[xubuntu-users] Graphic card disaster

Bruno Benitez gridcube at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 13:17:01 UTC 2014

Michele, remember that you can always revert to the generic video drivers
by renaming/removing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, regardles of the
installed drivers if xorg.conf is ausent the system will use the default

2014-02-25 9:07 GMT-03:00 Fred Roller <fredroller66 at gmail.com>:

>  On 02/25/2014 06:33 AM, Michele Mor wrote:
>  Hi everyone!
> I have a laptop with a dual boot - Win 7 and Xubuntu 13.10.
> The laptop is an Acer Aspire 4810TZG and it has a dual graphic card, Intel
> + ATI Mobile Radeon HD4330.
>  Unfortunately, during my neverending quest for the perfect Linux system,
> I have tried to use a program to update my ATI drivers from:
> http://www.thefanclub.co.za/how-to/ubuntu-amd-catalyst-install
>  Needless to say, after following the procedure and the installation of
> those drivers, when I log into Xubuntu, my screen has blue and black
> stripes.
>  Short of backing up everything and re-installing Xubuntu, does anyone
> know how I could remove those drivers and install working drivers?
> Note that using the Ubuntu recovery option I can use a command line (even
> if when I tried it seemed not working as expected) - or I can use
> SystemRescueCD.
>  Thanks!
> Michele
>  from the above site:
>    - *Double click* on the downloaded *.deb file* to Install the
>    application using the *Ubuntu Software Center* or manually with dpkg
>    -i from the command line.
> from command line have you tried dpkg with the purge option
>     dpkg --purge [package name]
> even if you boot to your blue striped screen you should still be able to
> ctrl+alt+F[1-5] for a terminal login...
> hope it helps, good luck.  Find out where the package broke and give some
> feed back to it's author. It looks pretty good.
> Fred
> p.s. I had something similar happen a ways back and it turned out to be a
> frequency setting that was the culprit.
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