|I am really new to Linux, but I figure that the only way I'm going to learn it is by using it, so i recently struggled through the installation of Ubuntu. I made three partitions: the swap, root and /var.|
Now its all well and good the install was fine but now I cant seem to install the ATI Radion Linux drivers. Now I know almost nothing about Linux so i am assuming that .run is like .exe. But when i opened ati-driver-installer-8.16.20-i386.run it give me a error message: “Could not open the file '/home/katz/Desktop/ati-...staller-8.16.20-i386.run' gedit was not able to automatically detect the character coding. Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file and try again selecting a character coding in the 'Open File...' (or 'Open Location') dialog.”
On the ATI website it gave me the impression that I needed to access the file through terminal, so i navigated terminal (painfully) to the desktop. The web site says as follows: “Enter the command ./ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run to launch the ATI Proprietary Linux driver installer.” so i typed “katz@THEMONOLITH:~/Desktop$ /ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run” and got this: “bash: /ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run: No such file or directory” i also tried “./ati-driver-installer-8.14.13.run” as it describes in the text but that did not help either.
This would not be such a problem if the refresh rate on my screen could not go above 60Hz, its giving me a head ache and making me nauseous. I tried looking at the BinaryDriverHowto/ATI but was very confused. Is there any way I'm going to solve this problem without getting a Linux guru to help me install some friken video drivers?