A GUI, A GUI – my kingdom for a GUI

It shouldn’t be that difficult – should it? A machine less than a year old from a major supplier (HP / Compaq) – where the task is to install a version of Linux that takes advantage of the hardware installed.

As mentioned – it took the 64BIT AMD ALTERNATE CD iso burned to cd to get a text installation completed on this business portable. How do we get the GUI working ????

Here we go

sudo -s enter the password you created during installation

killall gdm

apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx

wait for a message re ldconfig defferred processing now taking place

depmod -a

aticonfig –initial

and you’ll see

Uninitialised file found , configuring.

Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Saved back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original-0

gdm start

A lo the desktop of brown did appear …….