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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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I and Nvidia battle since Ubuntu 12.04 and so far unresolved Is'll find a solution here?

I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110. It has an Intel shared graphics and a nVidia GeForce GT 525M graphics card. After installing Ubuntu, it's working...but No animation add-on. I tried installing ...
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Dell XPS m1730 slow transitions

I am running the latest Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on a Dell XPS M1730 and the only issue I am having is that when I open,close or move windows they transition with a noticeable bit of lag. Perhaps it ...
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problem with update ubuntu 14.04 dell vostro 3400

my problems is the next: I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop dell vostro 3400, before the installation ubuntu did not start due to the Nvidia video (black screen), so I was reading on ...
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nvidia driver 14.04 install fails

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 9300 with a new HD. Was working reasonably well, but was getting a 'black screen of death' with messages about problems with the nouveau ...
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Installing Nvidia Driver on Dell

I have a Dell XPS 14 l421x that I have loaded Ubuntu on, but for the life of me I cannot get the Nvidia propritery drivers installed. The system has the onboard Intel apu, as well as an Nvidia gt630m. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot start after installing bumblebee

My laptop is Dell N5110. It has 2 graphic cards: Intel and Ndivia. Yesterday I installed bumblebee. After installing and reboot, my laptop cannot start anymore. I get some error messages on my screen ...
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New 14.04 Install on Workstation - Suggish Performance

Machine Details Dell Precision M4800 Laptop Intel i7-4900MQ Nvidia Quadro K2100 16GB Memory 240GB SSD Hi, I was running Windows 8 for a while but finally decided to make the switch to Ubuntu. I ...
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Touchpad track speed increases in dual monitor setup

I have a Dell E6530 with an Alps touchpad, NVIDIA NVS 5200 with proprietary nvidia-319.32 video driver installed. I am using xfce4 although I do not know if this makes a difference, as it seems to be ...
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630 views

14.04 on DELL L502X freeze at startup after installing nvidia drivers

First i want to apologise for my bad english. Now straight to my problem.:) After OS installation I started installing the drivers for GeForce GT540M graphics in my notebook. I chose the ...
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How to solve overheating problem?

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. My laptop specs are Dell XPS 15 4gb RAM Nvidia gt540m I've been searching for hours but can't figure out a solution. I am a complete newbie to ubuntu. ...
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Display Issues with Dell 8100 NVIDIA TNT2 Card

I am working on resolving a display issue on an old Dell with an NVIDIA NT2 card , what is the trick to copying to the /home directory? I have downloaded the file and have instructions for running it ...
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Resolution and Driver Issue

I can't seem to figure out what happened, but after a recent update my machine will not use it's NVIDIA graphics driver. It is stuck at 1280x720 when the native resolution of the display is 1920x1200. ...
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How can I get my monitor to work with my laptop?

I've got a DELL XPS.... something... and Ubuntu detected the nvidia card I apparantly have in there. It presented about 6 drivers I could optionally activate - so I did. Before I did that, the monitor ...
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250 views

Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit and Nvidia Optimus HDMI on Dell N5110

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bit. External display is working through HDMI which is wired to Optimus nVidia graphic card. But the rendering is not good enough. There is a delay. I am ...
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229 views

Bumblebee - Cannot access secondary GPU - Dell Inspiron 7000 15 inch

I cant seem to get bumblebee to work with the dedicated GPU. When I run something for example: primusrun glxgears I end up with: primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: [XORG] (EE) ...
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Dell Latitude D830 Driver Questions

A friend of my asked me to put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto his old Dell Latitude D830 Laptop. I installed the OS but I have a few problems. I have no idea how to install the graphic drivers and set it up ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 + Nvidia 173 (Dell Precision M60) - black screen, cannot boot

I upgraded a Dell Precision M60 which uses a NVIDIA GPU Quadro FX Go1000 (NV36GL) graphics card from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 today and now I cannot boot. Starting X flashes an NVIDIA logo briefly and ...
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1answer
62 views

How can I be sure that Ubuntu runs decently on Dell Inspiron 660 with the following specifics?

I intend to buy a new dell inspiron 660 with the specifics below and I want to switch simultaneously to Ubuntu. Can I expect that Ubuntu will run decently on this system or will I encounter problems? ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not detecting Nvidia GPU

I installed 13.10 just yesterday and it didn't detect my Nvidia 420m GPU. i am using a dell xps laptop with optimus. I checked in software update app-->Additional Driviers but the drivers option ...
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641 views

nvidia optimus, ubuntu 12.04, No device detected

I have a Dell XPS. I followed this tutorial to get NVidia working: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Laptops/Dell/XPS/15z I try to run the glxspheres and it fails with the message ...
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471 views

dell xps 17 l702x Nvidia GT 555M (optimus)

I know there are some topics about getting Nvidia drivers to work on the Dell XPS 17 (l702X). I have read them all and tried several approaches. Every time it results in re-installing Ubuntu because ...
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99 views

How to unplug/reset Mini DisplayPort in 12.04 in bash?

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell XPS 15z laptop, and have connected an external display through the Mini DisplayPort. Every time I boot, if the display is connected I have to unplug and plug it in ...
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383 views

Not detecting Nvidia card

I had some issues with windows 8 (the screen going randomly black and never reverting and it also had the usb disconnect specific sound). I tried to reinstall windows 8.1 then windows 8 but without ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 does not recognize HDMI and displayport outputs in Dell Precision M4700

I've just bought a TV/monitor and when is connected to my laptop by DP output nothing happens. It only shows a log saying "There is no signal coming from your computer". The same for the HDMI output. ...
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12.04 on Dell E6400 doesnt restart external displays when re-docked [duplicate]

I have a Dell e6400 running 12.04 (64). I run it with 2 external monitors on a docking station (port replicator). I can undock the laptop (for meetings, etc) - but when I plug it back into the dock, ...
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using 13.04 on ancient dell desktop, nvidia geforce 200, worth trying?

I have an ancient Dell Dimension 2400, with an aftermarket Nvidia Geforce 200 graphics card... I installed 13.04 nd the apps seem to work ok but a bit slow, but the desktop is horribly slow, switching ...
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1k views

How do I get unity back after installing nVidia drivers

I know this might look like a repeated question but I've been looking for a solution everywhere I could think of with no success I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110 It has intel shared graphics and an ...
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3answers
229 views

What to do about 6 year old laptop [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS M1210 with a Nvidia 7400GO and 3GB of RAM. I would like to run Ubuntu again but I have found it to be sluggish and slow with Unity, Even the Gnome Fallback seems sluggish. I don't ...
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2answers
152 views

Where can I find out if a graphics card will work on the newest versions of Ubuntu?

I'm really a newbie at graphics cards and have NO clue anything about them. I want to surprise my dad for his birthday with a fairly nice graphics card as his old one doesn't work with new versions of ...
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1answer
4k views

How to install drivers for NVIDIA (NVS 5200m) for Dell Latitude E6430 laptop in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have a new Dell's laptop E6430 with two VGAs (the Intel and nVidia). I tried to download the file from the official site of nVidia but it caused the system to crash. I'm now on a new fresh system. ...
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376 views

Do I need nvidia driver on my new dell 5720 with Ubuntu 13.04?

Just got new Dell Inspiron 5720. As I know there are two video cards - Intel and Nvidia. And as I see in system information, I use Intel Ivy Bridge. But how about Nvidia? I know about Bumblebee and ...
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463 views

Improving Steam performance on Ubuntu 13.04 with Nvidia

Hello I have a question regarding tweaking Unity performance so that you can actually game using steam with smooth frame rates. I have a Dell Precision M6300 mobile workstation with a Quadro FX1600M ...
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2answers
226 views

How to handle windows on multiple screens?

I've multiple screens i.e. one computer monitor and one TV. It would be preferable if, when the TV is turned off, nothing is sent to the TV but as it happens, I can have the TV turned off and ...
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0answers
256 views

No display detected after installing bumblebee on Dell XPS 15z

So I've been having quite a bit of issues with Ubuntu on this laptop. When I tried to install 12.04 a while ago I never even got the external monitor to work at all and gave up for a few months. So ...
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458 views

Ubuntu 13.04 Installation Error [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04, but upon finalizing the installation, they system replaced some files and it now will not allow me to open any application. It also will not allow me to send an error ...
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0answers
184 views

Ubuntu stops at Nouveau during boot up (live or install)

I have used Linux in the past, but am still a casual user. I recently upgraded laptops to a Dell M6600. It has a i7-3840QM at 2.8GHz and 32Gb of Ram. It has both an intel HD 4000 on board graphics ...
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225 views

Startup problem Ubuntu 12.10 Dell XPS L502X

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 in my PC, Dell XPS L502X with Optimus (Intel i7 2630QM, nVidia GT540M). During the installation I didn't experience any problem, the resolution it was correct: ...
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2answers
691 views

Dell laptop battery backup 1.30 hours only with Ubuntu 12.04. How can the battery backup be increased?

Dell laptop Model: N5110 (Inspiron 15R) Display: 15.6" Battery: 6 cell Graphics: NVidia GeForce 525M 1GB (No driver for Ubuntu), Working on Intel Graphics 1GB OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) 64 bit ...
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428 views

Dual monitor flickers and resets periodically

I have a Lenovo thinkpad T530 with Ubuntu 12.10 installed. When I connect an external monitor (Acer 23') to my laptop it works fine, but both screens flicker periodically and gets reset. The ...
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298 views

Lubuntu 12.10 on Dell D830 with Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M

I am trying to use the Nvidia accelerated proprietary driver. I am currently trying to use the one from the https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/x-updates as none of the others including the ...
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1answer
830 views

nvidia driver not working on dell precision m6500

So I have tried the steps outlined in this article Nvidia driver doesn't work in 12.10 but still to no avail. My screen normally pops up as just what’s on the desktop and the mouse, the only way ...
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1answer
942 views

Do I need nvidia driver for Dell Inspiron 5720?

So I bought my Dell Inspiron 5720 month ago. Sure the first thing I did was purging Windows and installing Ubuntu 12.04. Now, I use it for a month already. Only driver I installed during all this time ...
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1answer
1k views

Can't get Past Login Screen -Graphics Drivers 12.10

Newbie Linux user here. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10, dual booting with Windows 8 Preview Release Build 8400 on a Dell Precision 490 workstation with Nvidia Quandro NVS 55/280 PCI graphics card. I ...
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0answers
107 views

Problems with booting ubuntu after connecting new monitor - screen stuck at purple with strip

I have an old dell vostro 1520 with a nvidia grapics card. I have a windows/ubuntu dual boot. I recently tried to connect a new lenovo external screen. Upon connection that laptop screen went crazy, ...
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3answers
5k views

Ubuntu 12.10 - nVidia driver problems

I recently purchased a new Dell XPS 14, I was dual booting Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10. Initially, I had problems with getting the NVidia drivers to work correctly. When I reboot after the driver ...
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1answer
367 views

Deactivate one graphics device in a SLI system

As it is now, I have a gaming laptop (Dell XPS M1730, Build Dec 2008) with 2 GeForce 9800M GT with SLI activated running Ubuntu 12.04. When I use any graphics river that is aware of acceleration ...
2
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1answer
324 views

NVidia GF 555 and HDMI monitor on 12.04 [closed]

I know there are issues with this, but I haven't heard of a resolution. And some of the suggestions just confuse me. I have a Dell XPS with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with Optimus running Precise ...
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1answer
3k views

How to disable discrete GPU using NVIDIA drivers?

I have a DELL studio XPS 13 (aka 1340) as of 12.04 most things run smoothly out of the box, but I have some power draining and warmness issues (if not to be called terrible heat issues) The system ...
2
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2answers
2k views

cpu fan always working and the air is hot

My laptop is a Dell N5110, i3, two video cards: Intel HD3000 and Nvidia GT323M. Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04. After I login in the system, the fan starts working non-stop, the fan air is hot ...