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Graphics issues nvidia GTX 560 Ti

I have a Asrock z77 Extreme 4 with a nvidia GTX 560 Ti video graphics card and I recently bought built it about six months ago. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on it (I installed the 32-bit ...
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Black screen using dedicated graphics

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I also have win 7. the thing is I can only boot into both when I change graphics settings in the BIOS menu and I have to make it integrated. If I have it on ...
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Laptop boots at low color depth, close lid and reopen and voila--normal?

I boot the computer and the color depth is low in the sense that gradients don't look impressive as you can see banding in them. That is they don't appear to be dithered. I know this is a sign of low ...
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Unable to see Desktop in 12.10 after installing AMD Catalyst

I followed a tutorial to install the AMD catalyst for my GPU. When Ubuntu boots, all I can see is my desktop background. I can right click on it. Is there something I can do to fix this? Oh and the ...
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12.10 - GPU lockup [closed]

I just downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 and i am trying to install on my laptop with Nvidia chipset, on previous version i was able to install on through nomodeset command and the i use to install later ...
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Always use one GPU [duplicate]

I got a Linux-Box with 2 GPU (intel and nvidia). I'm using bumblebee (and primus) for using the nvidia card, but I'm quite far from be really satisfied. I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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Can I view Nvidia GPU usage?

I know that I can view CPU usage using System Monitor: Is there such a tool for viewing GPU usage, as well?
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How do I get both AMD Mobility Radeon hd 4250 and 5650's working in a laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop has 2 GPUs inside: AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 After fresh installing Ubuntu 12.10, I tried installing official drivers, which broke Unity and made it ...
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Hybrid graphics on desktop with Ivy Bridge

While there's plenty of resources on laptop hybrid graphics, I couldn't find any relevant info on desktop hybrid graphics. Suppose following scenario: I have an Ivy Bridge CPU with integrated GPU and ...
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Is there a recommendation for graphics card for Ubuntu 12.10? [closed]

I want to build my own computer to run Ubuntu 12.10. What are your recommendations for graphics card brands that work best with 12.10?
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Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop temperature

I'm using a laptop with a dedicated graphics card with Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot. Windows 7 Idle Temperature The Windows 7 idle temperature for CPU is 51°C average, and GPU is 46-48.5°C. ...
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Problems booting Ubuntu 10.10 with Nvdia GeForce 6600gt

I am quite new to Ubuntu and I already stumbled upon a problem. I run Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat now and Install went fine, when trying to boot the screen popped black and I faced this message "gpu ...
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No video signal after install

Today I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 to my machine, but all the time I encountered the same problem, I successfully boot from Ubuntu 12.04 DVD, and a purple background comes up with accessibility and ...
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Display cuts off launcher, everything's blurry, Hulu choppy, system slower than Vista [closed]

Just installed 12.10 64bit. Display cuts off launcher, every thing's blurry, Hulu choppy, overall the system is slower than Vista. I'm guessing it's a GPU problem? I have a GeForce 9300M, but the ...
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Switching between Intel and NVIDIA GPU

My laptop has 2 GPUs, the Intel HD Graphics 4000, and NVIDIA GeForce FT 650M. How do I switch between GPUs? I tried installing drivers from NVIDIA, but that ruined my Ubuntu installation, and I had to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu/Lubuntu on a pc with a video card that is not supported if I add `nomodeset` in using the live cd/usb?

I have a computer with a video card that has no Linux support. I discovered this issue while trying to use a persistent usb to boot from. I found that I can boot like that if I change options and ...
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Best low range graphic card for Ubuntu

I have a AMD HD5770 But I have big issues with the driver. So I decided to invest in a card that is more "Ubuntu friendly". I need a card with 2 dvi ports. Im going to run Virtualbox and some light ...
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NVIDIA error “fallen off the bus” [closed]

i have been having a Serious Issue with my LG notebook and its Nvidia Geforce 310M GPU. It usualy (99% of the time) happens when i leave the computer idle for a while, but it has also happened ...
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AMD Driver not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I've just updated Ubuntu to latest version using Update Manager. It upgraded my kernel to 3.2.0-30. As always after installing new kernel I've reinstalled GPU drivers but with no success. AMD Driver ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7750 HW Acceleration?

Is it possible to get ATI Catalyst drivers and hardware acceleration working for a AMD Radeon HD 7750 in Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 12.04 and KDE, graphical temperature monitor for GPU

I have ubuntu 12.04 and KDE. I already installed "lm-sensors", "hardware sensors indicator" and "Psensors" but none works well for me. I also know a couple of commands to find gpu temperature on ...
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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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AMD/AMD GPU Switching

I have two GPU's in my laptop, both of which are AMD. Whenever I use the Catalyst Control Centre to change the GPU, nothing changes after reboot. In fact, when I do the fglrxinfo command the ...
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Lowering GPU temperature on Radeon 6850 with open source driver

I read and tried this and it doesn't work for me! when I type echo "mid" > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile I see what this value really changed (needs the chmod was applied before, ...
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How do I fix my AMD/ATI GPU drivers (temp is 83 C at idle)?

I am using a Sager laptop with an AMD Radeon HD 6970M 256bit w/2GB GDDR5 and an Intel® Core™ i7-2720QM. When I boot to Ubuntu 12 the CPU is fine and idles at a good temperature, but the GPU is in the ...
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Which driver should I use with a 9600 GT Mobile?

I checked the Additional Drivers offered for my card and I saw four options: NVIDIA accelerated graphics drivers (version 173) NVIDIA accelerated graphics drivers (post-release updates) (version ...
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Fglrx causing 100% CPU with Xorg and freezing system [closed]

My system setup is Ubuntu 12.04 server with ( among other things ) the Ubuntu-Desktop package installed. CPU is an AMD FX-6100 and GPU is a Radeon HD 5770. I believe the issue I am having is with the ...
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Is there a way to improve video performance on my Dell Mini 10?

Is there a way to improve video performance on my Dell Mini 10? I have a fresh copy of 12.04 installed and I am having trouble with video performance. Watching things on Youtube is painful, the audio ...
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Why are embedded flash videos (like youtube) so heavy on the GPU?

I have noticed (in psensor, and listening to the fan) that my GPU is terribly hot when playing youtube videos. What happens at that point? Is this related to Flash in Ubuntu? Youtube in Firefox and ...
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Disable integrated GPU (Intel HD Graphics 3000) on Sony VAIO VPCSE

I have a Sony VAIO VPCSE2L9E and want do disable the integrated GPU. I want to install the fglrx packages to use the full GPU power of my AMD Radeon HD 6630M. Here is the link for the technical data ...
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Do I need to update my GPU drivers?

I have the following system running Ubuntu 12.04 with Wine 5.8: AMD Phenom I x4 2.8 Ghz XFX GTs 250 1GB 3GB DDR 2 Ram I have tried the 2 drivers in the additional drivers program and both have the ...
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Nvidia Drivers and GPU

I've a laptop with an Nvidia optimus graphic card (GEForce GT 630m) with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. After a while of looking around, I found that the optimus controller for linus is bumblebee, so I ...
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Where to find gtx560Ti driver for ubuntu 12.04?

I found in this nvidia link : http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-295.59-driver.html It says Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver Version: 295.59 Certified Supported: NVS 5400M ...
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Is there a simple, safe way to trigger a GPU lockup on a susceptible computer?

Answers to my previous question, Ubuntu 12.04 froze, requiring powercycle. What should I look / grep for in the logs?, have led me to suspect that my computer is experiencing an intermittent GPU ...
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How do I get Nvidia GT650M working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I just bought a brand new asus n56vz laptop witch comes with a 3610qm Ivy bridge (+HD4000) cpu and a a Nvidia Kepler GT650M ...
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How to set up multiple GPUs (12.04)?

I have two GPUs: one Intel i915 integrated, and one NVIDIA 560 Ti. This is NOT a hybrid setup, nor a laptop. In Windows 7, each card is connected to a different monitor, with the NVIDIA doing any ...
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Can't detect GPU ATI temperature sensor

I've an ATi Mobility HD4650 and I'd like to detect its sensor. I've installed lm-sensors, xsensors and the Hardware Sensors Indicator, but I can't find my GPU sensor. Here are some screenshots: ...
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Does having two GPU's help?

I recently installed another GPU on my system. It's of the same type and driver that my other GPU is, and it is PCI whereas the other one is AGP. They are both running and detected, and I am wondering ...
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how to revert to default video driver from nvidia driver?

i downloaded the nvidia driver, and it seems to be messing things up. webcam programs dont work, blender isnt working. i need to revert to the default one. Any help!? this one doesnt make any since ...
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LIMBO doesn't detect my Shader Model 3.0

I recently bought the Humble Indie Bundle V and installed LIMBO with the Ubuntu Software Center. When I launch it, it says it doesn't detect Shader Model 3.0. I read about Wine having issues detect ...
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How do I enable the Nvidia Geforce GTX 570?

I just installed 12.04, it was running smoothly and I downloaded and installed all the recommended updates. After checking the details pane of the System Settings window I noticed that the GTX 570 ...
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Will Unity 2D make performance quicker than regular Unity?

I'm just looking for a way to speed up overall quickness around the OS. I'm on a fairly new HP box so it shouldn't lag as much as it does. Also, is there anything LIGHTER than Unity 2D that I can ...
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How can I reduce lagging with GUI/GPU stuff — make Unity run smaller, quicker, faster?

Finally installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Pavilion 2000. Have all of my apps on and loaded and am happy thus far. ONE ISSUE -- I'm experiencing a small amount of GUI/GPU style lagging when I go to open ...
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How to switch between GPU's on HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop?

I have two GPUs in my HP DV7 Laptol and I wonder how to switch GPU I'm using at the moment? I have ATI Radeon HD 4200M and ATI Radeon HD 6600M running on my laptop and I want to change from HD 4200M ...
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Am I using integrated or discrete graphics?

My work station is a Macbook Pro which has... integrated graphics: Intel HD 3000 discrete graphics: Radeon XXXX... I have installed drivers for the discrete graphics right after installation. ...
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Controlling GPU fan without installing ATI drivers [closed]

I have a radeon hd 6950 and it's running kinda hot (not much, 60c), but on Windows I noticed the fans run faster and the temp is lower. I know I could use aticonfig, and I tried it. I installed the ...
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CUDA support in 12.04

I do not want to switch between cards. Install CUDA card (GT 420 48 cores), and the motherboard disables the ATI video on the desktop computer, so CUDA is the exclusive driver of the display. There ...
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Constant Apport messages appearing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 onto my brand new Dell Inspiron 17R. All went fine and everything works. However, after ...
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VirtualBox: how to capture screen shots of Ubuntu 11.10 guest on Windows hosts using Ubuntu Shutter utility?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 guest running within VirtualBox, on a Windows 7 host. I have the 3D acceleration option selected for the guest and I am able to access Unity 3D and Compiz. I find the whole ...
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How to troubleshoot GPU freezes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? So in advance I'll just say I am a total linux newbie, so be kind. I just downloaded Ubuntu 11.10 and this is my first experience ...