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Intel Ivy Bridge Z77 Driver for Ubuntu 12.04

I was wondering where I can get the repository for the latest Intel Z77 chipset from? I've got the new Intel Ivy Bridge 3570K along with with the built in HD4000 video card. 12.04 keeps freezing ...
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How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?

I've got troubles getting the i915 drivers to work correctly on my laptop (HP Pavilion DM4 2101ea). Specifically, the laptop screen goes black and stays black after the splash graphic when booting ...
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Blender Distorted UI

I have just downloaded the latest version of Blender from the website on to my Xubuntu machine, when I open it, I get this: The screenshot below is a zoomed in version of the top left of the screen, ...
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Will I be able to set a 2560x1440 resolution on a 27" screen?

I just picked up one of those fancy Dell U2711 27" screens that has a maximum resolution of 2560x1440. While I await delivery, I need to upgrade my graphics card to drive this baby as my current one ...
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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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OpenGL Warning not in mesa table

I am running ubuntu 13.04 on a virtual machine. My host is windows 7 64 bit machine i7-2630QM NVIDIA geforce gtx 460M graphics I have installed openGL, glut and mesa onto my linux OS in the virtual ...
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What driver should I choose for my graphics card?

Which one should I select? Preferably without breaking my system. The last time I tried to install drivers, it totally messed up my system and I had to reinstall Ubuntu (which I just finished) and I ...
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How may I know if my devices have their drivers installed?

I have a Dell N4110 laptop, and I want to know if the drivers are installed and working well. For example, with my touchpad, in windows it has multi-touch gestures, so that I can scroll or zoom with ...
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BCM4306, b43 legacy driver installed, but “firmware missing” error

I have the following wireless hardware on a Compaq evo N600c laptop running lubuntu latest. ciaran@compaq:~$ lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 ...
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How do I recover from this broken upgrade(?)?

I tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 through the upgrade wizard. I had about 30 minutes left on my install, and had to leave. When I came back, my computer was frozen, so I had to do a hard reset. When ...
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How do I get a D-Link DWA-140 usb wlan working?

I just installed natty beta 1 and my d-link dwa-140b2 usb wlan dongle doesn't work any more. Any ideas for how to fix it? This is what I get in syslog Apr 12 20:00:16 agda kernel: [ 118.779178] ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot after nvidia driver upgrade [duplicate]

I wanted to use the most recent nvidia-319(I think) drivers so that Steam would stop complaining about my drivers. I selected the 319 drivers in the System Hardware menu and rebooted. The system ...
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what is the difference between these 3 files. xorg.conf, xorg.conf.failsafe and xorg.conf.nvidia-xconfig-original

How do they differ. What are their functionality. I'm new to ubuntu and i'm using ubuntu 12.04LTS. Here are their contents. xorg.conf # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by ...
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How do I adjust the screen brightness on an Acer Aspire One D270?

My system specifications are: Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, Acer Aspire One D270, Intel Atom CPU The usual brightness increase/decrease key combination using Fn key doesn't work in Ubuntu as many pointed ...
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Is Bumblebee-Project that lets you configure Nvidia Optimus completely safe to use?

It's working as expected (Ubuntu 12.04 x64) and I have no problems. However I'm slightly worried about any possible damage to the hardware, I know it's far fetched but it's an unofficial workaround, ...
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How do I install the driver for my Linksys AE1200 Wireless-N USB Adapter?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu from the main website with the hopes of dual booting it with Windows. While the operating system works, it says that I need to install a driver for my graphics card. When ...
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What additional software should I install for a Macbook?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I've installed 11.10 it on my 2006 Macbook. What else should I install to make it complete? I'm talking about drivers and the like. Is there a complete package I can download ...
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How can I tell which driver my system is using?

How do I know which drivers my system is using (e.g. my ndiswrapper driver vs. the bundled driver)?
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How do I install drivers for an AMD Radeon HD 6450?

I bought new computer. The Graphics card is AMD Radeon HD 6450, on Windows 7 it works fine but I try to install driver on Ubuntu, and it says that "No supported adapters detected". I downloaded the ...
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Why does “Additional Drivers” Fail?

When trying to Activate, Broadcom B43legacy wireless driver I get the following error, SystemError: installArchives() failed. Please help.
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How can I tell which drivers are backported to stable kernels?

I was able to help this person by recommending the backported package of driver our kernel team provides. I had a hunch this would work because I happen to have the same hardware. I suspect it might ...
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How to get NVidia GeForce GT 210 drivers working on Lucid Lynx?

I have a workstation with NVIDIA GeForce GT 210 graphics card & Ubuntu 10.4, and am having rather annoying problems trying to get them working together. (On other machines and earlier Ubuntu ...
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nVidia GTX Titan change DP rate?

I bought and installed two EVGA nVidia GTX Titan cards in my Ubuntu 12.04 TS box for HPC. I was disappointed with the benchmark results I got, see Eigen-Magma. I was actually expecting e.g. DGEMM to ...
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slow wifi connection on ubuntu 13.04 with rtl8723ae realtek wireless driver

so i have installed ubuntu four days ago on my toshiba SATELLITE-C855-2CF and everything is going well, but i noticed that my wifi connection is slow and when i did a speed test online i found that i ...
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rtl8723ae driver problem, ubuntu 13.04

I've bought a new notebook with rtl8723ae wifi chip (or at least it looks like) $ lspci | grep RTL 03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723AE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter ...
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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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Steam requires BETA “Experimental” drivers. Is this safe?

I've just installed Steam for Linux on my machine and I am given a error message telling me that my NVIDIA drivers are outdated. They tell me that I need the 304.?? drivers to continue. These are ...
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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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No sound after clean install

Did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 and everything working great except for the sound. Ubuntu doesn't even seem to be recognizing the fact my HP dv6000 has the capability of making sound! I have ...
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No sound coming from HDMI

(Ubuntu 12.04 x64) After looking at other questions (here and other sites) and trying their respective answers, I am still unable to get the hdmi audio out working. I have downloaded the ...
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DXTn texture support, no “Enable S3TC…” option

I am having the same problem as described here. I'm looking for support for DXTn textures. I ran worldwind in terminal and got the following error message: Aug 22, 2012 5:28:12 PM ...
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Running Ubuntu On My OCZ RevoDrive 2 - No such drivers exist?

Would anyone know if there are future plans or a possiblity of getting some drivers for my SSD; There is very little to no support from OCZ regarding linux drivers - Is there a coder out there that ...
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Installing CUDA on Ubuntu 12.04 with nvidia driver 295.59

I have been trying to get cuda to run on a nvidia gt 650m based laptop. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with the nvidia 295.59 driver. Also, my laptop uses Optimus so I have install the driver via ...
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Does 12.04 support the Dell Perc 6i RAID card?

I have a Dell Perc 6i RAID card currently used under Win 2K3 and I am going to transit to Ubuntu Server 12. Since Dell only provides driver for Ubuntu 10 Server yet Dell servers with this RAID card ...
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Dell Inspiron 1525, Upgraded to 12.04 and have lost Wireless Internet Connection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 I've just upgraded my Dell Inspiron 1525 to 12.04. Wireless connection worked before, but now it doesn't. I can't seem ...
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How to troubleshoot and tweek unreasonably slow wireless connection?

I've just acquired a USB F5D8053ed Belkin adapter and it is unreasonably slow. Details of how I installed the firmware and device driver are described in this AU Question. I believe there is either ...
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How to get ICH AC97 audio controller to work under Ubuntu Server

I have installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 as a Virtual Box VM, which emulates the ICH AC97 audio controller. mpg321 reports 'No default libao driver available' According to this page the driver for this ...
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Wireless on an Atheros AR9285 is slow and disconnects

I installed Ubuntu on my notebook yesterday. All right except wi-fi connection. I found wi-fi network (based on D-link dir-300) and connected. But it works too slow and disconnect every 1-3 minutes. ...
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ATI graphics, Minecraft, and Compiz?

When I installed Ubuntu on my desktop, everything seemed to "just work" -- I used the proprietary ATI graphics card for my ATI Radeon HD 5870 and everything from Compiz to video to Amagetron Advanced ...
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How can I test an app in Unity without installing Ubuntu?

I want to test my Ubuntu app on Unity. I tried installing 11.04 on a VMWare virtual machine. I get a dialog saying I don't have 3d support so I can't turn on Unity. I learn that 3d drivers are not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - problem with nvidia drivers

I installed 12.04 LTS recently. I installed Nvidia drivers running the following in the terminal : $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates ...
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nVidia driver reset after each kernel update

I am using the official nVidia driver because my card (GeForce 750 Ti) isn't yet supported by the Ubuntu one. Every time the kernel updates, my system breaks. I've formatted my system two-three times ...
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How is X started on Ubuntu?

I would like to know the exact process used by Ubuntu (if possible with location of configuration file) in order to start X (with lightdm). I did not find any precise, detailed and comprehensive ...
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Ubuntu Precise with Raring kernel, how to create deb? Precise or raring?

I wish to build a deb package (in order to install latest AMD proprietary drivers for my troublesome gfx card), given I have Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS precise, but with the raring kernel:Linux ...
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Sound Not playing through HDMI

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 using the "wubi" tool on my HP Pavilion dv5-1080ei with Windows 8. When I ran Ubuntu for the first time my monitor/tv connected via the hdmi had no picture coming to it even ...
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Nvidia driver installation error

Here I join the multitude of "Nvidia error" questions, because I couldn't find anything that helped. Background: For some reason my drivers (nvidia-experimental-310) stopped working, so I tried ...
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Using AOC USB monitor on Ubuntu

I have recently moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.10. I have an AOC portable laptop monitor (Model number e1649Fwu). This monitor works solely through USB. It works fine on Windows, but I cannot work ...
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Can't make AWUS036H work in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10. This is my kernel version: Linux 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My wireless card is an AWUSU36H ...
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How do I get the fingerprint reader to work on a Lenovo x230 Tablet?

I followed this post: How to enable finger printer with Thinkpad X230 and tried to install software support for my fingerprint reader. But the software does not find it. This is the message when i ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 NVIDIA 304.43 (and others) - saving xorg.conf causes high CPU usage

I'm struggling now for more than two days with NVIDIA drivers. First, I didn't realize what the problem was, I just noticed my computer became slow (Intel i5 2500K @ 4.3GHz, 8GB 1600Mhz RAM). As you ...