help install ATI drivers

Asked by C J Gray

the following is from ATI support: how do I log in as SU; how do I perform step 1 exactly?
Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H-Phenom II x2/550-Radeon 4200 (ATI chipset)

"Install Driver Option
          The Install Driver option provides two driver installation options. The Automatic option
          installs all driver components, and the Custom option allows for the selection of driver
          components to be installed.
    Automatic Driver Installation Option
                     Note: You must be logged in with superuser privileges (as root or
                     with sudo access) in order to successfully install the ATI Proprietary
                     Linux driver.
          To install the ATI Proprietary Linux driver using the Automatic option, follow these
          1 Launch the Terminal Application/Window and navigate to the ATI Proprietary Linux
              driver download.
          2 Enter the command sh ./ to launch the ATI
              Proprietary Linux driver installer.
              The ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Setup dialog box is displayed."

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Best Ryan Dwyer (ryandwyer) said :

Terminal can be found in Applications > Accessories > Terminal. By default Terminal will be looking at the /home/yourname/ directory. Any commands such as running a file will look for the file in this directory. Type ls (lowercase LS) and press Enter to see a list of files and directories at your current location.

If the file you downloaded is on your desktop you'll want to type "cd Desktop" (cd means change directory). If it's in Downloads you want to type "cd Downloads".

The command you need to run to install it is "sudo sh ./". It will ask you for your password - you will not see any characters as you type it. Sudo runs the command with higher privileges.

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wojox (wojox) said :

Open a terminal
cd to the directory where atli is atthen

sudo sh ./

Type your password.
When the installer screen asks you what you want to do just hit enter, same with the license. When it finishesclose the window and in terminal

sudo aticonfig --initial

reboot again

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C J Gray (nikola-homenetnw) said :

Thanks Ryan Dwyer, that solved my question.