Comment 363 for bug 351186

I have more serious problems with this driver. I doesn't let me boot Ubuntu 9.10 when enabled. I had to disable it using a live cd to boot. I found that there is an error message when you install the package named 'fglrx-kernel-source'
Here is the terminal output containing the error:

Selecting previously deselected package fglrx-kernel-source.
(Reading database ... 156346 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking fglrx-kernel-source (from .../fglrx-kernel-source_2%3a8.660-0ubuntu4_i386.deb) ...
Setting up fglrx-kernel-source (2:8.660-0ubuntu4) ...
Loading new fglrx-8.660 DKMS files...
Building initial module for 2.6.31-16-generic, architecture -a i686

Error! Your kernel source for kernel 2.6.31-16-generic cannot be found at
/lib/modules/2.6.31-16-generic/build or /lib/modules/2.6.31-16-generic/source.
Done.

Error! Could not locate fglrx.ko for module fglrx in the DKMS tree.
You must run a dkms build for kernel 2.6.31-16-generic (i686) first.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)

Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-14-generic

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Is there any work around so that I can enable desktop effects. It's a friends laptop. I love Ubuntu but maybe he will be a little disappointed...