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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.... ...
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Laptop fan always on in Ubuntu 12.10?

I have dual booted Ubuntu 12.10 with Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15r 3rd gen laptop. In Windows I have absolutely no problem with fan. But when I boot into Ubuntu after about a min the fan speed ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 i have removed lightdm

My problem began when I have restarted my laptop after I have installed a new GUI, I have Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI mobility HD 5470, but all was fine and working good. On my Ultimate Edition 3.4 I have ...
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Problem installing ATI driver 13.3 beta on Ubuntu Precise 12.04

OS: Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS 64 bit Kernel : 3.5.0-27-generic Header files: dpkg -s linux-headers-$(uname -r) Package: linux-headers-3.5.0-27-generic Status: install ok installed deb ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 flickering with AMD Radeon HD 6625M

I let my the software update update the kernel. but when it restarted, it started to flicker and flash the screen. I can only hear the login screen sound. I can restore this by selecting the old ...
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Hardware compatibility?

I am running Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion g6-1225sm (2nd generation Intel Core i5-2450M processor 2.4GHz, Radeon HD6470M graphics, Intel HM65 Express Chipset...). I am also using Focusrite Saffire 6 ...
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Problem installing fglrx drivers 13.1 with kernel 3.4 on ubuntu 12.04.02 x64

I have tried to upgrade from kernel 3.2 to kernel 3.4 (here) and after that installing fglrx drivers 13.1 (compatible up to kernel 3.5). Here are the steps I followed: Removing (purging) existing ...
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How to disable ATI 6490m and only use Intel HD

I have a Probook 4530s and just installed Ubuntu a week ago. This laptop has both an ATI 6490m graphics chipset and integrated Intel HD graphics. The ATI graphics seem to overheat the system, ...
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Toshiba C850 brightness problem

I have recently bought a Toshiba Satellite C850 laptop. I've managed to install Ubuntu 12.10 on it and everything works fine (this site helped me installing the wireless driver). The problem is that ...
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No more Unity after AMD Graphics Driver

I seem to have a problem. I am running ubuntu 12.04(64 bit) on my HP ProBooK 4530s (i5-core, 8GB, ATI RADEON HD6790) and I had some heating problems. I've managed to install the graphics driver from ...
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Toshiba Satellite S855 & Ubuntu 12.10 & Radeon HD 7600M issues

I just got a Toshiba S855 (i7-3630QM) machine, with Windows 8 pre-installed, and have been through a nightmare to make it work alongside Ubuntu 12.10. Making it dual boot was not the issue, after I ...
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ubuntu desktop 12.10 and ATI radeon hd 3400

Have i just started using ubuntu so sorry if my question seems stupid. I installed ubuntu 12.10 and everything works fine on my laptop except the loud noise and heat problem. Now i asked around and ...
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drivers for Radeon HD 7670 Ubuntu 12.04

I have AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphic card. I want to know if theres any graphic driver present for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? Will Ubuntu 12.04 support this GPU on my laptop?
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What to do about those Shutdown Errors?

When I press shutdown it goes to this screen: mountall: Disconnected from Plymouth acpid : exiting [1078.933492] INFO: task Xorg :1128 blocked for more than 120 seconds. [1078.933628] "echo 0 > ...
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Amd driver problems!

Yesterday i installed the amd driver on my lubuntu 12.10 following this guide ...
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Catalyst Control Center 13.1 resets my HDTV scaling options after reboot

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10. After installing ATI 13.1 drivers, I configure ATI overscan to fit desktop to screen. The problem is that when I reboot catalyst reset the setting. I've tried everything ...
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Mac Pro with ATI RADEON 5770 - Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and 3 monitors

Does anyone know whether I'll be able to run 3 monitors on my Ati Radeon HD 5770 with latest version of Ubuntu. I'm completely new to running Ubuntu as my operating system, but after today's disaster ...
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Hybrid graphics driver not working (12.04)

After two days of intensive research and two Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 installations later I've reached a dead end. I currently own a HP dv6-3315ep laptop, which comes with a 6550M graphics card, and ...
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No HDMI output with ati 5470

My laptop is HP 3030ej with ATI 5470 and switchable graphics. For some reason ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit, if that matters) doesn't recognize the HDMI output for my monitor. I tried following several ...
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compiz and unity crash after AMD drivers installed

I'm a new linux user. I recently installed AMD drivers from software center. When I restarted my machine, the normal login screen with the top menu bar appeared but after login I only have my ...
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Overheating Problem

Hello Ubuntu comunity. I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP notebook (i7 2.0 ghz, 4gb memory ram) and I'm noticing that my computer temperature is rising up to 90-96º Celcius within the first ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ATI HD 3600

How can I install my graphics card ATI HD 3600 on ubuntu 12.04 LTS ? please help me.
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Need help post installation of amd radeon 7600M graphics driver

I downloaded the latest graphics driver from AMD website and installed it. after a reboot i am getting these screens and am unable to proceed. though i am able to login through command line mode. ...
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Screen Resolution and ATI HD6850 Drivers Ubuntu 12.10

I am running dual monitors with an Sapphire HD6850 graphics card. My main monitor a 22" flat screen plugged in with a DVI port gets full 1680 x 1080 resolution. My second monitor is stuck at 1024 x ...
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AMD proprietary drivers on ubuntu 12.10 only see desktop

Hi I've been stuck with this problem and I hope someone can help. I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on my system. Asus amd 6850 Intel celeron g530 8GB ram Motherboard: GA-H61MA-D3V (rev. 2.0) I ...
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How to install an ATI 3650 video driver on 12.10?

I have a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 x86_64 installation but I can't find a way to install a specific video driver for the ATI 3650 video board. Can't find restricted drivers in Unity and the AMD ATI legacy ...
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GPU fan spins like crazy in 12.10 on HD 6870

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 yesterday on my computer and everything is working fine apart from my GPU fan. For some reason, it spins to what sounds like 100% and just stays there no matter what I do. I ...
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Ubuntu hanging at boot screen

I had Ubuntu 12.04 working fine with my laptop. Later i upgraded to 12.10. It was working fine for some time. Then i installed some packages to make my MTS device work. This made Ubuntu crash. Later ...
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Which driver do I have installed?

I have installed AMD flgrx-updates from Ubuntu repos. Which version driver is it? On the AMD website the latest AMD Catalyst driver is 12.10 stable and 12.11 Beta.
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Amd Raedon 7950 HD with 3 Displays verry slow

my dream is to play Flightgear on 3 Displays. Therefore I have the following machine: Intel® Core™ i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz × 4 8 GB Ram Amd Raedon 7950 HD 3 Displays each running with 1920x1080 I ...
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12.10 Unable to install ATI drivers

I've tried for litterally hours to get my AMD ATI drivers installed. This seems to be a populair problem as it has been asked a lot here and I've tried everything I found. Nothing does it. Either I ...
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VLC lagging while running HD videos

My vlc player keeps lagging while i play hd videos. To be more especific, it has been lagging in mp4 files with 720p and 1080p. It keeps stopping like 10 seconds to 10 seconds. The stopping time is ...