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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Lenovo G510 can't use Radeon graphics, fglrx or switcheroo

I have only been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a few weeks and really enjoying it. My first time using Linux and I'm really impressed at how easy it has been to learn a new operating system while still ...
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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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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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Need help in changing & saving screen resolution permanently in Ubuntu 14.04

I have Lenovo Y40-90 laptop, and have Ubuntu 14.04 with integrated Intel graphics card and AMD Raden R9 M275 graphics card. I have also installed AMD Catalyst Center to switch between Intel and ...
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Graphics get messy when scrolling down the table in firefox

Sometimes, but not always (depending on the site), when scrolling vertically or horizontally, contents of the site get real messy. Here's an example: with a table embedded into the site OS: ...
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After upgrade to 15.04 screen resolution stuck at low graphics

I was running 12.04 32bit on an old Asus laptop with ATI X1200 graphics and upgraded stepwise to 15.04. Somewhere along the way the graphics got stuck at low resolution. The upgraded system uses the ...
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Amd driver (fglrx) for ubuntu 12.04.5LTS

Begginer here. I recently downgraded my Ubuntu to 12.04.5LTS because I wanted dual monitor support but my hd4870 cant support AMD drivers and stuff. Once I downgraded it and tried to install the ...
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Low resolution mode(AMD Radeon 8500M)

My lenovo G500 laptop has Graphic's Card AMD radeon 8500M series with 2GB memory of graphic's card, I used it on Windows with no problem, but on Ubuntu it uses intel video card, when I installed it's ...
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Ati Radeon HD 3200 Graphics driver - Installation Problem

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 x86 and I am trying to install the proprietary driver for my "Radeon HD 3200 Graphics" video card. I know that there are already many threads about this ...
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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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AMD Graphics Driver Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on my laptop which has a Radeon R5 M255 GPU. How can I install drivers for it? On amd website there are only for ubuntu 14.04. I just want to install them without ...
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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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Unable to install AMD Radeon HD 5450 on Ubuntu13.04 due to no display

So here is my issue, I got Ubuntu 13.04 installed on a system with the following specs: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Nf-M2 nView FM2 3 GB DDR2 800 RAM WD 250 GB HDD Coolmax CUG-700B 500W I cannot install ...
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Setting up teska K40 withATI radeon. End up with black screen while installation on ubuntu 14.04

For almost a week I can't set up Tesla K40 on CUDA. Currently I have 2 GPUs 1.Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Oland XT [Radeon HD 8670 / R5 340X / R7 250/350X] 2. Nvidia Tesla K40 active ...
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15.04 Upgrade on AMD

I have a AMD Radeon R4/R5; after 15.04 upgrades, I'm stuck at the purple screen with low-graphics complaint. So I boot into the recovery session of the same generic headers and run in failsafeX mode. ...
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fglrx won't detect AMD Mullins R3 card on fitlet/14.04: (EE) No supported AMD display adapters were found

I'm currently testing a fitlet-XA10-LAN Barebone with ubuntu 14.04.2 x64. Everything seems to work just fine, but I cannot get 3d acceleration to work. "lspci -v" says the box has a 00:01.0 VGA ...
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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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I have ADM ATHLON(tm) 64 x2 dual core. Should i install ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a Amd athlom(tm) 64 x2 dual core processor 5200+ 2.71 GHz with 1 Gb Rm Running a fake licence of windows 7. But it is not running as good as I'd like. Should I install either 32 or 64-bit ...
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Revert to open source graphics drivers - options greyed out 14.04

I tried switching to the proprietary AMD/ATI drivers using the Software Center > Edit > Software Sources > Additional drivers window in 14.04, which left me with a scary black-as-the-night ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 + AMD,purple screen when booting after install,stuck at initramdisk

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a Seagate expansion drive. I tried booting it up from my machine, but it hangs (and I waited over 30 mins, just to be sure). I tried using the drive from an Intel based ...
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vgaswitcheroo isn't working in Ubuntu 12.04

I always used vgaswitcheroo to turn off my discrete graphic, I did a script to turn off in boot, but now, vgaswitcheroo isn't working anymore, I don't know why... look ...
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Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two in4terfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Ubuntu freezes randomly, nothing works

It has been a month now with this problem and my life is hell. I had ubutnu 5 months ago or so and I changed to windows after a mistake that cleared out all my HDD, and about a month ago I got back ...
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AMD Catalyst Driver installer failing at DKMS

I am following these instructions to install the fglrx drivers. When I am running sudo sh amd-driver-12-6-x86_64.run it tells me fglrx is already installed; even though I ran the commands to remove ...
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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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How does the fglrx package's version relate to AMD's version numbers, like Catalyst 12.3?

When I learn about a new version of AMD's graphics driver, I usually see something like "Catalyst 12.3." However, the fglrx package in Ubuntu has a version like 2:8.960-0. Are these two version ...
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How do i install drivers for Radeon HD 7550M/7570M/7650M ubuntu 14.04

I wanted to play some games and for taht i need to update my drivers i have ran the next line of code if that helps : david@David-Laptop:~$ lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Turn off useless video card ubuntu server

I have a VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series] connected to my computer which is now a development server. It gets HOT! I ...
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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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2nd vga monitor not being detected shows 100% black screen

Hey guys my 2nd monitor is on but is just showing a black picture. my main monitor is connected to the video card (Amd 280) whereas the 2nd monitor i connected to the motherboards VGA port the VGA ...
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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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Installing Spotify via 32 bit lubuntu, processor supports 64 bit. Is it possible to get it to work?

I'm running a laptop that has the ability to run 64 bit (It's dual-booting 32 bit Lubuntu and 64 bit Vista, reason being is it has a mere 2 GB ram) and I'm attempting to install Spotify. My machine is ...
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Radeon R9 280X 4K Flickering issue

I am running a XFX Radeon R9 280X with a Samsung U28D590D monitor. Using HDMI for 4K @ 30Hz works well, but when I switch to using the mini-dp port to get 4K @ 60Hz I get ridiculous flickering! It ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 black screen / freeze

I am running: Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 64bit 990FXA-GD80 (MS-7640) AMD FX 8150 Eight-Core Processor x64 Two AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series 32 GB RAM I have installed Windows on primary HDD. I ...
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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 installing issue ATI video card laptop

Todays is my second day I'm trying to install ubuntu on laptop. Decided to write here. Laptop Samsung r538 has Ati radeon 4500 series, googling arround I found that it's the problem. So I'm trying ...
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New AMD card boots to “Starting Version 219” [closed]

Ubuntu 15.04 Radeon R9 380 GPU I finally realized nvidia and Linux simply don't work well together, so today after a lot of research I switched to a Radeon card which is supposed to have much better ...
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pci-stub not claiming radeon card, only the audio device, radeon driver claiming graphics instead

im trying to bind my spare radeon card to pci-stub on kubuntu 15.04, ive got this for my boot options dmesg | grep pci-stub [ 0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.19.0-15-generic ...
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Unity crashing with amd drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu. 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, ...
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Screen resolution stuck at 640x480 after upgrade

I just installed the updates (sudo aptitude upgrade, not dist-upgrade!) on a computer that is usually not connected to the internet. It uses Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (trusty) with an ATI Radeon HD 6550D ...
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Graphical glitches after updating 14.10 to 15.04

I have a Radeon HD 7800 series card: lspci -k | grep VGA -A2 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn XT [Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition] Subsystem: PC Partner ...
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Trouble installing AMD drivers on a new build - using 14.10

I've just finished building my first PC. I'm also fairly new to Ubuntu. I'm really struggling to work out how exactly to get the proprietary AMD drivers up and running. I've been trying different ...
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My laptop is seriously overheating

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 7 on my laptop about an hour ago, and within two minutes of running Ubuntu (both during the Live CD and post-install), my CPU temperatures reach 100°C. In ...
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PowerXpress error with Driver Catalyst. How can I fix it?

I have install Ubuntu 11.10 64bit on my Hp Dv6-3150el. My Notebook has two graphics cards: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu on a new build [duplicate]

I just built my first PC and am trying to install Ubuntu from USB. I'm using an AMD A10 7870 APU, and have tried Ubuntu 15.04; 14.04.2, and Lubunutu and Linux Mint. I've had 'succesful' ...
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Why does 15.04 freeze?

The issues are listed in this link, but I'll relist/summarize here: Ubuntu 15.04 is locking up on me, primarily when watching internet videos or listening to Slacker Radio. I have Ubuntu installed on ...
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Graphic glitch in Ubuntu 15.04

I have a strange graphic glitch in Ubuntu 15.04. Please help me. My laptop(hp 4520s): intel i3 380m, 4gb ddr3 ram, ati hd6370 mobile I tried proprietary drivers and update/upgrade but that doesnt ...
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Reason to keep a GPU in a computer that is running Ubuntu Server

After a problem with my old motherboard, I'm switching my Ubuntu to my gaming computer. My main question is: is there any reason to keep my AMD HD 7850 running on this computer? My motherboard has ...
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Discrete graphics always DynOff

I'm using the default open source driver and when I run # cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch I always have my discrete AMD adapter as DynOff. I tried echo ON > ...