how do I install the drivers I downloaded from ati radeon x-press 200 site?

Asked by russell jones

what do I have to do to install these drivers for my radeon x-press 200 graphics card? I tried copying the text from ATI site but the terminal says I havnt got amin privilages to do that. its a single user machine and only me logs in. using ubuntu 10.4 only just installed via a pendrive, neat installation but will only run in low grapics, everything on the screen is reall tiny. wont boot without me clicking low res option box or monitor doesnt get input or says out of range. got to be simple thing I overlooked somehow. any help?

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Best GREG T. (ubuntuer) said :

 i have a pc with the express 200 chip set and the drivers at the ati site are out dated for ubuntu 10.04 i have had ubuntu on this pc for 2 years and never found support drivers that worked , because ati express 200 linux support has ended .
 with mine i removed the hardware driver and the x server system and run the drivers that were used to install ubuntu . then use system -preference - monitor to set the display resolution, it works well at 1024 x 768 .
 mine is a dell amd athlon 64 3500mhz with 1 gb ram with a dsl internet connection . the ram and processor were stepped up from stock ones .

hope this helps !

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GREG T. (ubuntuer) said :

 just thought i might ask what size is your processor and how much ram you have ?

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GREG T. (ubuntuer) said :

on my system it is just for checking email and to search the web a little and simple games .
 on yours you may want to look at lubuntu or xubuntu they are light weight and run well on older small systems . the best part is you won`t have video driver problems .

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russell jones (russdj60) said :

Thanks greg, that solved my question.