WARNING: you will have to remove the driver you installed with Envy before upgrading Debian or Ubuntu to a newer release (e.g. upgrading Ubuntu Edgy to Ubuntu Feisty or Debian Etch to Debian Lenny).

You will have to type the following command:

sudo envy --uninstall-all 

How do I Install Envy?

double click on the deb package in Ubuntu (or Xubuntu) OR open Terminal or Konsole and type:

cd path_to_envy's_deb_package

sudo dpkg -i envy*.deb
sudo apt-get install -f

NOTE: if the dependencies cannot be installed you will have to enable * Launch Envy's GUI (inside a Desktop Environment such as GNOME,KDE, etc.) by selecting it in the "Applications/System Tools" menu OR if you need to use Envy's textual interface you will have to type:

sudo envy -t 

Configure the Driver, The Manual Way

An alternative to the "sudo aticonfig" commands is to edit "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" and change the "Device" section for the video card as shown below. This way you won't lose your old settings.

gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device" [...]

Driver "vesa"

Driver      "fglrx"
Option      "VideoOverlay"      "on"
Option      "OpenGLOverlay"     "off"