I'm quite new to Ubuntu... Right now I'm using 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and I love it...
Except for one thing... The display driver. I want the best performance I can get from my video card (ATi Radeon HD 3600). I know, I know, it's not a powerful card, but with the Gallium driver it seems like I won't be able to play any games. And don't get me wrong, I don't want to play AAA games, I was hoping to play Team Fortress II and that kind of stuff...
Now to get to the point.
I've downloaded the latest display driver (13.1) for my card from AMD site. I've tried running the .run file in terminal, and when I chose to install the driver, a message popped out saying that one or more packages required for installation have not been found.
Then I did the following:
sudo sh (drivername).run --buildpkg Ubuntu/trusty
After that, I installed the .deb package that was generated (don't remember the command). Before the reboot, I entered
After reboot, I was not logged in my account, instead I was at the login screen. Entering my password would bring me back to the login screen, not even Guest account works.
So I had to remove the driver by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1, and then everything worked.
sudo apt-get remove fglrx
So here are some commands I tried before removing the driver (none of them worked)
sudo mv ~/.Xauthority ~/.Xauthority.backup sudo service lightdm restart sudo chown -r $USER:$USER $HOME cd /tmp sudo rm -Rf * ls -lah chown username:username .Xauthority sudo chmod a+wt /tmp dpkg-reconfigure lightdm sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup ls -l ~/.Xauthority
When I typed in ls -lah, some packages got listed, and 3 of them (all have fglrx in their names) were written in red instead of white.
Also, I'm using 64 bit Ubuntu. So if you have any other commands I can try, please let me know.