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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 - Black screen after login session [duplicate]

Yesterday, the system asked me if I wanted to upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04. Since that was the first time for me, I decided to proceed and ran the installation without worrying about it. After the ...
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FGLRX (Catalyst 11.6) is it compatible with kernel 2.6.39?

I have recently Installed kernel 2.6.39 and also updated the AMD driver to version 11.6, however seems like it's not working. I was hoping that with this new driver AMD had support for the new kernel, ...
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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 can I install AMD ATI Catalyst Display Driver In Ubuntu 13.10 64bit? [duplicate]

Hello I was wondering if I can install AMD Catalyst 13.1 Proprietary Linux x86 Display driver. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 64bit and the card in question is listed under the AMD Radeon HD 3000 ...
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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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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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How do I install Gallium3d Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am having horrible problems with the latest ATI Graphics Driver. I have an ATI Radeon HD 5800 and I just lost my GUI for Linux (typing this in windows at the moment). I've read about gallium3d ...
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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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System doesn't boot after amd 11.9 driver install

Im having a bit of a problem with ubuntu. I just installed amd 11.9 driver from the amd website. Now the boot is stuck at this image. How do I resolve the issue without reinstalling Ubuntu? The ...
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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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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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How to install the proprietary AMD graphic driver(fglrx) correctly via the AMD website? [duplicate]

This question currently aims to describe how to install the proprietary drivers for AMD graphic cards from the AMD website. Refer to this question for other ways to install it. Please don't get ...
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Bad Performance With Games Under Wine

I'm somewhat new to Linux. I've dabbled with it before but never more than just experimentation in a VM or dual boot where I almost always reverted back to Windows soon after (more due to a lack of ...
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"Your system is running in low-graphics mode'' on an Acer Aspire 5552 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I own a Acer Aspire 5552 laptop, which has Ubuntu on it. And now i updated it to 12.04 LTS from 11.10. ...
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Unity top bar, side bar, and window decorations missing after upgrade to 12.10

I upgraded from 12.04.1 to 12.10 via the Update Manager and the upgrade said it completed successfully, however after rebooting the Unity task bar was missing along with the launch bar and the window ...
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How to turn off ATI Radeon HD 7730M (on Dell inspiron 7520)?

I'm new to Linux, and I've just installed Ubuntu on my Dell inspiron 15R Special Edition. The ATI Radeon HD 7730M is running by default, instead of the on-board intel HD Graphics 4000. I searched as ...
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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 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 do I fix “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? First off, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a 30gb partition, the rest of my hdd is for a vista partition. The ...
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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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ATI Catalyst doesn't retain changes after reboot when setting extended display

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm trying to set up extended display for my two displays. I have an AMD 6870. fglrx and fglrx-updates are installed. When I launch amdcccle trough the terminal (using ...
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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 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 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: ...