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    graphic : unknown

    ok i just insalled ubuntu 12.10 on my system

    and if i go to
    about this computer > graphics

    it says driver : unknown
    experince : standard


    how can i fix the driver issue ?
    i am a total noob at this .
    This is the first time i am using ubuntu
    my vedio card is
    SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5
    http://www.sapphiretech.com/presenta...n=&lid=1&leg=0


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    my system specs -
    motherboard - GA-970A-DS3


    ram(8GB) [1600mhz] - Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9


    processor - fx 8350


    harddrive - SAMSUNG 1TB 7200 RPM


    gpu - SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5


    case - cooler master elite 310



    supply box - cooler master Thunder 500W
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    Re: graphic : unknown

    It's a standard message, as you are using the open-source radeon drivers by default.
    You can get it to show the driver name by adding the program mesa-utils.

    You can also install the proprietary drivers through the ubuntu repositories.
    Open up the system setting and go to the section software sources. Open this up and the new window will show a tab for additional drivers, click on it and look over the choices. Best bet is to try the regular fglrx drivers (not the fglrx-update drivers)

    Follow this page to help generate an xorg file, and help if problems arise:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
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    Re: graphic : unknown

    ok i am downloading it off amd site
    they gave me a zip file

    how to extract it ?
    and
    will it install just by double clicking on it ?

    also is there a way to download it via terminal ?
    Last edited by acepro71; March 14th, 2013 at 06:54 PM.

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    Re: graphic : unknown

    No... do not use what ATI gives. Use the Ubuntu versions provided in software center/jockey-gtk. The one you have WILL BREAK EVERYTHING.

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    Re: graphic : unknown

    what do u mean

    darn it i am a damn noob at this

    can not any of u team view my pc and install driver?

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    Re: graphic : unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by ManamiVixen View Post
    No... do not use what ATI gives. Use the Ubuntu versions provided in software center/jockey-gtk. The one you have WILL BREAK EVERYTHING.
    Ubuntu 12.10 and beyond doesn't use jockey anymore. It uses software-properties-gtk.

    But yes, best practice is to install from the repos, as they have more stable versions, and usually take care of any prerequisites that may be needed.
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    Re: graphic : unknown

    What I mean is that the one Ubuntu provides was tested for, and fixed against ubuntu bugs and such and the one straight from AMD/ATI isn't. To install the Ubuntu Version, open "software sources" by searching the Unity Dash and go to the "additonal drivers" tab, there click on fglrx-installer, not the updates one as it is known to be wonky at times with some cards.

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    Re: graphic : unknown

    Hello!

    If you are familiar with the terminal, the easiest thing to do is this:

    Install the driver:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle
    Initialize the settings (some say this is unnecessary, but enough people have had problems by not doing it that I still suggest it):
    Code:
    sudo amdconfig --initial
    Reboot.

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    Re: graphic : unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by ManamiVixen View Post
    What I mean is that the one Ubuntu provides was tested for, and fixed against ubuntu bugs and such and the one straight from AMD/ATI isn't. To install the Ubuntu Version, open "software sources" by searching the Unity Dash and go to the "additonal drivers" tab, there click on fglrx-installer, not the updates one as it is known to be wonky at times with some cards.
    i did what u said
    after installing it worked fine
    for 1 minute
    but then i open about this computer > graphic

    to see if it is still unknown

    the ubuntu crashed

    and now when i restarted

    i only see desktop background and nothing else help !!!!!!!!!

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    Re: graphic : unknown

    Sometimes the graphical installer does not work.

    From the screen you see, press Ctrl-Alt-T to get to the terminal.

    Do

    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle
    Reboot.

    Then follow the instructions I posted before.
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