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Making sure AMD drivers are installed on Ubuntu 15.04

I have a laptop with an AMD Radeon HD 7730M chip. I just want to make sure that the drivers are properly installed because I'm getting some conflicting results. I used this guide first. Running lspci ...
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“The system is running in low-graphics mode” when I try setup autorun numlock on

Ubuntu 14.04. I like turn on numlock on autorun. I found this recommendation: go to /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-unity-greeter.conf and add greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on ...
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Problem at shutdown and logout (Intel i7-6500U CPU and AMD Radeon R5 M335)

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 (5559) laptop with an Intel Skylake i7-6500U CPU and an AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics card. I'm running elementary 0.3.2 which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode after installing

I have installed Ubuntu on a separate ext4 partition. I did not create a swap partition, because I was going to create a swap file after installation. Ubuntu does not have an Internet connection, ...
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Sometimes graphic issues (flickering) after resume from suspend (ThinPad X250, Kubuntu 15.10 Wily)

I have a ThinkPad X250 running Kubuntu 15.10. Sometimes, after resume from suspend the monitor starts flickering from time to time. After restarting the machine everything works fine again. Is there ...
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Graphics Issue with Xubuntu 14.04

I was trying to set up my linux machine to run without a monitor. I found this solution online: Add Fake Display when No Monitor is Plugged In. I followed the directions on configuring a dummy device ...
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gpu-manager overwrites xorg.conf

I have recently installed the NVIDIA drivers on my Xubuntu 15.10 machine but I had to remove them due to improper multi-monitor setup. Everything went fine, except for the fact that gpu-manager seems ...
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How do I know if I'm using a GPU?

How to find out in Ubuntu (14.04) whether the processor has a GPU or not? I went through a few links and the results are as given below for my system specs. $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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New graphics card causes Ubuntu to freeze during boot process

Today I upgraded my graphics card to a Radeon R9 380, and Ubuntu freezes during the boot process. There is no error message. The screen is black except for a terminal cursor in the top left corner. I ...
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nvidia dual screen

I can't use dual screen with my Nvidia card proprietary drivers (I've tried them all!), and if I'm using the open source driver it says I'm switched to an Intel graphics card. When the proprietary ...
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Will Ubuntu run on this old pc? [duplicate]

s3unichrome 3D gpu 256mb of ram can upgrade to 512mb AMD sempron 3100+ @ 1.8ghz 100gb hhd emachine t3104 The computer runs Windows XP but slowly and it crashes. It is about 13 years old and has ...
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“Additional Drivers” problem switching

I am running an old ASUS P4P800 motherboard,with a GeForce FX 5200 graphics card installed. When I bring up Additional Drivers, it shows the nouveau and also an Nvidia-173 driver, which is the correct ...
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AMD APU + GPU (MSI GX70) Switchable Graphics Card

I want to move away from windows, since microsoft is doing a great mess right now with their OS. Though I've been an Ubuntu user since 2010, I was using this computer mainly for gaming. I have a MSI ...
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GUI broken or renders improperly - Ubuntu

Simply, the GUI windows are breaking down. As you can see in the above image, the text in the launched windows is unreadable.There's also some black shade around the corners of the active window. ...
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Very unstable video playback on Ubuntu 15.10

From VLC and SMPlayer to Chrome, I am experiencing daily and even hourly video playback issues. For one, please look at this YouTube video that was playing in full-screen mode in Chrome and as soon as ...
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Screen flickers during 3D gameplay on 15.10

So this is not the first time this has happened. I recently installed an Nvidia graphics card, but even before that the screen would flicker from time to time on the Intel HD graphics. Installing the ...
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Problem with amd, please, help me

Good day, I have notebook hp 15 pavillon, based on A8-with radeon r5 and graphics radeon r7 m260 in Windows. But when I install Ubuntu 14.04, I install fgrlx drivers, and Ubutu see only this: ...
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How i get graphics of start menu back?

Due to some reasons I lost graphics of start menu. It's background color which was transparent becomes black as shown in image. [ It happens after the gnome desktop package using sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu AMD graphics driver

I'm using 15.10 Ubuntu on my HP laptop . It has an AMD graphics card (2GB). I have posted the screenshot of my Additional driver . Can you guys tell what do I have to install more ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps freezing, I feel like it's the Nvidia card I have

I've been having troubles with my computer as of late. I was running Ubuntu previously and it suddenly crashed on me so I did a fresh install and it has become a bit better but not really. 1) Whole ...
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Cannot switch from Intel to Nvidia GPU somehow

I'm trying to get the GPU GeForce 940M on my new HP laptop ENVY 17-n101ng running, but have somehow extreme troubles switching from Intel to Nvidia. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (16-bit). I have ...
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How to use only the Nvidia GPU?

I have a laptop with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a dedicated GPU from Nvidia. Since the Intel HD Graphisc is crashing all the time, how can I switch only on the Nvidia GPU and never use ...
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problem with dual amd graphics card amd radeon r5 A8 and radeon r7 m260

Good day I have problem with dual AMD graphics card AMD Radeon R5 A8 and Radeon R7 M260. Hope, you can help me, I try to install drivers at additional driver in Ubuntu, try download and install from ...
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Problem running graphics.h in Ubuntu 14.04 in CodeBlocks [closed]

I've been trying to compile the following C code in CodeBlocks with the -lgraph extension (which I have set in the Linker Settings), the graphics.h library of Turbo C++ and libgraph-1.0.2 being ...
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AMD Video Drivers for Ubuntu? (Very Slow Graphics)

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Asus X452E Notebook, it has AMD HD 8xxxM R3 Series video card. I don't know how to install the right drivers for video, I downloaded x.org fxgrx something ...
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Ubuntu freezes during startup screen after rebooting after installing AMD graphics drivers

I have an Asus r7250 graphics card, which I plug two monitors into (1 VGA, one HDMI). Recently (today) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this computer (a desktop, 64 bit). Within Ubuntu, I was able to ...
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Minecraft flickers when window maximized

Whenever I maximize the the Minecraft window the game starts flickering. This problem only occurs in-game and not in the title screen. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've tried updating my drivers, but ...
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need help to find out if this ram will work for my computer [closed]

so my dad picked up this computer from the garbage and its sexy but it doesnt have a powercord so idk if its worth removing the ram and graphics card and installing it into the computer now that i use ...
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Graphics driver problem: full grey screen

My laptop GPU integrated is: Intel HD Graphics 3000 Sandybridge. The dedicated one is Nvidia Geforce GT 630M 2GB. I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 on this laptop. I installed all the updates from the ...
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Can't switch to my nvidia graphics card and i am not sure if system detects it

I looked up many similar questions in this and other sites for really long time; but couldn't find any solutions. I have a laptop with GeForce 840M and cant get it work. I am using Intel's graphics ...
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Ubuntu server 15.10 ppc error

I´m installing Ubuntu server/mate 15.10 ppc into a PowerMac G5 with a Mac Nvidia 6800 Ultra DDL Graphics Card, 6Gb RAM, sata 250Gb, wifi and bt cards. And always I got the same errors, a black screen ...
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Connecting second screen causes ubuntu to quit session

I have been using a second screen with my laptop for some time and it was working fine. But now when I connect the second monitor, it logs me off (if I was already logged in) or will not log me in at ...
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Slow shutdown / reboot with 15.10

I have a GeForce GT 740 graphics card installed and am running a clean install of 15.10. I was running the stock (X.Org X server) graphics driver installed by Ubuntu. Everything was great, shutdown ...
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only example.desktop display after installing ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu14.04 from USB driave and found a strange behavior. Everything goes smoothly when installation but after finished the system can only run in low graphics mode and there is only ...
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Graphics broken after 4.2.0-27 update

I was using Ubuntu 15.10, driver nvidia 358 from graphics-drivers PPA, my discrete card is GT-650M. Some time after said update, I had some ugly poligons and horizontal lines on my notebook, and ...
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Graphic cards with best linux supported drivers? [closed]

I'm going to renew my PC and one of the components that I go to renew is the graphic card. So the question is easy, what is the current brand with the best linux supported drivers, Nvidia or AMD? ...
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1 Help with installing Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install an Nvidia driver for the GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card I have but I am running into some issues in the process. Running Ubuntu 14.04. Essentially, I have followed the ...
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MSI GE62 6QD Nvidia GTX960m Ubuntu 15.10 issues

Community, I've been trying to make this laptop work with Ubuntu 15.10 for a couple of days now without luck. I've already looked at the previous related posts but didn't work. What I've done: ...
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Intel graphics card refresh rate

I have a two monitor setup running on a integrated Intel graphics (HD 4600). I'm trying to run an application at the refresh rate of either of the displays (both running at 60 Hz). This works fine ...
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Not able to install any linux distro

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to install gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between. After ...
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Video card issues after installing ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS

To start off, completely newb to linux. Just decided to put it on my sis' old laptop to see if it would be viable to take to class to just take notes and surf the web. I installed Ubuntu. When ...
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Unclear graphics in Ubuntu 15.10

When I try to use Firefox or Google Chrome browser or PDF reader, I cannot read the text properly. The characters are unclear (see screenshots). I have already installed the Intel G31 graphics driver ...
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Bumblebee Nvidia Drivesrs

Actually I am new to Linux. Currently I using Ubuntu 15.10 on my Lenovo Y50-70 with Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics driver installed. I've installed the required graphics drivers from Additional ...
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On NUC6i5SYK Ubuntu Linux 15.10 display goes to sleep immediately after splash screen appears

I installed Ubuntu Linux 15.10 from a USB thumb drive on my NUC6i5SYK. I had to add nomodeset to get the LiveCD environment to boot, as the display would sleep if I didn't (as described here: Intel ...
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Nvidia Graphics problem - now running in low res or not at all?

Well I managed to wreck my second Ubuntu install! Trying to fix the nvidia graphics flicker, I followed advice from my other post here and completely uninstalled the nvidia driver - I saw it deleting ...
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Can't logout (system is running in low graphics mode)

I have I big problem: All started with the installation and then uninstallation of KDE desktop einv. on my ubuntu 12.04. Now If you would logout, I get the famous screen with system is running in low ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts and nvidia graphic card

I just bought a new laptop (LAPTOP DELL INSPIRON 5558 15.6'' INTEL CORE I3-4005U 4GB 500GB NVIDIA GT920M 2GB FREE DOS). Since I am familiar with windows and have no idea of Ubuntu 14.04 lts I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 cannot download packages

Recently, I upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10, and tried to install wine. I had issues downloading packages. I read somewhere that it probably didn't recognize my graphic card. I have a Dell inspiron ...
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Problem after install nvidia-340 or nvidia-352 on gt630

i have a GT 630 and I'm having trouble when I upgrade the NVIDIA driver to 340 or 352. Only drive working is nvidia-304 NVIDIA-340 After update to nvidia-340 i get a black screen, here is kernel.log ...
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Graphic Card GeForce GT 630 installation on 64bit Ubuntu 15.04

I am using 64bit ubuntu 15.04 and in the hardwared; NVIDIA GeForce GT630 graphic card is attached. I have downloaded driver for this graphic card from the website given in the official website as ...