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Hi,

I'm a newbie web developer just looking for some answers and also hoping to be of some help to this community.


Sep
18
asked Ubuntu 12.04 - Cannot remove fglrx
Aug
26
comment Is it possible to use onboard graphics for Ubuntu and dedicated card for Windows?
It's a desktop.
Aug
25
asked Is it possible to use onboard graphics for Ubuntu and dedicated card for Windows?
Aug
11
comment Ubuntu 12.04 does not boot even with nomodeset
Yup, I see horizontal lines and screen flickering. I suggest you use the 'fglrx' driver instead. On the grub menu, just add the 'nomodeset' option when booting(choose ubuntu from grub, hit 'e' and add 'nomodeset' option and press 'ctrl+x'), and you can succesfully boot into Ubuntu. Then you can install the 'fglrx' drivers through the additional drivers option. Good luck!
Aug
4
revised Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Freezes Randomly
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Aug
4
comment Why isn't Ubuntu using the open-source AMD/ATI drivers?
I've fixed my problem with the radeon driver here askubuntu.com/questions/171933/…
Aug
4
accepted Why isn't Ubuntu using the open-source AMD/ATI drivers?
Aug
4
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
Yup, sure. thanks again :)
Aug
4
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
I followed the steps after repairing the packages and running fsck in recovery mode and now it works! thanks!
Aug
4
accepted Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
Aug
4
revised Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
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Aug
4
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
Hi, I ran the ppa-purge command again and reinstalled the ubuntu-x-swat driver(the 5 steps), and it booted successfully! I'm not sure if it was a simple mistake of mine or due to repairing the packages or running fsck before reinstalling that fixed the issue. Thanks a lot!
Aug
4
comment Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
But I don't want to use fglrx, I want the open source drivers. From what I understand, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS uses the 'Radeon' driver (open source driver) by default. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Aug
4
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Aug
4
revised Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
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Aug
4
comment Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Freezes Randomly
Are you using an ATI card? Which driver are you using?
Aug
4
asked Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all
Aug
4
comment Why isn't Ubuntu using the open-source AMD/ATI drivers?
I agree, I never had problems with nvidia cards before. I'll see if the problem can be fixed first, and hopefully it will be fixed. thanks!
Aug
4
comment Why isn't Ubuntu using the open-source AMD/ATI drivers?
Ok, I've ran 'sudo apt-get --purge remove fglrx*' to remove fglrx and checked it by running 'dpkg -l fglrx*'. After that, I rebooted and nothing shows up on login screen. So I rebooted and added the 'nomodeset' option to boot it up somehow. I think the 'radeon' driver does not work well with my system. Should I try out the Ubuntu-x-swat one? Thanks!
Aug
4
comment Why isn't Ubuntu using the open-source AMD/ATI drivers?
hmm..I was having a problem before when I upgraded to 12.04, the screen was not showing anything, so I think I went ahead and installed fglrx. So I just need to purge fglrx and the 'radeon' driver would be activated? I'll try it and post the results, thanks!