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Old 09-23-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hi, I have a new installation of the newest Ubuntu, 11.04 I think it is.I like it. I need to use this laptop in class, connected to an overhead projector. Yesterday, I tried for the first time, it booted into both screens, then promptly froze when I opened my home folder. As windows works, and the laptop is new, I am ruling out hardware failure.
This is a Toshiba Satellite 600 with an ATI Radeon 9803 chipset. I do not have the proprietry driver activated, as I read flgrx is not compatible with gnome 3.

I'm sure Ubuntu has a way of dealing with multiple screens. Any tips out there?

NB: at home Ubuntu works fine, no freezing, so I am guessing this has to do with running two screens.

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Old 09-25-2011, 04:10 AM   #2
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Ubuntu 11.04 : No Gnome 3 ? But "Unity".

Log out to the GDM log in window, click your name, and you can select :
There are 5 choices : Please use "Ubuntu Classic (No Effects)".

Thats Gnome 2 ( 2.32 ).

Works OK on my Toshiba Satellite A200 with 2 monitors / TV set.
( It's Intel 945 graphics.)

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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Quote:
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This is a Toshiba Satellite 600 with an ATI Radeon 9803 chipset.
Not an ATI Radeon 9803 chipset at all. Thats not a chipset, its not even a GPU/APU model.

I'd guess this the same system you were talking about on this thread-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nitors-902943/

In which case its a AMD HD6310 GPU/APU (the ATI name was dropped with the 6XXX GPU/APU series).

BTW, gnome-shell will run with the newest flgrx drivers.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 07:39 AM   #4
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Not an ATI Radeon 9803 chipset at all. Thats not a chipset, its not even a GPU/APU model.

I'd guess this the same system you were talking about on this thread-

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nitors-902943/

In which case its a AMD HD6310 GPU/APU (the ATI name was dropped with the 6XXX GPU/APU series).

BTW, gnome-shell will run with the newest flgrx drivers.
Not here. I just tried the latest this weekend and it still has serious visual artifacting.
 
  


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