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Nvidia-173 driver package comes with the wrong and useless nvidia-settings app

I never understood why the nvidia-173 and/or nvidia-96 driver packages come together with some useless nvidia-settings package which shows an updated version namely nvidia-settings 304 or 331 or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 and 13.04 have terribly slow graphic performance

I think I've asked and googled this a lot of times. So many that I've lost the count. Anyway I have installed the three versions that I mentioned above and they all have the same issue and it is that ...
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Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter not working on Ubuntu 13.10

Solution 1 Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop alongside windows. I have an Atheros AR9485 adapter. It worked well for a few weeks and now won't work anymore although it still works for ...
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USB 3.0 problems with a Gigabyte motherboard in Ubuntu 14.04

[this has been translated from spanish] Hi very good morning or afternoon as the case of Venezuela and am Andruwx little over a month ago I bought a card for mother www.amazon.com Gigabyte Model GA- ...
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Installing nvidia drivers on acer aspire v5-573g

I am new to linux in general ( ive just tried it years ago) and as I've seen it for first time - i loved it! The best OS for me but there was a little problem - I am a gamer since i remember myself. ...
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Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and the performance is extremely sluggish; windows open and close in slow motion. Presumably my graphics hardware has not been recognized by the system. I think that I ...
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How to make my wi-fi usb adapter sitecom wla 2100 n300 v1-001 to work

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 lts on a laptop (32bit) and on a desktop (64bit) and on both my sitecom wifi usb adapter is not recognized by ubuntu. I dont have any experience with ubuntu or linux. On ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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Error with Canon imageclass D480 driver in Ubuntu 12.04 x64

After installing libglade2 I was able to get the cannon drivers to install per the instructions: dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.70-1_amd64.deb dpkg -i cndrvcups-ufr2-us_2.70-1_amd64.deb ...
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Where can I find the gpu name and the driver it is located at?

I have ubuntu 13.10. I am going to start bitcoin mining and got a program called bfgminer. The problem is that bfgminer don't reckognize any driver so I pressed M and + to add a new driver and it ...
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Splash screen messed up through nvidia driver

When I installed Ubuntu 13.10 I had some issues with the opensource graphic driver. My desktop was messed up and afterwards I found out that the driver was not able to allocate enough memory. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install NVIDIA driver

After I have managed to get running Ubuntu 14.04 (look at my last question about booting upgraded Ubuntu) now there is another problem: To continue with that story: I found a way to burn the image on ...
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Dell M5030 Compatability with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm looking to do a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell M5030 laptop running ubuntu 10.04. Will 14.04 be compatible with all the hardware (wifi drivers/usb drivers/mouse drivers/etc)? I'd have no ...
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How can I install a ATI video card driver (ATI Radeon HD 5700) for Ubuntu 12.10?

I've tried everything I could think of to the point of having to reinstall Ubuntu and try all over again.
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No wifi with xubuntu 12.04 on Dell Inspiron 8600

I've just installed Xubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, because of the lack of a pae, and everything works fine except wifi. I've followed the instructions on the Wifi help page and ...
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Acer R7 — Broadcom wireless driver does not load

This belongs in the category weird and freaky. I have one of the fancy "Ezel hinge" Acer R7 touch screen laptops. (i5, 12 GB RAM) Installing Linux to dual boot with Windows 8 is a pain... and so I ...
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Please help. Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 through bootable USB. I cannot get wifi due to the Broadcom driver not loading

System Preferences > 'Software' > search for 'additional drivers'. I select: Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA Wireless driver source from bcmwl-kernel source (proprietary) Asked to enter my password for ...
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How can I find out which cards are supported by the fglrx driver?

I want to know where I can find out which is the current fglrx-updates driver in the repo. I own a Radeon R9 270 and I need to know if it is supported since Trusty 14.04. Thanks! :)
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Wireless not working on Asus F552CL-SX049H

I tried Ubuntu 14.04 live on my Asus F552CL-SX049H, and the wireless is not working. Running lspci gives the following result: [...] 03:00.0 Network controller: MEDIATEK Corp. MT7630e 802.11bgn ...
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3.13.0-24 Kernel and NVIDIA Drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed Nvidia drivers from additional software. Everything was working fine. After a few days an update notifier came out to install kernel 3.13.0-24 (and ...
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How do I eliminate screen tearing on 14.04 and XBMC with NVidia-331?

I have updated my 12.04 HTPC to 14.04 (new install; same hardware), and have started getting awful screen tearing where I had none before. /proc/cpuinfo AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics ...
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Extremely slow connection with a Broadcom BCM4313 wireless card

Recently upgraded into 14.04 from 12.04 using ubuntu update manager. After the system restart, the browser is not showing the web pages(although the wireless network is present/connected and running). ...
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How to setup a Netgear Wnda3100v2 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have never been a Linux user before (I'm familiar with Windows 7) and I would like some help on setting up the Netgear Wnda3100v2 wireless adapter for Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I have the installation ...
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After upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 my touchpad is not working.

I noticed that my touchpad isn't working. I have the driver installed but when I go to mouse and touchpad it doesn't come up with any options for touchpad.
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Fresh 14.04 install, low screen res and blank virtual terminal

I just installed 14.04 64 bit desktop. Screen resolution wont go higher than 1280x1024 on desktop (monitor is 1680x1050). I tried to go to a virtual terminal to install NVIDIA drivers and I get a ...
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3.11.0-20 vs 3.13.0-24 ubuntu 14.04

I've upgraded from 13.10 ubuntu to 14.04 and if I run with kernel 3.13.0-24 it is slow/laggy and after a while i get screen glitches and shortly after that whole pc freezes. If I choose instead ...
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Black screen with nVidia drivers on ubuntu

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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Missing OpenCL.so file / No GPU found

I am having trouble trying to get my graphic card to be recognised, not just recognised, but for it being able make use of it's OpenCL/GL drivers for use in Gaming mostly and BitCoin mining. I have ...
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Install Nvidia driver for CUDA to use “GPU” option in Blender (ubuntu 13.10)

Same question as on the Blender stackexchange site. As a recap: I have to install the nvidia driver but how to do it? (repository or manually? And I already had problems with both, as said) My ...
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How do I remove Nvidia drivers and revert to nouveau (12.04)?

I'd like to give the new nouveau drivers a try. When I try a Ubuntu live distro, they work pretty flawlessly, but I don't seem to be able to use them correctly on my installed system. What I do is ...
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Amd Catalyst installation

After I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 I can't install Catalyst. When I try to install the driver it displays an error that there is no compatible adapter. I tried it with the stable and the beta ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze installation

I Own an HP Pavilion 15 e070sl, i tried to install many linux OS (Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10, 14.04 and Fedora 20) Alongside with windows 8.1 I'v never found one working. On 14.04 i just get a message ...
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Activated the wrong graphics driver for AMD 7xxx series in ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop.I kept on updating it and installing new softwares including GNU Radio companion throughout the previous night as my connection was slow.After a night ...
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Any supported AGP 8x cards on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've aquired an old desktop (Acer Aspire T135) which currently has an Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 graphics card. I've discovered that this card is unsupported by Nvidia on any version of Ubuntu after ...
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Wireless issue on Lenovo Thinkpad L540

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Thinkpad L540. It has problem with the wifi connection. When just booted it works then suddenly it drops the connection and cannot even see the wifi ...
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Could someone give me the overview for adding to the kernel?

I've built my own kernels in Gentoo before so I'm no novice. I just did the dist-upgrade for xubuntu to 14.04 but alas the new kernel image wont support my Wireless NIC. Thank Goodness I still had ...
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wifi keeps dropping on Lenovo U430 touch - Running Ubuntu 13.10

Recently I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my new Lenovo U430 Touch alongside windows 8.1 Now wifi keeps dropping every few mins, I disable and enable wifi and then it works again, but dropped after a few ...
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Corrputed my Intel video drivers 12.04

I have a Lenovo W520 with nVidia Optimus and an Intel Sandybridge Mobile GT2+ (according to X log) on 12.04 and after installing bumblebee it was all working fine (apart from the nVidia card appearing ...
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How do I install .run files?

My PC has both Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I have installed all my drivers in Windows like NVidia graphics, motherboard etc. Shall I install them in Ubuntu too? I looked on the web for my Nvidia ...
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Wondering how can I update my BIOS

So I have this Lenovo U310 laptop and I want to update my BIOS on it. But as I only have Ubuntu on it and it seems Lenovo does not provide any Linux drivers, how would it be possible to do it?
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How to fix ubuntu load screen after install nvidia driver (331,38)

I installed nvidia proprietary driver (331.38 on ubuntu 14.04 by sudo apt-get install nvidia-331) and now the Ubuntu load screen is with a bad resolution (640x480). I followed some recommendations ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Supported Drivers for HD4850

Are there drivers that will work for the AMD HD4850 with Ubuntu 14.04? I checked this page which indicates that the only supported drives would require a kernel downgrade to 3.4. Are there really no ...
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Why do no wireless networks appear when I use Ubuntu or Kali Linux live CD on my Laptop's Windows 8 Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 driver?

My Toshiba C-55 A5286 laptop detects WiFi networks fine on Windows, but when I boot up a Kali Linux or Ubuntu 13.04 live cd, my Toshiba's Atheros Wifi doesn't detect any WiFi networks. My terminal ...
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Low resolution on radeon hd 4530 ubuntu 12.04.04

I've just install Ubuntu and I can't solve the problem with low graphic settings. It isn't ugly low but it still not good enough. I did this instruction but it didn't work for me. What should I do ...
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Windows are going black when mini/maximizing

I´ve got 14.04 running perfectly on my desktop. There is however one slightly frustrating thing, which is that sometimes when I minimize a window, and then maximize it again the window is completely ...
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Do I need to install all the drivers for my Laptop?

I am using HP Mini Laptop. I am going to replace my Windows 7 OS with Ubuntu. Do I need to install all the supporting drivers (Like we do after installing Windows) of my Laptop(Graphic, WiFi, ...
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No video out on 12.04 [on hold]

I have a relatively old laptop with a VGA port on it. Every time I hook it up to a projector, It is not auto detected by the projector. I cycled through the sources, and still nothing. Is it a driver ...
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How to install Trust SC-5500p USB 5.1 external sound card?

(I use Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and the sound card is not broken as it works fine on Windows) According to most of the reports online installing SC-5500p on Ubuntu seemed to be a cinch for most of the ...
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Intel Haswell strange graphics and boot issue

I build a new system with a Core i5-4570S CPU and I use the internal graphics card. I can Install Ubuntu 13.04 without problem and everything seems to work fine, but during boot and when I turn the ...