I installed the Ubuntu 12.10 and the driver for ATI Radeon HD 4330 (AMD Catalyst™ 12.6 Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver) and the latest updates. After the restart now I can see only the desktop background and nothing more. No left or top panels. The resolution changed to 1024X768 and the graphic changed to: VESA:M92.

What happened? Is there something wrong with the driver? How can I solve this?

I'm a beginner, please answer according to this.

Thank you!

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Try to remove ATI drivers from your system:

Access to your terminal:



sudo apt-get purge fglrx*

Then, remove your xorg.conf:

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Re-configure Xorg:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Then, reboot:

sudo reboot

If this doesn't work, try to re-install XORG:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64

Re-configure Xorg:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Then, reboot again:

sudo reboot

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