This guide for installing ATI Radeon Video Card, should work for Ubuntu Dapper, Edgy and Feisty Fawn, and also work for Debian Etch (Tested)

If you plan to install Beryl or Compiz, or just want to use Google Earth with your Debian or Ubuntu Linux you will need to use Hardware Graphics Accelerator.

If you own an ATI graphics card, you better install the drivers for Linux from its site.

Here is a small guide to do it. Getting the software You can download the software at ATI’s site, here is the link http://ati.amd.com/support/driver-sp.html

Download the .run file that correspond with your system and card model, be sure to activate the right permissions.

–For Ubuntu use sudo su –

chmod +x [your_downloaded_file].run

Install the diver

./[your_downloaded_file].run

Now follow the instructions.

And when it it is finished run:

/usr/X11R6/bin/aticonfig –initial

Restart your system now, and see if everything is OK.