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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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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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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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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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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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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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Slow and laggy scrolling in Firefox with FGLRX installed

I have ubuntu 13.04 and kde 4.11.1 My problem is that firefox scrolling is slow and laggy. I'll give you some more information: Firefox 23.0 my video card is an ATI HD6870 and I have the FGLRX ...
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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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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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No password input field on lock screen

Occasionally my lock screen does this: That makes logging in difficult. Restarting Unity kind of works, sometimes only a reboot will fix it. My video card is a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 with dual ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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? [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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My monitor is plugged into VGA-0, why it is giving me errors about VGA-1?

This problem started when I was on 10.04(September-October) and continued after a fresh install of 10.10. My problem is that my screen goes black for seconds and comes back with 1024x768 and an ...
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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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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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Does Ubuntu support ATI Dual Graphics?

I currently own the AMD A8-3850 APU (GPU+CPU), and I'm wondering if Ubuntu supports AMD's dual graphics, or if I should focus on buying a more powerful card that isn't compatible.
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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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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... ...