My computer won't boot correctly in Ubuntu 11.04 after I installed Advanded Desktop Settings, and applied the 3D Cube settngs...
menu bars dissapears... Windows are messed up, and because of the fact that I'm not in advanced stage where I know how to set-up hotkeys, and run applications without the menu bar... I can basically only create Word documents.. >_>
I've been able to get it working correctly again, just by going into a safe mode and deleting the installed program... but this a problem... it needs to be fixed.
It is an ASUS G73Jh-RBBX05
I also have another Monitor, but I haven't used it since my fresh install of Linux, which was my simple solution to solving the issue when I first got bumped with it... I tried it again- but this time, the external monitor was not connected, but I still had the issue.
I've installed CCC... And it works as far as I can tell.
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Broadway XT [Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Juniper HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5700 Series]
I HOPE THIS REVIEWER IS WRONG, FOR YOUR SAKE:
"It is impossible to get stability out of the graphics card with new ATI reference drivers. You are stuck on Catalyst 9.12 (factory shipped) or 10.1 (on the asus website). All newer drivers case GSODs. The fixes so far are to flash a new vbios or overclock the gpu to prevent nearly immediate crashing but they still crash. Those who CLAIM to have stability do not play demanding games PERIOD."
I play League of Legends, Burnout Paradise, Medal of Honor, Call of Duty 4.. All on Max settings... I haven't had any problems I could recall, but then again, this was on Windows, the most graphical thing I've done so far on Ubuntu is open up Blender and GIMP..
... My computer was a Factory Refurbished laptop that I got in December, I'd expect that the technicians over there flashed it themselves when they ran diagnostics...
I'm always making sure I'm totally updated with my drivers, but then again, I haven't checked in awhile... If you'd like for me to provide my current BIOS version... then ask, but I need steps, because I haven't done much with BIOS in the past, the only thing I've done was flash another laptop ( a long time ago) and change device priorities when I was trying to boot a disc (also on another laptop)...