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Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu?

I have an ATI graphics card and I want to know if it is supported and what kind of drivers should I be running to get the best features out of it. Is my card supported in Ubuntu and what drivers will ...
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How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers to work?

On Ubuntu 12.04 my Sony Vaio VPCSE with Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M worked fine with the Catalyst Control Center version 12.6. Also the switching between integrated and discrete ...
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Radeon HD 2000, 3000, 4000 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 and higher: fglrx (legacy) unsupported, what to do?

After upgrading to 12.10 quantal, the packaged version of fglrx no longer works. I discovered that this is because there is a separate 'legacy' fglrx driver for the HD 2k-4k series cards, but it is ...
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Can't install ATI proprietary drivers in 12.10

I have a laptop with ATI Radeon 6770M HD Hybrid graphics card. In Ubuntu 12.04, I installed the fglrx driver through "additional drivers" and it worked. (I can even switch GPUs). But in the new Ubuntu ...
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Why does my laptop with AMD Radeon HD 76xx graphics get overheated when using Ubuntu?

I bought a new laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 7. I love working on Ubuntu and hence installed 12.04 on my laptop. I can work on Windows for 6 hours at a stretch and feel the laptop being ...
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How to remove the “AMD Testing use only” watermark?

I've installed the latest catalyst driver (beta) following the step in this guide for Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal. My system is 64 bit and my graphic card is an ATI RadeonHD 6670, this g.c. is Officially ...
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Performance being really choppy with ATI drivers

I just updated to the latest version (11.04) yesterday, and ever since then, the system has been really choppy. I used to have 10.10 installed, and that was running smooth. Anyone also experiencing ...
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Unity does not start in Ubuntu 13.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and I cannot use Unity. I have tried the proprietary driver, both from the official sources and from AMD's website. I have also tried using the open source x.org driver,...
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Unity does not start after installing the fglrx drivers

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and at first when I go to check the system information I used to have (unknown) on the graphic card section, I used the synaptic manager and downloaded the fglrx, after that I ...
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Unity missing? Can't see top or side panels [duplicate]

I just removed some effects using ccsm, switched to the AMD proprietary driver, rebooted and after I log in, the unity panel is no longer there. If I hit the windows key or the alt key, nothing ...
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I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and there's no fglrx!

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and there's no fglrx! What happened?
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How can I disable ATI discrete graphic GPU at startup in Ubuntu 14.04 without BIOS?

I could disable ATI discrete graphics in Ubuntu 13.10 with this command: echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch But in Ubuntu 14.04 it does not work. cat /sys/kernel/debug/...
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OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. (steam) AMD DRIVER

When I start steam in a terminal, I get the following error messages charlie@SteamMPL:~$ steam rm: no se puede borrar «/home/charlie/.steam/steam»: Es un directorio rm: no se puede borrar «/home/...
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How to install Radeon Open Source Driver?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7850 card. MSI provide no Linux support, and the AMD driver gives me an Unsupported Hardware watermark that does not show up in screenshots. I uninstalled the proprietary ...
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14.10 wine and fglrx conflict

I've just updated to 14.10 from 14.04, and have come across a problem having both wine and fglrx installed The wine dependencies that are causing the problem go like this wine > wine1.6 > wine1.6-...
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How to make an xorg.conf file

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I need to make a custom xorg.conf file. By default, there is not an xorg.conf file on my system. I know what I need to write in the config, but I just don't know how ...
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How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD?

When playing high definition video (720p and 1080p) the CPU reaches 100% and freezes the image at regular intervals. According to the manufacturer this accelerator is capable of hardware acceleration ...
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Very Low Temperature Reading for graphics driver using lm-sensors

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and got the package lm-sensors. I mainly did this to monitor if my laptop was overheating. Each time I run it, it shows a very low temperature reading (the same every ...
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Two ATI radeon cards on 10.04

I would like to use two different cards from ATI on my desktop. One card is integrated with the mainboard and second is bought as a standalone VGA. Does it have any possilibity to succeed? Thanks, ...
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How can I speed up Unity with an ATI card?

I've been using Unity for two days... but all the apps and Unity itself runs very slowly I've installed Catalyst 11.4 (Ati Radeon HD 4350, 2GB RAM, Core 2 Duo @1.86 Ghz, 12 Gb Partition, 1 Gb to Swap) ...
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How do I turn off the Radeon GPU ono my HP Pavilion DM4?

I have a HP DM4 Beats Edition running Ubuntu 11.10. The HP Pavillion runs on-board Intel graphics as well as Radeon GPU. From what I have read it appears that the Radeon GPU is draining my battery ...
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At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia?

I've been using nVidia cards in Ubuntu boxes for years. The closed source drivers have been great and I've even found my way around the nvidia-settings program when I've needed to. I'm now in the ...
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No sound through HDMI out, 13.04

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my media PC, and I successfully installed Catalyst 13.4 and everything works great except I get no sound out of HDMI out. In the sound dash there are 3 options but ...
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Setting GPU fan speed using free ATI driver? [duplicate]

Is it possible to set the GPU fan speed using the default free ati driver? My card (X1900) was deprecated in the fglrx drivers a while back. The free drivers seem to work with 3D, Compiz and such, ...
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How can I get my monitor's maximum resolution without the proprietary AMD graphic driver installed?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have an AMD Radeon 5570 HD graphic card. Actually, the default open source REDWOOD drivers aren't allowing me to choose my monitor's maximum screen resolution(which is 1366 ...
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How does the fglrx package's version relate to AMD's version numbers, like Catalyst 12.3?

When I learn about a new version of AMD's graphics driver, I usually see something like "Catalyst 12.3." However, the fglrx package in Ubuntu has a version like 2:8.960-0. Are these two version ...
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How to fix error with ATI driver “Error of failed request”?

I installed the fglrx catalyst proprietary driver via this link : http://cisight.com/install-amd-radeon-hd-6470m-and-solve-overheat-on-ubuntu-1110-oneiric/ Running fglrxinfo or glxinfo | grep render ...
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What Packages/How Do I Uninstall Propriety AMD Catalyst Driver [duplicate]

How do I go back to the open source driver? I installed AMD driver following on screen instructions but have a little shaded square in bottom right hand corner that says "AMD Unsupported hardware". ...
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ATI graphics card, with gnome shell, screen flickers

After installing gnome shell, without any problem, after log in the fonts are missing and it looks like crap...nothing is readable. Don't want to make it a double post, because my issue is similar to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck on booting after installing proprietary amd graphics drivers?

Ubuntu 15.10 stuck on booting after installing proprietary amd graphics drivers ! My graphics card is amd radeon hd6570. Ps1: i'm so ungry that I've installed windows 10. Ps2: ....but I've ordered an ...
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Support on HP Pavillion g4-1004tx with Intel-AMD Hybrid Graphics

I've got a laptop with Sandy Bridge + Hybrid Graphics and I want to use linux in it. I've tried fedora 15 with no luck (the Radeon not detected but always on and runs with max performance, introducing ...
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Revert to open source graphics drivers - options greyed out 14.04

I tried switching to the proprietary AMD/ATI drivers using the Software Center > Edit > Software Sources > Additional drivers window in 14.04, which left me with a scary black-as-the-night ...
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How do I remove the FGLRX drivers after I've installed them by hand?

I installed ati-driver-installer-11-9-x86.x86_64.run downloaded from the ATI Website. However I installed the generic version instead of building a distribution specific installer. Now I have the ...
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Brightness not working on an HP Pavilion Dv6 with a ATI Radeon HD6770M

I was always unable to change my brightness since I installed Ubuntu, but I figured that installing the latest ATI driver for my graphics card would work. I did, but I still can't change the ...
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Gnome 3.2 problems in the shell

Does anyone experienced some problems in gnome 3.2 environment, like problems in the shell? How can i fix it? I have made a test, if there was some problem on graphics, but everything seems fine:
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Bad 3D Performance in Ubuntu 12.04

I already posted a question before but I didn't really get any advice/help. I'll be a bit more brief/general in hope it'll help. I have an MSI HD 7850 with the Catalyst 12.4 drivers installed. I've ...
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Fglrx causes serious bug-black screen!

I downloaded newest driver from Ati site and installed it... Now at start-up I see a black screen and message: "Your screen,graphics card,and input device settings could not be detected ...
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Set ATI/AMD GPU Fan speed with MESA Driver

My video card's (Sapphire ATi Radeon HD 3650) temperature reaches 150°C in 5 minutes and then it stops working. I installed fglrx and it works now. I can even play 3D games for 5-30 minutes. If I use ...
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How can I force fullscreen on my right screen?

I have 2 screens: 17" on left and 22" screen on right side. When I watch a movie with VLC and want to watch on full-screen on my 22" screen (the right one), I move my VLC window in right screen and ...
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How-to remove “amd unsupported hardware” without reinstalling the driver? [duplicate]

I installed driver from Additional drivers.... AMD Radeon HD 6450 My resolution is at maximum and Catalist Control Center is working but I have AMD Unsupported hardware image on the right bottom of ...
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How do I install drivers for an AMD Radeon HD 6450? [closed]

I bought new computer. The Graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6450, on Windows 7 it works fine but I try to install driver on Ubuntu, and it says that "No supported adapters detected". I downloaded the ...
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How do I remove ATI/AMD Drivers downloaded from their site? [duplicate]

I downloaded ATI drivers from AMD's site, installed, but found that they dont work with GNOME shell. Now I want to remove it. How do I do that?
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How to install a program ending in “.run” using terminal [duplicate]

I am following How to Install AMD ATI Radeon Graphics HD 6770M on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit but at step no 5. i don't know how to do it 5 - Install Catalyst driver, type the following commands on terminal: ...
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ATI 6470m & intel HD graphics 3000 drivers?

I have a Dell 15R 2nd Gen with an ATI 6470m GPU and Intel HD graphics 3000 (form the i5 processor). I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and can't get the graphics card to install. In system information it ...
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12.04 boots to black screen ATI Radeon HD 3200

After upgrading from Oneiric to Ubuntu Precise booting ends up in a black screen with no whatsoever reaction. There is a short flicker showing the login screen before turning black, during which I can ...
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Unable to boot 11.10 due to graphic driver problem with ati Radeon HD6470M o Amd A8 quad core

I have been trying to find a solution for a graphics bug with little luck so far. Has anybody found the solution to the ati radeon graphics problem? I have a laptop with Amd A8 with ati Amd Radeon ...
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How can I set up dual monitor display with ATI driver?

I have 11.10 running on a system76 laptop. without the proprietary driver i was able to set up a second monitor (samsung 19") with extended display. when i activate the proprietary driver, the only ...
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Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?

So, I managed to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04. In Ubuntu 13.04, I installed the drivers for my graphics card(AMD HD Radeon 7700 Series, I'm pretty sure it's a 7790 one and Intel HD Graphics ...
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How to re-configure graphics from Intel integrated to Intel / ATI switchable?

Minimum goal: Ability to switch between the graphic cards without drivers re-installation. Restarting computer in the process is fine. There are lots of 'how to get switchable graphics to work' ...
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How do I install the latest ATI Catalyst Video Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal?

There are other threads related to this question for Ubuntu 12.04, however THEY DO NOT APPLY TO 12.10. This is not a duplicate of another thread if the referenced thread doesn't answer the question ...