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Ubuntu 12.04 - Cannot remove fglrx

I want to use the open source Radeon driver for Ubuntu, but currently I'm using fglrx. So, I went ahead and purged fglrx using sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx* and when I rebooted and ran sudo ...
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Can't run 1080p with Radeon 6870 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a XFX Radeon HD 6870 and a 1080p monitor that works fine in Windows, but in Ubuntu 12.04 with the ATI/AMD Proprietary FGLRX Driver (post-release updates) installed I can't select 1920x1080 as ...
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what is the status of AMD's Open Source 7000 series drivers?

I've seen announcements that AMD released open source drivers for the 7000 series of GPUs earlier this year, but not much since then. Are they in the kernel or are there plans to integrate them? If ...
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Open-source driver for AMD Radeon HD 6490M

I have HP ProBook 4530s laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics card. After installing Ubuntu it runs on Intel Sandybridge graphics. The Ubuntu community page says: "By default Ubuntu will use the ...
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How to switch between Gfx cards on Macbook Pro 15" 8.2

I have a Macbook 15" Pro 8.2 Which apparently is supposed to be switchable between the GFX cards with vgaswitcheroo. But /sys/kernel/debug/ contains no switcheroo folder. syslog gives me this. [ ...
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Should I install the proprietary (Restricted) driver?

I have a Sony Vaio E series laptop with the AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M. Everything seems to be working fine, but ubuntu is telling me that I could install the restricted driver. My basic question is, what ...
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AMD/AMD GPU Switching

I have two GPU's in my laptop, both of which are AMD. Whenever I use the Catalyst Control Centre to change the GPU, nothing changes after reboot. In fact, when I do the fglrxinfo command the ...
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Which driver for ATI Radeon 9600 All-In-Wonder

I'm very new to Ubuntu and Linux for that matter, and wondering if anyone there found proper drivers for ATI Radeon 9600 All-In-Wonder. The system (Ubuntu 12.04) doesn't let me change screes ...
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ATI Radeon 4200 has graphics and performance issue; how to rectify?

I have a ATI Radeon 4200 graphics card. When ever I launch runescape the graphics tear and get shifted all over the place. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Lowering GPU temperature on Radeon 6850 with open source driver

I read and tried this and it doesn't work for me! when I type echo "mid" > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile I see what this value really changed (needs the chmod was applied before, ...
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Running Skyrim under separate x session?

I am trying to run Skyrim with wine under a separate x. It runs if I just launch it normally, but the performance is terrible so I'd like to try running it under a separate x to improve performance. ...
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ATI graphics problem

I am using HP Compaq 6735b laptop and it comes with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Graphics card. I have recently installed 12.04 on it. Can someone tell me how will I know if the Graphics card is ...
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12.04 precise HDMI not working on ATI Radeon

This is precisely a 12.04 HDMI output problem, because it works for 11.10 - everything else are the same, only the OS version is different. The symptom is that on my HDMI output TV screen, it always ...
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Radeon HD5670 hangs after login

Thanks in advance for your advices. I installed, Ubuntu 12.04 today, on my PC with a Radeon hd5670 graphics card. The first error I encountered, (just like the first time Unity came out - after witch ...
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No Sound detected in Ubuntu 12.04

After executing lspci, this is the output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38/X48 Express DRAM Controller (rev 01) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38/X48 Express Host-Primary PCI ...
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Radeon Xpress 200M with Hardware Acceleration on Ubuntu 12.04

my notebook is running with the ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, which isn't supported by AMD anymore on Linux >2.6.28(fglrx 9.3). I would like to enable hardware acceleration.
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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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“sensors” showing temps like 127°C

When I run "sensors" from terminal one of the readings is really really high: radeon-pci-0200 Adapter: PCI adapter temp1: +127.5°C Obviously it's for the Graphics card but I doubt it's so hot....
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Unity slow on Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI X1250 graphics card

I have an HP 6715b with ATI X1250 graphics card. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I observe that Unity is running slowly. Is that normal? My system configuration is: 4GB RAM and AMD Turion x2 1.9 GHz ...
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How to install ati radeon 5650 hd graphic card

I want to install a GNU/Linux system on my laptop HP dv7-4120ew, because I've heard that 3d applications like Maya, Realflow or Houdini works here a lot better. Unfortunately, I can't install my ATI ...
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Should i install the fglrx drivers or stick with radeon? [Ubuntu 12.04] [Radeon HD 4850]

I've heard many people complain about the ATI drivers on Ubuntu 12.04. So should i stay with radeon drivers (which im not sure if they are good enough) or try install fglrx and risk getting a buggy ...
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No graphical effects in Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi inside windows on my laptop. I get standard graphics at start. But when I install the graphical driver through the additional drivers it installs the ...
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AMD Radeon 5/6/7xxx passthrough for virtualbox in Ubuntu 12.04

I installed virtualbox on UBUNTU 12.04 derivative. As usual there is no direct Graphics card support. I have an AMD radeon 6790 ...can i access the resources of this card via any mechanism to give ...
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Unable to use Hardware Acceleration for Radeon HD 6490M card

I've followed steps in this guide. Here is output of vainfo command: me@hostname:~$ vainfo libva: VA-API version 0.32.0 libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0 libva: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-...
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Kernel panics when attempting to use non-mirrored dual monitors w/ ATI x1900

I think it may be related to this bug, but I'm not sure. I took a picture of the kernel panic with my phone, and here's the (I think) interesting part of the panic: Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal ...
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How to adjust monitor color balance with open source radeon drivers?

My display is too blueish, I would like to adjust its color balance.
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OpenSource ATI driver - Fan running at full speed all the time

I know this is a common problem and have read other topics but couldn't resolve. Anyways yesterday I found a solution - I have 2 graphic cards (hybrid) and they were both on. So I turned one off and ...
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Graphic card Radeon HD 5450 or GeForce GT 210 with open source driver and HDMI

I want to buy a new graphic card. I want to use the card with an open source driver (Radeon / Nouveau), but I need HDMI output. Which is the better choice, Radeon HD 5450 or GeForce GT 210?
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Dual-Monitor with Radeon 7970 HD Graphics Card?

I'm trying to setup dual 23'' dell ultrasharp monitors in 12.04 and have run into a few difficulties. I'm running a Radeon 7970 HD graphics card, and am using the latest catalyst (12-6) at the moment. ...
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AMD Binary Driver Fails to Initialize Graphics Card, Any Ideas?

I'm at my wits end - after trying solid for the past week to get a working display driver on my new hand-built machine, I have had zero success. I've exhausted the forums, trying every possible ...
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Unable to install AMD Radeon 7670m graphics driver on 12.04

I can't configure the graphics driver for Radeon 7670m HD for 12.04. I installed latest Catalyst Control Center 12.06, it shows me that the hardware doesn't match the driver. How can I install driver ...
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Why won't HDMI audio work with Radeon HD 7850?

I've got a brand new build and an updated install of 12.04. I was having trouble with installing Radeon drivers from the 'Additional Drivers' application, so I followed the directions here: http://...
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Volume Control Stopped Working - always max voume

A few days ago out of nowhere I noticed my volume control stopped working. The audio itself works fine, but changing the volume does not actually do anything. Even if you mute it, it still plays all ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all

I've recently upgraded to 12.04 LTS and I have an ATI Radeon HD5670. I've heard that the open source 'Radeon' driver is used by default. However, it wasn't showing anything for me. What I did was I ...
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How to change from Unity 2D to 3D?

I have been trying to run MyUnity, and it's been working fine until today, when it comes up with the message: So, apparently I am running Unity-2D. So I did a little command-line search withecho $...
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Fglrx causing 100% CPU with Xorg and freezing system [closed]

My system setup is Ubuntu 12.04 server with ( among other things ) the Ubuntu-Desktop package installed. CPU is an AMD FX-6100 and GPU is a Radeon HD 5770. I believe the issue I am having is with the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Graphics issues with Radeon 9600 - PowerPC

A while ago, I asked how to get the ATI/AMD drivers for a Radeon 9600 working on a PowerMac G5. The machine itself isn't bad, but the support for drivers and applications don't cover the Power PC ...
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Are there better FGLRX drivers?

I have a Radeon HD 4770, the problem is that when I install the FGLRX drivers my computer becomes laggy as hell. Without them installed I can watch HD video(better than in windows with its official ...
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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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Graphic Drivers ATI Radeon x600 for Ubuntu 12.04

I've been trying to find out how to install the Radeon x600 on this old laptop. I know this facts: It's a Legacy Driver The Kernel probably won't support it. I'm looking to be able to have some 3D ...
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multiple bars and dual monitor not working after driver instalation

Installed the drivers acording to the manual setup in here ran amdcccle and setup the dual display, enabled Xinerama so i can move stuff between monitors and now my desktop looks like and the second ...
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Is the AMD Radeon HD7670M compatible with 12.04?

I want to buy a new laptop and run ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have my eyes on an HP but i want o make sure if the vga is fully compatible with ubuntu. The VGA is AMD Radeon HD7670M
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Issue enabling/installing hardware acceleration for ATI Radeon 6600M on precise (12.04) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem installing libva (VAAPI), vainfo fails How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD? I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad which comes with an ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 radeon HD 6670 Help!

Translated from Google: I have a radeon hd6670 and have not found how to make it work properly. Just install the OS and the screen is flashing purple. So I am only able to enter in safe graphics mode....
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What prevents setting ATI / radeon power_profile from boot and retaining it after suspend?

I'm successfully using the open source radeon driver and use KMS-power_profiles (see link below) for power management of my graphics to prevent overheating. But I can't manage to set the power_profile ...
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Can I patch the PPC 12.04 kernel to allow older ATI drivers to install?

Right now, with a PowerMac G5, the only way to install the graphics driver from the ATI binaries would be to patch the kernel, for my Radeon 9600 is only supported with the 9.3 installer, while the 12....
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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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Any chance for fully working X1600 PCI-E ID 71c3/Unity under Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I get Unity working under an ATI Radeon X1600 PCI-E on Ubuntu 12.04? I'm rather Windows guy, but I can do some things with CLI. ATI seems to have ended support for this card for both Windows ...
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How do I Install graphic drivers for a radeon xpress200?

I downloaded the drivers from support.amd.com, but I can't figure out how to install them. I have a monitor with a resolution of 1440x900 and I'm trying to get the correct resolution to show up. When ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not suspend with proprietary driver for Radeon 6800

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 (though these issues have existed in previous releases too) and have a Radeon 6800 graphics card. I've run into issues with the open-source driver (the system would ...