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    Default Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    I installed the fglrx driver for my amd radeon hd 7670M, the installation went fine, however after rebooting strange lines cover my screen, and I can vaguely see the log in screen and log in. The strange thing is that when I put my laptop to sleep and wake it up again everything works fine, I am guessing the driver does not load correctly at boot, I uninsulated and reinstalled this time using the build the RPM yourself method, but sadly after a reboot same problem. Than I made sure the old Radeon driver was blacklisted and rebooted, same problem. Next I went into Yast and looked at the hardware information which shows this:
    -ATI VGA compatible controller
    --Drivers
    ---Modules
    ----Active: No
    ----modprobe:Yes
    ----Modules
    -----modprobe Radeon
    ---Modules
    ----Active:Yes
    ----modprobe:YEs
    ----Modules
    -----modprobe fglrx
    Next I tried completely removing the radeon driver through the software manager, sadly no effect, and the radeon driver still displays in hardware info (maybe I didn't uninstall correctly). My system works great after putting the computer to sleep and waking it up again, and performance was greatly increased after installing fglrx. I don't want to uninstall fglrx unless there is no other option left. I have never handled this kind of problems before, if someone has any idea on what to do, please help me out.
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    Updated to the Beta-Driver from: geeko.ioda.net/mirror/amd-fglrx-beta/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/. Did not solve the problem
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    On 2014-02-10 16:26, AndrewAmmerlaan wrote:
    > I have never
    > handled this kind of problems before, if someone has any idea on what to
    > do, please help me out.


    Forgive me asking, but... Are you sure you want to use Tumbleweed?

    Tumbleweed instructions warn that using the proprietary video drivers
    here is... well, a bit complicated and a nuisance (other words: wiki is
    down). You should be familiar with installation of the video driver, and
    be prepared to repeat it very often, if you intend to use Tumbleweed.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    Updated to the latest Beta driver form AMD 14.1, Same problem however I can now adjust screen brightness
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    You should be familiar with installation of the video driver, and
    be prepared to repeat it very often, if you intend to use Tumbleweed.
    I don't know how to fix this yet, but I am willing to learn. The installation was without errors, but after reboot something went wrong, I just want to know how to fix it.
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewAmmerlaan View Post
    I don't know how to fix this yet, but I am willing to learn. The installation was without errors, but after reboot something went wrong, I just want to know how to fix it.

    It is not clear, but do the open source drivers exhibit this problem?

    Also, have you tried to restart the X server from the login prompt?

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    The Radeon driver did not have this problem, Trying to restart x org completely broke something and I needed to reinstall the system, I probably did something wrong. I am now installing all my applications again.
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    Finished reinstalling, and I think I have found the problem, the AMD website says: 32-Bit packages must be installed for 64-Bit Linux drivers to install or work. Though I am not sure which 32 bit packages to install, Anybody know?
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    I have done a lot of experimenting the last couple of weeks.
    I tried running the same driver on: Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, OpenSUSE(not tumbleweed) and Mint, all of these have the same issues.
    I concluded that this is NOT a Tumbleweed issue nor is it a OpenSUSE issue, it either is a issue the driver is having with my video card, or some default setting.
    I will make a post on the AMD forums since this is likely a problem with the driver.
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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    Default Re: Strange lines accros screen (dissapear after sleep and wake up)

    FIXED
    UEFI was causing the problem, converting the installation to BIOS mode and disabling UEFI solved all problems. Apparently there is a bug with fglrx and UEFI
    OS: OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE x86_64
    Name: Toshiba Satellite L850-1KT
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7670M
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM
    Full Specifications: https://tinyurl.com/k9sucx9

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