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I am using a Toshiba Satellite notebook with Xubuntu 12.10 x86_64. Just now, I installed the fglrx package to be able to use the propriety drivers for my graphics card. However, once I rebooted after installing the package, Xubuntu fails to load.

The loading screen (Xubuntu logo; left-right moving bar) appears for a few seconds before the screen turns black and a log of a bunch of daemons starting appears. I press ALT + F4 to log in to a terminal, but when I try starting Xubuntu by running startx, I get this error at the end:

Loading extension GLX
(WW) fglrx: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0@0:1:1) found
SetVBEMode failed

Fatal server error:
no screens found
Please consult The X.Org Foundation support
 for help.
Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error

I am stumped and I don't know what to do to solve this issue, and still be able to use the proprietary drivers.

If it helps, I found this:

$ sudo aticonfig --list-adapters
* 0.00:01.0 AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics

Can anyone help me solve the issue? Thanks.

Edit: Here is my /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

Edit2: I can manage to start X without the driver by disabling it (sudo jockey-text -d kmod:fglrx) but I still want to solve the issue and be able to use the proprietary drivers.

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First...don't apt-get install fglrx. Use jockey/jockey-gtk. There are reports that it works when it is installed correctly: – RobotHumans Jan 12 '13 at 1:19
There have been a few with problems installing fglrx in 12.10, many have had to install linux headers first sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic. Before installing fglrx. Your issue looks a little different but it can't harm – Chris Carter Jan 13 '13 at 20:37
You could try the solution outlined here; – DrA7 Feb 24 '13 at 23:12

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