Questions related to graphics chips and related drivers made by AMD. Also for questions about older ATI motherboard chipsets and drivers.

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dedicated gpu doesnt work

my laptop has amd 8670m + 7620g dual gpu but only 7620g(integrated) works. how to switch to other gpu. i see it in display properties in catalyst control center but there it is listed as unknown ...
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How to properly install Ubuntu to an Aspire E5 laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire E5-551G-83LH laptop with the following specification: AMD Quad-Core Processor A8-7100 (that is an APU) AMD Radeon R7 M265 with 2 GB Dedicated VRAM 4 GB DDR3 L Memory I ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Mouse cursor flickers and disappears, unknown display in display settings

I've just installed Ubuntu using the most recent ISO from online onto my desktop Computer. I have an AMD Radeon 6770 Graphics Card. The cursor keeps flickering and disappearing on the screen. I also ...
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Screen is too small, doesn't fit into screen?

My screen model is an ASUS VG248QE and it's 1080P, 24" Monitor. The scale of the screen was perfect until I've installed the fglrx (AMD Drivers because not sure if it's the correct spelling) the ...
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Black screen after AMD driver install, tested different approaches

I have been searching the net and trying different approaches, installing different driver versions, both from software center and by different guides but after reboot I always get a black screen. ...
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Packages are broken with unmet dependencies - cannot install fglrx

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to survive, but, I can't figure this one out - hopefully it's easy! Ubuntu Software Center says: New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the ...
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How to set the discrete GPU as default Video card instead of the dedicated?

I have a MSI FX420 Laptop which I will be giving to my brother starting college as a CS. One requirement is that they should be using Linux as their OS. Now my problem is after installing Ubuntu ...
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Chromium graphics messed up after installing ATI fglrx drivers

I have been troubleshooting display problems - my computer was using default Ubuntu drivers and I finally managed to get the proprietary fglrx-update to work instead. Finally the display seems to use ...
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ATI R9 2xx's: Dual-monitors on seperate cards

I can not seem to get my second monitor recognized/running in ubuntu 14.04.02, the light is yellow and the screen off. I have tried the basics by going into the display settings but all it shows is my ...
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Why ubuntu cant see i have 2 or 3 or 4 vga?

I have a pc which i used to mine bitcoins in 2012. a few days ago i wanted to try a new program that can run on linux and can use 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 vga at the same time. I installed ubuntu, and ...
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Can't get OpenGL to work, Games crash on launch, AMD Radeon 6670, Issues with driver?

So, I got Ubuntu yesterday, and enthusiastically started to install all my linux supported steam games. Only about two of them worked, and the rest crashed instantly back to steam without error ...
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Logging into my user account sends me back to login. Xserver? [duplicate]

Solved Running sudo startx must have changed the ownership to root so ownership must be taken back. At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your credentials to login then enter ls -la and you ...
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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 > Additional drivers window in 14.04, which left me with a scary black-as-the-night screen after reboot. I ...
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E: The package fglrx-core needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Im using Ubuntu 14.10 Genome I tried to install the AMD fglrx-core driver and now I cant remove anything or install anything Sudo apt-get install -f does not work me@me:~$ sudo apt-get install -f ...
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My computer with AMD graphics showws gradients with consecutive rows of colors as a single color, instead of smoothly changing. How can I fix this?

Consider this image: I've examined the pixel contents of the image and every row of pixels (outside the white border) has an entirely different color value. This would look right on my old laptop, ...
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ATI video card trobleshooting [closed]

Need some help with video card management. Before in windows I used MSI Afterburner or RivaTuner, what can I use in Ubuntu 14.04? [Radeon HD 4870] Thx.
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Problem with graphic when booting from liveCD [duplicate]

i have laptop Lenovo ideapad z50-75 AMD version and i want to install Ubuntu on my external HDD. I setup bios to legacy mode and boot from liveCD. After boot ubuntu from liveCD i should see a window, ...
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Studio 1555 + Ubuntu drivers [duplicate]

I have Dell Studio 1555. I want to install Ubuntu. I have downloaded Ubuntu latest version(Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) with 32 bit. there was an option with 64 bit (recommended). First question, Which ...
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Where can I find a Ubuntu 14.04 video driver for the Dell ATI 128MB Radeon x300 se card?

I tried Dell's official support site and the option box listed for the Ubuntu OS was greyed out. I know this is a legacy card. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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(Ubuntu 14.10) Can't wake up after suspend (AMD Radeon videocard)

Apparently the problem with AMD video card is quite usual... It's a Packard Bell Easynote LE69KB laptop. Lubuntu 14.10 VIdeo card AMD Radeon HD 8330. I've tried to install the proprietary Catalyst ...
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Which AMD drivers to install for crossfire 5770s? I use FAH alot

I was just wondering if there were any good AMD graphics drivers that won't kill my system performance and allow me to use Protein folding @ home from Standford school of medicine? I tried the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not using ATI Radeon HD 3450, instead using Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)

I recently installed a ATI Radeon HD3450 on my desktop. When I ran LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo part of my output is as following name of display: :0.0 libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI3 ...
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Visual glitch/bugs on desktop

Today I was going to install Ubuntu 14.04.1. First I tried to run ubuntu without installing. After some time the Ubuntu started, but with visual bugs: As you can see there is some kind of problem ...
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Problem installing video driver in Ubuntu 14.10

I tried all possibilities that I found on the Internet to install drivers, but all I get is blank screen, errors and errors, I'm new to Ubuntu and don`t know very much, I used windows 7, now wanted to ...
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Monitor disconnected when screens go black

Since short I have a new 4K monitor connected to my AMD R9 280x on Xubuntu 14.04 via DisplayPort. I have a second monitor connected to the computer as well via HDMI. What I'm observing is that when ...
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FailsafeX fails: no screens found

Following are the steps I have taken previously in this attempt to install AMD Catalyst on a AMD/Intel hybrid system. I have since tried to revert everything to normal, uninstalling all ati and fglrx ...
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HP Pavilion x360 amd a8 100% cpu load

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on hp laptop with AMD a8 apu on board. After that I,ve intalled proprietary driver fglrx, that was offered by ubuntu. At first all works well. But if I try to do something ...
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Screen problems - Ubuntu 14.04, Radeon HD 4850, Gallium drivers and 50 inch TV

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, Radeon HD 4850, using Gallium drivers and a 50" Panasonic TV for display attached to graphic cards HDMI output, but I can not get the desktop 100% inside the display ...
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Open source driver performance for Radeon HD 4870 vs legacy driver?

I have attempted to do a little benchmarking, but am running into a couple issues with the Legacy driver that have given me pause and realized that perhaps I should ask the question before bending ...
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ATI and HDMI video problem

I have a HDMI desktop PC and the HDMI video image appears with horizontal line from the middle of the television screen down: I tried the AMD/ATI open driver, fglrx-update and fglrx. My ubuntu ...
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version.h does not show up after headers installation

I am trying to install catalyst drivers by rodeon and I fail because /lib/modules/3.13.0-45-generic/build/include/linux/version.h is missing. I tried following similar questions to find that I need to ...
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Monitors lose position in multihead setup in 14.10?

I'm experiencing an issue with Kubuntu 14.10 where after I set the monitor position and reboot, the position is again lost each time. This is being set via System Settings -> Display Configuration. ...
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fglrx is not installed

This question was asked here fglrx doesn't seem to be installed, but no solution was given. I have the exact same issue, and I was wondering if any solution is available. The interesting thing ...
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Probem installing ATi proprientary driver on Lenovo laptop

I'm currently trying to install ATi's proprientary drivers in order to try and play some games on Ubuntu.I downloaded the official driver from ATi's webside and than followed THIS guide in order to ...
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ATI Eyefinity vs Nvidia SLI 3-monitor span for gaming [duplicate]

I'm going to be building a computer for iRacing/gaming, and I'd like to use Ubuntu. I'm wondering which card vendor has the best support for a 3-monitor setup that would treat the 3 monitors as one ...
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Dual Screen / Dual GFX card issue

I recently added an additional video card (Radeon HD 6450) to my system and instead of improving the response time its worse than before. On the 1 GB card the video display is very laggy, on the ...
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Is Ubuntu wrong for an HTPC or is it just wrong altogether? [closed]

This is my story and I'm stickin' to it Last year I built a Home Theater PC (HTPC) with an AMD A6-6400K processor. It has a built in GPU, just two other Intel systems in the household. I installed ...
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My computer is unexpected slow

I was of the opinion that ubuntu is a bit lighter then windows 7. I did first install with disk encryption, the system crashed a lot, and when I tried to update the graphic card driver AMD/ATI system ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers Dual Head Setup Failure

I have an odd problem, which I think I at least have well described. First, I'll describe what I want to do: I want to run two monitors on my desktop PC, I want to drag windows between the monitors, ...
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After using another amd card PC won't boot throwing exceptions in Xorg.0.log

I wanted to test my second AMD card that I have (270X Gigabyte) instead of my current (280X Gigabyte) and after plugging it in the PCIE port and powering on the machine I got a 'blinking beacon' and ...
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Ati Radeon RS690 Flickering

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Toshiba Satellite A210 Laptop The Graphic chipset is ATI RADEON R690. I have a gentle but fastidious flickering, you can see in this youtube video: ...
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Update 12.04 to 14.04 freezes on logo

Updated Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 the other day: dist-upgrade went fine. On the restart it froze on the logo. (login screen sound came, but no change to login screen.) I have tried entering the GRUB boot ...
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wine and fglrx problem

i have a problem with installing the AMD drivers for my graphic card. I know it's because of Wine. Because when i installed wine it says that i must unintall the fglrx driver/package. but i don't want ...
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ELEFCLASS error steam radeon card

i have problem whit my steam i have a x86_x64 kernel 3.16.7.4-1 an my CSS CounterStrike Source dont start i have also try Sanctum 2 works very good for me sorry for my bad english i know its not the ...
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System restarts whenever ethernet cable is connected (and system is not connected to power source)

I have a strange problem with my Ubuntu 14.04 system. If my laptop is not connected to a power source, and I plug in my ethernet cable, the system restarts. It's an AMD processor with ATI radeon ...
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lenovo g50-45 amd a8 apu graphics driver installation problem

i am new to Linux and i was using windows 8.1 and now switched to Ubuntu latest ,, i am not able to install catalyst drivers i tried many you-tube tutorials and couldn't successfully install ,,and i ...
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How can I improve my game performance on Wine?

After downloading Ubuntu 14.10, I decided to download Steam using wine so I could play a couple of new games that I brought (Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim). The installations were successful, however ...
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Two Monitors, login does not show up - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to use Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC. I have two monitors and an ATI Radeon HD 4770 Video Card. The thing is, after installing Ubuntu, and after reboot, the login screen does not show up, and the ...
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Multi-monitor on amd drivers

I have a 280x in my pc and 2 monitors connected to it and I had multi-monitory setup working on it by now it does not seem to start. In amd drivers center I keep getting this: The current ...