How to install ATI Radeon HD 2600 drivers in Ubuntu
First of all, open a terminal window (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal) and run the following command
You will see a big output, mine was near the bottom, find:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV630/M76 audio device [Radeon HD 2600 Series]
This means you have an ATI Radeon 2600.
Now we need to download ATI card drivers from AMD home page
On the right, under Download Drivers:
Component Category = Graphics
Operating System: Linux x86 (if you have a 64bit system select the 64bit one)
Product Line: Radeon
Product Model: ATI Radeon 2xxx series
Click View Results
There was only 1 result for me, click Download, save it to your downloads folder.
When fully downloaded, go back to the terminal window and type in:
sudo sh ati-driver-installer-10-3-x86.x86_64.run
Note:-if the filename is different, then change the name.
You will be asked for your password, enter it, it will take a few seconds then launch an installer.
Select the first option, then click next, then use all the reccomended options. When finished, restart your computer.
To get sound working right click on the sound icon on the top right, click sound preferences.
Go to Output and select the RV630 or whichever your one is.
If the sound still doesnt work, go into a terminal window again and type:
sudo alsa force-reload
Enter your password, press enter. Sound should work
Dont forget to enable desktop effects, its well worth it:
Right click on the Desktop
Click Change Desktop Background
Click Visual Effects tab
Select Extra, it can take a while and the screen goes weird while it makes changes.
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