Starting Fresh: Ubuntu 9.10

Now I'm going to download all three versions of the ATI catalyst driver that claim to work with this card in Ubuntu, since it's OBVIOUSLY a 'distro specific' issue for slackware; oh and fedora as well.

Here are the links:
ati-driver-installer-9-11-x86.x86_64.run

ati-driver-installer-9-12-x86.x86_64.run

ati-driver-installer-10-1-x86.x86_64.run

Now, I am going to empty my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file, so we can be sure a single session is in the error log the next time I attempt this. Done.

`chmod +rwx ati-*`

So there we have it. All of the installers that claim to support the Radeon HD 5770 in linux (specifically Ubuntu, of all things), and, since we duplicated the error on the vanilla ubuntu install, let's see what happens when we let the software manager update everything and start fresh...

to be continued...
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