AMD Radeon HD 3450 driver broken in 13.04

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 26 20:51:08 UTC 2013


On 26 April 2013 18:20, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> I updated my Toshiba Satellite Pro P300 from 12.04 this afternoon --
> and now it's comprehensively broken.
>
> This is apparently a known problem - see:
>
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2073279
>
> &
>
> http://www.linuxine.com/story/ubuntu-1304-raring-ringtail-ati-radeon-hd-3xxx-and-4xxx-problems-again
>
> There is a workaround, involving downgrading to an older version of
> X.org and AMD's legacy driver, but this workaround has issues with
> Unity, which appear to affect me.
>
> https://launchpad.net/~makson96/+archive/fglrx
>
> I have installed the fix as described and now my graphics are back up
> to their normal, full resolution, but Unity will not start. I can
> start Metacity manually, by pressing Ctrl-Alt-T for a borderless
> terminal window and then running
>
> metacity --replace &

I believe unity does not use metacity, that was unity-2d.  Unity uses compiz.

What do you see if you run, in a terminal

/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p

That should tell you whether it thinks the graphics is capable of running unity.

Colin




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