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ATI proprietary drivers not working with an ATI Radeon HD 3400

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad laptop with ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series graphic card. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit today and tried to install proprietary drivers 1)Hence I installed proprietary drivers ...
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How can I switch between fglrx and ati drivers?

How can I switch between fglrx and ati (open source) drivers without uninstalling fglrx? The thing is I'm using FGLRX on a daily basis, because it's better for movies--OS driver displays annoying ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC

I'm having a bit of a problem while installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC. I have used both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of it but they both seem to freeze at around the same point during the install (both ...
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Gnome 3 after run has graphic problems

I have 3d accelarator but gnome still doesn't work My pc enters gnome desktop bu there i have graphic problems! Graphic problems with the top taskbar and wherever i click it, my desktop transforms ...
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Switchable Graphics: Embeded graphics card problems

I have a Dell Inspirion 17R 5721 It has a AMD graphics card and a Intel. I installed the drivers that AMD develops and I ran into the following problems. Every time it's me that has to change the ...
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What's the difference between ATI FGLRX drivers and the “post release update” driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Differences between the 2 FGLRX graphics drivers So here's the deal: Fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, got some basic applications like Code::Blocks, Wine, and such. I go ...
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Why does Minecraft crash on Lubuntu but not Ubuntu?

I have Lubuntu and Ubuntu partitions on my drive. I've been having an interesting time with the new lubuntu partition. I've encountered strange things with the game Minecraft, Java and graphics ...
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Can Unity based on Compiz already be fully used?

Last, time several month ago, I installed Unity to test it in maverick. I had the problem that it didn't work as expected. Instead of Unity I only got a white screen, I'm not 100% sure what the ...
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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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AMD-V is not enable in virtualbox in amd APU

I am running Dual core AMD E450 APU. When i tried to run a 64-bit OS that requires hardware virtualization using virtual-box it showed me an error "AMD-V is not enable". My AMD processor should ...
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My average laptop temperature is 75C. Is it Normal?

I'm using Samsung 5 Series NP535U4X-S01ID with specification of AMD Quad-Core A8-4555M processor and AMD Radeon HD 7600G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics. I've just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I use the AMD ...
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How to install old AMD Catalyst 12.4 drivers on Ubuntu 12.10?

I have an ATi Radeon HD 3650 AGP, which does not support 12.8 and 12.9 drivers. The latest supported version is 12.4, but Catalyst 12.4 does not support Ubuntu 12.10. How can I downgrade to 12.4 or ...
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My system freezes randomly

My system freezes randomly while using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Mouse works but I am not able to click anywhere. By pressing ctrl + alt + f1 I can get into command shell but, there I do not ...
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No Unity 3d option on the login screen

I upgraded my ubuntu to 11.10 on day one but the unity 3d is not there as an option. I have User Defined, Recovery Mode and Ubuntu 2D. I've done this test /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p and all ...
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Bumblebee and AMD Radeon cards

Does Bumblebee (https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee) work with AMD Radeon HD/Intel cards or just with nVidia/Intel cards? Should I always run applications using optirun before the command ...
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Steam fatal error steam needs to be online to update, but was set to offline movies

I tried to install steam but is impossible to run it I get this when I try to run it steam Running Steam on ubuntu 12.10 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically ILocalize::AddFile() failed to ...
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How can I compile the OpenCL module for Pyrit?

I want to use my GPU with Pyrit. I use Ubuntu 11.10, ATI Radeon HD 68xx and i7 2600K. Step done: Install latest ATI driver from manufacturer website Install AMD APP SDK When I run benchmark I ...
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Upgrade ATI Catalyst Control Center

Twice now an upgrade of the proprietary ATI Catalyst driver has been a major pain, even with the help of excellent guides. These commands all run successfully (as in $? -eq 0): sudo apt-get remove ...
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How to generate xorg.conf? (X -configure segfaults)

My video card is working fine, I have no screen problem. I am trying to generate an xorg.conf so I did: [ Logout ] sudo service gdm stop [ Move away xorg.conf.back and xorg.conf.fglrx-0 that were in ...
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I managed to break my ATI drivers, what should I do?

Somehow, I managed to break my ATI drivers by trying to install a new driver from AMD's website. I tried uninstalling (amdcccle,fglrx and pretty much everything that seemed related to ATI in Synaptic) ...
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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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Any hope for Unity using ATI Radeon? [closed]

I am currently running Kubuntu 10.04 on a Lenovo T500 laptop with ATI Radeon HD 3650. I want to switch to Gnome with Unity, but encountered the following impossible situation: As reported in this ...
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Why are graphics so slow/jerky/lagged with an ATI 4250?

Never had a problem with Maverick, always very fast. I upgrade to Natty and the graphics seem to be very lagged. CPU, load, and memory usage is low, all graphics are choppy and lagged though. I have ...
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How do I install drivers for an AMD Radeon HD 6450?

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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ATI Driver installer screen missing nearly all text, how do I resolve this?

I am using 64-Bit Ubuntu 12.10 On a Dell 7520, intel core i5 3210, ati 7730m, 4gb DDR3 I downloaded ATI catalyst software driver for linux (amd-driver-installer-catalyst-12.10-x86.x86_64.run), but ...
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Trying to use amd fglrx driver, unity does not work ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my Samsung series 3 laptop (NP305E7A-A02US) with an AMD A6-3420M with Radeon HD 6520g graphics, and I am trying to install the flgrx experimental driver. However, I can not ...
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Unity does not load when selecting Xorg open source radeon driver

When I select the X.org Radeon open source driver, Unity does not load. However, when I select the Proprietary AMD Driver from the official Ubuntu repository, Unity does load. Why is Unity doing this? ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fails to boot after sudo apt-get upgrade

Yesterday I upgraded my system with sudo apt-get upgrade. I upgrade on a regular basis so not a lot of packages were installed and i don't know which ones this time. But after that i booted my ...
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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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Switching Graphics using Catalyst Control Center

I searched a lot on web and found that Linux is not still very good enough in switching graphics (dedicated to in-build). Unlike windows where we can shift to dedicated graphics in run time... ...
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GPU hung when switching graphic card

I have a laptop (Dell Inspiron N4110) with a switchable graphic. $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics ...
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Black screen on latest Nvidia/Ati Cards when starting LightDM/Ubuntu

Today I installed an Nvidia GT440 on my computer, changing the one that existed there, an Nvidia 9500GT. After changing it I started getting a problem where the screen just went black when loading the ...
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Massive graphical corruption when playing videos

After upgrade my Ubuntu to 11.04 I have a weird problem playing videos. See the capture from my display. I'm getting the same thing with all of the players and video file types. Ubuntu 11.04 64bit ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 unity / classic load fails - remains at background without toolbars / windows

IMPORTANT: Ubuntu Classic (without effects) works. I am trying to get unity to work. Have the following problem with Ubuntu 11.04 (had it with 10.10 too, but disabling KMS or using the fglrx driver ...
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How well does an ATI mobility radeon hd 5650 work?

Getting a new laptop soon with the ati mobility radeon hd 5650, and just wondering if the card will be supported (unofficially or oficially is all the same) by unity in natty?
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ATI graphics, Minecraft, and Compiz?

When I installed Ubuntu on my desktop, everything seemed to "just work" -- I used the proprietary ATI graphics card for my ATI Radeon HD 5870 and everything from Compiz to video to Amagetron Advanced ...
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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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Ubuntu Precise with Raring kernel, how to create deb? Precise or raring?

I wish to build a deb package (in order to install latest AMD proprietary drivers for my troublesome gfx card), given I have Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS precise, but with the raring kernel:Linux ...
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What alternatives are there to NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards?

Most long term Linux OS users will be all too familiar with the pain of using either of the two main makes of cards. For years I've had to put up with drivers crashing, features seemingly being ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 amd/intel hybrid graphics dual screen problems [duplicate]

After switching to Ubuntu 13.04 64bit, AMD proprietary drivers stopped working on my laptop with AMD/Intel hybrid graphics. I tried installing older version of Intel graphics as described in this ...
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How to setup ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. After installing ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics drivers via Additional Drivers, I checked the status of my VGA card using lspci -v. Here's the output: ...
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Loading screen wrong resolution

I've got a problem when booting: I see the GRUB screen where I can choose what exactly to boot into - after hitting Enter my screen simply shows me that purplish background and after some seconds it ...
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Which netbook: Atom or Fusion?

I am looking to buy a netbook that will last for a few years. It will be used for browsing and I want it to be snappy. Seeing as rendering and video decoding will be making more use of the GPU going ...
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HP probook 4520s .. drivers problem [closed]

SA, I have HP probook 4520s Core i5 it comes with SUSE enterprise 11 and everything working but when I removed it and installed Ubuntu I got I problems with drivers nothing working Graphic is ATI ...
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Screen shivers on a fresh install

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 and after the installation when I logged in It Shivers from edges on High Resolution, and if I set the resolution to 800x600 it stops shivering, what's the problem? ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & fglrx 13.1 drivers

My computer has an ATI/AMD Radeon Mobility 4650. I have attempted to install the drivers as described in What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx)?, however the AMD ...
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Ubuntu and the HP Envy 15t-3200

Could someone post a tutorial on making Ubuntu 13.04 work with the HP Envy 15t-3200? I own this laptop, and have had to use Windows so far. :( There are several problems (touchpad, sound, etc), but ...
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How to fix Video tearing with KDE and ati drivers?

I have Ubuntu 12.04.02 x64 and KDE 4.10.00. I'm having a little video tearing while playing ANY video (HD mkv, avi, etc.). it happens with vlc latest version and with default Ubuntu video player and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 dual monitors stay mirrored

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm having some trouble getting my two monitors working properly. I have one 24" Samsung and one 23" Acer, both running 1920x1080. My video card is a ATi HD5870. By ...
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ATI RS690m X1200 proprietary driver installation

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my emachine e625 AMD64 (TF-20) with an ATI RS690m X1200 graphics card but I didn't have 3D acceleration. The open-source driver works, except for any video effects or ...