Questions related to graphics, in particular getting graphics cards to work. Please tag your exact graphics card version as well if you know what it is.

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Can't install AMD drivers

I've installed Ubuntu and had nothing but problems so far. First off, my secondary monitor resolution is way off and I can't choose the correct resolution. I decided to install the proprietary drive ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 - desktop performance degraded when certain apps are running

I have upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday using standard Software Updater GUI. The upgrade went smooth, however once upgrade was done I've noticed significant desktop performance ...
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Picture: Stuck Screen (multiple colors) While Installing Any Distro

I have Windows 8 installed on this machine, but suddenly wanted to switch to Ubuntu. I have tried installing all Ubuntu flavors (Xubuntu, Lubuntu... etc.) and for hours now I have been getting this ...
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14.04 Performance worse than LiveCD and touchpad/mouse/wifi not working after install

Is there a way to install using just the drivers that the LiveCD was using? It was perfect, everything was smooth and quick and worked without a fuss. However, as soon as I installed, everything went ...
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How to remove graphic card drivers

I'm completely new at linux so i need some help please. I just bought a NVIDIA Quadro k 600 graphic card and i need to install it in my computer which has instead an Intel Q45/Q43. The quick ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia GTX 750 not recognized

I've recently installed 14.04 on a new system. All is up and running but ubuntu doesn't seem to want to recognize my nvidia card. It is recognized and display is active via VGA, but I am unable to set ...
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How to install xf86-video-openchrome on my PC in Ubuntu?

I need to install this package on my PC - xf86-video-openchrome at https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/xf86-video-openchrome/ - so that I could actually have some 3D acceleration on my ...
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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Glitches In Ubuntu 14.04.1

My Laptop specs : AMD A8-6410 Radeon R5 Graphics 4 GB DDR3 500 GB HDD I removed Windows 8.1 completely & installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 But, the graphics is just too damn slow. The output of ...
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failsafe-failure after installing AMD fglrx driver in Ubuntu 14.04

after trying every option I can think of (and from the Web), I am forcefully have to ask here :) So first of all my gear: A Dell e6540 laptop Intel Haswell 4800MQ; lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Intel graphics speed regression 14.04 → 14.10 [on hold]

After upgrading from 14.04 to pre-14.10 (a day ago) I see quite a few places with graphics working much slower than it was: Unity overlays take ~2 sec to appear, visibly redrawing itself at various ...
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Ubuntu doesn't support Seamless Mode in VirtualBox

Partially related to this question. I have Ubuntu 14.04 in a VM running on my Windows host. When I enter seamless mode, nothing happens at all. Nothing Ubuntu is on my screen. How do I properly use ...
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Revert AMD graphic drivers [duplicate]

I've installed AMD graphic drivers and rebooted my system. Now when i'm logging in my screen turns off or shows a lot of noise in different colors, but i cant see anything. That means i cant use my ...
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Display/Graphics problems after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

After upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 trusty tahr I am getting weird problem with the display. Weird gray lines appear on screen and the desktop becomes unusable and restart is the only ...
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Hybrid Graphics / HDMI Screen redraw Wierdness

I have searched extensively on this problem but have not encountered a work solution yet. Please can someone help? I have HP tm2 2050ea laptop. It has hybrid Intel / AMD graphics. It is caught ...
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Enable proprietary driver option disappeared after enabling it for AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330

I've been struggling with this a while. I have an older Acer Aspire 5810T with a AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 inside it. I've disabled the switchable option and am now only running the HD4330 card, ...
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How do I find out what resolutions my graphics card supports? (AMD HD7750)

I am currently running an AMD HD7750 triple head graphics and I am thinking of upgrading one monitor to a 4K screen. Is there a way that I can determine the maximum resolution (or combinations of ...
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Ubuntu cant see graphics card

I'm not sure how to fix this. No, I don't remember my login. Here is what it is saying. THE SYSTEM IS RUNNING LOW GTAPHICS MODE Your screen, graphics card, and input device setting could not be ...
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VESA: Intel® Sandybridge/Ivybridge removal

I accidentally installed very outdated drivers, I have been tricked into installing this old graphics driver and I need the original default drivers the computer came with! I really need help with ...
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Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ubuntu black screen when installing

So, I was using a USB stick to install Ubuntu onto my computer and everything loads fine. I clicked the install button and it loads Ubuntu with the dots under it. It goes to "no signal". Where the ...
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NVidia Drivers for a GeForce GTS 450 on Ubuntu 14.04 - Which one works?

Regarding drivers for GeForce GTS 450 on Ubuntu 14.04 - which one works? For a while I had my Nvidia setup perfect. One day recently it just malfunctioned - I think an update threw it off. There ...
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Screen glitches with Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 [closed]

About a month ago, I upgraded my video card to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760. I updated the driver to the latest one which for this card is version 340.46 at this time. I've been experiencing a lot of ...
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Input not supported Ubuntu 14.04

After installing the AMD Catalyst driver which I downloaded from the AMD website, it asked me to reboot and after that I got a black screen with "Input not supported". I know it's the graphics ...
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xorg.conf for two monitors, single ati graphics card

There are many iterations of this question, few with actual working answers, so after a few hours of trying to get it working on my machine, I will post my solution. How do I configure my Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu SDK content window always on top

Just getting started with the Ubuntu SDK, trying to get everything set up, and I'm running into a graphics bug that I can't find a resolution to, or even anyone else who seems to have the same ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, fresh installation, fail to setup nvidia graphics, GeForce FX5500

I've been strugling with this issue for a while now. I figured I need nvidia-173 drivers, so I installed them, module is fine and loading. But as soon as X server starts, I get nice NVIDIA logo on ...
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The graphics of ubuntu 14.04 is slow

When I open a window or a video the Ubuntu and the video are very slow. RAM : 3 gb Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ × 2 Graphics : GeForce 6150 ...
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installing nvidia on ubuntu 14.04 question [duplicate]

Heres the scoop. I had mint 17 installed and ran into so many problems trying to get my graphics card to install. I followed many different sites and ended up getting it instaled using bumblebee. then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS graphic (display) freezes

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and when I enter my username and password it shows me the following image and doesn't go any further. When I move my mouse the pointer doesn't show up but the ...
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NVidia GeForce GT630 laggy in Ubuntu 14.04, specially flash player based videos. Why?

I was happy with my onboard graphics but I wanted to be able to run some games in this machine from time to time, so I bought a GT630 1GB DDR3 VRAM. When I boot into Windows everything is fine, gaming ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Amd/Intel Graphics, Fan and Battery Life problem

I am new to linux and ubuntu so i am having problems with it. I have dell inspiron 5521 which has hybrid graphics. My problem is that i can not switch between graphic cards -vgaswitcheroo does not ...
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Ubuntu can not load GUI after installing nVidia proprietary drivers

I recently updated my Nvidia drivers to the latest version from their website, and now my computer will not boot properly. It boots up partially, but sometime before the login screen should appear, it ...
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How to install best drivers for my ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics ? - heating & crushing before or right after end of install (12.04, 12.10)

I am aware that similar questions for specific GPUs have been posted here and many have not received answers maybe because the issue is sometimes limited to a specific GPU. But while the problem is ...
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black screen of death on install

So before you go and flag this as a duplicate please read! So I boot off of my uefi usb and hit install ubuntu and all that pops up is a black streen with a window but that window just contains a ...
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When installing Ubuntu graphical error [duplicate]

When I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 using a usb everything is going fine I boot the usb I click install Ubuntu it goes to a no signal screen then loads what would be the options for installing but ...
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.How do I make use of nvidia graphic card in linux?

My HP-15 r014tx has nvidia geforce 820m installed with intel integrated. but I notice that its not being used . how do I install the driver ? I searched for the answer but the answer said go to ...
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ubuntu 14.04 amd graphics

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Toshiba laptop with ati 4200 graphics and it keeps shutting down and it tells me to update graphics driver how do I do that
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Can't switch to Nvidia GPU from Intel or how to make Nvidia driver work (black screen, freeze login in, errors etc)

my problem in known, but still remain unsolved for many people (including me). After installing the latest or any other versions of nvidia drivers it brings black screen or unable to login. Useful ...
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How to enable SLI on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a Lenovo Y510p Laptop with two gt755m graphics cards. I installed Ubuntu updated everything and installed the nvidia drivers. When i want to enable the SLI config in /etc/X11/xorg.conf then the ...
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What software should I get for web development and design? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my brand new PC. Beforehand, I was doing web development at work only for when we needed it (like HTML emails etc.) so I haven't a full understanding as to what ...
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Super slow Dash in Ubuntu 14.04 (rest of graphics running normally) [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and everything's working great except for the Dash which is terribly slow, it takes more than 10 seconds to open and then another great deal for me to be able to type and to ...
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ATI Graphics Card Problem

I have some problems with my graphics card. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit and I installed my graphics card without any problem, but when I open the ATI Control Panel, it always shows it's in the ...
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VPython: Wrong display in Ubuntu since visual 6 (wrong z-value check?)

I have a very strange 3D-behaviour of VPython on ubuntu: Objects that should be displayed in front or behind other objects are displayed in a wrong way! I wrote a little python-program to illustrate ...
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Hybrid Radeon/Intel on Ubuntu 14.04

I am the owner of HP Pavilion G7 with a hybrid Intel HD3000 graphics card and ATI Radeon 6730M. Every time you try to install the Radeon drivers, the system runs in "low graphics mode". The ...
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black screen in single user mode

Trying to run without X, in order to install video driver on new Ubuntu 14.04.1 installation. But, when entering single user mode (either via grub or shutdown), I see lots of scrolling 'echo' on ...
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How to make refreshrate stay saved in 14.04?

Using Ubuntu with XBMC I need to run Ubuntu with a refreshrate of 50Hz. to avoid judder watching european TV. Can anybody help ? Using xrandr I can change it to 1920x1080, 50 Hz. but after reboot it ...
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Inspiron 15R (N5110, Early 2011) Graphics Card issues

I tried replying to a current thread that was close to the issues i was getting but no real answer or solution so I am asking this as a new question..... Please some one with basics of understanding ...
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Yoga Pro 2 - “The system is running in low-graphics mode" [closed]

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 (as dual boot machine in UEFI mode) I got the low graphics mode error and can't login. I can boot from live-usb key or Windows 8.1 (but who want's ...
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graphical errors with live USB and AMD IOMMU

I have a problem that seems to span every single live USB of any distro I try. It seems ubuntu is the only one I can actually get to boot, but when it does, the main desktop is black, and any ...
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fglrx taking 100% of one cpu core

I have a Acer Aspire V5-552G with a amd a10 apu (a10-5757m) and a dedicated hd 8750m graphics card. I installed the latest drivers from the amd website but my problem is that when i open certain ...