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How to set primary monitor with AMD Catalyst Control Center installed

when I run xrandr, I get a list of my connected monitors (which are DFP5 and DFP6) DFP5 is an HDMI connected TV which I want to be my secondary monitor as it is smaller, and DFP6 is a DVI connected ...
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Rendering problems with Seiki 4 and Sapphire HD 7770

I've been trying to use a 39" Seiki TV (SE39UY04) as a monitor -- running at 4k resolution. The video card is a Sapphire HD 7770. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I've been experiencing a lot of rendering ...
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How to enable AMD Turbo Core on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-24-generic kernel) on AMD A8-4500m based laptop, and I've recently noticed, that AMD Turbo Core is not working at all. Everything works on Windows, however, on Linux CPU ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 used too much processor after latest updatest

after updating ubuntu 14.04 it uses 25-50% of my processor continuously causing my laptop turnoff automatically by overheating. i have no problem before the updates. graphic driver is not a problem, i ...
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system stops 14.04 LTS

I am new to Ubuntu and yesterday I tried to instal ubuntu along Windows 7 starter. It looked to be alright but after rebooting and trying to start Ubunty 14.04 LTS it just stops on the desktop. I ...
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How to switch between intel and AMD graphics card?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using a ZBook 14 which has Intel® Haswell Mobile graphics and an AMD FirePro M4100. Using the open-source radeon driver, how can I switch between the intel and the AMD card?
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ubuntu 12.10 amd drivers

I installed ubuntu 12.10 the entire HDD Fresh, and everything is ok, but i noticed additonal drivers circle with green--[Advanced Mirco Device [AMD] nee at:cedar PRO [Radeon HD 5450/6350] the device ...
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How do I configure the resolution on an HP Envy 15 with an AMD Radeom 7690M?

The computer: notebook, HP Envy 15 (2012) AMD Radeon 7690M also Intel HD graphics. The problem: After installing Ubuntu 14.04, my resolution is automatically at 1024x768 and system settings and ...
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Why are my games so slow through WINE?

Okay, so for starters, hi. :P I'm a -complete- Ubuntu noob, so please be gentle in your criticism, and if you find a glaringly obvious error, please point it out! :D But don't pull your hair out, ...
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ATI Radeon HD 6250 on Acer AO722 Netbook with Catalyst Drivers Suspend/Resume not working

Hi after enabling Ubuntu default repos I have apt-get installed latest Catalyst Drivers. Everything installed correctly with no problems. However... Until I suspended... Then I try to resume and all ...
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Finding out what AMD Radeon Chip and installing drivers

I have a lenovo G500 laptop which has a label showing "AMD Radeon Graphics". I want to find out what chip set it is and install drivers as I am unable to use graphics and am forced to use TTY mode. I ...
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2006/2007 Mac Pro Ubuntu Freezing

I have 5 Mac Pro computers all the same, 10gb Ram 2 x 2.66 ghz Dual Core Xeon 5150 Processors Ati Radeon X1900 512 MB graphics card 128 GB SSD I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on one of them flawlessly and ...
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Issue with AMD drivers (14.04)

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation and my system has an AMD 7730M HD Radeon Notebook graphics card.I installed the Nouveau drivers and tried switching graphics card through the catalyst center by ...
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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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Amd Apu not saving preferences

i don't know why after i poweroff my computer, cpu(A4 4355M) resets it's preferences. I found that my apu has pstate 6 (900Mhz) and boost states disabled (by default?), so i use TurionPowerControl to ...
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Use on-board graphics card instead of ATI Mobility Radeon?

i've been given this old laptop that i am trying to see if it can get revived using the latest Xubuntu 14.04. Now here's the problem, the laptop's GPU is pretty much destroyed and i usually get some ...
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Graphics Issue on Resume

I have lubuntu 14.04 on an old Acer Aspire 5100. When it resumes the screen is flickering and unusable so I have to hard reboot. After the reboot it works perfectly. lspci shows the graphics is: ...
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ubuntu 12.04 kernel 3.13.0.30

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with ATI graphics card. Everything was working without any problems until kernel 3.8. During the regular updates Ubuntu suggested to update to kernel 3.13.0.30. After that ...
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LAPTOP battery draining faster without overheating issue [duplicate]

I have a hp laptop with an AMD graphics card and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside my window 8.1. Under Ubuntu the laptop is quiet silent and smooth (no overheating) but the battery is draining ...
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Ubuntu 32-bit or 64-bit for AMD E1-1200 processor [duplicate]

I have my laptop AMD E1-1200 with 1.4GHz but 4GB RAM with a AMD Radeon 7310 HD graphics card. I was trying to move to using Linux and someone advised me to install Ubuntu, but what should I do? Should ...
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AMD Radeon problem

I have an AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics card with the mesa/fglrx drivers. Everything works except for the HDMI connection, it flickers with the colors on the screen. VGA/DVI works fine. I have Catalyst ...
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graphics drvier problem in lenovo G505s

I am recently buy Lenovo g505s laptop on Amd a8 5550M and AMD Radeon HD 8500M+8550G graphics processor .after I install Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04 also on my laptop successfully installed then error ...
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An extra line appears on the leftmost pont of additional display. How do I fix it?

I have a screen which I attach to my laptop. When I use the "Extend" mode, one column of pixels at the right end of the left display screen creeps up to the leftmost part of my right display. Its ...
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ATI GPU, very high temperatures even in idle, after motherboard upgrade

I recently changed my motherboard and after that i get very high temperatures on my gpu. With the old motherboard i had no such problems (used proprietary drivers). I tried using open source, ...
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No Unity after ubuntu 12.10 upgrade

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, there was low graphics and no Unity. Just the mouse and the wallpaper. So, I got into the terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T, launched Chrome and searched for a ...
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My minecraft has a very low FPS rate and freezes every second on 12.04 LTS

I recently installed Minecraft on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS computer with all the correct Java packages and LWJGL, but when I go to play it, the FPS rate drops to ~3 fps and freezes every second, making ...
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Open Source Radeon Driver Overscan

I'm experiencing a fair bit of overscan using the open source Radeon drivers on 14.04. I'm using a DVI cable to connect a Radeon X1300 to a rear projection television. I've looked through the ...
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Monitor displays “signal out of limits” message after installing catalyst/fglrx

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 into my desktop PC (ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics Card, Monitor full HD LG W2240). I tried to install ATI catalyst driver suggested by Ubuntu system itself. When I tried to ...
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I need to change the graphics card depending on what I want to do

In the beginning of this year I bought a secondhand computer. The CPU is an Intel 3.4 GHz dual core and the GPU is an AMD RV410. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it, and it worked wonderfully, as usual ...
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PlayOnLinux Unable to find 32bit opengl libraries Dual ATI Videocards

Im curently running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64Bit So, i installed league of legends fine the first time with the opensource ATI Drivers provided by ubuntu itself with no issues at all, but it runs so slow ...
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Need help with ATi fglrx and Xorg

I'm quite new to Ubuntu... Right now I'm using 14.04 Trusty Tahr, and I love it... Except for one thing... The display driver. I want the best performance I can get from my video card (ATi Radeon HD ...
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vgaswitcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 - discrete Radeon always on, Dell Vostro 3350

I've a following problem - I've just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3350 and I can't turn off the discrete graphics. As instructed here and following HybridGraphics I managed to ...
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Mouse Flicker on Triple Monitor setup Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 with Kernel version 3.13. I have two ATI HD4650 graphics cards and am attempting to push display on 3 monitors. The first card is attached to 2 monitors via an HDMI ...
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black screen on Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I am trying to install Ubuntu from a 4gb flash drive to another 16gb flash drive, both fat32 format. I am running an AMD radeon r7 250 and 16gb system RAM. When I select "try Ubuntu without ...
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Why do Installing Ati Radeon HD4200 on my Laptop would mess the things up?

So I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 as my only OS for the last six months and so far I have to tell is pretty good, easy to use, I like the interface and how it's so intuitive and very smooth and one of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Drivers ATI Radeon HD4350

I have a problem with drivers for ATI Radeon HD 4350, namely to have a default maximum resolution of 1024x768 and small problems with the games. It is a good driver who, after instaalcji as those of ...
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What is the recommended way to run more than 2 monitors in ubuntu?

After quite a bit of trial and error, I have gotten 3 monitors running in 14.04 using an active displayport-to-hdmi adapter, a DVI and an HDMI. However, upon rebooting my system I often have to fiddle ...
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Problem with the Radeon propietary driver

Yesterday I switched from Debian 7.6 (Wheezy) to Ubuntu 13.10. In Debian following the official tutorial I could install the ATI propietary drivers from repositories. But in Ubuntu following the ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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Pixilated screen after installing fglrx ATI drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP G62 laptop with ATI value graphics (Catalyst says it's 6300M). After installing the drivers as described here, I've started experiencing pixilation on non-graphic-intensive applications, ...
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Problems with dual monitor support in Lubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded to Lubuntu 14.04 from 13.10. Most things are working correctly but I have a few problems with my dual monitor setup. My video card is an AMD Radeon HD 7640G and I am using the ...
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MD Radeon HD 7730M (Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition)

I cannot find the drivers for AMD Radeon HD 7730M(Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition) on the AMD website! can someone please send me the link to download any open source drivers if available? Also the ...
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Sony Vaio External Monitor problems

I am having problems enabling external monitor on my Sony Vaio notebook. It is being successfully detected, but when I try to enable second external monitor the screen glitches and lags (it is like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Pulseaudio in HDMI sound crackling

I've recently change my PC OS from MS to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 14.04 can correctly find my HDMI audio but with terrible echo and crackling sound. I fix the echo issue by following the guide here: Sound ...
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ATI Radeon HD7000 Series (Laptop) - Switch Mode Between ATI & Intel Integrated GPU. Stuck on Boot Screen On Intel GPU Selection Mode

Laptop Specs: HP Pavilion G6-2020SE GPUs 1) ATI HD7000 Series 2) Intel Integrated OS Installed: x) Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) i) ATI Graphics Card Drivers Installed From AMD website. Note: Graphics Card ...
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Laptop boots to a black screen after trying to install fglrx for AMD HD8670M in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing proprietary fglrx drivers by following instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/AMD However the installation failed with the error 'amdconfig: No ...
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Does switching drivers via Additional Drivers impact performance?

I've just reinstalled Ubuntu and noticed a significant increase in graphical performance - mainly just the smoothness of the desktop. The older installation was also mainly new. The only major ...
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14.04 — AMD (HD 6870) — GPU fan 100% during install

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my primary desktop (a former gaming PC) which is equipped with a SapphireTech HD6870 (AMD). As soon as I boot into the installation process or when I simply boot ...
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Gnome 3 and display profiles

Is there a way to setup some display profiles for my monitors cause I run them most the time at portrait mode and other times one of my monitors in normal for videos and the sorts.
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Kubuntu 14.04LTS, Radeon RS690 (X1270), unable to use resolution of more than 1024x768

I have recently upgrade from 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. Somewhere along the way, my ability to use 1366x748 resolution stopped. Any suggetions would be apprecieated. I have tried various solutions ...