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    [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    Well I decided to upgrade to the new 11.10 beta today. After I installed the new version unity launched and everything went well... It was only lagging/stuttering like hell!! So I thought if I uninstall fglrx and reinstall the binary from atis website it would magicly fix itself... I was wrong:



    I can still launch programs and everything because of gnome-do and docky...

    edit: I don't care if I get classic gnome, unity or gnome shell... just want my install to work again...
    Last edited by luvgirl12345; October 8th, 2011 at 07:07 PM.

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    When you run beta code, you should expect it to break.

    I have only installed drivers from "Additional Drivers," and it has always worked well.

    What video card? What CPU?

    Can you re-install?

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    I have the same problem.

    I updated 11.04 to 11.10 and everything was fine
    But when I went to update the fglrx the system got the same screen

    Apparently with nautilus only ...

    How can I fix?

    My system has an integrated ati hd4250

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    There are proper instructions for ATI here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=effenberg+ati

    Regards,
    Effenberg

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    I just dealt with this problem myself. Here is the easy fix for it.

    Hit ALT+F2 in order to get to the terminal (ALT+F7 will take you back to the desktop)

    1. Remove fglrx related packages
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge fglrx*
    2. Delete xorg.conf
    Code:
    sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    3. Reinstall xorg components
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64 libgl1-mesa-dri:amd64
    4. Reconfigure Xorg
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    and finally

    5. Reboot
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    Also it's helpful to have the package nautilus-open-terminal installed so that if unity or the 3d components of the gui go bonkers you always have a terminal on right click. (helpful for launching a browser to investigate the problem)

    Edit: After installing ccsm and disabling "sync to vblank" and enabling "tear free" in the catalyst control panel, window dragging is back to normal. (no tears/jerkiness, though it feels a bit slower) I may go back to the open source drivers still, but I'm going to give fglrx another shot.

    Edit2: Gave it a shot but I prefer the open source drivers.
    Last edited by Cynical; October 14th, 2011 at 10:10 PM.

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    Quote Originally Posted by effenberg0x0 View Post
    There are proper instructions for ATI here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=effenberg+ati
    Regards,
    Effenberg
    I have followed all the steps in this link, particularly in the section:

    In panel / launcher on Unity after install Video Driver
    - Try to follow the Instructions posted here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1856053
    I removed all proprietary AMD drivers and xserver-xorg-video-ati, I installed the latest drivers from AMD, following all instructions

    Also I removed and reinstalled compiz

    And not solve the problem.

    Strange that works well Unity2D

    I do not know what to do ...

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    If I reinstall 11.10 from the live CD, boot into recovery mode and do everything in effenberg0x0's post before doing anything else, should it all work out ok?

    EDIT: I had just done a reinstallation (wiped my whole drive for it) because upgrading from 11.04 caused too many problems. The live CD worked flawlessly and installed quickly, but when I tried logging in, I got the purple screen and Ubuntu would not load. I installed catalyst by booting into recovery mode and following these instructions. After that I tried logging in and my screen was essentially split down the middle, each half of the screen swapped, and flashing so much that if I was epileptic I'd be on my way to the hospital right now. I was able to log in, but then I only had a background.

    AMD Radeon 6670.

    EDIT2: Never mind! I did a second clean install, followed the instructions by effenberg0x0, logged in to Ubuntu 2D and activated drivers via Additional Drivers. My screen was still massively screwed at that point, but logging out and back in fixed it.
    Last edited by alreadytaken4536; October 15th, 2011 at 12:59 AM.

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    To effenberg0x0: You my friend are what I'd like to qualify a savior! Thanks!

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    Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    Works for me on AMD C-60 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    thx

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    Unhappy Re: [11.10] ati/amd gfx problems

    i have the same problem too
    i tried to reset unity using the command unity --reset and here is the output

    unity-panel-service: no process found
    Checking if settings need to be migrated ...no
    Checking if internal files need to be migrated ...no
    Backend : gconf
    Integration : true
    Profile : default
    Adding plugins
    Skipping upgrade com.canonical.unity.unity.01.upgrade
    Skipping upgrade com.canonical.unity.unity.02.upgrade
    Initializing core options...done
    Initializing bailer options...done
    Initializing detection options...done
    Initializing composite options...done
    Initializing opengl options...done
    Initializing decor options...done
    Initializing mousepoll options...done
    Initializing vpswitch options...done
    Initializing animation options...done
    Initializing snap options...done
    compiz (expo) - Warn: failed to bind image to texture
    Initializing expo options...done
    Initializing move options...done
    Initializing place options...done
    Initializing grid options...done
    Initializing gnomecompat options...done
    Initializing wall options...done
    Initializing ezoom options...done
    Initializing workarounds options...done
    Initializing staticswitcher options...[ERROR]: Option "next_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_all_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_all_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_all_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_all_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_group_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_group_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_group_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_group_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_no_popup_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_no_popup_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_no_popup_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_no_popup_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_panel_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "next_panel_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_panel_button" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "prev_panel_key" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "speed" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "timestep" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "window_match" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "minimized" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "auto_change_vp" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "popup_delay" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mouse_select" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "saturation" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "brightness" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "opacity" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "icon" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "icon_only" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "mipmap" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "row_align" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "focus_on_switch" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "bring_to_front" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "highlight_mode" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "highlight_rect_hidden" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "highlight_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "highlight_border_color" already defined
    [ERROR]: Option "highlight_border_inlay_color" already defined
    done
    Initializing resize options...done
    Initializing fade options...done
    Initializing scale options...done
    Initializing session options...done
    Starting unity-window-decorator

    (unity-window-decorator:1726): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

    (unity-window-decorator:1726): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

    (unity-window-decorator:1726): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

    (unity-window-decorator:1726): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

    after i was excited to try 11.10 now my first impression that it sucks [sorry]

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