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To begin with - I've searched other questions with no luck.

So: I've got a 12.10 and trying to set ATI drivers using this tutorial.

After installing and rebooting I've got a blank desktop and used this:

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx*

to get back, but nothing happened! I'm stuck with this empty desktop.

What can I do to get back to open source drivers?

lspci -vvnn | grep VGA tells me that I have Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 series card.

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marked as duplicate by Web-E, Eric Carvalho, hhlp, con-f-use, Stephen Myall Mar 9 '13 at 13:43

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I'd try the AMD web site direct.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/legacy/Pages/legacy-radeon_linux.aspx

Every time they update the Kernel you have to re install the drivers. It's a pain. But running their drivers means you simply run their package and its pretty much one step process.

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nope. used this: askubuntu.com/questions/124292/… but 13.1 lecagy driver. still the same –  k102 Mar 9 '13 at 8:38
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