bad substitution
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install

    And I don't need to know about installing the ati driver through synaptic or easyubuntu because thats the 8.28 driver. It works in all respects but I'm trying out cedega and the cedega test will not recognize direct rendering even though it is working properly..

    anyone have an idea on whats causing this error and maybe a solution..

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    Quote Originally Posted by feddersen
    ./ati-installer.sh: 991: Syntax error: Bad substitution
    Removing temporary directory: fglrx-install
    Which version of Ubuntu are you using ? Egdy ?

    This particular error is related to the fact that Ubuntu doesn't use BASH anymore, but DASH instead.

    Simply use BASH as your default SHELL will sort that out :
    Code:
    sudo ln -sf /bin/bash /bin/sh
    Then if you want to install the latest ATI drivers, I suggest you do it the Debian way (if the Ubuntu way doesn't work for you) :
    http://wizah.blogspot.com/2006/10/de...i-drivers.html


    Quote Originally Posted by feddersen
    And I don't need to know about installing the ati driver through synaptic or easyubuntu because thats the 8.28 driver. It works in all respects but I'm trying out cedega and the cedega test will not recognize direct rendering even though it is working properly..
    Of course the Ubuntu way is the easiest :
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
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    Thankx.. That was the right medicine

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