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litruv 08-17-2012 09:58 AM

Graphics Driver Install 2nd boot issue
Hey, I'm kind of new to the Linux Scene and had a bumpy start (Assuming it's my 6790's). after setting up Ubuntu 12.04 64x in safe graphics mode otherwise things like this would happen..:
So after a successful install with the help of Wubi, I can update everything and use the system as normal, but if I want to use the proprietary driver, it installs after a while, and requests to restart, I do.
and one restarted, I'm confronted with a unityless desktop :( (aka terminal) crtl+alt+1-12 doesn't really help.
starting unity just produced the error
WARNING: no DISPLAY variable set, setting it to:0
unity-panel-service: no process found
compiz (core) - Fatal: Couldn't open display :0

thanks for any help on how to get Unity GUI back, thanks :D

abrinister 08-17-2012 10:19 AM

Try this!

Alex Brinister

litruv 08-17-2012 08:11 PM

I'm sorry, but quite a lot of this is unrelated (I think) unless you can point out the similarities, than, I'm at a loss.

abrinister 08-17-2012 08:16 PM

Well, that was how I installed the proprietary drivers. I think you have some bad configuration or something. In my experience (with Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch), you need the glselect script and the fixed switchlibGL/switchlibglx scripts. The forum page I linked explains all of that.

Alex Brinister

byannoni 08-17-2012 09:33 PM

Please post the output of "uname -r" and "lsmod|grep fglrx".

abrinister 08-17-2012 09:45 PM


"uname -r" and "lsmod|grep fglrx"
Can you please use code tags? It's easier to read that way.

Alex Brinister

litruv 08-17-2012 10:51 PM

uname -r

lsmod|grep fglrx

3263886 0

abrinister 08-17-2012 10:58 PM

Looks like the module is loaded. Have you tried running


aticonfig --initial
again? Your xorg.conf might be the issue. Also, to be safe, you should blacklist the radeon module.


sudo cat blacklist radeon > /etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf
Alex Brinister

litruv 08-17-2012 11:37 PM

It's come back at me with

Uninitianlised file found, configuring.
Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Saving backup to whererever
Restarted, and it's allllll good <3
Thankyou sir, you are a genius.

abrinister 08-18-2012 10:17 AM

:D Glad I could be of help.

Alex Brinister

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