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a few days ago I done the latest patch update on my 12.04 which broke 2 items (Network and Graphics). The Network is fixed by rolling back, but the graphics has me stumped.

System Settings -> Details 
- Driver     (BLANK - Nothing)
- Experience Standard

lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 VGA
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS780L [Radeon 3000] [1002:9616]
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8388]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    Kernel modules: radeon

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Error: GLX is not available on the system

Xorg.0.log extract appears to load driver ok
[    25.989] (II) RADEON(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen     section
        "Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
[    25.989] (==) RADEON(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[    25.989] (II) RADEON(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
[    25.989] (==) RADEON(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[    25.989] (==) RADEON(0): RGB weight 888
[    25.989] (II) RADEON(0): Using 8 bits per RGB (8 bit DAC)
[    25.989] (--) RADEON(0): Chipset: "ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics" (ChipID =     0x9616)
[    25.989] (II) RADEON(0): PCI card detected
[    25.989] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    25.989] drmOpenDevice: open result is 9, (OK)
[    25.989] drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:01:05.0
[    25.989] drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
[    25.989] drmOpenDevice: open result is 9, (OK)


 glxinfo 
name of display: :0
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig

Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".

Running on a M5A78L-M/USB3 board with integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 GPU

From other threads I have repeatedly re-run these steps. the last time it worked

  1. removed fglx* packages

    1. sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
    2. sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev* xorg-driver-fglrx
  2. removed Navida packages

    1. sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*
  3. reinstalled xorg

    1. sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon
    2. sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati
    3. sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
    4. sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
  4. logged out and logged in under Unity

Now getting glxinfo name of display: :0 display: :0 screen: 0 direct rendering: Yes server glx vendor string: SGI server glx version string: 1.4

and /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4

Not software rendered: yes Not blacklisted: yes GLX fbconfig: yes GLX texture from pixmap: yes GL npot or rect textures: yes GL vertex program: yes GL fragment program: yes GL vertex buffer object: yes GL framebuffer object: yes GL version is 1.4+: yes

Unity 3D supported: yes

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closed as off-topic by karel, chaskes, Braiam, Eric Carvalho, belacq May 2 at 19:51

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fixed after many hours, by re-running the same commands one last time. frustrating to say the least. However now the wireless network is re-broken so that will keep me busy again! –  user276430 May 1 at 15:32

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