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Launching some programs turns monitor off and on (like for a resolution change)

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and one of the first things I noticed is that the monitor often behaves like it was changing the resolution (a clack sound, black screen, another clack, screen is ...
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Fixing Compiz windows bleeding effect after snapping windows

I have a slight problem with windows bleeding and not showing up right on Ubuntu 14.10. When I snap a window to be fullscreen, i.e. Google Chrome, there is a bleeding effect that happens and moves ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 i386 boot hang after installation but fix by using live USB's initrd.lz

Linux newbie here, and would like some support from the community for a boot problem I am seeing. I recently put Ubuntu 14.04.2 (i386) on a AMD Kabini AM1 5350 CPU + Gigabyte AM1M-S2H mobo using live ...
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Can't Adjust Brightness In ASUS X401U

i have a problem with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it on my ASUS X401U and i can't adjust the screen brightness trough the Fn. key or system setting. i have tried some way like edit the grub file. but ...
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Frequent Xorg crashes with Radeon R9 280X

My system has been running fine with the abovementioned card on Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 for about 2 months. After performing a full reinstall of Ubuntu (to 14.04 again), I have been encountering X.org ...
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Graphical glitches after updating 14.10 to 15.04

I have a Radeon HD 7800 series card, after updating to 15.04 I am getting random graphical glitches: Not a screenshot because it didn't capture the issue. For whatever reason, this game was ...
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Laptop Screen Flashing

i own a hp dv6-3080br laptop and its always been a pain in the ass to use with linux, the most stable system i could get running on it was ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.13. i recently updated it to 14.10 ...
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AMD Graphics with Multiple Monitors

I have two graphics cards in my computer and I'm having trouble getting them to play nicely with my 4 monitors. Before upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 from 14.10, I had all 4 working together nicely, though ...
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How to install open-source Radeon Mobility drivers? [on hold]

I'm using Elementary OS. fglrx drivers don't work. I would like to install drivers that are being used by default in Ubuntu. Would love to have some help with that! (Lenovo y560, ATI HD5730, Version: ...
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After upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 compiz slows the system down

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04, and not only was dual monitor capability lost, but compiz seemed to make the CPU run at 80% despite there was nothing running. I installed the compiz editor and tried ...
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Best desktop graphics card that can use open source drivers?

I know this has probably been asked somewhere before but things are always changing and being updated. So I want to ask again now. What is the best (performance-wise) desktop graphics card that can ...
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Blank screen on resume (radeon card): solved?

This is an old problem: sometimes disappears, sometimes returns. I have a notebook with an ATI RADEON HD6320. Using the opensource driver, everything works fine, except the resume after suspend: the ...
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Installing fglrx on Xubuntu 14.04 won't work in any way [duplicate]

I cannot seem to install the ATI driver on Xubuntu 14.04.2. When trying to run sudo apt-get install fglrx or sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates I get the follwing error message: The following ...
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Ubuntu, old monitor and ATI Radeon HD3850 - unknown display, low resolution

I have an ATI Radeon HD3850 graphics card and this monitor: http://www.engadget.com/products/philips/170s/specs/. Ubuntu will not show the correct resolution (1280 x 1024), but will show the max is ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with AMD

Having upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 my AMD graphics were still working but going to TTY, reset or shutdown would result in a freeze. The logs gave no real clues as to what is going on. What I found ...
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Steam problems in Ubuntu 15.04 x64

Steam doesn't want to run in ubuntu 15.04. I have an ati graphics card (7870xt). I tried installing steam first and the proprietary drivers afterwards, and vice versa, removing steam files from ...
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The system is running in low graphics mode 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm running an old CES mainboard w/ 1 gig ram and an AMD Athlon 1700 processor, WD 160 GB HD. I have the board drivers on disk. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and don't know what to do at this point. ...
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Enabling 3d acceleration in OS AMD/ATI driver

Need help from the community enabling 3D acceleration on an AMD/ATI HD6450 graphics card driven by the Open Source Radeon driver. It may help to know that this card replaced an 275GTX NVidia, ...
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So I am watching MLB.TV

I noticed it was beautiful smooth picture when not using full screen, but in full screen I must be getting almost 11 frames a second.... maybe less. I searched for other issues similar (like ...
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“Your system is running in low graphics mode” error

I'm quite new to ubuntu. I recently downloaded pycharm for python development. The fonts on the pycharm editor looked broken, so I was googling for a fix. I stumbled upon this stackoverflow thread and ...
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Reducing clock frequency for AMD Fx 9590 from Ubuntu

I have an AMD Fx 9590 cpu, which to say the least is unstable and hot. For windows, AMD has provided a software using which I can reduce the clock speed for the processor, which makes it more stable ...
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ubuntu 14.02 lts never boots the same way and same number of screens

It is crazy, my ubuntu 14.02 LTS never starts the same way,,,,in a such a way, It seems it is teasing me on purpose lol. I have a dual boot on 2 separate hard drives. At starting, it asks which OS we ...
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Screen resolution stuck at 640x480 after upgrade

I just installed the updates (sudo aptitude upgrade, not dist-upgrade!) on a computer that is usually not connected to the internet. It uses Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (trusty) with an ATI Radeon HD 6550D ...
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The X-server is not running

I have a blackscreen. System: Ubuntu 14.04 Card: Radeon HD 5670 I used open-source drivers: OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.6.0-devel (git-c015008 2015-04-20 trusty-oibaf-ppa) OpenGL ...
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How do I update AMD video drivers?

I have a laptop that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a little while back. I do not know the full specs, mainly because this laptop is five or six years old and was originally my dad's. I want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Trusty with two gpu cards, desktop on wrong screen

I have a fresh install dualbooot, first I installed windows 7, then ubuntu trusty desktop 14.04.2., then I was able to get amd catalyst 14.9 for linux x64 working. When doing this with both my amd r9 ...
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Trusty: Flickering problem with xorg opensource driver on ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]

Last week I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and since then I'm experiencing strange short horizontal flicker. It's hard to describe so here is a video of it and this is my current setup: lspci ...
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Lenovo G50-45 GFX recognition issue

I own the above mentioned laptop. I was running Win 8.1 x64 OEM on it up until recently when I decided to go back to Ubuntu. The problem is on Windows with latest drivers it nicely detected, that I ...
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No Synaptics Touchpad Drivers

So in an attempt to install the fglrx-updates package I somehow managed to disable my touchpad. I've gone through all the things I can think of. I tried reinstalling the xorg drivers via: sudo ...
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Problems getting 2 Video cards working

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14. my system is fairly old.. Motherboard is d925xbc with p4 CPU. I have an ATI video card that runs two monitors no problem. I wanted to try getting 3 monitor to work but ...
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Why interface lags a lot when writing to disk and try play games

Ubuntu 14.10 with open drivers (not tested with catalyst) lag when I write data to external USB disk. And if I run Team Fortress 2 the interface lag hard - some mouse movements ignored, keyboard ...
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Modprobe Error after Switching to AMD graphics card from NVIDIA

I have recently received a newer AMD graphics card to replace my older NVIDIA card on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. First I purged all the NVIDIA and CUDA related files. sudo apt-get purge cuda* nvidia-* ...
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Screen resolution not recongized, drivers not working

For no apparent reason after restarting my laptop the screen resolution which was a native 1920x1080p on my Samsung Syncmaster went down to 1400x1050p. I checked "Displays" in my system settings and ...
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Amd Hd6750 driver not working 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...
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My ubuntu (14.04.02 LTS) doen't recognize my graphic card

I installed linux Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 64 bit on my computer. I have sapphire radeon r7 265 graphics card and I tried to install the latest drivers following this guide (Installing via the command ...
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Problem with “suspend”

A few months ago I bought a Dell PowerEdge T320 (Intel Xeon E5-2403) which came with Windows Server 2012. I removed that and installed Ubuntu. But in Ubuntu when I try to put the system to suspend, it ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...
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Ubuntu freezes again and again

I have purchased a new HP laptop with AMD processor and Radeon graphics (Processor - AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics × 4 Graphic Card - Gallium 0.4 on AMD MULLINS). I've decided to install ...
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Installing hd6750m driver ubuntu 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...
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Audio doesn't work in HDMI in Lubuntu 14.04

I already created an asoundrc file. This is what the file looks like: pcm.!default { type hw card 0 } and audio still does not go through HDMI to my HDTV. I am sure that the TV doesn't have a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64(AMD) First time isntall FROZEN after login

I'm here because everything I searched online as a fix will not fix this I'm a new ubuntu user or at least trying to this was my first time ever downloading ubuntu, I installed ubuntu 14.04 64 AMD ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 randomly freezes - have to restart lightdm through TTY

I have Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit installed on my HP Evny DV6-7213nr laptop on the old Recovery Partition, no WUBI. I have the latest ATI Catalyst Omega 14.12 drivers installed and everything works great, ...
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GPU overheating 133 celsius

Recently had to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04. After first restart display keeps shutting down. Checked temp of gpu it was 133 celsius! It's an amd radeon HD2600XT. Software center displays no proprietary ...
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AMD Radeon HD 6730M/6770M/7690M XT driver on 14.04.2

My laptop is Asus K43SA with Intel Core i5 and AMD Radeon HD 6730M (1GB). As title says I can't properly install the graphic driver on Ubuntu 14.04.2, since I'm new to Ubuntu. I have searched a lot ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Amd Catalyst drivers installation [duplicate]

Following this guide I'm trying to get AMD Catalyst drivers installed using this command: sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle But I'm getting... kayl669@kayl669-pc:/usr/share/ati$ sudo ...
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Multiseat with Radeon HD 6450/7450/8450 / R5 230 graphics card in Ubuntu 14.04

trying to create a multiseat as per https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiseatTeam/Instructions with "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos [Radeon HD 6450/7450/8450 ...
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Low Graphics Mode Error after clean 14.04.2 LTS installation

I know this thread seems like a duplicate, and maybe it is, but I've tried to figure this out using other related posts, but with no success. A couple of days ago I decided to install Ubuntu on my ...
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switch from ati to intel using opensource driver

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 in a HP Pavilion dv6 3049tx with a Radeon HD 5650 and a Intel graphics (Switchable Graphics). I wish to use my Intel Graphics while using the Open source driver. How do ...
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OpenGL Error Steam Ubuntu 14.10

It seems now, that after installing 14.10, and Steam shortly after the updates and drivers installed, I get a pop-up that explains an OpenGL rendering error that may cause performance issues. I have ...
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Distorted graphics resolution after updating quiet splash in Linux boot

I am facing this issue where the graphics resolution on my Laptop has gone worse after Ubuntu install. The problem crept up after I updated my grub to have a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7. I was ...