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System: Xubuntu 12.10 x86

I installed the Ati drivers using the Software Center, everything apparently whent fine (no error messages).

After rebooting the system i get a black screen. The system responds to input (if i press the power down button it closes gracefully) but is completely unusable. From the boot menu i can decide to load the root terminal, but i have no idea of what to do in order to remove the drivers.

Following some guides i looked for:

  • the Xorg.conf file in /etc/X11
  • /usr/share/fglrx/
  • /usr/share/ati/

But they were all missing. What steps can i take?

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This is a known problem with ATI drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 (see I got my hybrid graphics system working by following the instructions below:

Ubuntu 12.10 AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics not working

If you don't want to compile drivers, installing the xserver-xorg-video-intel and one of the fglrx packages from this PPA should work:

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I found the solution: i had to enable networking and then use:

sudo apt-get remove fglrx*

This seemed to fix things up.

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