I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I installed updates and graphics card driver. after that, i lost desktop.


this is screenshot. no unity, panel and others.
Driver = ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430.
Driver Version v12.10


A well known problem with ATI on 12.10 ! I had the same problem with ATI 75xx card but disabling ATI proprietary driver and enabling X.org solved the problem. Anyway, I found this blog post here see if that could help.

You can always try disabling the ATI driver and activate the good old X.Org driver in Software Sources >> Additional driver >> Use X.Org driver

  • it didnt work. there is a package error for x.org driver ! – osman-coskun Nov 7 '12 at 11:38
  • is there any specif error displayed ? Maybe some more details on what and how did you do it ? Try updating the system first and see if there is any update for X. – Gufran Nov 7 '12 at 19:01
  • i reinstalled 12.10. i updated everything. i installed x.org driver first. it worked. thank you for first way. – osman-coskun Jul 12 '13 at 20:04

I have also ati radeon hd 5450 and after installing its driver I had the same problem as you. But I solved it after performing following command:

sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

Hope it will help you. For more information you can read following resource here - ATI Raden Ubuntu Quantal Installation Guide .

  • Please avoid posting the same answer in more than one place. When tempted to do so, this means that either: (1) the answer should be customized to account for what is different about the different questions, (2) one question should be flagged for closure as a duplicate of another question (you can flag posts with 15 reputation), or (3) the answer should really be a comment, (4) the answer should be posted in the most appropriate place, and one-line comments posted on the other questions summarizing and linking to it. – Eliah Kagan Jan 10 '13 at 1:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.