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I have a HP dv7 Pavillion with AMD/Intel hybrid graphics. The AMD is a Radeon HD 6370m, totally supported by AMD. I want to run with proprietary drivers to properly play games. I've already rigorously tried:

1) The method presented by Marian Lux here;

2) The method presented here, both usual and beta (13.6) versions;

3) The method presented here by Alexislavie, properly adapted to 13.04 version (that means, downloading the driver 13.4);

4) The first method presented here by Chris Carter, except for nomodeset configuration;

5) The second method presented there in the previous link by Nick Andrik;

6) The method presented here by Rodrigo Martins.

All of them were tested in fresh new installations of Ubuntu 13.04 (imagine how much time I've wasted reinstalling --clean-- versions of Ubuntu 13.04).

The results I get:

1) Everytime when the installation is successful and I can apply the "sudo aticonfig --initial" command (or its variants), the reboot returns me to the black screen (where it's said I'm running in "low graphics").

2) Eachtime when the installation seems not be successful (i.e., I can't apply the previous command or I simply don't do it - or even I restore the original "xorg.conf" back) I can login but the Unity is broken, and the "fglrxinfo" command also returns that there's a problem.

I would even try Ubuntu 12.04 if I were sure that those problems are related with my Ubuntu version, but I don't think so. That's why I'd appreciate your help to get those drivers properly working in Ubuntu 13.04.

[EDIT]

Just to register: I've made another --clear-- installation of Ubuntu 13.04 and tried rigorously exactly accurately... the method proposed by Rodrigo Martins. It didn't work. After rebooting, I get back to the black screen The system is running in low-graphics mode.

Thank you in advance!

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Ok, I've already seen this link, but I see no difference between the method they explain there and the ones presented above (specially the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd). Do you see any difference? Which one? Thanks. –  Tales Tomaz Jul 19 '13 at 15:43
    
What is the output of fglrxinfo? –  Rodrigo Martins Jul 26 '13 at 1:50
    
+1 because even if now this question is about an EOL release (have you had any success with 13.10?), this question should be pointed as example to newcomers... –  Rmano Mar 18 at 22:16

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Until now, the AMD proprietary drivers didn't work with Ubuntu 13.04 (graphic card Radeon 6850). But today (07 sept 13), I simply check the proprietary driver (update) in System parameters of Ubuntu, it got installed and it works ! So, it seems to have been updated.

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These are great news! What do you mean with "proprietary driver in System parameters"? Did you try to install it through "Additional drivers", is it that? –  Tales Tomaz Sep 8 '13 at 11:39
    
Unfortunately it didn't work here again. When I reboot, the Unity is broken. The command fglrxinfo returns: X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation) Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX) Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString) Serial number of failed request: 12 Current serial number in output stream: 12 –  Tales Tomaz Sep 29 '13 at 13:14
    
@TalesTomaz can you add that to your question? Each time you try something and fail add the new information to the question. –  Braiam Oct 9 '13 at 13:08

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