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I installed ATI Radeon HD 3650 on Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit using following commands:

cd lib/3.5.0-17-generic/kernel/drivers
unzip *.zip
chmod +x *.run
sudo ./*.run

but after restarting the system, I saw a change in resolution in the login page, and also the desktop didn't load the icons and menu bar after logging in. Actually after logging in, I just have a desktop with nothing but the background wallpaper. How can I fix this?

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marked as duplicate by Luis Alvarado Jun 12 '13 at 17:25

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.… (where i learned to install the driver) – tsepehr Jun 9 '13 at 14:08
it was not supposed to be "lib/3.5.0-17-generic/kernel/drivers" but folder called "driver" that you were supposed to create yourself and then move the run file there (it was very bad explanation). Plus you were possibly given bad advice. Why did you have to download the driver? Did "Additional drivers" tab suggest proprietary drivers or not? – Tanel Mae Jun 9 '13 at 14:18
you should be able to get to command line if you press "Ctrl + Alt + F3". To uninstall the driver: "cd /usr/share/ati/" and "sudo ./" - not sure if the uninstall script is still located there but lets hope so. – Tanel Mae Jun 9 '13 at 14:30
Ok , thanks. the installed one linux is no more important to me , i'm gonna install it again , but , would you please tell me how to install the driver step by step , using .run file or anything else ? – tsepehr Jun 9 '13 at 14:55
Plus , i need to install the driver because many times i had problem of low graphic and in ubuntu ask i found out i have to install the driver . – tsepehr Jun 9 '13 at 15:05
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I'm going to answer the same as this recent question: What drivers do I need? How do I install them?

The problem is that the latest fglrx drivers doesn't support 2XXX - 4XXX graphic cards models. Then, the only way I found that may makes the driver working is using fglrx-legacy from this repository:

The command line steps are these:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:makson96/fglrx
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install fglrx-legacy

Although, you can install it manually using the official package:

If you want to install them with the package from AMD (recommended), you can use this guide: What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx)?

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i actually downloaded file from :… and i installed it the way i said , but the problem may be something else ... – tsepehr Jun 9 '13 at 14:57
Did you do sudo aticonfig --initial before install? – Leo Jun 9 '13 at 14:59
no :-? did i have to do it before install the driver ? does it really work before installing ? would you please tell me how to install the driver step by step , using .run file or anything else ? thanks – tsepehr Jun 9 '13 at 15:01
Sorry, after installing the driver, my bad. – Leo Jun 9 '13 at 15:02
No problem no , i didn't . do you think it will work if i do it now ? was the way i installed it right ? – tsepehr Jun 9 '13 at 15:04

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