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3D effects on ubuntu 7.10 on ati 1250

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Well after going through a large number of guides like this i finally thought about giving guide at cchtml a try, well the hings mentioned are really great but not all steps are needed so here is a simplified version

Here i assume that you have not done any of this step before and are doing it for the first time but if that is not the case then this might not work for you.
Ok so first step installation of drivers, there are two steps for this as mentioned in the cchtml wiki one automatic and other manual, for automatic you need to enable the restricted repositories by going to System>>Administration>>Software Sources, and the typing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic restricted-manager
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx

which will install the drivers by downloading them from net, if you dont have the bandwidth to download that much you can go for the manual install where we will build those file, here i assumed that you have copy of the ati drivers .run file which if your Ubuntu is installed by me could be found at “/”, to build we need to install certain packages
sudo apt-get install module-assistant build-essential fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++5 linux-headers-generic dkms
to build the packages type
sudo bash --buildpkg Ubuntu/gutsy
in the directory where you have the file, this is the latest file at the time of writing but you might have a different file this will work with any driver after 8.38, as they have AIGLX support anyway now we need to install the packages made type
sudo dpkg -i xorg-driver-fglrx_8.443.1-1*.deb fglrx-kernel-source_8.443.1-1*.deb fglrx-amdcccle_8.443.1-1*.deb
when you do that you might be asked
Configuration file `/etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-manager'
==> Deleted (by you or by a script) since installation.
==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.
What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:
Y or I : install the package maintainer's version
N or O : keep your currently-installed version
D : show the differences between the versions
Z : background this process to examine the situation
The default action is to keep your current version.
*** compiz-manager (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?

just answer Y to the question and proceed, once this is done you now need to edit the xorg.conf file type (here — is [minus][minus] unlike a big [minus] as it appears to be )
aticonfig --initial
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and replace
Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "vesa"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
#Driver "vesa"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
now just restart the X server but pressing Ctrl + ALT + Backspace, all done this will give you the Basic 3D effects but who is satisfied with that we need more so we will go for installing Compiz settings manager, for this type
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager gcompizthemer subversion
svn ls

now accept the certificate and fetch the themes by going to System>>Preferances>>Emerald Themes Manager,
to enable 3D effects go to System>>Preferances>>Appearance then Visual Effects select Custom and edit your settings by Preferances
now you are all set to blow everyone up with your Linux box’s 3D effects enjoy


Written by Ankur

December 29, 2007 at 1:46 am

Posted in college, Linux, Special, Ubuntu

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  1. yea..uhh it didnt work i have a redeon 1250 mobo. and amd athlon x2 processor.i did every thing word for word and when i go to enable the effects it says it canot be enabled.plz help brand new cpu motherobord and box and really want it to work!!


    February 6, 2008 at 7:16 am

  2. just type as root “aticonfig –initial” and “aticonfig –resolution=0,” and tell me
    also are you getting the same output as mentioned


    February 6, 2008 at 1:30 pm

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