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This is a real bad situation, and there's little you can do to actually "fix" the problem but keep complaining to AMD. There are ways to bypass it though: 1) Play with OpenGL settings in CompizConfig (available thru Software Center): uncheck VSync, use Fast texture filter, try to uncheck frame/vertex buffers. 2) You can try Unity 2D. 3) You can try ...
If you want to try the Ubuntu 13.10 live CD, you can safely try it without installing Ubuntu 13.10, assuming that you can find a solution to the problem that the Ubuntu 13.10 live CD is booting to a black screen. If you wait another six months for Ubuntu 14.04 to be released, you can upgrade directly from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 without any additional ...
I'm seeing this same thing on Fedora 19 with kernel 3.11.6-201 and Catalyst (fglrx) 13.9-2 and gnome-shell 3.8.4-2. I've seen it since one of the 13.8 beta versions I think. Uninstalling the AMD drivers and using the open source Radeon drivers fixed the problem for me, but I had to give up hardware acceleration.
I recommend downloading the AMD Catalyst Legacy driver from the AMD site found here (for x86_64) and follow the installation guide as described in the 3.1 section of the Ubuntu wiki page you are quoting. My brother has a laptop with an AMD Mobility Radeon HD4650 (not supported by the latest driver) and has been using the same driver without any problems, ...
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