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    Desktop glitch on macbook pro 2011

    Hi

    I've just done fresh install of Kubuntu 20.04 on an old 2011 macbook pro (intel i7-2635QM + AMD Radeon GPU)

    The login screen looks normal but after i enter my password the desktop glitches

    (Tried uploading a photo but getting a 'You are not authorized to create or remove attachments' error . . .)

    I've rebooted a number of times and the strange thing is that every now and then (25% of the time) the desktop will load without any glitches. . .

    thanks in advance for any tips on how to fix this

    #2
    You will be able to post images after you have made the minimum number of posts. Three, I beleive.


    In any case, this may be a common issue with 2011 Macbooks with the Radeon GPU, as these seem to be prone to failures. You might try disabling the discrete AMD GPU , and use the integrated one, to see if this helps things:

    https://micoolpaul.com/2021/11/19/pe...ailed-amd-gpu/
    There are quite a few articles and stack exchange topics related to this, and seem to have similar info.
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      #3
      ok good to know thanks very much for the tip

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