How to try fglrx driver

Linda haniganwork at
Thu Feb 5 04:39:16 UTC 2015

On 02/04/2015 10:07 PM, Istimsak Abdulbasir wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 8:46 AM, Linda 
> <haniganwork at 
> <mailto:haniganwork at>> wrote:
>     On 01/30/2015 02:32 PM, Linda wrote:
>         I am having trouble getting teamviewer to start at
>         boot and from reading the logs and doing some
>         searches it sounds like it is a video/x windows issue.
>         The machine has integrated graphics and shows it
>         is the ATI Radeon Xpress 200  which from what I
>         can find can use the fglrx driver.
>         I downloaded the fglrx package with synaptic
>         My problem is that software updater does not give
>         me any choices under additional drivers. Can
>         someone point me in the right direction on how to
>         try the fglrx driver to see if it solves the issue?
>                       Thank you
>                           Linda
>     Given the response I got from the list I decided to go
>     at solving my teamviewer 8 / graphics problems in
>     different way. I looked for suggestions on dstros that
>     worked well with old hardware and installed Mate with
>     a LXDE desktop. Not only does it work, it also allows
>     you to use the x64 version of teamviewer 8. This
>     computer has been a pain to set up but I have learned
>     a lot of options to try when things don't work. I
>     appreciate all the help.
>                        Thanks
>                         Linda
> What desktop environment were you using, Unity, KDE? If I 
> come across this same issue, I will know what to do. It 
> also sounds like, the teamviewer icon could not display 
> under the default DE you were using.
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> Abdulbasir, 2013)
No it has to be something different in the hardware support. 
I was running Lubuntu and now have with mate installed with 
the  LXDE. It could be tied somehow to the specific hardware 
configuration and the multi arch version of teamviewer 8.  I 
know on the other boxes that have lubuntu and ubuntu that 
I've used teamviewer 8 for you have to use the 32 bit 
version when you move from 12.04 LTS  to 14.04 LTS. I should 
have written it down but the error messages in the 
teamviewer logs made it clear it was a graphics issue. It 
actually would open if a desktop session was open. It would 
not open on boot and it could not display the login box if 
you logged off just a distorted version of the login screen. 
Maybe the fix is tied to using MDM instead of lightdm with 
this specific machine.
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