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Old Feb 2, 2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default AMD Catalyst 11.11 x86 Display Driver - Force 32-bit install on 64-bit OS?

So the latest driver simply detects your current OS and automatically installs the corresponding display driver. I would like to know if there is a way I can force it to install a 32-bit display driver in my 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10 installation.

The alternative is obviously a fresh installation of 32-bit Ubuntu, which is a bit annoying with this particular laptop model.
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Old Feb 5, 2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Howdy, yes its doable. But not sure it will start.

First step is installing:
1. Install the ia32-libs
Second step is trying to force the install to install the one you want, look into the switches for the installer. I cant give you the right switch here since I am currently at work on a windows machine.

Is there a bug in the 64 bit version that crashes your computer?

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Old Feb 6, 2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Brut.

There is no bug, as the display driver worked fine. My problem is that I am unable to play games through Wine with a 64-bit display driver.

In order to look into the switches, would I open up the .run with gedit and try to edit some lines in the code? I'm not quite sure what I am supposed to do.
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Which games are you playing? If I have them, I will test them with wine. The best way to install the drivers is:

Install the packages needed to build and use the Linux Catalyst.

Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases linux-headers-generic ia32-libs
Make a symlink for lib64 to lib.
Code:
sudo ln -svT lib /usr/lib64
Download Catalyst 12.1.
Code:
wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-12-1-x86.x86_64.run
Tell the installer to build packages (in this case .deb files) for your version of Ubuntu.
Code:
sudo sh ./amd-driver-installer-12-1-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/oneiric
Install new driver packages.
Code:
sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
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Nice. Thank you very much, as this did the trick. I appreciate you taking the time to really walk me through step-by-step, as I am rather new to Linux.

Before, I couldn't get anything to run through Steam. Now, I can get anything to work without too much difficulty, such as Skyrim.
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