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nvidia-331 drivers gives black screen at startup

I have a laptop Asus K53s with nVidia GeForce GT 540M. I (freshly) installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and set up nvidia-331 proprietary driver for the graphic card. I set prime option to run nVidia ...
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Triggering driver module rebuild on kernel update

I'm using hardware that requires a driver to be built which is not present in the kernel source tree, i.e. not "part of" linux. Currently I'm finding it necessary to rebuild and install the driver ...
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What is the current status of the performance of nVidia vs ATI video cards?

Which is probably better for a new machine running Ubuntu?
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Can't connect to or see my wifi ssid

Today I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I am unable to see my home SSID or even connect to it. I've tried to connect as a hidden SSID but I always get prompted for authorization although my key ...
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You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run nvidia-xconfig as root), and restart the X server

Im using Kubuntu 13.04 64-bit on my Dell Inspiron 17R laptop. $ lspci|grep VGA: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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Any way to make switching between discrete and integrated graphics from the BIOS work with proprietary drivers?

What I would like to be able to do: I would like to be able to switch between my dedicated graphics card (AMD) and integrated chip (Intel) from the BIOS, that means: Restart → BIOS: set to ...
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Cannot view, use, or open CDs or DVDs in Ubuntu 12.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu 12.04 and I have encountered a rather irritating problem. Whenever I insert a CD or DVD (whether it have data, music, movies, or nothing at all), nothing pops up saying "you ...
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Freeze when moving mouse to bottom right corner of screen since Ati Catalyst 11.5

Today i upgraded from ATI Catalyst 11.4 beta to 11.5. When i move my mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen the system becomes unresponsive for ~1 second. Everywhere else is fine. I have no ...
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How can I switch between fglrx and ati drivers?

How can I switch between fglrx and ati (open source) drivers without uninstalling fglrx? The thing is I'm using FGLRX on a daily basis, because it's better for movies--OS driver displays annoying ...
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How do I get and install an unmodified kernel?

So, I want to learn how to develop drivers for Linux. And for that I heard it's recommended to use an unmodified kernel, since distributions can patch/change it a lot. I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Why OpenCL is not default (14.04, nVidia 331)?

I am only one without OpenCL or it is a common problem? UPDATE: It appears that something removed /etc/OpenCL/vendors/nvidia.icd, which should have been installed with nvidia-opencl-icd-331, but it ...
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How to install the new version of the RTL8187 driver on Ubuntu 13.04?

Well, Ubuntu has made me feel very welcome in the Linux world, opening its arms with serious problems. I guess I wouldn't say I am new, but I haven't used Ubuntu for almost 5 years now. I have been ...
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NetworkManager Applet shows no networks

I am "the friend" referred to in the questions here and here. I decided to come and ask a question myself, as I can still not connect to the wireless network. I downloaded Keryx, as suggested here, ...
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Dual screen problem with Optimus [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo T430 (with an Optimus graphical system), connected to a Dock Station with an output DVI (a 23" screen is on this output). I have Ubuntu 14.04 Beta 1. Optimus works great with the last ...
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Is it possible to use both SLI and two monitors at the same time on Ubuntu with Nvidia?

I'm completely and utterly baffled by my inability to use both SLI and a dual monitor setup, even with Nvidia's latest proprietary drivers. Now I have to choose between the ergonomic and productive ...
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How Do I Install Intel HD Graphics Driver on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my Intel integrated graphics to be recognized in System Info How do I install drivers for an Intel HD Graphics? How do i install intel hd graphics driver ...
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Enable Dolby 5.1 or at least subwoofer on Acer laptop?

I have Dolby Virtual Surround Sound 5.1 speakers with Tuba CineBass Subwoofer on Acer laptop (mine is 5951G but there is also bunch of models with similar configuration of speakers with/without ...
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How can I “install” a driver for a USB-to-Serial adapter?

I have a USB-to-Serial adapter, Belkin F5U109, that I need to use with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have found what appears to be a compatible driver, umct.4freebsd.gz (found here: ...
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Is there any way to install Atheros e2400 drivers?

I have a new motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5. This motherboard has an Atheros killer e2400 Ethernet controller. When I do lspci -nn, I get: 03.00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros ...
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Missing driver ASUS PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter

I have problems with getting an Asus PCE-N53 11n N600 PCI-E Adapter card to work on my desktop computer. As far as I can tell no drivers are installed for the card. I know I can manually download the ...
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Driver for Validity Sensors Fingerprint scanner

prakhar@pr3d4tOr:~$ lsusb -s 001:003 -v Bus 001 Device 003: ID 138a:0018 Validity Sensors, Inc. Fingerprint scanner Couldn't open device, some information will be missing Device Descriptor: bLength ...
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ATI Proprietary Driver Over/Underscan setting ignored after reboot

I installed the proprietary driver (fglrx-updates) on Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit for my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 7570). I am using two displays, one connected with DVI, one with HDMI. I set the desktop ...
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Keyboard backlight sensor doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VPCS116FG

I have a VAIO laptop (VPCS116FG, S series). Its keyboard has sensors that can detect how bright the surrounding is, so it automatically turns on the backlight in dark places such as airplane cabins. ...
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Drivers for a Brother MFC-240C printer, they still exist?

I'm trying to set up an old MFC-240c printer on an older box with Ubuntu 10.04 for a friend. I've found a couple of howtos but they all seem to be pretty out of date. They link to a page on the ...
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Unity and games don't work on new Thinkpad T420

Here's my setup: Lenovo ThinkPad T420, brand new NVIDIA Graphics Card 4GB of Ram 128GB Solid State Drive Intel Core i5 Processor Given these specs, there's no reason games and Unity shouldn't be ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 won't start with NVIDIA drivers installed

I recently bought a new desktop computer and installed Ubuntu 15.10 64-Bit on it. By default, the nouveau driver is in use for my Nvidia Geforce GTX 960, but I cannot watch any video on Youtube with ...
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Is there any standard tool for checking hardware and drivers?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.1- on my Dell Inspiron 15r 3rd gen Laptop. It has ATI Radeon 7670m graphics card. How do I install drivers for all my hardware safely? Currently gesture of trackpad, fan ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Release fglrx issue

Just upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 via apt-get dist-upgrade. Nothing was customized, everything running from official repos. Before upgrade I already purged all fglrx proprietary driver from the ...
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A weird driver appeared after upgrade to 15.04

In English this sounds something like this: Unknown: Unknown This device is not working Using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs from intel-microcode (proprietary) ...
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DisplayLink USB 3.0 Not working on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I noticed this might be yet another DisplayLink outcry - but I thought I give it a go anyway. So the usual story - I have got a DisplayLink adaptor Kensington USB3.0 Video Adapter, and doesn't look ...
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Does the ScanSnap IX500 work with Ubuntu?

Fujitsu just released their latest scanner, the ScanSnap IX500. Does this scanner work with Ubuntu, or Linux in general?
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Printer driver - ps, pcl, pxl, which one to choose?

At work we have a Canon C5045i printer, for which Canon provides three PPD files: ps, pcl, and pxl. Is there any one that is preferable over the others? Is there any difference between the three?
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How do I make modprobe permanent?

For my wireless adapter (inside my computer) to enable it, I run modprobe b43 and that turns it on. But, when I reboot it goes back to no device. So, how do I make this totally permanent?
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Modules loading despite being added to the blacklist

I'd like to blacklist a couple of modules, namely drm, drm_kms_helper, i2c_algo_bit and i915 to forbid my integrated Intel GPU to be used, but to use my Nvidia MXM card instead. I inserted the ...
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WIfi Issues with Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 (12,2) on Ubuntu 15.04

Part 1 upgraded 2012 MBA to 2015 MBPr (I loved Mint 17.1 Rebecca on the MBA but graphics/kernel issues means I need to wait till 17.2 to use Mint again - First World Problems) I've managed to ...
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Writing to a specific memory location

I am trying to edit a file inside /proc/devices-tree to be exact, and i am unable to do so, I am getting: "permission denied" or "Input/Output error". I have tried all possible combinations of ...
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What's the proper way to install NVidia drivers now? [duplicate]

BACKGROUND: Once upon a time, when I installed Ubuntu 10.x on an older machine, and kept upgrading it until 13.04 or 13.10, there was an easy-to-find option in Settings that allowed to install ...
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install nvidia driver instead nouveau

3 days ago I got installed Ubunto 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that as default ubuntu install nouveau. I googled how to remove ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu [duplicate]

I have: ASUS P4V800D-X Intel Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz 2.5GB RAM 40GB HDD nVidia 9500GT When I installed nVidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com website (selected recommended drivers), I simply can't ...
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Localhost printer stuck at “Rendering Completed”

I am unable to print documents using my HP printer. However, I am able to print test pages. What I tried: I have tried removing and re-installing the printer from the system settings but I can only ...
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Am I using the Nouveau driver or the proprietary NVIDIA driver?

For a long time, I have used the NVIDIA proprietary driver. In Additional Drivers the NVIDIA driver was activated. However, I just "Removed" that driver because I would like to use the Nouveau driver ...
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How to run a .run file as root?

I downloaded a .run file for a Nvidia driver, but when I run it in the terminal it tells me it must be run as root. I'm a complete noob and I barely even know what root is. I think it's somewhere ...
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iscsi_trgt missing because can't build kernel module

When attempting to start the iscsitarget service, I get FATAL: Module iscsi_trgt not found. Trying to build module using instructions from ...
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Xerox Workcentre 3220 Drivers

We just got a Xerox Workcentre 3220 in the office (yay nobody looked up linux compatibility when ordering), and the 3119 drivers keep showing "out of paper" when trying to print. Any ideas how to set ...
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Provide driver on removable media during installation?

During installation if the installer is unable to detect any disks it will present you a list of all the available drivers to select or you can select none of these. Once you select that it gives you ...
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ATI proprietary driver performance?

I'm about to (at least, want to..) buy a laptop with an ATI Radeon HD 4250, and I haven't a good opinion on ATI's drivers. How is the actual performance of the open/proprietary driver (currently I ...
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Update to latest version of OpenGL

I recently installed TF2 and CS:S on my Ubuntu and it was showing nothing but a black screen (I could still hear the sounds) and after searching a bit I found out it may be my OpenGL version. After ...
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Trying to use amd fglrx driver, unity does not work ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu on my Samsung series 3 laptop (NP305E7A-A02US) with an AMD A6-3420M with Radeon HD 6520g graphics, and I am trying to install the flgrx experimental driver. However, I can not ...
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ubuntu 12.04 nvidia breaks resolution

i am running ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and i have a nvidia Geforce GT 650m, it was running fine with 1920 x 1024, except a lot of tearing everytime i ran videos. I thought activating the nvidia driver maybe ...
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Just upgraded to 12.10, and cannot enable VirtualBox driver

After upgrading to 12.10 and installing VirtualBox guest additions, they cannot be enabled in the Additional Drivers pane. If I click the only available option, "Continue using a manually installed ...