Questions related to the the Graphics Processing Unit itself. Questions about graphics cards can be found at [tag:graphics].

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
723 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
183 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
489 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
383 views

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). ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
612 views

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 ...
9
votes
4answers
8k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

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: ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...