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    Default Uninstalling Catalyst/fglrx leaves behind a broken system

    i uninstall the catalyst 11.9 the one in the packetmanagment system after that KDE never start again

    then i install ubuntu-desktop in the bash and the ubuntu desktop only start unusable broken.

    then i install the fglrx again now KDE starts again...

    very sad... how to uninstall the catalyst without broke the system??

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    Default reinstall mesa-libGL

    In Fedora i need to reinstall mesa-libGL after i remove ATI blob

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    Quote Originally Posted by The IceMan View Post
    In Fedora i need to reinstall mesa-libGL after i remove ATI blob
    wow nice AMD ,,, destroying the integrity of my linux system and no BIG FAT WARNING.
    Canonical should warn the user like this: "Warning you will lose your system integrity and operational safety if you install this"

    FAIL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium View Post
    wow nice AMD ,,, destroying the integrity of my linux system and no BIG FAT WARNING.
    Canonical should warn the user like this: "Warning you will lose your system integrity and operational safety if you install this"

    FAIL!
    Blame your package manager. It should install a proper libgl when removing the one belonging to fglrx. But we don't know yet whether this is the issue anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisXY View Post
    Blame your package manager. It should install a proper libgl when removing the one belonging to fglrx. But we don't know yet whether this is the issue anyway.
    How my package manager should know what to do if I use ATI binary blob ?

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    Nvidia already has a new update/driver coming and AMD won't even test their own Linux graphics driver! More evidence AMD only cares about supporting Windows!

    Catalyst 11.9 screws up your system if you try to uninstall....

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=catalyst+11.9

    I'm guessing these how-tos don't work for everyone. ;-)

    http://drivers.downloadatoz.com/tuto...ntu-11-10.html

    http://linux-software-news-tutorials...-with-ati.html

    Maybe the uninstaller is removing required X-Server 'stuff' or related to the gui desktop and 'doesn't put it back?' I dunno....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The IceMan View Post
    How my package manager should know what to do if I use ATI binary blob ?
    Of course you need a proper package for this. I didn't think people still run "installers" that may or may not overwrite arbitrary files in their system.

    For example, from the archlinux wiki:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...FAMD_Installer
    Warning: Using the installer from ati.com/amd.com is NOT recommended for inexperienced users! It may cause file conflicts and X failures. You must be familiar with booting to the command-line if you wish to attempt this.
    As has been said, recovering should work when reinstalling mesa and libgl.

    But how exactly should AMD do it better? I mean, they could back up the files they overwrite, but then they would maybe restore old files to a way newer mesa/libgl release that has been happening in the meantime...

    And I wonder: When you use the ati installer and then update mesa/libgl, won't the package manager overwrite files belonging to fglrx and break it?

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