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Thread: Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

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    Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    Whenever I install 12.10, I'm prompted to install 280 updates. Whenever I install them and reboot, I get this glitched-up purple/orange screen which obviously prevents me from logging in and using the OS. I'm certain that this is a video driver/card issue, but how do I fix it? I have an ATI Radeon HD 6850 (1GB) graphics card. Everything seems to work fine when I don't do any updates, but I really don't want to use "vanilla", unupdated 12.10.

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    Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    Whenever I install 12.10, I'm prompted to install 280 updates. Whenever I install them and reboot, I get this glitched-up purple/orange screen which obviously prevents me from logging in and using the OS. I'm certain that this is a video driver/card issue, but how do I fix it? I have an ATI Radeon HD 6850 (1GB) graphics card. Everything seems to work fine when I don't do any updates, but I really don't want to use "vanilla", unupdated 12.10.

    I didn't touch ANYTHING regarding drivers. I'm looking at the Additional Drivers pane, and this is what I see: http://i.imgur.com/nQAKRGH.png I'm using the (what I assume to be) default, open-source drivers.

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    Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    Whenever I install 12.10, I'm prompted to install 280 updates. Whenever I install them and reboot, I get this glitched-up purple/orange screen which obviously prevents me from logging in and using the OS. I'm certain that this is a video driver/card issue, but how do I fix it? I have an ATI Radeon HD 6850 (1GB) graphics card. Everything seems to work fine when I don't do any updates, but I really don't want to use "vanilla", unupdated 12.10.

    I didn't touch ANYTHING regarding drivers. I'm looking at the Additional Drivers pane, and this is what I see: http://i.imgur.com/nQAKRGH.png I'm using the (what I assume to be) default, open-source drivers.

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    Re: Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    Try installing the fglrx graphics driver and rebooting before you install the updates, this may fix your problem.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    I switched to the proprietary, but when I logged in, Unity didn't appear at all.

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    Re: Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    Please don't double-post.
    Merged.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    Merged another duplicate. Please do not cross-post.
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    Re: Installing update breaks graphics drivers! (ATI/XORG)

    try the previous kernel from grub boot loader, if it works ok, then use grub customizer to choose the previous kernel as default.

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