Ubuntu – Unity does not start after installing the fglrx drivers


I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and at first when I go to check the system information I used to have (unknown) on the graphic card section, I used the synaptic manager and downloaded the fglrx, after that I restarted my laptop and now I don't have any menus, all of them are gone.

Now I am only using the keyboard shortcuts to use Ubuntu. My graphic card is AMD ATI.

What can I do to bring the menus back?

Best Answer

Press Ctrl+shift+F1 and type this command after you logged in to the system

sudo apt-get remove fglrx-*
sudo sh /usr/share/ati/fglrx-uninstall.sh

It will remove the drivers that you have just installed, they are not compatible with the new version of the X server and will break Unity when you install them.

There is a current open bug with it on Launchpad.net, please signing and follow it for further progress. This is an ATI drivers issue: