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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 [on hold]

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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graphics.h sdl crashes when executing? [closed]

The program is to implement a man walking in the rain. I got the code from net. It gives the following error: Pixel request out of range!! (-6,111) Pixel request out of range!! (-7,111) Pixel ...
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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 ...
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How to install adobe after effects with wine on ubuntu 14.10?

I'm a video editor and a film maker. I want to use Adobe After effects to make graphical contents for my work. I would like to install it in my Ubuntu even while I have Windows. Can I install it on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64(AMD) First time isntall FROZEN after login

I'm here because everything I searched online as a fix will not fix this I'm a new ubuntu user or at least trying to this was my first time ever downloading ubuntu, I installed ubuntu 14.04 64 AMD ...
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UI is smoother with Nouveau than with Nvidia proprietary drivers

I have been having this problem with every Ubuntu version since 12.04 (the older version I have ever installed in my laptop). With Nouveau drivers everything is fine, the UI is smooth as h3ll, BUT ...
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Dell M3800 poor performance using nvidia drivers [on hold]

I have Dell precision m3800 with Intel 4600 integrated graphics, and Quadro K1100m nvidia GPU Nvidia driver 349.12 from xorg-edgers ubuntu 14.04 (well elementaryos freya) kernel 3.13.0-49-generic ...
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Will Ubuntu 15.04 support usb to vga adapters ? any news any updates? [closed]

I have been looking all over the web for a valid answer about the usb - vga adapters I couldn't find anything relatively new in regards to this , all I got was out-dated news about how 90% of the ...
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Ubuntu Sometimes with slow graphics and locking

long time since I installed Ubuntu x64 on my machine (Del Inspiron 3421 with Intel graphics) always realized that the graphics were not working as well as they should, I used Ubuntu 4.12 LTS x64 and ...
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AMD Radeon HD 6730M/6770M/7690M XT driver on 14.04.2

My laptop is Asus K43SA with Intel Core i5 and AMD Radeon HD 6730M (1GB). As title says I can't properly install the graphic driver on Ubuntu 14.04.2, since I'm new to Ubuntu. I have searched a lot ...
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How can I be sure that I have removed the Intel graphics driver?

I wanted to use openGL on my laptop (HP-dv6500), with the Intel GM965 graphics chipset. I used the Intel graphics installer to install the driver, and the installation succeeded. However, after I ...
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Will libdrm-nouveau2 library conflict with proprietary nvidia-346 driver?

I recently installed the nvidia-346 driver from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa because prior versions of the nvidia driver in the official repositories were not compatible with my Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 graphics ...
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Linux not recognizing nvidia 540m graphics chip

I've tried to enable the 540m@1Gb nvidia chip on my Asus N53SV laptop(i3-2310, 2x4Gb RAM@1333, 500Gb Seagate HDD(LVM split into an 80Gb, Ext4 / and the rest also an Ext4 for storage)). I've updated ...
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Chrome GPU process crashes after resume from suspend

When i launch Chrome hardware acceleration works fine. Checking with chrome://gpu i get "Hardware accelerated" on all features (i have Override software rendering list flag enabled in chrome://flags). ...
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Which one is active? How to switch it off? Or Switch GPU? Switchable Graphics Ubuntu GNOME

This is what I get when I run lshw. Which one is active? rahul@rahul-hp-dv6-dev-pc:~$ sudo lshw -c display [sudo] password for rahul: *-display description: VGA compatible ...
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Radeon HD 7470M Black screen issue on Ubuntu 14.04

I own a notebook with mentioned discrete video-adapter. I've especially installed Ubuntu 14.04, as specified in AMD web-site. I've downloaded installer, successfully built and installed packages: ...
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X server doesn't start with network?

My Ubuntu system doesn't start the graphics when the network is connected. If network is connected, the system says "Ubuntu" at the loading screen but then goes to a blank screen. I can press alt+F2 ...
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Removing Utopic HWE-Stack and downgrading X.org and Kernel to use external projector on ThinkPad T450 running Ubuntu 14.04.2

As indicated in the previously asked question: 14.04 Thinkpad T450: Text getting messed up on large screens I am also experiencing this problem (garbled text and missing letters) when using an ...
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Low Graphics Mode Error after clean 14.04.2 LTS installation

I know this thread seems like a duplicate, and maybe it is, but I've tried to figure this out using other related posts, but with no success. A couple of days ago I decided to install Ubuntu on my ...
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Linux Intel Graphics Installer Fail [duplicate]

I am trying to install the Intel graphics drivers for my i7 4790k. I receive the following error. Failed to fetch .... (a bunch of these with links) Some index files failed to download. They have ...
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switch from ati to intel using opensource driver

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 in a HP Pavilion dv6 3049tx with a Radeon HD 5650 and a Intel graphics (Switchable Graphics). I wish to use my Intel Graphics while using the Open source driver. How do ...