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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Official Nvidia drivers not compatible with ubuntu

So i'm sort of at a loss for words here, I have a brand new gaming laptop with a Nvidia Geoforce GTX 860M gpu. I noticed that the computer wasn't recognizing it. If I "optirun" anything I get the ...
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Radeon Card not showing up on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Radeon HD 8770 M on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). I wanted to follow the instruction here to load the proprietary fglrx driver. When I run the first command lspci -vvnn | ...
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Black-screen after enabling SLI or MultiGPU

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed. My Graphics Card is Nvidia GeForce GT755M SLI Whenever i enable SLI or MultiGPU the screen goes black after bootlogo. The bootlogo appears, when the bootload is ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 Ubuntu dual boot - why is the OpenGL profile low?

My GPU is AMD Radeon 6750M. I get up to OpenGL 4.1 in OS X. However I get this output from Terminal in Ubuntu: hdl@HDL-MacBookPro:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL ...
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Sound, graphics stopped working after selecting 'system summary' in recovery mode

I was just looking around recovery mode and I selected 'system summary' option in recovery by mistake and restarted my laptop. Since then i cant change my brightness, sound doesn't work and laptop ...
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AMD radeon hd 8750m driver problems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Samsung 3-series laptop. I've got some troubles and I've come to the conclusion that it is my graphics card/chipset (don't know exactly what to call it) - ...
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Radeon HD 4850 drivers

So I am trying to get Beyond Earth to load correctly, currently it just comes to a black screen with a mouse cursor, I suspect it to be a driver issue. I have tried installing FGLRX and then Ubuntu ...
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Video memory size should be 2 GB but shows less

I got this free pc with a terrible graphic card (memory = 128MB...) and I decided to buy a new one. I found out the Radeon HD 6450 was pretty good for the price (less than 40$ on the net) and since ...
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Is this a display driver issue?

I can't really work out how to correctly describe my issue, but my best attempt would be that there is a artifacting error each time the system redraws the desktop. This means that a region of my ...
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Issue when loading steam and some games

So when i launch steam i keep getting the following error message: "OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. For more information visit ...
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Blurry screen during and after install process

Alright so I've been stumped on this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm trying to migrate from Windows 8.1 however when I try to install Ubuntu (or any other OS that supports ...
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Inkscape “Export Bitmap…” not working

When I click "Export Bitmap..." in File menu or even from shortcut it brings no effect, no popup, no error. I use Inkscape on Ubuntu 14.04.
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Game not showing correctly, Graphics Card Issues?

I'm trying to play Cities Skyline on my laptop but am having graphics issues (all though frame rate appears to be ok). For example when I start a game images of base map don't show, I can't see roads ...
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Web GL not supported

Whenever I try to play a WebGL game in my HP 15 r247tu it says that WebGL is not supported. I tried everything found on forums including chrome://flags Overriding blacklist,installing mesa-utils and ...
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Pixelated wallpaper/background

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P today. Everything worked fine, but after installing my graphics card driver the background became pixelated (Nvidia GeForce GT755m). I downloaded ...
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trying to use ubuntu, but video driver doesn't work

I've been trying to use Ubuntu over the past two years (believe or not, not constantly though), everything works fine, Network, audio, but i never could get the graphics driver working. after ...
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Can't see loading screen with NVIDIA graphics card

When I boot my computer, and my monitor is plugged into my NVIDIA graphics card, I see the motherboard brand, then GRUB, but after I see a black screen. But after some time the monitor springs back ...
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How to get nvidia-346 driver with optimus to work on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using notebook with optimus technology (Asus K73SV). I have installed proprietary nvidia 346 (346.47-0ubuntu4~xedgers14.10.1 from ppa xorg-edgers) on Ubuntu 14.10. If I select to use an intel ...
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Trying to Remove Manually Installed AMD fglrx drivers

I need to remove some manually installed AMD fglrx drivers from my computer because of an issue with Steam. The backstory: I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I wanted to be able to use ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 LTS update, nothing works

Ubuntu updated and I rebooted. I get to the login screen and am greeted with incredibily low resolution, leading me to believe that this is a graphics driver problem because i have installed my nvidia ...
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Direct rendering disabled

Originally games lagged a lot so I found out I should switch my driver to one that wasn't open source. I did that through the additional drivers setting and I chose what I believe is the most ...
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NVIDIA GTX 750Ti Doesn't Work

My graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 750Ti) will display the BIOS, GRUB, then a black screen on launch. I know that this is a graphics card problem because the only way to see Ubuntu is by switching the ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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NVIDIA Graphics Card Issues

Apparently Ubuntu and NVIDIA graphics cards don't get along. This is because I have received a multitude of issues while trying to install and use my NVIDIA GTX 750Ti graphics card. ISSUE 1: I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 After installing nvidia property drivers unity became strange

I have an ASUS laptop, model X550LN-BRA-DM550H, with intel graphics and geforce 840M card. I downloaded nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.47.run) and installed after. The ...
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Graphic glitches

Every once and a while black dots will flash up on my screen only when I'm using Ubuntu. It becomes more noticeable whenever I'm playing any sort of game. My thought is it has something to do with ...
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low graphics after amd graphics drivers

I am using an Acer Aspire Timeline notebook with an AMD Radeon HD6550m graphics card. I wanted to start gaming but I seems all graphics are running via the integrated Intel graphics and games look ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 nVidia 6200 proprietary drivers cause artefacts on unity/GUI

I had recently reformatted and installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 32-Bit desktop and my nVidia graphics card is playing up showing horrible artefacts on Unity. The open source driver that Ubuntu installs by ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 GTX 970 Woes

Okay so I'm trying to use an Asus Strix GTX-970 on my (14.10 Ubuntu) Linux box and I'm running into some boot issues. Here's what I did: after it's done, finish by booting normally at the prompt ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 14, very bad performance on games, need help

So today I installed Ubuntu 14 on my laptop and I tried running counter-strike global offensive, but I only got 30-ish fps, which spikes to 120 sometimes and a lot of stuttering. My laptop has 2 GPUs: ...
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Tearing on Ubuntu 14.04.2 with free ATI drivers

Do you know how can I remove the tearing with the free driver? I'm with hybrids graphics. Thanks.
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Screen tearing with fglrx-updates and Radeon HD 8790M in Ubuntu 14.10

As the title says, I am having some pretty bad screen tearing issues on the desktop in Ubuntu 14.10, with both the latest fglrx-updates and fglrx drivers on a Dell Latitude E6540 with a Radeon HD ...
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Laptop screen turns white, external monitor works (14.04, Lenovo Thinkpad T420s)

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad T420. Three days ago my laptop main internal display suddenly turns white while I was switching to my external monitor which still works fine. The problem remains even when ...
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no video output before drive decryption

here's my system specs: CPU Intel i5 3570k mobo Asrock z77 extreme4 RAM 32GB GPU Nvidia GTX 760 Ubuntu 14.04 64bit 3x monitors I turned on the entire drive encryption while ...
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ubuntu & asus laptop graphics card problem

I've just purchased a brand new asus laptop and I want to put ubuntu 14.04 on it. From the install phase I encountered problems with the graphic card, it does not function properly. I was able to ...
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Various Graphics Issues Nvidia on Ubuntu 14.04

Alright, I'm very aware of the issues in compatibility between the various Nvidia graphics drivers and Ubuntu. I have been trouble-shooting for days trying to properly square away all my issues ...
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Corrupted graphics

In the weeks since I installed Ubuntu 14.10, I've been looking for a solution to the various graphical issues I've been experiencing, and none seem to work. My laptop is an: Inspiron 1440, 64-bit ...
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Fickering and Dissapearing Cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 release, and I am having a problem with the cursor flickering and disappearing. I was looking elsewhere in this forum, and I saw that I have to disable the unknown ...
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Horizontal video tearing

I am using Xubuntu 14.10 on Dell Vostro 5470 (GPU is Intel HD 4400). I have serious problems with watching videos (no matter if on Youtube or on local storage), video keeps tearing when there are fast ...
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New 14.04 LTS install fails to boot with purple screen [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it got to the prompt which said it had finished installing and needed to be restarted. When booting it shows a purple screen then the monitor switches off after ...
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What's wrong with my graphics drivers?

I apologize if this is a repeat post. I wasn't sure how to search for it. I'm having a problem with my graphics on Ubuntu 12.03.4. I currently have 2 monitors (DVI and HDMI) and 6 workspaces (3 wide x ...
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How to change my display settings? [closed]

I have read a lot of other threads and questions related to this, but as I am still kinda new to Ubuntu in general, I'm still lost. My problem is that I use my desktop with a TV as a monitor, except ...
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nouveau “unknown chipset” On Installer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10, however when I boot, a nouveau "unknown chipset", "failed to create" error is all that is on the screen (just black with white text). The computer then freezes ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity on top of it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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How can I have my discrete graphics card always enabled?

I'm using Bumblebee and I have to run optirun (program name) in order to get my graphics card working. how can I make it work for everything from the start? I tried nvidia-prime but it wouldn't work ...
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Some Sort of Basic Graphics Problem after Updating to Ubuntu Kylin 14.04

I just updated to Ubuntu Kylin 14.04, but every so often `smears of vertical or horizontal lines' appear on the screen, which can potentially disappear by moving the windows around. I use a Lenovo ...
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installing graphics drivers nVidia 310M on Lenovo V460

Installation of driver for nVidia 310M on Lenovo V460 just failed, I have tried this. I am kind of not very experienced linux user, so I don't actually understand what just happened. This was first ...
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Can't load nvidia driver in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome and installed nvidia 331 driver from Software and Updates.But after restart gdm starts and freezes and won't goes to log in screen.Although I have previously installed the ...
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Small graphic errors on text gnome 15.04

Does anyone know how to fix these small graphic errors in various places on my Ubuntu 15.04 system? I am using the AMD proprietary driver with my dual 7850 graphics cards. Ubuntu would not allow me ...