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This may have been asked before, but I have yet to find any posted solution:

When I boot up into Ubuntu, I get about 10-15 minutes before everything freezes up. I'm running a Radeon 7970HD graphics card, and I'm not sure what the deal is. I haven't installed any drivers yet - does this mean I'm missing them? Also, I'm not able to change my screen resolution (which I think means it's driver related, but I don't know enough to say for sure).

Does anyone have a solution?


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closed as off topic by fossfreedom May 14 '12 at 9:17

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It's a bug and should be reported as such in launchpad. Seems to be a problem with compiz and lot's of users have these problems. You can temporarily switch your desktop to Unity 2d until this bug is fixed.

report the bug as well: helps to get the priority higher: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/993187

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