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Just installed the new Ubuntu
New to linux myself
Did updates and updated the graphics card drivers too as suggested

but i have a problem

sometimes after closing a program or opening one
the screen flashes

like this
http://youtu.be/jHWEuY8q_XI?hd=1
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I don't run ewbuntoo, but I have always had better luck with the official driver from the AMD website. It seems a little complicated, but is rather easy to install.
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post #3 of 9
Just install the one from the ATI web site and do this
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
If you installed version 11 that is probably your problem try version 10.10
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post #4 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaiger View Post
Just install the one from the ATI web site and do this
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
If you installed version 11 that is probably your problem try version 10.10
Well THis is wat i did do
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...I#Installation of the fglrx Driver from the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Repositories

System->Administration->Additional Drivers


Quote:
karan@ubuntu:~$ fglrxinfo
display: :0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 3870
OpenGL version string: 3.3.10665 Compatibility Profile Context
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post #5 of 9
Just install the latest drivers (11.4).
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Looks like a refresh rate issue to me. Since if I remember right, Ubuntu uses Compiz, so type something like "ccsm" in the terminal, or open compiz config settings through the menu.

Then go to "General" at the top and make sure your refresh rate matches what you enabled in ATI catalyst. In fact, increase it past what you have set in catalyst and beyond that of your monitor so you can essentially "double buffer" it.

Otherwise, do what the other users here have suggested.
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I noticed this only happens after i open then close teamviewer 6
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post #8 of 9
ATI + Linux = Fail.

I had some what of the same problem.
But it wasn't like yours.

I had to add "nomodest" to GRUB to be able to boot without any problems.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by karan.t View Post
I noticed this only happens after i open then close teamviewer 6
Wine messing with your graphics settings then. Try installing the latest version of the Catalyst drivers as mentioned.
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