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Ubuntu mirroring two monitors but only detecting one

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS install that I want to use two monitors with. The monitors are identical Dell U2312HM 23" that I am connecting with a VGA and a DVI cable to a Sapphire Radeon HD6450. ...
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Ati x300 drivers on ubuntu 13.04 - poor video performance

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on Lenovo T43 laptop. The resolution is OK, but the 2d video performance is terrible. I need a decent 2d performance and no 3d. I see the driver for the ati x300 video card ...
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Displaying at 1080i instead of 1080p

I am trying to get my display working at 1080p instead of 1080i, I have no problem with this on my xbox or in windows 7 and I can sort of put together a solution that is already on this website. I am ...
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HD5450 “This driver is actived but currently not in use”

I don't understand why I can't find the answer to the simple question of how to get a driver status changed from "Activated but currently not in use" to in use. Install directions are not what I am ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 have video drivers for Nvidia Quadro or AMD Firepro GPU's?

I was building a Workstation for video production and I wanted to use ether a AMD Firepro Or Nvidia Quadro Graphics Card. I am very much a fan of Ubuntu and I was wondering if 12.04 supported any of ...
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Dual screen configuration (twin screens) flickering on Catalyst Ubuntu 13.04

I installed Catalyst using this guide How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers to work? and got flickering screen after choosing Extended mode. Before changing location of displays using xranrd ...
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HP Pavillion AMD Radeon 4250 Problem

i have the amd mobility radeon hd 4250 graphics card and i am running ubuntu 12.04 now it will install my graphics card either via the command line or by going to the amd website and downloading it i ...
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Videos are not playing properly

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop having ati amd radeon graphics card.But in Ubuntu I experience lots of trouble like the videos are not playing flawlessly. sometimes it stucks. I used every ...
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How to get AMD graphics card working on kernel 3.10.x?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.04_x64 on my Sony Vaio SVE171E13L. The notebook has an AMD Radeon HD7650M graphics card. Up until now, I've been using the AMD proprietary driver (AMD Catalyst 13.4). After ...
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Which drivers should I install?

i'm currently using Catalyst 13.4 on Dell 1749 i3 (GPU: ATI5650) but last time I saw in the window of "Sotware and Updates", that there are new: I checked them out. I used early Catalyst 13.4 and ...
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How to enable hardware acceleration with the Radeon HD 7870?

Any idea on how to do this? The open source driver does not do this, and the 2 propriety drivers (fglrx and fglrx-updates) both cause my computer to refuse to boot up. The output of ...
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Graphical interface (UI) wont load on ubuntu 12.04 after install

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box. I cannot get the graphical interface to load only the terminal. The terminal comes up and i login but it stays on the terminal. I have tried the ...
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ATI driver installation failed

I tried to install the driver for my ATI Radeon HD 4330 graphics card from the AMD website. I have Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP laptop. After reboot I don't have the launcher and the borders of the windows. ...
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Black screen of death after reboot during isntallation of Ubuntu 12.04 - x64 AMD and ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT

I have been cracking my head over this for two days now. My procedure is as follows: I run the live CD from a pendrive Choose to install Ubuntu turn the internet connection ON and OFF during ...
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How do I install Catalyst drivers for ATI Mobillity Radeon X1400 in 12.04?

I'm trying to install drivers in Ubuntu 12.04 for my ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 and haven't worked out how to yet. I'm not new to Ubuntu but now that I want to play TF2 on it I need Catalyst. Can ...
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Fan turns on full blast after resuming from suspend - Sony Vaio w/ Ubuntu 12.04

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop: Sony E-Series SVE14A37CDH. Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series Hybrid GPU. I installed the proprietary AMD Catalyst drivers from: ...
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No games work at all

So far I have tried downloading Steam and even Tux Racer, and nothing will run. It seems like it's a driver issue. I ran lspci -v in the terminal, and this is what popped up for my graphics card: ...
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Ubuntu 13,04 AMD processor overheating

Hi I have an Asus Eee PC seashell series 1215B with an AMD E-350 Processor (2CPUs)-1.6GHz, and after installing Ubuntu 13.04 it keeps getting hot to the point that the laptop turns off alone. I do not ...
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how to un-install a special driver/kernel in 13.04

I have tried to install a special ATI driver using a method described in http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/to-do-list-after-installing-ubuntu-13-04-aka-raring-ringtail-operating-system/ ...
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ATI x1400 12.04 OS cannot see that it is a sepparate video card

Ubuntu not only can NOT see that it is not a "vga compatible device" but when trying to install propietary drivers, AMD installer asks to use the --iscurrentdistro (cant find in google how to use this ...
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How do I set my resolution to 1680x1050 on my machine?

xrandr shows: stel@stel-desktop:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1400 x 1050, maximum 1600 x 1600 DFP1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) DFP2 disconnected (normal ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager fails to install upates (Version 12.04 LTS)

I am known about Ubuntu for quite a while but only a couple of months ago I started using it more often as my secondary OS. Anyway, my problem is that the update manager keeps failing to install the ...
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Brightness adjustment crashes 13.04

I'm using ubuntu 13.04 64 bit on a Dell Studio 1558 with a ATI/AMD 5400 series graphics card running the AMD 13.4 graphics drivers and sometimes when I try to adjust the screen brightness, the entire ...
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Disable dedicated video card without installing drivers

So, Ubuntu doesn't come with drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 5650 (mobility), and I tried about 3 different drivers, and all failed. My question is, can I just disable my ATI video card and use the ...
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Unable to install drivers

Same problem as many times before. However, this time my problem is that i am unable to start the installation in Terminal. I have done all the preparations to install the drivers, extractions etc ...
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Open Source driver hybrid card AMD Radeon HD 7730

I have been working on my gpu switching system for a while. I have recently decided to stick with the open source driver. Those drivers were taken from the repo of Xorg edgers. OK, i have followed all ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity High Resource Usage

When I'm trying to switch windows by clicking on the icon in the Unity bar, it shows up the open windows and I can click on the one I want to switch to. But when I do that, my computer hangs up, for ...
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What drivers do I need? How do I install them?

I have been trying for quite some time to install AMD-drivers to my Ubuntu 13.04 computer. A lot of try-and-fail have been done and a lot of tutorials have been read, and a lot of questions have been ...
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Which installer will install ubuntu on an AMD E450 APU with Radeon 2 GB RAM on samsung machine

I want to install Ubuntu to install Oracle database for learning purpose. I have Samsung machine with AMD E450 APU with Radeon 2 GB Ram.
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Can't get second monitor to work: Raedon HD 7470

I'm getting confused about why it wont work. We have a Dell partner, and we asked specifically for dual monitor (*they sold us two monitors at the same time!). I knew Ubuntu support would be ok,, but ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 crash after a while (Black Screen)

I have an Inspiron 7520. I got an AMD Radeon HD 7730m 2go with a Intel HD 4000 running on Open Source driver updated from X-edgers repository. I got also a I7 2.4ghz overclocking to 3.1ghz. The ...
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Propertiary driver ATI Mobility radeon HD2600

I have got Ati Mobility radeon ,open source driver and Gallium 0.4 on RV 630. This open source driver is not powerful. I downloaded driver from AMD web page and at the beginning of the installation I ...
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AMD Mobility Radeon FGLRX will not work

I have a big issue here I have a AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250 and when install the fglrx and i reboot it wont show the whole unity desktop like no launcher and no upper bar, i have ubuntu ...
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Unity doesn't load

Before this, all was alright then I was installing ATI/AMD drivers to have HDMI sound in my TV, all was installing fine but then I restart my computer and Unity was gone: menu, bar, and all that ...
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How can I fix this graphical error?

I have a Radeon HD 4670 and when I log in the first time to my machine after boot / reboot, I always encounter this picture for a few seconds until everything loads up: I don't think it's my card's ...
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Water Cooler fan control with Ubuntu 12.04

Phenom X4 965 3.4ghz 4gb RAM ATI Radeon HD 6870 1gb Water Cooler Corsair After fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, my water coller was ever enable and run so fast. I can't disable or control it. I ...
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Will the MSI R7770 work on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm doing my first build and have Ubuntu 12.04 successfully up and running. I've been reading a lot that there are issues trying to use a graphics card, specifically AMD. How do I go about installing ...
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Dual Screen misery, unable to install nvidia without crashing unity and turning machine into brick

I am currently on Ubuntu 12.10 and have tried and FAILED to install a graphics card to run a dual screen. I am currently running the following graphics card, Intel Mobile Series 4. The machine is a ...
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ATI Mobility Radion 4650 drivers on Ubuntu 13.04

Hi I just updated from 12.04 to 13.1 and the first thing I did was try and install the official ATI drivers from there site. After downloading while installing the drivers I get a message that says ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 detects only 2 out of 4 cores

I have just installed and updated ubuntu desktop 13.04 64-bit (3.8.0-19-generic ). I have AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor with 4 cores, but the cpuinfo shows only 2 cores avaible. How can I enable ...
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ATI card (Radeon HD 5850) forced screensaver settings

I just installed an ATI graphics (Radeon HD 5850) to my desktop swapping my nVidia GTS250. I noticed it turns off the output if idle for 2 minutes, Even if I was running a video! unless the ...
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How to reduce brightness for sony vaio with 7650 HD

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony Vaio laptop. The brightness functions keys don't change the brightness. When I try to change the brightness I can see the levels going up and down in the ...
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AMD driver 13.4 error in ubuntu 12.04

i'm using ubuntu 12.04 and amd 6470M (laptop), i install lastest amd driver on my ubuntu (amd 13.4) but i can't decrease or increase display bridgness, i check in detail (on system setting) and i see ...
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ATI Drivers prevent Ubuntu from booting on other computers with other graphics cards

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (final release) installed on an USB 3.0 external hard drive. The goal is to be able to use it on any computer with a USB 3.0 port. I have successfuly installed the ...
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Gdm3 doesn't start after installing ATI d

I have just installed some graphics drivers on my Debian 6. I used sgfxi script which generated /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and installed ATI drivers. After installation which was succeeded I couldn't ...
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problems with slow pocessor laptop

There is something that bothers me a lot a it-s that: I have an Compaq Presario CQ43 172LA, this PC works with an 1.5GHZ AMD E/240 and AMD HD 6310 APU and 1.6 DDR3 ram memory. By default it came with ...
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Do I have to uninstall NVIDIA drivers before replacing with an AMD GPU?

Here is the setup: Old Intel motherboard (DG33FB) with PCI-X 1.0 2 GB DDR2 system memory 580 W PSU Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz Here are the observations*: I had thought there was no POST or BIOS ...
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New computer boot/live usb issue Ubuntu 12.10

built a new computer yesterday and the specs are as follows: AMD A6 5400k process with AMD Radeon HD7540D graphics (built-in) FM2-A75IA-E53 mobo 8GB Crucial RAM I can install and run Ubuntu 12.04. ...
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Minecraft server in ubuntu 12.10

I've been living in a hotel do to a house fire. I have just tried to setup a server for some of my friends to connect and it doens't seem to work. I port forwarded the port 27015 and set that in the ...
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How to setup a Radeon 4000+?

I am really adamant to get Linux running all my games, and I want to make the move to Ubuntu. However, due to the lack of Driver support for both sound and Graphics Cards, I am stuck with Windows.... ...