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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 ...
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browser without gpu support

Google has an Easter egg that draws 3D graph but when I tried it out on chrome it complained about no WebGL support. I've also tested it on Firefox whose WebGL support was enabled but ended up with ...
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VLC with hardware acceleration crashes if launched from the Unity Dash [closed]

Background I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit) on a computer with an AMD E-450 APU. This chip has an integrated Radeon HD6320 graphics processor. I successfully installed the latest proprietary driver ...
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“hardware drivers” don't detect my GPU (NVIDIA 520M 1GB) [closed]

Ubuntu can't detect my GPU. Jockey shows no drivers whatsoever and I can't even install the nvidia drivers through sudo apt-get install nvidia-current. That's what I get : Error! Bad return status ...
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How do I turn off the Radeon GPU ono my HP Pavilion DM4?

I have a HP DM4 Beats Edition running Ubuntu 11.10. The HP Pavillion runs on-board Intel graphics as well as Radeon GPU. From what I have read it appears that the Radeon GPU is draining my battery ...
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How can I compile the OpenCL module for Pyrit?

I want to use my GPU with Pyrit. I use Ubuntu 11.10, ATI Radeon HD 68xx and i7 2600K. Step done: Install latest ATI driver from manufacturer website Install AMD APP SDK When I run benchmark I ...
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How to downgrade Flash from 11.x to 10.3

Ubuntu v11.10 Adobe stripped gpu hardware acceleration from flash 11 due to security concerns. That's great, but I'd like to the accelerated video that Flash 10.3 affords on my nettop. The problem ...
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Hybrid graphics Intel/Radeon HD 6630M

I bought a Dell Vostro 3450 with hybrid GPU and I don't know how to configure properly, I think the fan is running at full speed, also I'm really new in this OS, so I would appreciate all the help you ...
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How to install a new graphic card without Xserver

I'v bought a new graphic card and installed it on my pc. Now - ubuntu won't load, all I get is a command line terminal at the end. I've tried to type startx and got this error: NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA ...
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How do I turn off nVidia high performance mode?

I am new to Ubuntu 11.10 and never touched linux until today. I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7. I have an issue with my laptop overheating and freezing when it uses the high performance GPU ...
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Nvidia not showing both video cards

Im running Ubuntu 11.10. I installed the nvidia drivers version "current version" and they are installed correctly and currently in use - this is what the Additional Drivers program tells me. I go ...
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Upgrading Hardware (GPU), will it work?

In a couple of days, I will change my old nVidia Quadro FX570 to nVidia GTX560Ti and I've been wondering if simply changing the GPU will work with my Ubuntu or it will break my system/create ...
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How can I choose which GPU to use from grub using vgaswitcheroo? [closed]

I have a notebook with switchable AMD/Intel Graphics. I use, successfully, vgaswitcheroo to choose the active GPU and disable the unused one by a script in rc.local. However, I would like to be able ...
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3 monitors on a GT 430?

Will a card like the GT 430 which has 1x dvi, 1x vga, and 1x hdmi ports allow me to connect 3 monitors to it giving me a large desktop spanning 3 screens? Assuming I have 3 vga monitors and get the ...
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GPU Frequecy Scaling Indicator

I have ATI radeon 6320 graphics. As cpu frequency scaling indicator is there any gpu frequency scaling indicator? Where i can set possible gpu clock speed or mode (performance, power-saving,etc). ...
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How do I disable the Nvidia GPU on a Dell Vostro 3500? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Ubuntu website stipulates that Dell Vostro 3500 is a certified laptop with a condition that only integrated Intel GPU is ...
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Multiple Monitors Dual AMD GPU Not Working? [closed]

I installed 11.10 and finally have two of my monitors working. I have a dual radeon hd 6950 setup with the two working monitors in the first card and the third in the second. It worked fine in Windows ...
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What can I do to prevent Ubuntu from overheating my Notebook?

I have an easynote tj65 (2.1 ghz dual core with Geforce GT240M) running Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 in dual-boot-mode. While Windows 7 doesn't have any comparable issues, Ubuntu is making my notebook ...
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Getting gnome-shell working on nvidia optimus notebook

what i need is to enable the lamest hardware acceleration to get gnome-shell or unity 3d working. i know about bumblebee/ironhide/bumblebee-project. but i didn't understand how to use it directly ...
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How to improve performances [duplicate]

I have seen this question, but that question seems to be obsolete with the 11.10 version. Last week, I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. I am usually using gnome desktop clasic (without effects,also ...
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external GPU system in Linux?

Has anybody got any idea what would be needed to have a working external GPU system (eGPU) under Linux? I've just seen this post of a DIY eGPU system: ...
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How to switch between GPU's on an Asus EEE1015PN

I have an Asus EEE1015PN intel N550 with two GPU's: GMA3150 and Nvidia ION2. If I use (but I don't want to) windows 7 and I want to watch a full hd movie, then it switches to the bigger GPU. If I ...