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Samsung ATIV 8 has terrible battery Lifetime with Ubuntu 14.04 - it's only 30% of Windows 7 Lifetime

Now, I have read quite a couple of posts about this subject but I am wondering if anyone actually found something that gets the power drainage close to Windows 7. I use an Samsung ATIV 8 (Samsung ...
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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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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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Problem with AMD HD Radeon 8570M Graphics Card

I Have a Lenovo Essential G505s. I Have tried various linux distros but my graphics card seems to have very less support for linux distros. I have an AMD HD Radeon 8650G (int) / AMD HD Radeon 8570M ...
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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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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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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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My lap top temparetures are going up

I have installed tlp and started but find no change in temp. This is the result after running sensors command on terminal. radeon-pci-0100 Adapter: PCI adapter temp1: +511.0°C (crit = +120.0°C, ...
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Is there a way to use VDPAU with the proprietary (fglrx) AMD drivers?

I've got a relatively low-powered HTPC running Ubuntu 13.10, sporting a Radeon 6450 for graphics acceleration. I'm using the 14.6 beta of the proprietary (Catalyst/fglrx) This machine is presently ...
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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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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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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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After updating grub, my dell inspiran laptop boots but goes blank screen

I was facing a problem with my Radeon graphics card (getting too hot). So I applied the following solution given here: Enable AMD Radeon DPM (Dynamic Power Management): To enable DPM in Ubuntu ...
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Error: Cannot find backlight controller for radeon acpi graphics card

I get the following message every time I reboot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: drm: radeon_acpi_init Error: Cannot find a backlight controller What does this mean, and how can I fix it? Many thanks for your ...
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Occasional artifacts when displaying characters

To summarize the answer: switching to proprietary drivers should work, but the artifacts disappeared for me even on the free drivers now. Update: since switching back to the proprietary AMD driver ...
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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 ...
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Laptop Overheats Running Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite 305D. It has an AMD Athlon X2 Duel-core and 2GB of ram with Radeon 3100. I know she's not much, but I'm a Peace Corps Volunteer living in West ...
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GUI not working in hp Pavillion 15-n221so Notebook PC

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the above mentioned laptop. When I try to boot it gives the message about low graphics mode. The desktop doesn't appear at all. The CLI seems to be working fine, as ...
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OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering 14.10 [closed]

i have steam installed with foss radeon driver. steam runs ok with out-of-the-box driver. when i install latest radeon with x-swat or xoerg-edgers, this error pops out. adding myself to "video" ...
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Unable to get hybrid graphics to work (fglrx)

I am very sorry to annoy you with another fglrx issue, but i am simply unable to figure out a solution.. So my problem starts as I have two graphics cards inside my laptop supposed to work hybrid. ...
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Using Internal and External Radeon GPU's for Multi-Monitor

I currently have a two monitor setup that works perfectly fine for Windows. However, in past experiences with Ubuntu, I've been forced to use only my internal GPU (when both are bios enabled) in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 very slow graphics with ATI Mobility radeon 9600 card

I have a problem with my newly installed OS. My laptop is a bit old. And the graphic card is old too. I was previously using Windows XP and it was fast. And hen I switched to Ubuntu. I used wubi.exe ...
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AMD catalyst 14.4 workaround for AMD 6630M in xubuntu 14.04

My laptop is a hybrid AMD/Intel Graphics with AMD WHistler 6630M GPU, I lately tried to setup the latest catalyst on my machine but unfortunately it shows the error that GPU is not supported, although ...
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1920x1080 resolution for ASUS laptop running Ubuntu Studio

I'm trying to get Ubuntu Studio to run at the laptop's native resolution. I've already installed the Guest Additions, which gave the os additional resolution settings, but the 1920x1080 and other ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation blank screen [duplicate]

Hi guys I have an AMD a10 6800k processor with inbuilt AMD raedeon 8670k graphics. When I boot the ubuntu Live CD, after the accessibility logo, my screen goes black and gets stuck there, and I can't ...
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Problems with fglrx driver on AMD Radeon 8000M series on Trusty

I have tried installing proprietary drivers from the "Software & Updates dialog" and also from ATI's latest driver page. The problem I am facing is that the binaries aren't in the path, and ...
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Can not install ATI Radeon Mobility 5470 lates driver [duplicate]

I installed Kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) on a laptop with ATI Radeon Mobility 5470 graphic card. Trying to install latest proprietary driver (version 14.4) installer says your card is not supported by this ...
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Fglrx always hard-crashes my hybrid-GPU laptop. How can I disable radeon and use only i915?

My computer only seems to boot when I have radeon.modeset=0. Xorg still loads the radeon drivers, which causes it to use llvmpipe for OpenGL rendering, which in turn makes my CPU fans sound like ...
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Is Radeon Dynamic Power Management Enabled By Default By Now?

I keep reading that it is, that it isn't. That it was supposed to be enabled by default in the Linux kernel version 3.13 or 3.14, or in Ubuntu 14.04. Or do you still have to follow these steps to ...
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DRI_PRIME doesnt work

I have a HP G6-2251ST(7420g+7670m). Im following the procedure below to make my 7670m work but performance seems to stay same. Here is what ive done; xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 3 ...
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Radeon Open Source Driver crash at startup

system specs: intel core i7 920 @ 2.67 ati hd4870 512 mb asus p6t motherboard latest Ubuntu 14.04 with updates The open source radeon drivers causes my system to freeze and crash at the login ...
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Fail with ATI graphics disabled

I've encountered following issue. My laptop has dual graphics - Intel HD3000 / ATI radeon HD 6490M. Before I have Ubuntu 13.10 and everything was ok. When I installed 14.04 things looks like this ...
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Why is radeontop showing 0,00% in all fields?

I'm trying to get realtime statistics about my graphics card utilization, and the program radeontop is supposed to enable that. However, as you can see in the screenshot below, it reports all the ...
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Ati Xpress M 200 and new Mesa. Why new mesa is slower?

My situation looks pretty bad. The old mesa (8.0.4) worked fine on 12.04. When made an update on my new 14.04, all hell broke loose! From 90 fps on glxgears it went to 60. Looks like not a large ...
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Chrome graphical glitches with AMD Catalyst proprietary driver [closed]

Same exact issue as Chrome display glitch when the GPU acceleration is on, AMD Catalyst driver but I don't have enough reputation to comment. Graphical glitching happens periodically, maybe triggered ...
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ATI HD5450 w/ Ubuntu 14?

So, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 right now. Last night I realised that I'm way behind as we're up to 14! Decided to run the updater and figured I'd take the path of least resistance (but lengthy ...
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AMD Drivers problem: can't display the resolution

So, I'm kind of new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, I installed the latest (Ubuntu 14.04) and everything went fine, except for the resolution so I thought that it was a driver problem because I have ...
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Graphic issues with installing Ubuntu on PC with Radeon 7770

Haven't found anything about the issue I'm experiencing and would like someone to help me with it. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, but for some reason installation does load, but I get on monitor ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - runtime video card configuration through Radeon driver

How does one configure Radeon video cards when using the open source Radeon driver - power profile, vsync, etc? Why I try the widely documented solution (against overheating) that worked for me under ...
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Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/radeon/VERDE_mc2.bin

I have this missing firmware after compiling and installing kernel 3.14.6 (mainline) Could someone point me to where I can get it or how to make it get compiled?
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Dual boot install Win 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have a problem setting up dual boot on my Lenovo G770 Notebook. I installed Windows 8.1 64-bit without a problem. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside the existing Win 8.1 installation. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ATI Radeon open source driver with distorted video playback

Video in VLC or SMplayer is often in black and white with washed-out colors in the wrong place (translated considerably). Moreover, the last video image is often visible when a new video is started ...
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Chrome display glitch when the GPU acceleration is on, AMD Catalyst driver [closed]

I have some graphics glitch when enable GPU acceleration in chrome. If I disable acceleration, it fix the glitch ; But in full HD most of flash videos frame rate drop, so very slow. :) Any idea, what ...
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Weird behavior after upgrading to kernel 3.13.0-29 generic (3.13.0-29.53)

I'm already aware of another weird behavior which is if I time my laptop to shutdown while the lid is closed, if I try to boot it up again after its shutdown, it looks like its starting up and ...
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Radeon driver issues

When I try to use the radeon driver through PRIME, my X just crash and then restarts at the login screen. I couldn't get a working xorg.conf too, but I think that is not related, since it don't work ...
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How to use only intel graphics and power off radeon with proprietary Catalyst drivers?

I've been using Linux for quite a while in everyday computing and programming. But now i got this new laptop with amazing battery life on windows which runs pretty cool even while gaming. But for ...
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Install AMD catalyst for ubuntu 14.04 Intel/ATI Hybrids graphic

My platform: Ubuntu 14.04. Dell Vostro 3450, Intel/ATI Hybrids graphic. From AMD website: Among System Requirements is the sofware "glibc version 2.2 or 2.3" must be installed. Question: how to ...
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ubuntu 14 painfully slow on dell r200

I didn't notice it at first. The machines (there is 20 plus) are to be used a simple file servers. It wasn't until samba just wouldn't act right that I installed a desktop gui and started more ...