I'm a new linux user. I recently installed AMD drivers from software center. When I restarted my machine, the normal login screen with the top menu bar appeared but after login I only have my wallpaper with no Launcher and the top menu bar.

I have HP dv6-6150ew laptop with intel/AMD hybrid CPU (intel HD3000/Radeon 6770HD) and I must install drivers because without them my laptop is overheating and it shuts down.

Any advice what i can do?


Open the terminal using Ctrl + Alt + T.

Type in this command gnome-control-center.

And you would be able to access additional drives to get back to the normal x.org driver.

Note: if your laptop is really overheating there will be an emergency shutdown by the computer itself so don't worry :) ?

  • When i revert to open source drivers im not able to login into my account. I have normal login screen and im able to login as guest but when i try to login as normal user screen gos blac for a sec and return me to login screen – Glorifind Feb 23 '13 at 14:21
  • Strange I would recommend to repair your ubuntu installation using the CD / USB. Or just re-install the whole thing. That you go back to login is certainly (correct me if I am wrong) no driver issue. – Thomas15v Feb 23 '13 at 19:28
  • I have login problem after installing drivers. Install was fresh and I do nothing else. I will try reinstall ubuntu. – Glorifind Feb 24 '13 at 13:25

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