at work I'm using Ubuntu now for a while. I always try to keep the system up-to-date, so I also made the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 in October this year. In 12.04, I had some trouble making the two screens I have in front of me display the right things in a proper way. After upgrading, Ubuntu 12.10 shot my screens! The bigger one with the better resolution was just mirrored from the low-res, smaller screen, so as a matter of fact they were useless. I went to the settings and tried to fix it, but as my system doesn't have any graphics-hardware (remember, it's a simple workstation), it said that this was to large of a desktop and I should switch to the good-old 2D-GUI they used to have. BUT: it isn't there! after a short time of research I found out that they didn't keep the old 2D-Layout. And the 3D one is a troublemaker for small systems with no graphic card.
Is there any possibility to fix this problem, to reactivate the old GUI? I don't want to downgrade again 'cause I like being up-to-date, but if keeping 12.10 means working with one screen, I will have to get back.
I hope anyone can help me.
Thanks in advance,
P.S.: If you're missing any information, let me know what it is, I'll be glad to provide them as soon as I can!
lspci -nnk | grep -i VGA -A2 to the terminal and it answered:
VGA compatible controller : Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] [1002:5b60] Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Device [1002:0402] Kernel driver in use: radeon