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Overheating HP dv6 laptop

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I've been having overheating issues, and poor battery life. Jupiter indicates that my CPU is 45° while idle, and 65-75° while performing common tasks. My battery ...
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AMD FGLRX driver graphic switch problem

I have laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. My laptop have mobile graphics AMD Radeon HD 6370M onboard (AMD + Intel GPU), problem is with switching current GPU, i can switch from AMD to Intel, but after ...
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Screen randomly becomes black with cursor in Ubuntu 12.10

Sometimes when I am using Ubuntu 12.10 the screen will randomly become black with a cursor. The cursor represents whatever is below, such as a blinking text cursor if I am hovering over gedit, or a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Dual Monitor setup - ATI Radeon 4000series. Virtual size of 800x600 is actually trying for 2

I have Ubuntu 12.10, ATI drivers installed and working(not an easy task). I am trying to dual monitor out. I have a 26" LCD TV for monitor one running 1920x1080. I have mirror off, and have tried ...
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Screen resolution is too low with open source drivers on Ubuntu 12.10

I'm on an AMD graphics card. When I use the open source xserver-xorg-video-radeon driver, Gnome shell works fine but my screen resolution can't be set higher than 1024x768. However, when I'm on the ...
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XORG: No mouse clicks (Radeon HD 3200)

My computer has integrated graphics Radeon HD3200, that brougt me several problems with different versions of Ubuntu. The only one that I couldn't manage is that every time I restart the PC I have to ...
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Major opcode of failed request: 141 (RANDR) when trying to add a mode with xrandr

I just bought a Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition (T2G-D3D-IF) to drive my three widescreen monitors because the regular fglrx drivers were very sluggish when doing it directly from the video card ...
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Trouble running Ubuntu12.04 on MSI CX620

Hardware A few days ago I uninstalled Windows 7 & installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop (MSI CX620). No problems occurred in installation process. My laptop contains two graphic controllers 1) ...
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Which driver should I download for an HP Pavilion dm1-4160sp?

First, sorry for my poor english. I am enjoying very much Ubuntu 12.10, but I have a problem with the ATI video driver. I want to download the driver from AMD web page, but I can't indentify the ...
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videoplayback with GL

I have an issue with playing video with video output GL or GLX. I have an ATI HD 5850 with tear free desktop and the playback works great but the problem is when I move the mouse and the menu of the ...
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LVD1 goes blurry if HDMI (DFP1) gets plugged in

I was wondering if anyone can explain why all of a sudden on 12.04 when I plug the HDMI in the text on my laptops monitor gets blurry. When I unplug the HDMI everything goes perfect again, text is ...
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Dual monitor resolution OK for one user, but garbled for a new user

Ubuntu 12.04 on PC with ATI card using built-in drivers. Gnome classic (no effects) A dual monitor setup works perfectly for admin user A, with both screens showing at 1280 x 1024. New admin user B ...
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Unable To Enable Compiz Animations

I`m Using Ubuntu 12.10 Unity And I INstalled compiz I`ve Enable Animations And Custmized How I Like BUt None Of The Animations Are Not Working My Laptop Model Is Hp-Dv7t-QuadEditon i7 ...
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Use TV (hdmi) with non-square pixels

I am having a problem when I connect my LG plasma tv (with a native resolution of 1024x768 pixels) to my 12.04 laptop using HDMI. The pixels (actual pixels, not the signal) of my TV are physically ...
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Low Framerate ATI Radeon HD 5670

When I try fgl_glxgears, I'm getting a framerate of under 60 fps. All the forum posts and askubuntu posts I've read suggest that I should be seeing at least triple digits. When this machine had ...
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ATI Hybrid Graphics Over Heat. Intel GPU not working!

I just followed this guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450) and installed the proprietary ATI drivers on my laptop which have ATI Hybrid Graphics (ATI Radeon HD 6770 M GPU). It ...
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Radeon Drivers & Ubuntu 12.0.4

Only installed Ubuntu (and any linux) for the first time yesterday and am having, what I think is, a bit of trouble with my graphics card (Radeon 4800 Series) The machine is capable of running Steam ...
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Error Installing FGLRX driver

My computer uses a Radeon HD 6950. I installed the "ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver" just fine, however, when I tried to install the "post-release updates", I received an error ("Sorry, ...
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ATI (fglrx) Dual monitor / laptop hot-plugging

I been running Ubuntu 12.04 since alpha with the ATI open source drivers and with Gnome-Shell. I been generally very happy with them with only small issues along the way. Now of course it does not ...
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No switchable graphics option with AMD APU+ Dedicated GPU trusty tahr

I switched from Windows to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 . I downloaded the AMD 14.6 Beta driver from AMD's website and installed it. But when I open the Catalyst Control Center, I find no option to switch to ...
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How start gnome power manager

I have a bug which makes the appearing of the logout window in xubuntu 14.04 x64 delayed and buggy so I installed the Gnome power manager using apt-get. How can I manually start gnome power manager ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Laptop with defect GPU

I am not so experienced with Ubuntu so I have quite some problem to do the following: I would like to install the newest version of Ubuntu on my laptop. I made a bootable Ubuntu USB thumbdrive from ...
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Dell inspiron 5537 and the system running low on graphics

I know there have been many questions about the system running low on graphics issues, and it has many situations and many fixes. But the case with dell inspiron 5537 is very irritating! I tried all ...
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RV350 Radeon 9600SE Driver NOT working properly in Ubuntu 12.04

I have an older desktop PC (~10 years), which I recently upgraded (with used parts) to an AMD Athlon 64 x2 CPU, 3 GB of RAM and an ATI Radeon 9600SE graphics card. The idea is to use it for very basic ...
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Very poor performance after regular updates

Recently my install of 13.10 decided to go all wonky on me. It did some kind of system update and then I got that lovely black screen after on boot. After many efforts to fix it I did a dirty upgrade ...
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Can't Change power_method 14.04

I am trying to modify my power method for my ati card as it's like having a helicopter in the room. I use the same methods described here. sudo bash -c echo "profile" > ...
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Need ability to switch between AMD and NVIDIA drivers with script file

So I'm trying to basically take Kali Linux (penetration testing distro) and install all of it's packages (without more than one program that does the same thing) and install them into Ubuntu. I ...
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TV screen not visisble after update Ubuntu

I am sorry to ask something that has been asked a lot in this forum. But I am having problems using my TV screens since I updates Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. The problem is that Ubuntu is not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 bit Freezing on Wake-Up

My full system specs are: OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1, 64 bit CPU: Intel i7 4710HQ (4 core, 8 thread, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz Turbo) RAM: 12 GiB DDR3 @ 1600MHz GPU: AMD/ATI Radeon 8850M (aka R9 M265X) SSD: 512 GiB ...
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Ubuntu stuck at “Loading initial ramdisk” during first boot

My Ubuntu 14.04.1 (3.13.0-32-generic) seems to not boot right after a fresh install from a Live DVD (tried it multiple times and also from a bootable USB stick as well). Boot repair info: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 blank screen after install VGA Driver ATI Radeon

I got problem after install Ubuntu 14.04, the screen resolution cannot change to other size. and then I install VGA Ati Radeon Driver from software store. after installed the driver and reboot the ...
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I can't use proprietary drivers for AMD 8970M (14.04)

I have checked in the additional drivers section but it says I am using manual drivers. I try clicking on trying to use the proprietary drivers but cant select that option. I have tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Graphics cards NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] cuda

So I'm having troubles. 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] [10de:03d0] (rev a2) I don't think I have the right graphics drivers. I updated ...
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After Software update on 7/9/2014 I cannot get to the desktop screen

System info MotherBoard: Asus z87-c CPU: Intel i5-4670k Memory: 8gb corsair 1600hz Network card: Asus PCE-AC68, Realtek PCIe GBE(built into motherboard) Sound Card: external ARCAM irDAC, Asus Essence ...
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graphic driver for thinkpad t43 Xubuntu 14.04

i recently acquired a thinkpad t43 with windows xp on it. I immediately put xubuntu 14.04 on it and it really brought it back to life. i was wondering where i could find an updated driver for the ...
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Ku 14.10 no display to projector benq 1070

Trying to do: plug HDMI from projector to laptop running Kubuntu 14.10. Play video through HDMI running VLC player. What doesn't work: No display or info going to projector from laptop. blank screen ...
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stumped on amd catalyst installation 14.04

Im following these steps using the first stable manual installation. All has gone well, except in one of the final steps, I'm to execute this command "cd fglrx-14.10.1006/fglrx-install.*" but I ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 hangs on logo while startup

Today I installed the newest updates for my kubuntu 14.04 and after I restarted the system, it won't load properly. It hangs on the logo. I was in a hurry, so I didn't look, what I installed exactly. ...
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What is the best option for using Ubuntu 14.4 with an Asus k55n with dual monitors?

I just upgraded to 14.4 on my Asus k55n. I freaked out a little at first because as soon as it loaded up from the restart the screen was just a bunch of little white squares. I realized eventually I ...
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Hybird graphics - drivers installation

Quick translation: Good morning My name is Jorge Andres Barrios and am new to the Linux OS. I have had many problems with installing drivers on my PC; my computer is an HP Pavilion DM4 with hybrid ...
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No supported adapters, AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta, Ubuntu 14.04

It is probably a bug, but I have not found anything in the Internet. I am trying to install AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta on Ubuntu 14.04 and getting the following error "amd_dcm64: No supported adapters ...
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How to turn off graphic card

My laptop is over heating. I need to turn off the Radeon graphics card and use the built in Intel graphics. The lspci output is shown below. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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display issue when opening Firefox - 32-bit vs 64 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 that I originally installed the 64-bit version of 13.10 on. Ocasionally, when I opened Firefox the screen would get blurry with colored lines quickly moving ...
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Where to get latest stable Mesa?

Atm the only choice we got is between Mesa which ships with Ubuntu (it's outdated before release) or one from Oibag PPA which is latest git development branch (very unstable). What about latest ...
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How can I get Ubuntu's latest version installed with ATI Radeon 7850 support?

I've seen other questions talking about the driver, but none apply to the problem I've been having. I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and installed it, but when Unity loads, only the sidebar ...
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No Boot Option After Install

Hello recently I built a computer with an msi 970A-G43, AMD FX 6300, and GSkill Ripjaw 2gb ram and was wondering if there's any compatibility issues because after installing Ubuntu it does not show up ...
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Kubuntu 12.04.4 usb installation fails

When I insert and boot my usb stick with Kubuntu 12.04.4 on it, it shows me the screen "try kubuntu"/"install kubuntu". Then I click on the first one, the graphic goes away and sends me on a ...
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Problems with AMD Display after upgrade to 14.04

Was using 12.04 OK for last 6 months with my PCI graphics card which is AMD Radeon R7 200 series. Had some initial problems but installed Catalyst 13.101 driver and all worked fine. A few days ago I ...
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Radeon R7 M260 & Proprietary Drivers: Bad Performance

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. Almost everything worked great out of the box. This laptop comes with two graphic cards, an Intel HD Graphics 4400 and ...
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Latest upgrade has “killed” my audio! How do I get it back?

I have just upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu. Now, my sound doesn't work. I've attempted to find and install all updates and drivers and nothing seems to help. What do I need to do to get my ...