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How to install proprietary ATI/AMD drivers on 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04, and the built-in driver for my ATI Radeon HD 5450 sorta-kinda works okay because I do get a signal on my monitor, but it lacks any kind of acceleration, making the ...
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GUI crashes after installing AMD Catalyst 14.9 on Ubunut 14.10

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 using kernel 3.16.0-24-generic and X.Org X Server Version 1.16.0. I tried to install the AMD Catalyst 14.9 driver for my ATI Radeon HD 5570. After it installed ...
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strange characters in trusty

From time to time I'm getting strange characters displayed in different programms: thunderbird, firefox mostly, but also nautilus. Often it is only one character which is crumbled, but all over the ...
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AMD Catalyst Drivers 14.9 needs kernel-headers on 14.10, altough it is missing a version for Utopic

Within the release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn I've decided to upgrade for it, in hope of better support to my graphics card from AMD, because in the release notes of both Catalyst and Ubuntu it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and latest supported AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta driver (fglrx) intermittently hangs system - unreliable stability

My system reliability has been compromised since upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 on a AMD64 system with a Radeon R9 290X card and installing the official AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta driver. It now hangs ...
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My mouse pointer is shredded / chopped up

Yesterday my mouse cursor got into a fight with a terminal cursor and lost. No not really, but suddenly it changed to being chopped up so that parts of it are shifted. It still works, but its ...
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How to configure dual monitors with Ubuntu 14.04 and Radeon X1300/X1500

I recently upgraded my system from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. My dual monitors (which previously worked) now only mirror each other. I can't get them to stop mirroring, and one monitor has large black ...
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Extra tools to install ATI drivers catalyst? (overheating problem)

I have a question, i hope i find some one who could help me, im tired of searching. this and another things. Im installing ati radeon drivers for my lap top, but after running the .RUN file, in ...
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xubuntu 14.04 no virtual terminals

I have an Acer AO722 with the following graphics hardware: *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6290] vendor: Advanced ...
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AMD Radeon can not handle multiple monitors on a Dell Inspiron laptop

My dual display will not work properly. The screen flickers and displays half in primary and half in secondary monitor. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 7520 with dual video card: AMD Radeon HD 7730M and ...
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How to install best drivers for my ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics ? - heating & crushing before or right after end of install (12.04, 12.10)

I am aware that similar questions for specific GPUs have been posted here and many have not received answers maybe because the issue is sometimes limited to a specific GPU. But while the problem is ...
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Problem with video after upgrade to 14.04

I upgrade my computer from 13.10 to 14.04. It is a 32 bits system with a Radeon HD6400 series. After upgrading skype crash when video is connected and VLC also crash when I try to play a video. On the ...
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AMD/ATI Sun PRO Radeon HD 8570A/8570M cannot install catalyst ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to install catalyst drivers for Radeon HD 8570M graphic card. If I use new drivers from AMD site I will get an error during the installation like cannot detect suported videocard. If I use ...
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Ubuntu on Mac black screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a mid 2010 iMac. When I don't set the nomodeset kernel option I'm getting a black screen. It does actually boot because I can hear the login screen sound. The screen ...
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Hybrid Radeon/Intel on Ubuntu 14.04

I am the owner of HP Pavilion G7 with a hybrid Intel HD3000 graphics card and ATI Radeon 6730M. Every time you try to install the Radeon drivers, the system runs in "low graphics mode". The ...
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What is “Mars-Tech” and why does Ubuntu think it's my video driver?

One for the weird file: I've upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and (1) it now thinks my video driver is from "Mars-Tech Corporation", and (2) it is sizing my screen such that everything exceeds the boundaries ...
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fglrx taking 100% of one cpu core

I have a Acer Aspire V5-552G with a amd a10 apu (a10-5757m) and a dedicated hd 8750m graphics card. I installed the latest drivers from the amd website but my problem is that when i open certain apps(...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - HDMI connection causes horizontal split

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Edge 535 laptop. When I connect my HDMI cable in order to connect the laptop to the TV the screen splits horizontally and the OS becomes unresponsive. Screenshot: ...
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After upgrade Ubuntu starts into black screen [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and a XFX Radeon HD 7970. My system was running fine but after the last upgrade (26 September 2014), I'm not able to restart. The system is loading (I can see part of a Teamviewer ...
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Artefacts on Display after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

The graphics card is a RADEON HD 6570. The Display is a generic 22" with Full HD 16:9 Resolution. The Display is connected via DVI. The hardware setup is ok, a windows system on the same machine shows ...
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Graphics Crad drivers for Radeon 7000

I am knew to Ubuntu but love the OS and have been installing it on my PC systems at home. I have an old computer which I am currently using which has the following graphics card. I am unable tot find ...
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Can't Change power_method 14.04

I am trying to modify my power method for my ati card as it's like having a helicopter in the room. I use the same methods described here. sudo bash -c echo "profile" > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/...
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AMD A6 Processor, Radeon HD 8400, Laptop: Ubuntu running slow

I have recently installed Ubuntu. I had done some research about switching to Ubuntu and if its worth it. It seemed pretty convincing that Ubuntu was a great OS and is better than Windows 8, the OS I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 videos and games running slow

I have little problem with Ubuntu here. I was running Windows 8 and then i decide to make dual boot with ubuntu 14.04 (whitch is great system!) but when i boot to Ubuntu i have problems with system ...
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How do I get a display resolution above 1024x768 on my ATI Radeon x800

I've been bashing my head against this for the last few hours on and off. I've a pretty archaic graphics card (radeon X800) connected up to a 37" Samsung Smart TV and I'll be damned if I can get the ...
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Blinking screen in ubuntu 14.04

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, the screen of my laptops blinks persistently (it turns on and off all the time). I'm not versed at linux at all, but I've searched a lot of forums and tried ...
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Supported Graphics Card for Alienware 17

I'm looking at purchasing a new laptop and installing Ubuntu on it. Specifically, looking at an Alienware 17 at the moment. I wanted to make sure there was some support for the video card however. ...
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Gnome 3 and multiple monitors - parts of the screens staying black

I've got a Radeon HD 7870, and Ubuntu 14.04; it's running fine with software drivers, but I'm trying to get some acceleration running. Ideally I would get both my monitors running (both attached by ...
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How to enable Discrete Graphics Card on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't activate my gpu when running Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried to follow the steps here but without any luck. http://xpressrazor.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/enable-and-use-open-source-radeon-drivers-in-a-...
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How to recover from 14.04 fglrx driver install failure?

I just updated to 14.04 from 12.04 and graphics performance was a bit choppy/sluggish (AMD/ATI Mobility Radeon 4xxx). There's so much information and advice about what to do in this situation that I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Dual Graphics 8650G / 8670M

I have a HP Pavillion Laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It has an AMD APU with integrated 8650G and a discrete AMD 8670M GPUs. ajith@SoulCube:~$ uname -a Linux SoulCube 3.13.0-34-generic #60-Ubuntu ...
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how to enable hyperZ on radeon hd 5000 series?

I have surfed around the web to enabling hyperZ by adding this parameter R600_DEBUG=hyperz, but where I must put it? Is it at /etc/default/grub ? And what the difference between R600_DEBUG=hyperz ; ...
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What graphic drivers i need to install so my both graphic cards could run?

im new ubuntu user so i dont know much about it, i searched all over internet how and what drivers to install so my dual gpu lapotop could run both of them. I tried most of the methods still no luck. ...
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Radeon R7 M260 & Proprietary Drivers: Bad Performance

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Almost everything worked great out of the box. This laptop comes with two graphic cards, an Intel HD Graphics 4400 and ...
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Graphics Drivers?

I have a Radeon R9 270, where can I get the proper graphics drivers for this card? I've tried a few graphics drivers already but none of them seem to have any affect towards performance and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: very slow response from a 64 bit fresh install on 4 core server

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop version (64 bit) on the Dell quad-core (2.3 Ghz) AMD64 server with 8 GB of memory. The graphics card is NVIDIA CK8-04 Pro (System details says "...
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Problem with graphic device on binary-driver notebook

on my notebook I have two graphical device. AMD HD6470M and AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. Ubuntu automatically select the second graphical card, but it isn't so powerfull as I want. ...
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PlayOnLinux missing openGL 32 libraries

so I'm using Kubuntu 64 bit. (well that's ubuntu forum, but this is ubuntu derivative so I thought you might help me) and I wanted to install League of Legends through playonlinux (4.2.4). On 32 bit ...
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switching between graphic cards in radeon open source driver

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity in my laptop with (AMD hd8760/Intel) dual graphics. Fglrx is not working so I am using open source radeon driver. I know how to switch between cards when using ...
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Reverting to open-source Radeon driver shows low resolution graphics

I have tried to install the fglrx proprietary drivers for my Radeon 9000 (RV250) graphics card. This didn't work so I tried to revert to the open-source version based on this page (purge fglrx) to ...
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Video suddenly unaccelerated, wrong resolution

Lubuntu 14.04 fully up to date. It was working fine until I turned on my laptop today and the screen was 1024x768 instead of the native 1280x800, unaccelerated. lxrandr shows 1024x768 as the only ...
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Radeon Driver HD 6470M on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Couple weeks ago my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was unable to start and wanted automatically update to 14.04 LTS. All other programs and software I was able to fix and update but I cant find the way to set up ...
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AMD drivers install

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on laptop HP g62-b10sv.I tried to install the ati drivers from additional drivers (fglrx) but it crashes at startup screen so i reinstall ubuntu.Any idea of what ...
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So I built a new rig and put ubuntu 14 64bit on it as only Os, i have 2 xfx radeon 6870 cards in

one is dual dis and the other is not I have the Cd for the non dual dis but I have no idea how to install the drivers, im sooo noob to ubuntu but i rly like it... I want to dual boot windows also ...
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Finding out what AMD Radeon Chip and installing drivers [duplicate]

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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Problem with AMD HD Radeon 8570M Graphics Card [closed]

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 (broken) ATI Mobility Radeon?

I've been given an old laptop that I am trying to 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 ugly random ...
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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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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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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 ...