How to install AMD video card driver and enable Compiz effects in Ubuntu

Actually,Ubuntu 's default ATI driver can enable some Compiz effects already,but the default driver's effect is not good,so we use below ways:

Method 1:

We may install open source ATI video card driver : System->Administration->Hardware Drivers,tick the driver you need ,and then click it to intall.

Method 2:

Intall ATI official driver,below is the download link :

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?type...

All series of ATI video share same linux driver,so you don't need to choose relevant model number.

cd /home/(your user name)/Downloads

and then run:
./ati-driver-installer-10-6-x86.x86_64.run

(Pls note that the filename of driver might be different due to version change )
chmod 777 ati-driver-installer-10-6-x86.x86_64.run

and then run it again:
./ati-driver-installer-10-6-x86.x86_64.run

Install compiz:

Click "system->preference->apperance->visual effects",choose "none" on most top.

then,click"System->Administration->Synaptic" and seach"compiz" in Synaptic.All below packages must be installed

python-compizconfig
compizconfig-settings-manager
compiz-plugins
compiz-wrapper
compiz-core
compiz-gnome
libemeraldengine0
emerald
libdecoration0
compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
fusion-icon
compizconfig-backend-gconf

Click"Application->System tool->compiz fusion icon" after finishing installation ,then you may see there is a blue icon on right top of the screen.

last step is configure the Compiz, just move your mouse arrow to the fusion-icon's icon and right click mouse->Setting manager to choose effects you want to enable.If you come cross any problems after configuration,please try to reboot your computer.

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