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How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers to work?

On Ubuntu 12.04 my Sony Vaio VPCSE with Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M worked fine with the Catalyst Control Center version 12.6. Also the switching between integrated and discrete ...
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Can't install ATI proprietary drivers in 12.10

I have a laptop with ATI Radeon 6770M HD Hybrid graphics card. In Ubuntu 12.04, I installed the fglrx driver through "additional drivers" and it worked. (I can even switch GPUs). But in the new Ubuntu ...
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Is my ATI graphics card supported in Ubuntu?

I have an ATI graphics card and I want to know if it is supported and what kind of drivers should I be running to get the best features out of it. Is my card supported in Ubuntu and what drivers will ...
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How to remove the “AMD Testing use only” watermark?

I've installed the latest catalyst driver (beta) following the step in this guide for Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal. My system is 64 bit and my graphic card is an ATI RadeonHD 6670, this g.c. is Officially ...
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Radeon HD 2000, 3000, 4000 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 and higher: fglrx (legacy) unsupported, what to do?

After upgrading to 12.10 quantal, the packaged version of fglrx no longer works. I discovered that this is because there is a separate 'legacy' fglrx driver for the HD 2k-4k series cards, but it is ...
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Does Unity require proprietary graphics card drivers?

I understood that the Unity desktop in Natty uses Compiz and therefore requires a graphics card driver that support composition effects. Does this mean if I have an ATI or NVIDIA card I'm forced to ...
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The selected configuration for displays could not be applied

Just installed 11.10 64bit and followed this guide to install the latest drivers for my Radeon HD 4870. I have a 24" and a 17" side by side. The larger screen is turned on by default, but the smaller ...
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Unity missing? Can't see top or side panels [duplicate]

I just removed some effects using ccsm, switched to the AMD proprietary driver, rebooted and after I log in, the unity panel is no longer there. If I hit the windows key or the alt key, nothing ...
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Performance being really choppy with ATI drivers

I just updated to the latest version (11.04) yesterday, and ever since then, the system has been really choppy. I used to have 10.10 installed, and that was running smooth. Anyone also experiencing ...
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How can I set up dual monitor display with ATI driver?

I have 11.10 running on a system76 laptop. without the proprietary driver i was able to set up a second monitor (samsung 19") with extended display. when i activate the proprietary driver, the only ...
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AMD/ATI drivers from website vs. proprietary drivers in Ubuntu 12.04 Repos?

I have 2 questions regarding to different AMD Radeon drivers: What is the difference between the 3? AMD/ATI Driver ( 12.04 Repo ) AMD/ATI Driver, Post release update ( 12.04 Repo ) AMD/ATI Driver ...
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How-to remove “amd unsupported hardware” without reinstalling the driver? [duplicate]

I installed driver from Additional drivers.... AMD Radeon HD 6450 My resolution is at maximum and Catalist Control Center is working but I have AMD Unsupported hardware image on the right bottom of ...
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Unity does not start in Ubuntu 13.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and I cannot use Unity. I have tried the proprietary driver, both from the official sources and from AMD's website. I have also tried using the open source x.org ...
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Amd Radeons Overscan is reset after every boot

I have an AMD Radeon 6850 in my set up which is connected to my monitor via an hdmi cable. After installing the latest fglrx drivers, version 12.6, I need to drag the overscan slider all the way to ...
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Dual Monitor in 12.04 - Sort of works

Not an error, per se, more of an observation. Since upgrading to 12.04, I have found and solved some interesting problems. Given my complete lack of Ubuntu knowledge, this has indeed made me feel more ...
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How can I speed up Unity with an ATI card?

I've been using Unity for two days... but all the apps and Unity itself runs very slowly I've installed Catalyst 11.4 (Ati Radeon HD 4350, 2GB RAM, Core 2 Duo @1.86 Ghz, 12 Gb Partition, 1 Gb to Swap) ...
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FLGRX (AMD Catalyst) driver issues in Ubuntu 12.04

I just finished installing Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on my laptop and I'm having a hard time getting my graphic card drivers to work. Jockey (the GUI for installing additional proprietary graphic drivers) ...
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Unity does not start after installing the fglrx drivers

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and at first when I go to check the system information I used to have (unknown) on the graphic card section, I used the synaptic manager and downloaded the fglrx, after that I ...
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Unity top bar, side bar, and window decorations missing after upgrade to 12.10

I upgraded from 12.04.1 to 12.10 via the Update Manager and the upgrade said it completed successfully, however after rebooting the Unity task bar was missing along with the launch bar and the window ...
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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 can I get my monitor's maximum resolution without the proprietary AMD graphic driver installed?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have an AMD Radeon 5570 HD graphic card. Actually, the default open source REDWOOD drivers aren't allowing me to choose my monitor's maximum screen resolution(which is 1366 ...
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VLC will sometimes have issues displaying video in fullscreen.

Recently VLC has been having issues displaying video in fullscreen mode. AFAIK, nothing has changed with the video card drivers and it's certainly the same version of VLC. (/me shakes a fist at the ...
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Gaming with ATI open-source drivers

I have recently bought humble bundle 2 ( http://www.humblebundle.com/ ). Is there a way to run Braid using ATI's open-source drivers? The game always crashes. When do get it to start in windowed mode ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Black screen after login session [duplicate]

Yesterday, the system asked me if I wanted to upgrade to 13.10 from 13.04. Since that was the first time for me, I decided to proceed and ran the installation without worrying about it. After the ...
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How do I fix “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? First off, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a 30gb partition, the rest of my hdd is for a vista partition. The ...
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How to fix error with ATI driver “Error of failed request”?

I installed the fglrx catalyst proprietary driver via this link : http://cisight.com/install-amd-radeon-hd-6470m-and-solve-overheat-on-ubuntu-1110-oneiric/ Running fglrxinfo or glxinfo | grep render ...
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WebGL on Google Chrome with AMD card

When I try to use Cooliris for Google Chrome it shows the following message WebGL did not initialize properly. Make sure you are running the latest version of Chrome. I have an AMD/ATI video ...
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Why does my laptop with AMD Radeon HD 76xx graphics get overheated when using Ubuntu?

I bought a new laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 7. I love working on Ubuntu and hence installed 12.04 on my laptop. I can work on Windows for 6 hours at a stretch and feel the laptop being ...
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How can I get my ATI / AMD drivers to work with any kernel above 3.2.0.x?

How can I get my ATI / AMD drivers to work with any kernel above 3.2.0.x ? WHAT DID WORK Installed original AMD64 version of Ubuntu 12.04 ISO image. Burned DVD and installed which shown kernel ...
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No signal to monitor after driver install

After installing 10.10 I used Hardware Drivers (Jockey) to install the graphics driver v11.2 for my ATI HD 5770. After restarting to activate the driver all went well and the boot screen showed up ...
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How well do ATI drivers work with Unity?

I have an ATI 4650 graphics card. And when i install the proprietary driver - there are glitches and blackness all over the screen. I've also read somewhere that ati cards don't work with 11.04 yet. ...
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How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD?

When playing high definition video (720p and 1080p) the CPU reaches 100% and freezes the image at regular intervals. According to the manufacturer this accelerator is capable of hardware acceleration ...
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How to install Radeon Open Source Driver?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7850 card. MSI provide no Linux support, and the AMD driver gives me an Unsupported Hardware watermark that does not show up in screenshots. I uninstalled the proprietary ...
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Are there any differences in graphics drivers from the “X-Swat” vs. “xorg-edgers” PPAs?

Are there any differences between nvidia-graphics-drivers 304.43 from x-swap PPA and x-edgers PPA, or is it the same package?
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My graphic drivers are gone

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. This question tells you everything you need to know about my graphic card. Yesterday I had a problem, my graphic card driver failed, now if I login to xubuntu default ...
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Litecoin mining, AMD Overdrive

I'm setting up a mining rig using 3-7950's, and have ran into a little bit of a road block. I've seen a few guides using xubuntu 12.10, but none with xubuntu 13.04. darth_bunny's guide ...
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ATI: No launcher or top bar in 12.10

After upgrading to 12.10, I see no side bar or top bar. If I do unity restart, then Compiz crashes (I get a window telling me that and I can send an error report). I have ATI mobility Radeon 2400 and ...
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How to manage two video cards on a laptop (ATI and Intel)?

I have a laptop with two video cards. One ATI and on integrated Intel. On Windows, I can choose which video card I want to use. For example, I use the Intel card for normal use and for gaming, I ...
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Computer wakes up to a black screen in Ubuntu 12.04 dual booted with Linuxmint 14 Cinnamon on separate hdd

3 days now I have not been able to boot my computer to my OS due to a black screen. Wow, and I really did love this OS at one time. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET PASS THE BLACK SCREEN SINCE YESTERDAY ...
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System info showing VESA even after installing the officical AMD drivers [closed]

I've installed the AMD Catalyst drivers on 11.10 but still the System Info window shows VESA. Is it still using the generic VESA drivers or is it just a bug ??
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How can I see the GPU temperture of my ATI graphics card?

I trying to work out how long can my graphics card last with its fan off without overheating. when I'm browsing the Internet, the graphics card fan is the loudest thing in my computer. So my ...
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At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia?

I've been using nVidia cards in Ubuntu boxes for years. The closed source drivers have been great and I've even found my way around the nvidia-settings program when I've needed to. I'm now in the ...
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Nvidia over ATI: Choosing a video card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia? This is more of a generic question, call it a pool of issues vs stability in Ubuntu world. ...
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Uninstalling ATI's drivers and installing Nvidia's?

I replaced my graphics card but I'm not sure how to set things up on Ubuntu. When the computer boots, it doesn't start GDM (I think that's what it's called). Instead, it asks me to log in the command ...
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How can I enable ATI open source drivers?

I have a ATI Radeon 3600 and I am kind of new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have read that proprietary ATI drivers aren't good enough and that open source drivers do work very well.
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GeForce and Radeon: what is present condition of opensource and proprietary drivers?

So, it'm about to buy a fresh videocard. Since I do most of my stuff on Linux, I wonder how well will either videocard perform. I recently had a good experience with GeForce 6600 with proprietary ...
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Open Source friendly Graphics Card manufacturers?

Everyone knows that in general, Nvidia has the best supported graphics cards under Linux. But I don't want to buy into Nvidia's proprietary drivers if I don't have to. ATI has open source drivers, but ...
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How can I solve display glitches and poor performance with ATI fglrx driver on my ThinkPad X100e?

I noticed that video performance on my Thinkpad X100e was very poor compared to Windows 7, so I installed the ATI fglrx proprietary drivers by using the "Additional Drivers" dialogue box. The system ...
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How to restart GPU without reboot (softreset)?

How do I restart the GPU from command line? Using a HP DV6 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04-64 and an ATI mobile GPU. Installed the standard ATI propriety drivers suggested by Ubuntu. When I close the lid, ...
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How to re-configure graphics from Intel integrated to Intel / ATI switchable?

Minimum goal: Ability to switch between the graphic cards without drivers re-installation. Restarting computer in the process is fine. There are lots of 'how to get switchable graphics to work' ...