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alexdy 07-16-2013 04:56 PM

ati catalyst proprietary driver
Hello. 12.12 final very nice interface it is!
however, since it's installed on amd E2 APU in this particular case, I suppose, some graphic acceleration issues were noticeable on out-of-the-box system. So I tried additional drivers, and one of available AMD packages actually installed and became activated - but not currently in use as it states. Other one gave warning of unsupported hardware in a watermark. With installed driver, I can modify settings of AMD Catalyst Control Centre applet, and that works (color temperature and processing triggers). The issue is, something happened to background of desktop - it is black now, no wallpaper. Also terminal windows got black, as well as the font color in it, which me was able to fix by disabling follow the system color scheme in terminal profile settings.
What do I do with wallpaper - maybe there was some config which got changed upon unsupported driver install; and is it correct that driver pack is in 'not in use' state - not that I'm concerned while it actually's an MSI laptop after all..

business_kid 07-18-2013 10:39 AM

Wallpaper and stuff I would expect to set in the window manager, and it hasn't much to do with the driver.

alexdy 07-18-2013 12:33 PM

""-it disappeared after driver activation) having found no window manager setting tool in GUI and I'm not quite desperate to tinker somewhere while there might be an exact place
wallpaper absense is a symptom, I don't see weather and time eyecandies, and desktop links are not visible as well

business_kid 07-18-2013 03:13 PM

That could be a driver issue. Presuming it is, hit the catalyst control centre and check for relevant stuff. Also let's do a health check. Post the output of

glxinfo |grep render

ls -l /usr/lib(64)/libGL*
Finally have a look in the logs, and see if it's throwing errors/warnings

alexdy 07-18-2013 06:45 PM

ati ccc was the one I hit almost immediately once that blackscreen appeared upon reboot after driver activation) some of the settings there do work as I mentioned earlier
it got fixed I didn't ask for the outputs proposed. think I'd look at the log for record of what happened, only if I knew which of the log files to look at

business_kid 07-19-2013 04:34 AM

dmesg immediately as it gets overwritten
/var/log/{messages,syslog} usually have it.

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