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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Installing nVidia driver - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

First, I tried to install nVidia driver (for my 920M) using .run file. I've disabled X server using "sudo service lightdm stop", then run the .run installer, installation was succefull(I did "sudo ...
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nvidia graphic not working on ubuntu gnome 16.04.1

I'm using a lenovo z510, with two graphic cards, one is nvidia geforce 740m and the other one intel, so I installed ubuntu gnome 16.04.1 in lagacy mode(because in uefi mode I get an error when ...
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How do I change fan speed for all my graphics cards?

I'm running an ethereum mining server, using claymore miner on Ubuntu 14.04. Usually it ends up crashing because one or two of my four GPU's gets too hot and stops. I can use DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/...
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Options Separation in menus is missing [on hold]

For some reason the divisions of options in my system have disappeared, and I cant access the slider options such as transparency
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Install xserver-xorg-video-intel=“2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1.6” Ubuntu 14.04.4 with unmet dependencies?

I am affected by the bug #1362848 where there is a black screen but login sound can be heard. I am trying to apply #40 which tells to install xserver-xorg-video-intel official version. But when I run ...
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No proprietary Nvidia drivers, only open source ones

After installing Ubuntu, I see that I only have options to install open source Nvidia drivers, not proprietary drivers. In 'Additional Drivers', there are 5 different open source nvidia drivers. ...
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Ubuntu Not coming Up

I changed the driver for graphic in the "Additional driver" from Intel to AMD because I thought It can perform better...After that Ubuntu is not coming up.When I start My laptop,black screen comes up ...
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Does AMDGPU on Ubuntu 16.04 supports Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series?

My laptop has Dual GPU integrated. Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] ...
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screen shocks when visit google+ [on hold]

os: linux mint18 browser : latest chrome for linux and firefox the new edition of google+(material design) graphic card :Intel any suggestions guys? please tell me, i would appreciate it.
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Can I install nvidia drivers if I boot as nomodeset?

nouveau issues. Can I install graphic drivers when its loaded like "quiet splash nomodeset"? I tried stopping lightdm, blacklisting modules and updating initrams but can't install NVidia, it says ...
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Battery drains fast in Ubuntu14.04LTS. Screen goes out when switched to NVidia proprietary driver

I am facing power issues on my HP Pavilion 15 - p073tx laptop running on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The battery drains much faster as compared to when I run Windows(I have a dual boot). One solution I found is ...
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Monitors don't work - could not switch monitor configuration

I have three monitors but in my case two are blank and one is working. And I am using a Nvidia (GTX 960). I bought the card just before I upgraded to 15.04 and everything was fine until I started to ...
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How can I rotate my notebook screen 90 degrees although 'xrandr --rotate' does not support it?

I've got an Acer Aspire E5-773G notebook with those graphics-related specs: Card-1: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 driver: nvidia ...
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Woobly windows effect not working on Kubuntu 16.04

Earlier I had a problem in which the graphics and some important functions of the system stopped working properly. Now, simple things like the woobly windows effect, or the traslucent effect don't ...
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Which Graphic Drivers Should I Download of For AMD Processors? [on hold]

I am using kali linux But i have not installed graphic drivers. So i want to installthis i want to know that which driver i should have to install I have Hp laptop with AMD chipset My Kali Details ...
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Upgrading to a new graphics card, any tips?

I am willing to get a new graphics card - Nvidia GTX 950. I currently have the Nvidia GT 730. The last time I tried installing the new graphics card's drivers I had to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch. ...
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Disable Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a “gaming laptop”, therefore it boards an Nvidia GPU and an Intel “GPU”. I have managed to install Ubuntu 16.04, but I have some problems with the way Ubuntu is using the GPUs. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 screen icons and folder blurry after few minutes in booting

My screen looks like this after the computer is running for a few minutes. Especially the text looks very distorted and is barely readable. What is wrong here and how do I fix it?
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Which AMD video driver I can use in Ubuntu 16.04.xx?

I have video card [AMD/ATI] Oland XT [Radeon HD 8670 / R7 250/350] and play games (Payday 2, Team Fortress 2, Civilization V) on Ubuntu 15.10 with AMD Catalyst drivers. Which drivers I can use in ...
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Set an backgroud image in ubuntu file manager [duplicate]

In Ubuntu desktop file manager, we can change background color by editing and changing the basecolor value from gtk.css file from the location /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-3.0/gtk.css. Is any ...
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Screen flickering when battery low in Kubuntu 16.04

some days ago I tried to install nVidia drivers but nothing came up, so I reverted (or I guess so) to the "original" situation. Everything works fine (actually I don't neet my card, integrated ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Login Page frozen Screen

Informations: Intel 6700HQ Processor, Nvidia GTX 970M, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC-3165, Kernel is 4.4 i recently went from Windows to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with disabled UEFI and secure boot) now ...
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Problem with upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04: resolution messed up. “Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”

I'm a bit of a newbie to Ubuntu. I use it via a virtual machine (Parallels on Mac OS 10.10.5)--although this shouldn't matter, as far as I know. I just updated to version 16.04. On start-up, I get ...
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External screen random flashing

I'm a user of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T460s and I've recently started to use an external monitor. Apparently radomly the external screen flash becoming black. It could not happen in an ...
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Can't Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, GPU Issue

I'm trying to install Ubuntu as my first distro ever, but it will not work. When I go to install it from my USB a few different things happen. I either get a black screen that keeps blinking, walls ...
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some corrupty graphics in 14.04 LTS

I got 14.04 LTS (because Xenial WHY NO AMD?!?) and it worked flawlessly (process going fine and stuff) and when I boot it.... some stripes of glitcheyness happens and then normal boot.. If anyone can ...
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Do I need to install drivers for headless server?

I'm creating a file server with Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS. The motherboard doesn't have a on-board graphics card so I'm using a Nvidia graphics card for the install. I've tested that I can install with ...
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Nvidia driver breaks X? [duplicate]

I have recently replaced my old broken hard drive in my laptop. The bad thing is that the old hard drive had a pre-installed ubuntu and recovery partition with all the drivers shipped with it. So ...
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lxde + fluxbox screen flickering

Recently I've installed Lubuntu 16.04 with fluxbox window manager (I don't know what causes this problem). And I noticed that my screen start to flickering every once in a while (especially after ...
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problem with vga card using ubuntu 14.04.04 in hp pavilion dv6

I have installed ubuntu 14.04.04 (new user) i have no knowledge yet ,, my laptob is hp pavilion dv6 3052ee , has two video cards intel hd and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics (switchable) - to be ...
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Ubuntu and Nvidia 960m

I've noticed several issues with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64-bits) and my Nvidia drivers. I have an Acer V-Nitro7 with a Intel® HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2) and Nvidia GTX 960M. Two major issues One is ...
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VGA passthrough with QEMU and KVM - Nothing on screen

These last few days I've been trying to set up a windows virtual machine with VGA passthrough, using this guide as my main reference: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Multiheaded-NVIDIA-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Poor battery life on Intel HD Graphic

I just switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I am quite satisfied with it after installing and configuring Gnome Shell. However, like everyone, I encounter a significant drop in terms of ...
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AMD R290 underperforming [closed]

I have an AMD R290, I am aware that the proprietary drivers have been dropped. However the performance of the open source driver should be acceptable per the Phornoix Benchmarks. I am not however ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.4 while inactivity

I am a total Linux newbie and just installed Ubuntu 16.04 Unity a few days ago as a second OS besides Windows 10. Unfortunately it seems there is something wrong with the screen. Whenever there is no ...
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Display Issues - Desktop larger than TV display

I just migrated my HTPC from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 16.04. The install went fine however, at a resolution of 1280x720 or 1920x1080, the actual desktop is wider than the TV screen (primarily on the left ...
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On 16.04, How config Integrated Graphics, not Nvidia GPU?

I am running ubuntu 16.04 on a desktop which has an nvidia gpu chip. dan@redt:~ $ dan@redt:~ $ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian ...
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Black screen on boot after AMDGPU-Pro install (16.04)

I have been having some screen freezing issues on my new Ubuntu 16.04 system, and have been in the troubleshooting process for this issue. I thought it was a graphics driver problem, as I am running ...
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bizarre screen displayed upon login

System Information: Model: Acer Veriton VN282G-UD5253W Processor: Intel Atom D525 1.80GHz Chipset: Intel NM10 Memory: 4GB DDR3 Hard Drive: 500GB Graphics: NVIDIA ION GPU - GT218 OS: Ubuntu Desktop ...
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lightdm freezes frequently when working with windows

Ubuntu 14.04LTS keeps hanging if I close or minimize windows. When this happens pressing "Alt", Ctrl+Alt+Backspace or Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7 usually solves the problem: window which does not ...
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Error when booting and graphics card issues after installing cuda toolkit 7.5 for Ubuntu 16.04

I wanted to enable a GPU for use with TensorFlow. To do this, I needed to install the Cuda Toolkit 7.5 and cuDNN v4. The installation seemed to work fine and I can use a GPU with TensorFlow, but after ...
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What should I do to detect Radeon graphics card in Ubuntu 16.04 along with Intel HD Graphics 4000

I have a laptop with Intel HD 4000 and Radeon HD 8670 M graphics. I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04. In Ubuntu I think the Radeon is not detected. When I type lspci | grep VGA the following result ...
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UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 - what does it do? [on hold]

I understand that it switches off the fancy graphics effects, but does it also do something with the display itself, e. g. the display mode? Are movies played with lower quality in this mode?
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Screen starts blinking sometimes

i've been dealing with this problem for a while and i have no idea where even to look at in order to find it, maybe you could help me or give me any hint. The problem is simply that. The screen ...
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Correct Monitors Not Detected on 16.04 Nvidia or Nouveau

Upon installation of 16.04, a Dell 2408WFP was not detected by the default Nouveau driver. I then installed the actual Nvidia driver hoping for a different result, but that yielded the same result. ...
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Screen freeze after indeterminate amount of time 16.04

so I just got a new desktop machine up and running with 16.04 LTS and while it appeared initially to be fully functional, I am now getting some freezing issues. After an indeterminate amount of time,...
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PC restarts while watching videos online

While watching videos on YouTube or even Facebook screen goes on random color for few seconds and after it computer restarts. When I watching something on VLC or other player everything's fine. Before ...
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Skylake GPU very slow [on hold]

Build my new PC yesterday with the I5-6500 skylake cpu. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and the graphics was really sluggish. Not even scrolling evenly in a browser. I then tried the fix in https://github....
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Team Fortress 2 - Low Frame Rate

I have observed a strange problem with Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 16.04. Note This does not seem to affect the single player mode, only multiplayer. I can play on the single player training mode for ...
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How to make Intel QSV FFmpeg to run on GPU in ubuntu 14.04?

In ubuntu 14.04, my ffmpeg configurations are, ffmpeg version ebe0fa0 Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 4.8.5 (GCC) 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-4) configuration: --enable-...