I have elementary OS freya installed and updated--works great. Decided to try to fglrx from Software Center--kinda more glitchy than the open video drivers, but I wanted more FPS when playing online games--and for this it seems to do the trick.

That said, whenever my screen turns off or my computer is in suspend, when I wake it up, I have the normal login screen. After typing my password, as soon as I hit 'enter' the screen goes black. I can hear the 'pop' notification sound of my wireless connecting, but there is no mouse or anything. After about 2 seconds my monitor says, "no signal" and the orange light comes on (just like it's asleep.)

I can press CTRL+ALT+F3 and terminal pops up right away, then I can press ALT+F7 and my desktop pops up right away and everything is working fine again.

For the time beings, I have been logging in, opening terminal, then alt+f7 to get get back to desktop. It works, but is there a way to fix this issue, or does anyone know what is happening? This bug is slightly annoying.

I also noticed that AMD has fglrx version 15.7 while the Software Center has 15.2. If I wanted to upgrade to 15.7 from the website, do I need to delete 15.2 first? Or will this be taken care of automatically when installing 15.7?

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    An additional thing I noticed. If I turn off password needed upon sleep and suspend. Once the screen is turned off, or the computer is suspended, upon hitting 'enter' I get right into my desktop correctly. So, there seems to be some issue that occurs only while going from the login screen to the desktop.
    – vim_usr
    Jul 26 '15 at 3:38
  • to be sure i would delete fglrx 15.2 first before installing 15.7
    – kay
    Jul 26 '15 at 12:50
  • Would using the Software Center and clicking 'delete' be good enough to delete fglrx 15.2 or would using command line: sudo apt-get purge fglrx be better?
    – vim_usr
    Jul 27 '15 at 4:34
  • Also, the release notes for fglrx 15.7 say I need to have glibc 2.2 or 2.3. I believe my system has 2.1. Do I need to update glibc?
    – vim_usr
    Jul 27 '15 at 4:38
  • i think the purge command is better. then you know it is completely gone of your system. i mean everything of fglrx. here askubuntu.com/questions/646436/… you can find a way to install 15.7. Be warned i didn't test it. It is possible that you have to wait for the new hardware stack for ubuntu14.04. which will land in Freya around end august / september.
    – kay
    Jul 27 '15 at 10:35