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    Unhappy Re: Installed Radeon Driver and Locked out of Ubuntu

    Unfortunately, it looks as though a reinstall may be forced. From my own experience with 10.04.4-LTS with backported Kernels from later releases (I currently use Kernel 3.0, package: linux-image-generic-pae-lts-backport-oneiric), to my understanding as of 6 January 2012, Advance Micro Devices® has yet to catch up with the LinUX Kernel Project on drivers for the R700-and-later series GPU's on Kernels 3.0-up; a Windows driver installed in error (as AMD® does fully support the Radeon® HD 6000 Series in Microsoft® Windows® Se7en 7.0.80xx and Server 2008 Release 2 6.1.76xx) could very well be enough to lock up the system.

    The Live CD, fortunately, should allow recovery of whatever is in the /home subdirectory of the borked-11.10-install partition on the hard drive prior to reformat and reinstall.
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    Re: Installed Radeon Driver and Locked out of Ubuntu

    Thanks for all your support but since I can't even get into recovery mode, I had to reinstall ubuntu with the option "Upgrade 11.10 to 11.10" which worked fine for me.

    And Just to Say, my laptop is all fine for ubuntu if I forget about graphics card in my laptop.
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    Re: Installed Radeon Driver and Locked out of Ubuntu

    After doing some searching around, it seems others are able to use the proprietary driver with similar machines.

    Does this machine have a dual graphics card arrangement?
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    Re: Installed Radeon Driver and Locked out of Ubuntu

    The additional driver provided by ubuntu does work to some extent, but not so good.
    In windows 7, I could switch graphics from ati radeon to power saving gpu.
    Is this dual graphics card management ?

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    Exclamation Re: Installed Radeon Driver and Locked out of Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by TheKojuEffect View Post
    The additional driver provided by ubuntu does work to some extent, but not so good.
    In windows 7, I could switch graphics from ati radeon to power saving gpu.
    Is this dual graphics card management ?
    As I previously stated, as of 8 January 2012, Advance Micro Devices® has yet to catch up with the LinUX Kernel Project on drivers for Kernels 3.0-up. The Catalyst™ Control Center (package: fglrx-amdcccle), which is capable of managing multiple Radeon® HD™ series GPU's, works only up to Kernel 2.6.38, meaning that it will not function in Oneiric.
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    Re: Installed Radeon Driver and Locked out of Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Unfortunately, guys, all the suggested commands in the world won't help him at all if he can't get a command line.

    First thing we need to do is get him to a command line.
    +1

    ... this is why my comment was irrelevant as well as everyone else's so far, except yours QIII

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    Re: Installed Radeon Driver and Locked out of Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by bcschmerker View Post
    As I previously stated, as of 8 January 2012, Advance Micro Devices® has yet to catch up with the LinUX Kernel Project on drivers for Kernels 3.0-up. The Catalyst™ Control Center (package: fglrx-amdcccle), which is capable of managing multiple Radeon® HD™ series GPU's, works only up to Kernel 2.6.38, meaning that it will not function in Oneiric.
    His card is a hybrid graphics card, meaning it's not the laptop's primary graphics card. The Windows driver switches it on when it's needed.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics

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