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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Thread moved to Multimedia & Video.

    Although beginner (but learning) you'll get better and more specific help here. Other forum users will play nice.

    My two cents worth, and a bit late, but perhaps something for the future: did you check in 'Additional Drivers' to start with for any available AMD drivers before the saga began?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Thanks for moving the thread to the right section.

    Yes, I did check the Additional Drivers program.
    Actually, that's where the problem began.
    Last edited by Christian Heinrichs; September 2nd, 2013 at 05:31 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    What is output of:
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    lspci | grep VGA

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Quote Originally Posted by codingaround View Post
    Thanks for moving the thread to the right section.

    Yes, I did check the Additional Drivers program.
    Actually, that's were the problem began.
    What options did you get in the Additional Drivers, did you get fglrx and fglrx-updates ? In case you chose fglrx and got problems you can try fglrx-updates.

    Also, As suggested by Temujin, please give the output of

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    lspci | grep VGA
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    What is output of:
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    lspci | grep VGA
    The output of lspci | grep VGA is:
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    VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc [AMD/ATI] Thames [Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series]
    Quote Originally Posted by bhattabhishek View Post
    What options did you get in the Additional Drivers, did you get fglrx and fglrx-updates ?
    • ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (**experimental** beta)
    • ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (**experimental** beta)
    • ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (**experimental** beta)
    • ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (post-release updates)
    Last edited by Christian Heinrichs; September 2nd, 2013 at 05:32 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Suggest you go through these:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/28598...0m-fglrx-issue

    Also, this webiste(http://devgurus.amd.com/thread/160229) refers to follow this page:

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post4738010

    Might as well give these a try.

    Best of luck.
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Quote Originally Posted by bhattabhishek View Post
    Suggest you go through these
    I tried every possible method by now.

    • Install via the .run installer. Instructions by Ubuntu documentation
    • Create debian package and run it as described here
    • Additional Drivers program install
    • sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle
    • Tried this special method.


    They all result in graphic errors.
    Ubuntu is now running again, but with the normal drivers and Ubuntu Dash Home seems to have a broken scrollbar now.
    Last edited by Christian Heinrichs; September 3rd, 2013 at 05:49 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Have you tried the latest Catalyst? (13-8 Beta2)

    Here's how I would do it..

    Start by making sure everything's purged (some of these commands will probably fail, but don't worry about it and keep going)
    Code:
    sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh
    sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrx*
    sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
    sudo rm -rf /etc/ati
    Get dependencies:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs dh-make dkms execstack dh-modaliases linux-headers-generic fakeroot libqtgui4 unzip
    If you're using the x86_64 architecture (64 bit):
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install lib32gcc1
    Install

    Code:
    mkdir catalyst13.8beta && cd catalyst13.8beta
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/amd-catalyst-13.8-beta2-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
    unzip amd-catalyst-13.8-beta2-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
    chmod +x amd-catalyst-13.8-beta2-linux-x86.x86_64.run
    sudo ./amd-catalyst-13.8-beta2-linux-x86.x86_64.run --buildpkg Ubuntu/precise
    sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb
    sudo amdconfig --initial -f
    Graphic errors, no navigation possible.
    Be more specific. Does the error occur before the login screen or after you log in? Can you get to a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1)?

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Not sure if you can squeeze anything out of this, but it fixed for poster there:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2138977

    You might need to undo what's been done prior to attempting though. And is the driver you've been attempting to install from AMD?

    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...eon_linux.aspx

    * Temüjin ninja-ed me! Better explanation there.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; September 3rd, 2013 at 06:16 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 AMD driver issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Be more specific. Does the error occur before the login screen or after you log in? Can you get to a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1)?
    The error occurs at the login screen and after the login screen.
    It goes like this:

    Ubuntu boots and the login screen appears either split in two uneven halfs or full of weird graphic error stripes.
    After login, the sidebar to the left does not show up and I can barely click on Shut Down.
    The rest of the interface is unresponsive.
    Terminal sessions via Ctrl+Alt+F1 do work, but sometimes even the terminal got those graphic errors.
    I also followed your instructions for the beta driver installation and it gave me the exact same result.

    As for Bucky's answer. I have to test those methods yet, if I find one that suits this system.
    Last edited by Christian Heinrichs; September 3rd, 2013 at 09:31 PM.

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