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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Corrupt video display on D630 laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a D630 laptop with an Intel GM965 video card running at 1440x900 resolution. I'm finding the display gets all messed up after half an hour or so of running, with text ...
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Slow system + No screen resolution / DPI settings on Macbook Pro Retina 11,1

I asked this question at the Ubuntu forums a week ago and didn't get an answer so I thought maybe somebody over here could help me. :) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2274341 Hey, I am ...
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Why some Folder & File icons are unvisabel

I use Lubuntu 14.04. The title of my folder/files are apparent but their icons are randomly unapparent. In some cases when I move the mouse on them they become unvisabel fore a short time. a ...
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Graphical glitches after updating 14.10 to 15.04

I have a Radeon HD 7800 series card, after updating to 15.04 I am getting random graphical glitches: Not a screenshot because it didn't capture the issue. For whatever reason, this game was ...
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Best desktop graphics card that can use open source drivers?

I know this has probably been asked somewhere before but things are always changing and being updated. So I want to ask again now. What is the best (performance-wise) desktop graphics card that can ...
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how to skip nouveau driver error while installing ubuntu?

I am installing ubuntu downloaded recently into my pc with GT 240 graphics card. the installation is hanging . when pressing alt+sshift +f1 I saw many errors starting with nouveau. Killing the ...
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Some images appear discoloured in Firefox

Some images - especially in Facebook appears green-ish and purple-ish when I view using Firefox but when I open the same page using Chromium the image colour is normal.
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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, error on closing or minimizing window

I just upgraded my system from 14.10 to 15.04 but causes a bug that freezes the window and not allow me to minimize or move. The same happens to the files and terminal. After many problems I ...
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Looking to upgrade my graphic card

So I'm like super new to Ubuntu and I've never actually upgraded my graphic card on anything before. That being said I'm thinking of getting the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT because I found it cheap. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce loads to black screen after login, after group skype on XP partition

Ubuntu 14.04 loads to black screen after login and doesn't recognise my second monitor. I hadn't made any recent changes other than a standard automatic software update yesterday - everything has been ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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Screen tearing with Nvidia Prime

I've installed Nvidia-346 (that also installed Prime) and prime-indicator from the ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 repository in Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I switch from Intel to nVidia I get a general screen ...
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I have Lubuntu 15.05 on a V5535, I need the vesa driver

I own a Fujitsu Siemens V5535 netbook, and I used to have the vesa driver working on Ubuntu 14.10. I started a thread on ubuntuforums, and my question was answered (and solved), but having overwritten ...
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The system is running in low graphics mode 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm running an old CES mainboard w/ 1 gig ram and an AMD Athlon 1700 processor, WD 160 GB HD. I have the board drivers on disk. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and don't know what to do at this point. ...
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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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Periodic Freeze, no discernible pattern

I am (almost) completely new to Linux operating systems, but prefer the freedom of customisation and open source aspect of Linux. I am having, in Ubuntu 14.04, a problem where my screen will freeze ...
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Can not support a full graphical boot with 14.04 LTS

What could be the difference between a standard booting and to do it with recovery mode/resume sequence? In my case, if I do it in the standard mode, the computer boots but freezes after a while when ...
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14.04 release not viable [closed]

Before you ask, I did indeed go through all the answers folks have provided regarding the glacially-slow performance of Ubuntu. Nothing helped at all; using just xterm took four minutes before it even ...
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Graphic driver issue on 14.10

I think I am experiencing issues with the graphic driver. I have installed 14.10 with encrypted hd. When I boot there is a graphical prompt for the password of the root partition. The keyboard ...
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ubuntu 14.04 only boots in recovery mode

I have the same problem in my Ubuntu desktop, then if I change the X.Org X server-Nouveau driver for the NVIDIA one, the display crashes next reboot (even in recovery mode) so only reinstall option ...
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Ubuntu characters missing with Nvidia GeForce 840M and Nouveau driver

I recently bought a new laptop (ASUS-X555LN) with a 840M graphics card in it. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with its install DVD, during and after the install, there are missing characters, like in ...
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Replacing Nouveau driver with Nvidia driver

I am running a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04, and I want to use Nvidia drivers rather than the default Nouveau drivers. So, as advised here ...
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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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How to install Nvidia driver?

First of all after installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I was having problem - system freezes after few minutes of work. I installed nvidia-current driver, it helped. I decided to install something more ...
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Crawling desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server on an Intel S1200v3RPS server board

I asked this question earlier but have more specific situation to report. I have this new S1200v3RPS motherboard and it runs fine with Ubuntu except when it comes to using the Desktop. The desktop ...
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ubuntu 14.02 lts never boots the same way and same number of screens

It is crazy, my ubuntu 14.02 LTS never starts the same way,,,,in a such a way, It seems it is teasing me on purpose lol. I have a dual boot on 2 separate hard drives. At starting, it asks which OS we ...
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steam not working in lubuntu [closed]

Hai fellow penguins I just installed lubuntu but for whatever reason steam games wont run. do i have to manually install the drivers and if so what do i have to install. thnx in advanced. the ...
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How do I update AMD video drivers?

I have a laptop that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a little while back. I do not know the full specs, mainly because this laptop is five or six years old and was originally my dad's. I want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Trusty with two gpu cards, desktop on wrong screen

I have a fresh install dualbooot, first I installed windows 7, then ubuntu trusty desktop 14.04.2., then I was able to get amd catalyst 14.9 for linux x64 working. When doing this with both my amd r9 ...
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Dark and black colors on screen have fuzzy 'noise'

The closest thing to this problem I can find is Fuzzy static noise on screen, but that is not the same problem I am having. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on an Asus G750JW laptop. I have installed the ...
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Steam client GUI rendering glitch (flickering, weird overlay). Also affects Strife game

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook 2,1 with 4gb RAM (about 3gb usable). All other games run fine, but the Steam client itself renders all wonky, and Strife has the same problem as Steam. Links ...
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Trusty: Flickering problem with xorg opensource driver on ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]

Last week I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and since then I'm experiencing strange short horizontal flicker. It's hard to describe so here is a video of it and this is my current setup: lspci ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 have something like Window's DXDiag? [duplicate]

I need to find out how much video/graphics memory is in my Acer Aspire 3680-2419 laptop so I can try to install a game using Play On Linux. I know it has a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 that's ...
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Lenovo G50-45 GFX recognition issue

I own the above mentioned laptop. I was running Win 8.1 x64 OEM on it up until recently when I decided to go back to Ubuntu. The problem is on Windows with latest drivers it nicely detected, that I ...
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Team Fortress 2 displays black screen on Ubuntu 14.04

I can run Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 14.04, however the screen is black when I run the game. I can hear the music in the background so the issue seems to be with the graphics. This is what I got from ...
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Where can i get safe Nvidia driver to laptop

I tried to install GPU(GT 635m) driver on my linux(kubuntu), but last 3 times update are failed. Because after reboot i get black blank screen and haven`t ability to repare video drivers. When i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual graphics Nvidia doesn't work

I used to be able to switch to Nvidia by going to software sources. Now when I click the driver for my graphics card it downloads, turns green and it looks like its using the correct driver but when I ...
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Strange Graphical Behavior

(This is xposted from ubuntu official forum. Nobody answered there, i hope i will be more lucky here) Since when I have installed xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my new laptop I got this strange behavior that ...
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Nvidia drivers 346 or 349? [duplicate]

I have a gtx 960 and Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed the drivers for my card that the Nvidia driver website recommended (nvidia 346) through the mamarley ppa. I found that, on the ppa and on the ...
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How to disable graphics card

Is it possible to disable one of my two graphics card as a grub parameter? And is it possible to disable both graphics cards?
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Graphics abnormally init on 14.04 and live CD

My desktop first failed to load unity, which doesn't repair with tries to reinstall unity and ubuntu-desktop. I couldn't configure them seems like lack of a proper driver. When I had a look at nvidia ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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Lenovo W530 Ubuntu 14.04 discrete graphics mode random crash

Recently I switched my Lenovo W530 to Ubuntu, and after struggling with Nvidia drivers for about a week I finally got them to work after lots of googling. Then I was unable to get my second monitor ...
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Apply a kernel patch [duplicate]

I wantet to ask how to apply the following two patches. https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/9/517 https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/5/30/513 I don't see any download for the patch files so how do I apply these two ...
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My ubuntu (14.04.02 LTS) doen't recognize my graphic card

I installed linux Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 64 bit on my computer. I have sapphire radeon r7 265 graphics card and I tried to install the latest drivers following this guide (Installing via the command ...
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The System is Running in Low Graphics Mode 14.04 / Intel graphics card

After a software update through the GUI software update tool, my machine always boots into an error screen noting: The system is running in low graphics mode Your screen, graphics card, and ...
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What might be screwing up my display?

I have recently installed Ubunutu 14.10. For some time of usage after booting up, the graphics is fine but after some time it gets screwed up (specially the fonts)[See attached image]. I am not able ...
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ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo x250 graphics problem

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo x250 and I am experiencing graphics problem. Whenever I re-sizing a window fast (the browser window for example) I am getting annoying lag. It looks like ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...
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“updated” graphics card driver won't boot Ubuntu 14.04

I picked up a link in Google saying "updated drivers." My graphics card is old, an ATI (AMD) Radeon hd 4670? definitely 4600 series. From looking around Recovery mode I found out that the drivers ...