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Feb
27
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
Yes it is supported (good point). I was aware not to do both variants but I might have skipped some parts of chapter 3.1 so I am re-doing the guide now.
Feb
27
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
I have followed this guide and my output of fglrxinfo gives the result indicated in the page (step 8). However, in Settings > Details > Overview, "Graphics" is still listed as "VESA: -100" -- not what I expected, even after installing hardware acceleration.
Feb
25
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
Thank you @PranavMarathe, I followed these instructions but still causes the fglrx drivers to be removed (screenshot) - I didn't go through with it.
Feb
25
comment To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
@PranavMarathe I spent days getting the display to work and I'm worried I might not be able to get it right again - so I would really prefer a solution that doesn't remove my graphics drivers. (Why is graphics support so damn hard in Linux??!)
Feb
21
asked Chromium graphics messed up after installing ATI fglrx drivers
Feb
21
asked To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?
Feb
14
revised How can I reset compiz to the default settings?
completely unnecessary typo edit :p
Jan
10
comment How to install proprietary ATI/AMD drivers on 14.10?
@DanW thanks for the reminder, but sadly it didn't work for me. What worked was a magic combination of removing various X and ATI components. Now I'm only using Ubuntu built-in material (which curiously didn't work out of the box!).
Jan
10
comment How do I force a resolution of 1024x768?
@JYelton the link is another answer here on this very site, written by me. If that dies, then by all likelihood this one won't be around either ;-)
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Nov
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comment How to install proprietary ATI/AMD drivers on 14.10?
Thanks again @DuminduMahawela - why not put this as an answer I can accept? I'll try it out and hope for success :-)
Nov
1
comment How to install proprietary ATI/AMD drivers on 14.10?
@DuminduMahawela thank you. When should I run that - before or after I install any of the above drivers? Which of my bullets would you recommend? I can't tell the difference.
Nov
1
reviewed Approve I used wget to download html files, where are the images in the file stored?