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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Cuda installation on msi with two graphics card

I have a msi laptop CX61 2QF core i7, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Nvidia Geforce 9400M, Ubuntu 14.04 I want to install cuda 7.0, I downloaded the run file, made it as an executable and ...
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Failed to config radeon power managment ubuntu 15.04

I've tried to switch back to open source AMD drivers but have got stuck. When I try to look at the content of power_method file I'm getting an error: cat: /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method: No ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 not logging into X

This morning I found that my computer were freezed. I rebooted the computer, and since then, I can not log in into my graphical user session neither other users sessions. When I try to login, the ...
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Display with graphic card - Nvidia GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a keeps flickering for Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I have nvidia card - GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a. When I have installed Ubuntu, my screen keeps flickering and gets stuck when I login into my desktop, after ...
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Bumblebee not switching card off

I am running Kubuntu 14.04.2 x86-64 on a ASUS Q551L. I have a Nvidia GeForce 840m that I am running the 352 driver from Nvidia. I am using bumblebee to switch between the two graphics cards. I can use ...
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15.04 Upgrade on AMD

I have a AMD Radeon R4/R5; after 15.04 upgrades, I'm stuck at the purple screen with low-graphics complaint. So I boot into the recovery session of the same generic headers and run in failsafeX mode. ...
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Installed Driver for Evga GTX 970. Can't log in to Ubuntu

Hello everyone linux noob here. Basically I installed the driver from apt get. Restarted my computer, and now when I log in. I get stuck in a loop,the screen shows some funny colours and sends me back ...
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Installing nVidia driver on hybrid card

I am running Ubunutu 14.04 and I have just installed it onto my new laptop (MSI PE70 2QE) and it has a hybrid intel/nVidia 960m GFX card. I have found the excellent post here How do I install the ...
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Radeon HD 6470M (HP pavilion g6 1109er) on Xubuntu 14.04.2

So, there is the HP laptop with Xubuntu 14.04.2 x86. On the free driver (kernel is 3.16) laptop really hot. I tried to install the latest Catalyst specifically built for Ubuntu - ...
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nvidia vs. nvidia-updates?

OK, so I haven't find any answer, only one that claims the "nvidia-updates" is newer versions, yet the driver instalator says this: 4 options: nvidia 331.113, nvidia-updates 331.113, legacy nvidia ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode in ubuntu 15.04

I have this issue after updating ubuntu 15, i have tried this How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? but not got any sucees so please help. I am using ubuntu 15.04 ...
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NVIDIA Geforce 840m Driver Issue

Okay, I have an HP Envy 17 laptop that was preloaded with Windows 8.1. I ditched Windows in favour of Linux. My laptop comes with the NVIDIA Geforce 840m. I install Ubuntu 14.04, and go to the ...
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14.04 - Nividia GPU driver install fails

I have tried installing any version of the Nvidia gpu drivers in an attempt to move away from 331 which has been causing and issue upgrading the kernel and hasn't been fixed. I have tried using the ...
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Second nvidia is not recognised

I have msi CX61 2QF intel core i7 intel hd graphics NVIDIA GeForce 940m Ubuntu 14.04 I want to install cuda 7.0, But when I install it (using .run file in tty1 mode - this is how I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Visual Glitches

I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 onto my computer, and I am receiving some strange graphical/visual glitches when I boot up. First off, there is some black terminal grub screen that comes up, tells me my ...
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How can I tell Ubuntu to use my NVIDIA GPU for specific programs?

I am using a laptop with an Intel Core i7-4702MQ CPU (which has Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated) and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card. In Windows, I can use the NVIDIA Control Panel ...
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installing Nvidia NVS 3100M driver fails, what am I missing?

running Kubuntu 14.04 in Oracle virtual box 5.0 on Dell (Windows 7) E6410 laptop. I've installed DKMS & guest additions. I can get better resolution now. But I assume for performance I need to ...
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Updating OpenGL

I am using OpenGL to develop applications on Ubuntu, and I wanted to use "modern OpenGL" instead of using deprecated things like glBegin. So I ran some modern OpenGL code, and my linker couldn't find ...
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New (not that much) to Linux/Ubuntu. Thinking of replacing Windows and also help regarding AMD Radeon graphics card

I recently bought a new Lenovo Y40-80 laptop and it comes with an AMD Radeon R9 M275 graphics card. I know this is not a high-end graphics card. I am not a hardcore gamer, and play only a few games ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 couldn't detect nvidia graphic card (not even detect the model of card)

I am pretty new to Linux and I am working to install Cuda, which requires the Nvidia Graphic Card to work. My laptop is Lenovo Y50-70 with a GTX960M card. My system is Ubuntu 14.04. This is the ...
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Nvidia Optimus - Bbswitch showing different gcard in use than Xsettings icon [closed]

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450S (the version with a 940m). I installed the proprietary Nvidia-driver via the driver manager and everything seems to be working ...
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Fan constantly runs on Dell 3521 with Radeon HD7670m on Ubuntu 15.04

My laptop configuration are Dell 3521 Core i3 3227U @ 1.9Ghz 4GB RAM Intel HD4000 graphic + radeon HD7670m 1GB DDR3 dedicated graphics. When I boot Ubuntu 14.04.02LTS on my laptop, CPU cooling fan ...
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How do i install drivers for Radeon HD 7550M/7570M/7650M ubuntu 14.04

I wanted to play some games and for taht i need to update my drivers i have ran the next line of code if that helps : david@David-Laptop:~$ lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Increasing free graphics card memory

My system is using an nVidia GTX 960 with 2GB of graphics memory, of which 1GB is used by Ubuntu when running just a firefox instance with a single window (checked with nvidia-smi). I would like to ...
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Slow window switching in 15.04

Upon upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, my window switching (alt+tab, super+w) suddenly became laggy. I thought maybe something went wrong in the upgrade so I did a fresh install just to be sure. Unfortunately ...
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what driver might work with asus strix-gtx960-dc2oc-2gd5 in ubuntu 14.04.1?

I have a new machine that has an Asus strix-gtx960-dc2oc-2gd5 graphics card. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. Kernel is 3.16.0-44-generic I can't set the display resolution high enough or use ...
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multiple configuration in ~/.config/monitor.xml

I am using fresh installed ubuntu 15.05 with integrated and discrete intel and nvidia graphic cards. why my ~/.config/monitor.xml file contain two configuration tags having same configuration ...
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How can I turn off the screen of my laptop while using an eGPU?

I use my latop with an external graphic card (eGPU) through an express card slot. As soon as, the eGPU is activated, the screen of the laptop is fixed. The blue image of the xubuntu loading is ...
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WINE - Installed Aion 4.7.1, Graphics not working & buggy text?

So I got Aion to work finally after creating a new 32 bit wineprefix. I installed all the components on the WineHQ page for Aion. But after launching the game and making it to the login screen, nearly ...
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Is there a fix for Corsair Link

been trying to create new resolution output mode using: sudo xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 84.75 1360 1432 1568 1776 768 771 781 798 -hsync+vsync This is what I get: xrandr: Failed to ...
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Gnome 14.04 NVIDIA Driver issue

I was using Ubuntu with Unity and lightdm, where the NVIDIA driver did work, before I switched to the Gnome flavour. Now the issue I'm facing is that I can no longer use any NVIDIA driver with my ...
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Turn off useless video card ubuntu server

I have a VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series] connected to my computer which is now a development server. It gets HOT! I ...
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problem installing AMD driver with Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a PC with an AMD HD serie 8 in it. I use this workstation for medical imaging analysis and I get an OpenGL error message with the default driver. I know ...
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Nvidia Prime in powersave mode corrupts screen

I have an ASUS ux303ln with Xubuntu 15.04 that hosts Nvidia 840M. Aiming for longer battery life, I want to use the Intel graphics, so i do prime-select intel as root and that's OK. The problem ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 update nvidia drivers failed (352)

I was using ubuntu with nvidia drivers 331. System was very laggy/choppy. So I decided to update to newest nvidia drivers (currently 352). I did that through software & updates menu. After restart ...
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Backlight fuction not working lenovo z570 intel i5 nvidia geforce

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 Graphics GeForce GT 525M/PCIe/SSE2 I can't change the backlight, it's always set on high. Even though when the system goes to sleep, the light gets ...
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Text Randomly Not Displayed

I have a strange bug in ubuntu in which text is randomly broken. See the image below. This occurs also in various applications including gedit and terminal, but notably never occurs in sublime. I've ...
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Play fullscreen directX games in wine (PlayOnLinux)

I've installed League of Legends with PlayOnLinux, but when I start a match I have a transparent window. Is it a problem with my graphic card drivers (AMD Radeon) or with Wine?
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Bad initialization on graphic (amd 690v)

Since installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, my (old) video on board dont works properly. Observe that starting in live mode this version works fine and if I end my session and make a new login ubuntu works ...
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AMD Catalyst 15.7 driver on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with HWE [closed]

these are the main features of my HP Zbook 14 G2 Win7/Ubuntu dual-boot system: OS: Win7 64 bit Pro, Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS with HWE (dual-boot); CPU and memory: Intel i7 5500, 16 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz; ...
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Which video cards play nice with 14.04 and 2 monitors?

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu and I'm totally hooked... but, I cannot get a GeForce 8400GS to work with 14.04 and 2 identical monitors - extended desktop. I've all but given up and I've spent days looking ...
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nvidia-331: nvidia-settings contains no options except Profiles [closed]

On Linux Mint 17.1 with nvidia-331 drivers installed, running nvidia-settings gives this window: It seems that the left panel should have more settings (about resolution, antialiasing, etc.) which ...
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Screen Flicker in Ubuntu

My Ubuntu PC's screen flickers every time I boot up. Sometimes, when it stops, it starts again when I move my mouse. My laptop has its own graphics card. Nvidia Geforce 8200m G.
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Driver for Lenovo PCI-E graphics card ADD2-R

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit desktop on an old Lenovo ThinkCentre A57 There is a simple grapics card inside the box, marked Lenovo ADD2-R On the card is only one chip, marked CONEXANT CX25904-13Z ...
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How to install NVIDIA Driver proprietary, tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

know anyone how can I install NVIDIA Driver proprietary, tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I've try different methods but no one of them don't work. First them all I've try to install official Nvidia ...
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New AMD card boots to “Starting Version 219” [closed]

Ubuntu 15.04 Radeon R9 380 GPU I finally realized nvidia and Linux simply don't work well together, so today after a lot of research I switched to a Radeon card which is supposed to have much better ...
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Is there any way to install intel media graphics accelerator in ubuntu 12.04 + version?

I came through lots of post online about installing intel drivers. Is there any method to install intel media graphics accelerator in ubuntu 12.04 + version? I tried the intel drivers in ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Screen Freezes Randomly with NVidia

I recently install Nvidia 352.21 driver. All works fine except one thing and I don't know why. Sometime my Ubuntu Screen Freezes and to fix it I need to switch from graphics mode(CTRL+ALT+F7) in ...
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My new Nvidia card has screen tearing in games

The desktop display is fine, watching videos is okay, but when I load up games I get constant screen tearing. I'm running 14.04 64-bit on an Intel i5-2500k 3.30GHz, 16GB RAM, 2TB Barracuda 7200 RPM, ...
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Which is the best way to play unity web player content in Ubuntu?

I am trying to play unity web player content on my computer. I wish to know which method is easy to install and play unity web player content in Ubuntu? I found the following methods online: ...