Questions related to graphics chips and related drivers made by AMD. Also for questions about older ATI motherboard chipsets and drivers.

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Switched graphics card, now major problems

I have an old nVidia 9600GT, which I pulled out of my computer dual booting with Windows 7 and 13.04. I then plugged in a HD6670. I didn't think to uninstall drivers in 13.04, so I started my computer ...
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Ubuntu Gnome desktop messed with second display

This used to work some time ago. I could connect a second screen on the display port interface of my laptop (via display port -> DVI adapter), then use the catalyst control center and select "Single ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and AMD proprietary graphics drivers with PPA

I want the AMD proprietary graphcis drivers installed via PPA. I don't want to install it manually because of updates. The open source drivers are not good for me because Unity is not smooth then. My ...
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No Desktop - 13.04

Before I start. I am kind of new to Ubuntu. I upgrade to 13.04 and it seemed to go well. But when I logged in I got no launcher or anything. I can right click to bring up a menu and use the shortcut ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers

I've been holding back all xserver-xorg* updates in order to keep from breaking the ATI drivers but apparently I'm not holding back enough because my recent update broke them. I'm using catalyst 13.4 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 showing a kernel panic at the startup

I'm using a Acer Laptop 5100 (Athlon 64 TK-53, ATI 1100, 320GB HD, 4GB RAM, Broadcom 4311 Wifi), and I was using for some time Ubuntu 10.04 and later 10.10 64-bit versions without a single freeze. I ...
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Ubuntu consistenly restarts at gui interaction

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Gnome. I recently swapped out my AMD gfx card for an Nvidia card and then back again. In the process i have ended up here - a rebooting system. I have thus far used ...
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How to enable switching Hybrid Intel/ATi with mux on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have notebook with hybrid intel/ati HD5650 graphic (with mux). I want to install previous kernel 2.6.35 like on ubuntu 10.10 because on that kernel a can switch my graphic without any problem with ...
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Graphics drivers “break” right after installation and updating

This happens EVERY time I install Ubuntu. I'll pop the live CD in, and install it. The graphics work fine until I have to install mandatory updates and then restart. From there, I'll be unable to even ...
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How can I repair the GRUB using Windows 8?

I am running on a HP Envy DV6 laptop with an AMD A8. It has windows 8. I installed Ubuntu from a LiveUSB that I created, but it wont give me the option to boot into it. I disabled secureboot and ...
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Was able to use proprietary ATI driver before, now on clean install I don't have that option

I am running 12.04LTS, and I just formatted. Prior to the format, I was using the ATI proprietary driver through "additional drivers". I have two ATI radeons that are crossfired. Now, when I do go ...
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How can I make an AMD/Intel switchable graphics system work?

I used my HP Probook 4530s (6490m + HD3000 graphics) laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, but its battery life is too much poor. It lasted one and half hour whereas in Windowns7 it lasted 3-4 hours. For using ...
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Ran a script in xubuntu and my display crashed. Can someone advise on how to reverse it?

I have a script I found a while back to speed up installing Minecraft... for my kid... Anyway, I recently changed to Xubuntu and figured the same script would be ok, not taking into consideration the ...
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Graphic Card Drivers Installation in Lubuntu 12.10?

I am using Lubuntu 12.10, I want install the drivers for my hybrid graphic card because my laptop fan is always running and produces great amount of heat. Graphic Card Specification:- 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Overheating HP dv6 laptop

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I've been having overheating issues, and poor battery life. Jupiter indicates that my CPU is 45° while idle, and 65-75° while performing common tasks. My battery ...
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Trouble running Ubuntu12.04 on MSI CX620

Hardware A few days ago I uninstalled Windows 7 & installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop (MSI CX620). No problems occurred in installation process. My laptop contains two graphic controllers 1) ...
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Use TV (hdmi) with non-square pixels

I am having a problem when I connect my LG plasma tv (with a native resolution of 1024x768 pixels) to my 12.04 laptop using HDMI. The pixels (actual pixels, not the signal) of my TV are physically ...
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Low Framerate ATI Radeon HD 5670

When I try fgl_glxgears, I'm getting a framerate of under 60 fps. All the forum posts and askubuntu posts I've read suggest that I should be seeing at least triple digits. When this machine had ...
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ATI Hybrid Graphics Over Heat. Intel GPU not working!

I just followed this guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450) and installed the proprietary ATI drivers on my laptop which have ATI Hybrid Graphics (ATI Radeon HD 6770 M GPU). It ...
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Radeon Drivers & Ubuntu 12.0.4

Only installed Ubuntu (and any linux) for the first time yesterday and am having, what I think is, a bit of trouble with my graphics card (Radeon 4800 Series) The machine is capable of running Steam ...
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Error Installing FGLRX driver

My computer uses a Radeon HD 6950. I installed the "ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver" just fine, however, when I tried to install the "post-release updates", I received an error ("Sorry, ...
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Dual screen not working on specific position

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell laptop and I can almost get it to work with an external display connected to my HDMI port. The weird thing is, it behaves perfectly if, on the settings screen, I ...
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acpi call command in rc.local is not being executed in 14.04

I want to disable my discrete AMD graphics on my ubuntu 14.04. So i went through some threads and SO posts , some of them were : 1) acpi_call github library 2) HybridGraphics Ubuntu Documentation ...
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How do I install radeonsi + si scheduler?

I was browsing reddit earlier and found this: https://archive.is/Xlnoa It said that radeonsi + si scheduler runs better than the catalyst/fglrx drivers. I would like to try this out. Is there a way ...
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An X Error occured after attempting to launch Steam on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am using AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB (Sapphire) .. and have got through many problems. Steam not launching after switching Graphics Card? This was my first thread regards that.. I did what Sachin Kamath ...
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Green Bars Next to Cursor after Suspend 14.04

After resuming from a suspend in Ubuntu 14.04, I get a rectangular box filled with colored bars/lines that follows my cursor with a constant offset from it. The bars are sometimes green and sometimes ...
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AMD discrete graphics unusable on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBook Pro 8,2 with a proper EFI single boot. All works like a charm and the boot process is really fast, I'm really satisfied. I have only one issue: I can use ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: unknown display & can't change brightness

I have Ubuntu 15.04 on my Toshiba Satellite A500-14H with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650. First Problem: When I go to settings - display devices (hardwares), it tells me "Unknown Display". I get the ...
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Resolution problems (drivers?)

Okay, so I tried installing 3 distros, Elementary OS, Debian 8 and Ubuntu. All of them can't read my screen's resolution or something, best thing I get is a 1024x768. I have an AMD Radeon HD4650. I ...
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Display turns off after Ubuntu system loading step

I encounter this problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04. My notebook display works properly with other OS. When I boot Ubuntu , loading logo looks and after loading step display turns off. I have ...
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trying to install drivers on ubuntu 15.04 for my r7 260x graphics card NEED HELP

I'm totally new to Ubuntu and I have looked over this PDF:amd-catalyst-graphics-driver-installer-notes-for-linux-operating-systems.pdf I am aware in the PDF it says 14.04 is supported, but on the ...
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Install AMD drivers [R9 280]

I have been using the Additional Drivers for my AMD GPU (non x version) since I got it. Everything seems to look fine on the outside; I get the right monitor resolution, colors seem right...but text ...
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Attempting to setup a second monitor on 14.04 using an ATI/AMD graphics card

I have recently gotten a second monitor for my ubuntu 14.04 tower. I have an AMD/ATI juniper XT radeon hd 6770 graphics card and an asus p8z77-v lx motherboard. I have had an HP monitor installed into ...
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How to turn on AMD Turbo Core for AMD A6 6310 on Linux?

I use Lubuntu 15.04 I've noticed that my processor (AMD A6 6310) works at 1800 MHz frequency and not more, while AMD promised 2,4 GHz with Turbo Core option. How to enable Turbo Core option? $ ...
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What does “!!! Unknown header type 7f” error means?

I bought a new laptop, and I can't enable discrete graphic card. The output of lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|Display' terminal command: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...
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glxinfo (64bit) tried to load r600_dri.do (32bit)

I'm trying to setup a HTPC with Kodi (and vdpau), powered by an AMD A4-5300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD 7480D Graphics. Since hardware acceleration is not supported in the fglrx drivers, (Someone, correct ...
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Switchover from AMD 760G (Northbridge)/AMD SB710(Southbridge) chipset to Intel G41(Northbridge)/ICH7 (Southbridge)

I have switched my mainboard from Asrock 960GC-GS FX (AMD 760G (Northbridge)/AMD SB710(Southbridge)) chipset to MSI G41M-P33 Combo (Intel G41(Northbridge)/ICH7 (Southbridge)) and processor from AMD ...
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Proprietary drivers AMD r9 290 causing system to run in low graphics mode

I installed the proprietary drivers for my AMD Radeon R9 290 from the additional drivers menu in Ubuntu 14.04 and upon reboot was faced with: The system is running in low graphics mode - your ...
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2nd monitor detected but no signal

Beginner here,(Ubuntu 12.04.1LTS) Currently this is my setup- 1.Vga - vga (1st monitor). 2.Hdmi to Vga converter - vga (2nd monitor). 3.HD4870 with fglrx drivers. After i connected my ...
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Trouble Logging In

I recently installed the linux-generic package in the console to help with installing amd catalyst drivers. I used this command: sudo apt-get install linux-generic After letting this run I ...
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Black screen after installing then removing AMD/ATI Proprietary Drivers

I've mucked things up royally this time and fear I'm out of my depth. I'm running 15.04 with an HD6870 I had the open source drivers installed everything working fine. Steam required installing the ...
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How can I profile Unity (lightdm) in Ubuntu 15.04 to help resolve performance problems?

I'm having some performance issues in Unity on Ubuntu 15.04. The Unity dash lags and many applications lag when being resized or fullscreened on 4k resolution. Let me preface this with a few things. ...
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Failed to config radeon power managment ubuntu 15.04

I've tried to switch back to open source AMD drivers but have got stuck. When I try to look at the content of power_method file I'm getting an error: cat: /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method: No ...
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Radeon HD 6470M (HP pavilion g6 1109er) on Xubuntu 14.04.2

So, there is the HP laptop with Xubuntu 14.04.2 x86. On the free driver (kernel is 3.16) laptop really hot. I tried to install the latest Catalyst specifically built for Ubuntu - ...
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ATI “Radeon HD 2400 PRO” VIdeo card on Ubuntu 15.04 (x64)

When using 2 screens it works very slowly. WHY? I thought I need to update video driver. I go to to official site http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Ubuntu+x86+64 it says ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is not detecting my gpu

I have a amd r9 390 and it is not being used:(. I tried installing drivers from amd and that didnt work. my motherboard detects my card but my computer is using the onboard graphics of my cpu. This is ...
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problem installing AMD driver with Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a PC with an AMD HD serie 8 in it. I use this workstation for medical imaging analysis and I get an OpenGL error message with the default driver. I know ...
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Bad initialization on graphic (amd 690v)

Since installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, my (old) video on board dont works properly. Observe that starting in live mode this version works fine and if I end my session and make a new login ubuntu works ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly only boots into tty1

I've read through about 20+ threads where others had the same thing happen, however NONE of the solutions I found worked for me. Some were not even possible to try or didn't apply. I'm really stuck ...
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APU crashes Unity with ATI drivers

I am currently trying to install graphics drivers for my GPU. But my case may be a bit different, I have an APU A10-7770K and a graphics card Radeon R7 250X. I tried many, many times to get my rig run ...