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Old 08-25-2013, 04:39 AM   #1
dalmat
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Login screen alignment is waaaayyy off after new install (HIS Radeon HD 6570 Silence)


I have installed the Ubuntu 13.04 amd64-version on a brand new computer. I have bought a similar computer for my father a few weeks ago with the only difference being the graphic card and the power supply. His didn't have any problems after installation, so I suspect it is the driver for the graphic card. Here is a screenshot of how it looks like:

http://i.imgur.com/oDiNQorh.jpg

So this is much more than just adjusting the alignment with a button on the monitor. What has been installed is the 64-bit version of Ubuntu (the same as my father's installation). But here the graphic card is a "HIS Radeon HD 6570 Silence". During the setup, I selected the 3rd-party software and to automatically download updates during installation. Now I can't get past the login screen, but can get to a command prompt by using the CTRL+Alt+F2. Does anyone have an idea of how to fix this?
 
Old 08-25-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
dalmat
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[SOLVED] Get the latest proprietary driver

The problem has been solved. I needed to manually download and install the driver. Here is what to do:
  1. Boot up the new installation to the login screen.
  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get to a command prompt and log in with your credentials.
  3. Download the driver
    Code:
    wget http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
  4. Unzip the driver
    Code:
    unzip amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
  5. Make the script executable
    Code:
    chmod u+x amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.x86_64.run
  6. Run the script with administrator privileges. I followed the recommended settings, basically pressing enter the whole time.
    Code:
    sudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13-4-x86.x86_64.run
  7. Reboot the computer. After startup, the new Ubuntu installation should work.
    Code:
    sudo reboot
 
  


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