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Gnome 3 - Strange black areas inside windows

I'm facing a strange issue after upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 (well, technically, it wasn't an upgrade, as the network upgrade failed and I had to do a clean install). On many application ...
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Find Graphics Card/Driver Details

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04. How can I check that I have a driver for my graphics card installed and see details about it?
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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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My graphics card gets too hot

I have a HP G62 with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics card. Back when I was using Ubuntu 10.04 I tried to install the Catalyst drivers and probably other ones too but could not get them ...
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No audio via HDMI on Radeon HD 7570 (ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, & 12.04)

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, I have only been using it for ~2.5 months. Is there any way to fix the HDMI Audio, besides the proprietary drivers? If I need to report it as a bug where would be my best ...
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How do I install the latest ATI Catalyst Video Drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal?

There are other threads related to this question for Ubuntu 12.04, however THEY DO NOT APPLY TO 12.10. This is not a duplicate of another thread if the referenced thread doesn't answer the question ...
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I can't install on Acer Aspire One 722

I can't install ubuntu 11.04 on acer aspire one 722, this netbook using AMD A50M Fusion Chipset and ATI Radeon HD 6250 Graphics with 256MB of dedicated system memory. Anyone can help me? edit : ok I ...
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Should I enable the ATI Proprietary Driver?

Have the ATI Drivers improved any? Are they any better than the default open source driver? Are they worth enabling?
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ATI proprietary driver performance?

I'm about to (at least, want to..) buy a laptop with an ATI Radeon HD 4250, and I haven't a good opinion on ATI's drivers. How is the actual performance of the open/proprietary driver (currently I ...
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Cannot install new omega driver from AMD

Hi all I'm trying to install the new omega drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Catalyst™ 14.12 But the ubuntu software center is complaining "Dependency is not satisfiable: fglrx-core" I'm downloading ...
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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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Dual Monitors not detected in Ubuntu 12.04 (ATI Radeon HD)

I am new to Ubuntu and really would like to replace Windows with it. One problem I am now running into is to make the second screen working. I have an Optiplex 990, which comes with an internal Intel ...
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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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There is a way to patch AMD catalyst 14.12 in order to make it work with kernel 4.0.1?

here I go: my OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering about upgrading the kernel to the recent and latest stable 4.0.1 version (my current one is 3.16). Since I have already installed AMD Omega drivers ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 OpenCL OpenGL Interop with ATI graphics

I have successfully installed the ATI Catalyst drivers on a my ATI hybrid graphics system running on Ubuntu 12.10. I have verified that OpenCL and OpenGL work independently; however OpenCL-OpenGL ...
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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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Gnome Classic loading instead of Gnome 3

After updating ATI drivers my Gnome 3 interface is gone. Gnome classic is loading instead. Ubuntu 11.10 Unity along with Gnome 3 (however Unity went missing from the selection menu on login screen). ...
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How do I enable video decoding on gpu (ATI) and XBMC?

I just built an HTPC / homeserver, I used ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx and combined it with xbmc. The hardware I'm using is Asus e35m pro (embedded low voltage cpu and HD6310 gpu). However if I run ...
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My fan is always on but not in MSWindows (HP elitebook 8460p)

Problem: My laptop(new) fan is ALWAYS on. Question: What can I do to solve this issue? Situation: HP Elitebook 8460p Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (clean install, no mod, nothing... really clean... no ...
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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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Is hypermemory available?

I have a Radeon HD 4550 which supports up to 512 MB of shared memory. When I open the catalyst panel, in the information tab I see that my video memory is only 128 MB which is the base memory or the ...
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ATI: Multiple Video Card / Monitor Setup — Need help getting it working

So I currently have a dual-ati video card setup on my laptop. A low-power one and a high power one. In windows 7 the drivers switch video cards when on external vs internal power. Also one of the ...
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Will AMD continue to update the legacy Fglrx driver?

I have a ATI/AMD HD3450, and clearly it's not supported by the Proprietary drivers in 12.10. However, there is a legacy driver, which is also not supported at this time. Is this legacy driver kept ...
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Which driver to install for ATI ES1000 graphic card?

I am installing 12.04 on an IBM x3250 M2 server. It has an ATI ES1000 with no acceleration (that does not bother me, we don't need it), we use it to connect remotely via FreeNX. FreeNX works fine, ...
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How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD5450

i have followed the steps from the links Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu? and How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD? my vainfo output is libva: libva version ...
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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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Broken FGLRX DKMS module on latest UBUNTU Updates

(Ubuntu 15.04) After latest round of updates fglrx failed to compile dkms module on both of my laptops. 1 laptop has switchable graphics and the other does not. The laptop with switchable graphics ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load desktop at all after login screen [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 for more than 1 year on my Dell N5010 laptop. It was OK yesterday morning, but when I wanted to save my VirtualBox session, it gaves me an error ( i don't remember exactly but ...
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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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Graphic card driver, Xorg (Open-source) version vs Proprietary (AMD and Nvidia) version, Which is the best? [closed]

i would like to ask about the graphic card driver on linux. from on my experience here is, im having a laptop with a HD6320 from E-450 APU, which is belong to my friend and i install it an Xubuntu ...
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Screen tearing on videos (not flash videos)

I mean video files on my hard drive. I get noticeable screen tearing on VLC, Totem, gnome mplayer and Mplayer. I have tried fglrx drivers and now the experimental AMD drivers. I have a Radeon HD6950 ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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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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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Integrated graphics: does Ubuntu work better with Intel HD Graphics 4000 or with an AMD APU (AMD Radeon 7660D)?

I'm planning to build a computer for myself, on which I'll install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. This computer will be used for light gaming and office work. In order to save some money, I'm planning to use ...
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X.Org X Server driver or AMD proprietary driver?

I see that my machine (Radeon HD 6290) has the option to choose either the X.Org X Server driver or the AMD proprietary driver: I want to know which one is the recommended one in term of ...
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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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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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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 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 ...