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I've recently installed elementary OS Freya 0.3 on an laptop, but it doesn't run as smooth as on my desktop PC. It's sluggish while opening windows and especially switching pages in the application menu. I think that it could be a problem related to drivers, so I've tried installing ATI drivers from the software center and even from the AMD website, but at the next reboot there is only a black screen. I've done all software updates and also tried installing the 3.19 kernel, but it boots to a black screen again. How can I solve this? Is there any compatible driver?

(CPU is an AMD APU A-micro 6400 T quad-core)

closed as off-topic by RolandiXor Oct 21 '16 at 20:56

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  • Just to be clear, "I've installed drivers from the software center" means you've went into the "Additional Drivers" tab and installed from there? – Aleksandar Stefanović Mar 14 '16 at 9:27
  • on black screen just press insert key and display will show picture... thats drives me out whole crazy until i suddenly discovered that just any key would bring picture at display. Cheers. – user5509 Jul 7 '16 at 14:36
  • @Blez, are you still having this localized issue or was it fixed in a later release? Not sure it can get more official than the official proprietary drivers. Try the steps at this answer? – wolf Oct 2 '16 at 3:54
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it appears to be abandoned. – RolandiXor Oct 21 '16 at 20:56
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I do not have an AMD graphics card installed, however I found this post that details AMD, Nvidia and Intel graphics.

Install AMD, Nvidia and Intel graphics

About the middle of the page shows how to install the AMD drivers needed.

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – RolandiXor Oct 21 '16 at 20:55
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You can use command: sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

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I had the same problem when you get boot screen press

  1. Alt+Ctrl+F1 then
  2. uninstall fglrx

and if it gives error then force it by typing -force. It will solve your problem.

  • Wouldn't this just delete the AMD's proprietary driver? If so, he'll just be using open source drivers again. That doesn't seem like an answer to this question to me. – r3bl Sep 17 '15 at 12:53

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