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Just bought a Lenovo G570 with a Radeon 6370m video card. Tried both drivers recommended under "additional drivers".

The first driver failed.

Sorry, installation of this driver failed. Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log

The second driver installed, but when I restarted and went to log in again, my only options were ubuntu and ubuntu 2d. No unity. There were no panels or anything, just a menu that looks like this:

File Edit View Go Bookmarks Help

So... I opened firefox and went to ATI's page to get their latest supported driver for my card. I uninstalled the old driver, restarted and ran the installation script.

sudo chmod +x ati-some-really-long-driver-name.run
./ati-some-really-long-driver-name.run

It said it was successful, but when I restarted - still, no unity, no application dock on the left hand side of the screen, no panels. Just the menu I described above.

What gives?

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closed as too localized by Bruno Pereira Feb 29 '12 at 9:17

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Found this pretty in-depth wiki. Will try it out tomorrow morning and see how it goes... wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/… –  Rob Oct 26 '11 at 16:40
    
Question: What is wrong with not having the propriety drivers? Does it just lack 3D support and the card sits idle or what? –  Lewis Goddard Dec 21 '11 at 18:01
    
This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. I am flagging this for closure :) –  Ringtail Feb 29 '12 at 2:27

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