Ubuntu 12.10 update crash because of ATI drivers

With keywords: AMD ATI Catalyst Radeon Ubuntu

Yestesday, a little update for the Ubuntu 12.10. I didn't reboot the system immediatly and this morning, Bang! Nothing works. GNOME is unable to display anything without crashing.

After a moment, because I didn't understand the problem origin, I drop an eye to the system log with dmsg and everything is clear now. I noticed a call to OpenGL which made the crash.

OK! Think! Think! Think!

I forgot that I installed the ATI proprietary drivers not the free  drivers.

I switch into TTY with Alt + Ctrl + F1. Damned! Where are that fraking drivers! I restart the installer with:

$ sudo ./amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.run

Thanks AMD for this installer. It can run in TTY mode.  Reboot, everything work now.

I have to think, on each Linux kernel update to reinstall the ATI drivers.


Gravatar de NicoTsch
On Thursday 09 May 2013

Pareille pour moi sur Ubuntu 12.04 LTS avec les pilotes NVidia! Sa se produit à chaque mise à jours de kernel! Mais il suffit de réinstaller les pilote pour que tout fonctionne à nouveau.

Gravatar de Régis
On Saturday 11 May 2013

Meilleure solution, installer les pilotes fournis par Canonical. La mise à jour est automatique.

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