Graphical Glitches in Mint 14 using AMD proprietary drivers

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Graphical Glitches in Mint 14 using AMD proprietary drivers

Postby OkamioftheRinnegan on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:49 pm

I recently installed the 13.1 AMD proprietary driverson my mint distro with no problems. i rebooted my computer and everything was normal except that my primary monitor was blank, but my secondary monitor was acting as primary, but otherwise acting normal. so i went into the Catalyst Control Center to try fix and reassign my primary monitor. not finding a setting to set my primary monitor, i extended my displays thinking that would solve both of the problems. rebooting my system again, i find that not only is my primary still blank, but cinnamon has switched to mate, and the bottom taskbar and icons have replicated themselves five times

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my primary is a white screen. i can move my cursor into it and have it appear but i cannot drag windows into it. also, if i open the Catalyst Control Center, a Large red 2 watermark appears in the upper left hand corner.

i am new to this, so if you need any additional information, tell me how to get it, and try to explain solutions in simple terms.
OS: Mint 16
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RAM: 4x2GB DDR3 @1600
GPU: HD 7850
Monitors: 1600x900DVI &&1440x900VGA
PSU: raidmax530w
KB: CM Quickfire
Mouse: Logitec G500
Network Adapter: Atheros Wireless Adapter
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Re: Graphical Glitches in Mint 14 using AMD proprietary driv

Postby catweazel on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:05 pm

You need to remove the x.org radeon drivers before installing the AMD proprietary drivers.

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Re: Graphical Glitches in Mint 14 using AMD proprietary driv

Postby OkamioftheRinnegan on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:02 pm

by that do you mean purging the fglrx drivers?
OS: Mint 16
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MOBO: Extreme3 970
RAM: 4x2GB DDR3 @1600
GPU: HD 7850
Monitors: 1600x900DVI &&1440x900VGA
PSU: raidmax530w
KB: CM Quickfire
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Re: Graphical Glitches in Mint 14 using AMD proprietary driv

Postby catweazel on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:56 pm

OkamioftheRinnegan wrote:by that do you mean purging the fglrx drivers?

No, the x.org radeon drivers. Installing the proprietary driver doesn't remove the open source driver. That is what's causing the problem.
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Re: Graphical Glitches in Mint 14 using AMD proprietary driv

Postby OkamioftheRinnegan on Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:00 pm

okay, i have no idea how, but i managed to fix it. i somehow managed to break all of my drivers, and install a second kernel, undo all of that and it worked. i also unplugged my second monitor dring the install and that fixed my monitor arrangement.
OS: Mint 16
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MOBO: Extreme3 970
RAM: 4x2GB DDR3 @1600
GPU: HD 7850
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PSU: raidmax530w
KB: CM Quickfire
Mouse: Logitec G500
Network Adapter: Atheros Wireless Adapter
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