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Graphic card maximum supported resolution

How can I get the maximum supported resolution for the graphic card? I'm looking for a terminal command to see if the graphic card supports a 4K display. If there is no all-in-one command, then I'm ...
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dependency problem when installing any opengl dev packages on 15.04 (or 14.10)

Background: Currently running kubuntu 15.04, have run into the same problem on a previous install of 14.10 that led to the upgrade. I'd like access to a appropriate opengl header file (GL/gl.h) and ...
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unable to access to lightdm after messing with fglrx drivers and screwing up Xorg

I recently removed the fglrx driver from my ubuntu 14.04.2 laptop computer after noticing that it's not really good for the battery life. But after restarting I ended up with this screen (after the ...
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Install open source driver for ati radeon

I want to try the open source driver but after installing it from the "additional drivers" window and restarting it reverts back to fglrx (shown in the additional drivers window). I had tried purging ...
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There is a way to patch AMD catalyst 14.12 in order to make it work with kernel 4.0.1?

here I go: my OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering about upgrading the kernel to the recent and latest stable 4.0.1 version (my current one is 3.16). Since I have already installed AMD Omega drivers ...
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Black screen on wake since 15.04 upgrade (ATI)

Similar to this post Black screen on upgrading to 15.04 but since the hardware and conditions are different (Heathrow XT Radeon HD 7870M), I'll start another thread. If I use the fglrx driver, the ...
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Ubuntu newbie: Getting my AMD A8-6600K APU with built in Radeon HD 8570D to work

I am trying to get my inbuilt Radeon 8570D to work with my ubuntu 14.04 as when I put hdmi in ubuntu freezes and mouse disappears. So I have to use VGA but would prefer to use HDMI. Now I understand ...
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AMD Catalyst Installation on Ubuntu; No supported adapters detected

I'm trying to install AMD Catalyst on my Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04) OS. My notebook has switchable graphics, Intel HD 3000 and Radeon HD 7550M. Following lots of instructions here and other blogs, ...
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Starting version 219 after upgrading to 15.04

I upgraded to 15.04 just before the official release, and have since then been met with this message at boot : device descriptor read/64, error -32 and then : Starting version 219 I could ...
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Compiz eat up my entire CPU after updating to 15.04

I have this problem only when I use my laptop with an external monitor (this is the way I used to use it). So every time I start my laptop with the external monitor connected, it is unusable. When ...
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How to wget the most recent AMD SDK?

I would like to script the install for the OpenCL SDK from AMD which I can find here Naturally I assumed a simple wget call would work. wget ...
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Cant Change power profile ubuntu 15.04

I was using following command to change graphics card power profile in Ubuntu 14.10 got from Radeon HD 6950 temperature is way too hot. echo low > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile But ...
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How to prevent screen tear with VSync on games with radeon free driver?

In 3d games like Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Warrior, it is visible a horizontal tear, even when VSync is enabled in the games options. I have tried multiple values for "vblank_mode" in ~/.drirc ...
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Launching some programs turns monitor off and on (like for a resolution change)

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and one of the first things I noticed is that the monitor often behaves like it was changing the resolution (a click sound from inside the monitor, black screen, ...
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Fixing Compiz windows bleeding effect after snapping windows

I have a slight problem with windows bleeding and not showing up right on Ubuntu 14.10. When I snap a window to be fullscreen, i.e. Google Chrome, there is a bleeding effect that happens and moves ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 i386 boot hang after installation but fix by using live USB's initrd.lz

Linux newbie here, and would like some support from the community for a boot problem I am seeing. I recently put Ubuntu 14.04.2 (i386) on a AMD Kabini AM1 5350 CPU + Gigabyte AM1M-S2H mobo using live ...
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Can't Adjust Brightness In ASUS X401U

i have a problem with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed it on my ASUS X401U and i can't adjust the screen brightness trough the Fn. key or system setting. i have tried some way like edit the grub file. but ...
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Frequent Xorg crashes with Radeon R9 280X

My system has been running fine with the abovementioned card on Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 for about 2 months. After performing a full reinstall of Ubuntu (to 14.04 again), I have been encountering X.org ...
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Graphical glitches after updating 14.10 to 15.04

I have a Radeon HD 7800 series card, after updating to 15.04 I am getting random graphical glitches: Not a screenshot because it didn't capture the issue. For whatever reason, this game was ...
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Laptop Screen Flashing

i own a hp dv6-3080br laptop and its always been a pain in the ass to use with linux, the most stable system i could get running on it was ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.13. i recently updated it to 14.10 ...
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AMD Graphics with Multiple Monitors

I have two graphics cards in my computer and I'm having trouble getting them to play nicely with my 4 monitors. Before upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 from 14.10, I had all 4 working together nicely, though ...
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How to install open-source Radeon Mobility drivers? [closed]

I'm using Elementary OS. fglrx drivers don't work. I would like to install drivers that are being used by default in Ubuntu. Would love to have some help with that! (Lenovo y560, ATI HD5730, Version: ...
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After upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 compiz slows the system down

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04, and not only was dual monitor capability lost, but compiz seemed to make the CPU run at 80% despite there was nothing running. I installed the compiz editor and tried ...
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Best desktop graphics card that can use open source drivers?

I know this has probably been asked somewhere before but things are always changing and being updated. So I want to ask again now. What is the best (performance-wise) desktop graphics card that can ...
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Blank screen on resume (radeon card): solved?

This is an old problem: sometimes disappears, sometimes returns. I have a notebook with an ATI RADEON HD6320. Using the opensource driver, everything works fine, except the resume after suspend: the ...
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Installing fglrx on Xubuntu 14.04 won't work in any way [duplicate]

I cannot seem to install the ATI driver on Xubuntu 14.04.2. When trying to run sudo apt-get install fglrx or sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates I get the follwing error message: The following ...
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Ubuntu, old monitor and ATI Radeon HD3850 - unknown display, low resolution

I have an ATI Radeon HD3850 graphics card and this monitor: http://www.engadget.com/products/philips/170s/specs/. Ubuntu will not show the correct resolution (1280 x 1024), but will show the max is ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with AMD

Having upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 my AMD graphics were still working but going to TTY, reset or shutdown would result in a freeze. The logs gave no real clues as to what is going on. What I found ...
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Steam problems in Ubuntu 15.04 x64

Steam doesn't want to run in ubuntu 15.04. I have an ati graphics card (7870xt). I tried installing steam first and the proprietary drivers afterwards, and vice versa, removing steam files from ...
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The system is running in low graphics mode 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm running an old CES mainboard w/ 1 gig ram and an AMD Athlon 1700 processor, WD 160 GB HD. I have the board drivers on disk. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and don't know what to do at this point. ...
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Enabling 3d acceleration in OS AMD/ATI driver

Need help from the community enabling 3D acceleration on an AMD/ATI HD6450 graphics card driven by the Open Source Radeon driver. It may help to know that this card replaced an 275GTX NVidia, ...
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So I am watching MLB.TV

I noticed it was beautiful smooth picture when not using full screen, but in full screen I must be getting almost 11 frames a second.... maybe less. I searched for other issues similar (like ...
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“Your system is running in low graphics mode” error

I'm quite new to ubuntu. I recently downloaded pycharm for python development. The fonts on the pycharm editor looked broken, so I was googling for a fix. I stumbled upon this stackoverflow thread and ...
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Reducing clock frequency for AMD Fx 9590 from Ubuntu

I have an AMD Fx 9590 cpu, which to say the least is unstable and hot. For windows, AMD has provided a software using which I can reduce the clock speed for the processor, which makes it more stable ...
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ubuntu 14.02 lts never boots the same way and same number of screens

It is crazy, my ubuntu 14.02 LTS never starts the same way,,,,in a such a way, It seems it is teasing me on purpose lol. I have a dual boot on 2 separate hard drives. At starting, it asks which OS we ...
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Screen resolution stuck at 640x480 after upgrade

I just installed the updates (sudo aptitude upgrade, not dist-upgrade!) on a computer that is usually not connected to the internet. It uses Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (trusty) with an ATI Radeon HD 6550D ...
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The X-server is not running

I have a blackscreen. System: Ubuntu 14.04 Card: Radeon HD 5670 I used open-source drivers: OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 10.6.0-devel (git-c015008 2015-04-20 trusty-oibaf-ppa) OpenGL ...
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How do I update AMD video drivers?

I have a laptop that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a little while back. I do not know the full specs, mainly because this laptop is five or six years old and was originally my dad's. I want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Trusty with two gpu cards, desktop on wrong screen

I have a fresh install dualbooot, first I installed windows 7, then ubuntu trusty desktop 14.04.2., then I was able to get amd catalyst 14.9 for linux x64 working. When doing this with both my amd r9 ...
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Trusty: Flickering problem with xorg opensource driver on ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]

Last week I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and since then I'm experiencing strange short horizontal flicker. It's hard to describe so here is a video of it and this is my current setup: lspci ...
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Lenovo G50-45 GFX recognition issue

I own the above mentioned laptop. I was running Win 8.1 x64 OEM on it up until recently when I decided to go back to Ubuntu. The problem is on Windows with latest drivers it nicely detected, that I ...
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No Synaptics Touchpad Drivers

So in an attempt to install the fglrx-updates package I somehow managed to disable my touchpad. I've gone through all the things I can think of. I tried reinstalling the xorg drivers via: sudo ...
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Problems getting 2 Video cards working

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14. my system is fairly old.. Motherboard is d925xbc with p4 CPU. I have an ATI video card that runs two monitors no problem. I wanted to try getting 3 monitor to work but ...
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Why interface lags a lot when writing to disk and try play games

Ubuntu 14.10 with open drivers (not tested with catalyst) lag when I write data to external USB disk. And if I run Team Fortress 2 the interface lag hard - some mouse movements ignored, keyboard ...
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Modprobe Error after Switching to AMD graphics card from NVIDIA

I have recently received a newer AMD graphics card to replace my older NVIDIA card on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. First I purged all the NVIDIA and CUDA related files. sudo apt-get purge cuda* nvidia-* ...
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Screen resolution not recongized, drivers not working

For no apparent reason after restarting my laptop the screen resolution which was a native 1920x1080p on my Samsung Syncmaster went down to 1400x1050p. I checked "Displays" in my system settings and ...
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Amd Hd6750 driver not working 14.04

Hi I have a Mac Book pro 17" with hd6750 m. I am running ubuntu 14.04 and have installed amd catalyst for linux (not ubuntu since i couldn't get it to work). How can i get my drivers working for my ...
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My ubuntu (14.04.02 LTS) doen't recognize my graphic card

I installed linux Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 64 bit on my computer. I have sapphire radeon r7 265 graphics card and I tried to install the latest drivers following this guide (Installing via the command ...
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Problem with “suspend”

A few months ago I bought a Dell PowerEdge T320 (Intel Xeon E5-2403) which came with Windows Server 2012. I removed that and installed Ubuntu. But in Ubuntu when I try to put the system to suspend, it ...
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Help with dual monitor support with Gnome

I just recently got Gnome because I got tired of Unity. The way I have my monitors set up is as follows. I have one 1080p monitor on the bottom and a 900p monitor on top. I want to be able to have the ...