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Thread: Graphics Unusable with ATI Drivers on 12.10

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    Graphics Unusable with ATI Drivers on 12.10

    I'm having graphics problems with a 1 day old install of 12.10 on a Sony Vaio VGN-FW139E with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400.

    I could not get my HDMI display to be recognized, so I tried installing the proprietary drivers through the Software Center.

    When I rebooted however, the resolution had been send to 1024x768, the launcher cannot be seen or accessed, and terminals will not appear.

    I can get to the system settings menu by right clicking the desktop, but cannot launch any other applications.

    What can I do to resolve this?

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    Re: Graphics Unusable with ATI Drivers on 12.10

    By pressing : Alt + Ctrl + T , a terminal window will appears ,
    then you type :
    xrandr

    your screen details (including current resolution )wil appears with a list of available resolutions
    you can then type :
    xrandr -s 0
    (for the first resolution in list , the index begins with zero )
    e.g. : to choose the second resolution in list you type :
    xrandr -s 1

    Good luck

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    Re: Graphics Unusable with ATI Drivers on 12.10

    Quote Originally Posted by yanes View Post
    By pressing : Alt + Ctrl + T , a terminal window will appears ,
    then you type :
    xrandr

    your screen details (including current resolution )wil appears with a list of available resolutions
    you can then type :
    xrandr -s 0
    (for the first resolution in list , the index begins with zero )
    e.g. : to choose the second resolution in list you type :
    xrandr -s 1

    Good luck
    I will try that out, thank you. A dollar says the terminal won't appear, but we'll see .

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