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    Unity in 12.04 - Graphics Driver Issue

    So I had my system working just fine, and I stupidly did something to mess up the current driver I was using. I think I must have accidentally saved something in system preferences.

    Anyway, my screen resolution is all messed up and I am without gui access to my system preferences to change back the driver. Does anyone have any idea how to change the setting in system preferences? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity.

    Please, any advice is welcomed!

    Thank you.

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    Re: Unity in 12.04 - Graphics Driver Issue

    It would help if you told us what graphics adapter and driver you are using.

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    Re: Unity in 12.04 - Graphics Driver Issue

    I'm using an AMD Radeon 7970 HD video card, and I think the driver I had was one from their site. Would I just be able to open up firefox from the terminal, navigate to the website and reinstall the driver?
    Last edited by AustenG; July 26th, 2012 at 03:54 AM.

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    Re: Unity in 12.04 - Graphics Driver Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by AustenG View Post
    I'm using an AMD Radeon 7970 HD video card, and I think the driver I had was one from their site. Would I just be able to open up firefox from the browser, navigate to the website and reinstall the driver?
    Huh? Firefox IS the browser!

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    Re: Unity in 12.04 - Graphics Driver Issue

    Sorry, I meant terminal.

    I fixed it by opening ff, and reinstalling the latest ati driver.

    Then, I just purged fglrx with:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx fglrx_* fglrx-amdcccle* fglrx-dev*

    And followed the steps outlined here:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/12429...-video-drivers

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