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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Switchable Graphics not working on lenovo g50s A8-4500m with Ubuntu 14.04

Switchable Graphics not working on lenovo g505s with Ubuntu 14.04 only sow Radeon HD 7640G second graphics card its ATI Radeon HD 8570 2GB
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Minecraft crash on Ubuntu 14.10/15.04

Lately my Minecraft has been crashing with the error code: SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f4190031ac0, pid=26588, tid=139920718653184 I have an Nvidia graphics card but have no drivers installed as I ...
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Linux Ubuntu HDMI screen detected but not showing (GT 525M

After searching every solution possible nothing seems to work for me. WHen i do nvidia-settings it shows the screen detected but i receive no output from the screen. In addition following this HDMI ...
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Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly

I just tried to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it does not work. The CD boots normally (I can see the Ubuntu Logo), but then I receive the following error message: The system is running in ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 graphical errors

I've been using Kubuntu for months with no problem. Today, I installed Java Runtime 6 (or something along those lines) for Minecraft, and upon running it, I realized it was running slow. I checked a ...
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system is running in low graphics mode - Need help installing Graphics Card Drivers

Hi I'm having issues with Ubuntu 14, my computer is configured to dual boot with Ubuntu and Win 7. I haven't had any luck getting Ubuntu to get along with my AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics card. I have ...
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How can install the catalyst/flgrx driver, for only a single kernel version (or GRUB menu entry)?

A while ago, I attempted to install flgrx on a machine with an AMD/ATI Radeon 6480g (SUMO) on an APU, which ended poorly and ended up requiring a reinstall because of the config being thoroughly ...
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NVIDIA Screen Tearing Help

Just recently installed Kubuntu 15.04 onto my Precision M4800. Just trying to fix a few issues. I've spent ages trying to get the NVIDIA screen tearing to go away, however I am unsuccessful. Intel ...
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Low-graphics mode error during installation

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and made a bootable USB stick. When try to install it or even try ubuntu without istallation i get "The system is running in low graphics mode" error. I cannot click ok, ...
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How to update the graphics driver in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an Nvidia G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] graphics processor. Does anyone know how to update the graphics driver in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Blender 2.75, nVidia GTS 450 & CUDA, everything is there, and Blender swears why?

So Good day dear. So this is the problem I have a question to her. I put the driver from nVidia and fresh (352.21), then downloaded from the same website the latest version of CUDA (7.0), after all ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Login fails and returns to login

I recently upgraded my desktop from an NVIDIA 560ti graphics card to a 970 SC. Before upgrading the card, I updated to Vivid Vervet with no issues. After upgrading the card, my login screen is blown ...
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History command in graphic interface of OS

Does Ubuntu store a history of command executed in the graphic interface (not in a shell session)? For example if, by mouse, I click on System Settings, then click on Network, do these steps ...
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xorg.conf configuration?

Sorry if this has been answered a billion times, but I have looked for quite some time and haven't come up with any solid info about this. I feel like I'm missing something obvious since nobody else ...
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How to change radeon power profile on ubuntu 15.04?

Recently I've decided to switch back to the open drivers, because fglrx is really buggy. So, on the open drivers there is a problem with power management. My laptop become really how after few minutes ...
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Bumblebee isnt active, now what? nvidia-prime takes whole session

Bumblebee stopped developing in 2013. How to use optirun/primerun etc... now (e.g. 15.04)? How to run desktop on intel and single app on prop. nvidia (not nouveau)? I would like nvidia to powerdown ...
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Purple screen then black screen with white line

I have had Ubuntu installed for a couple of days now and I was installing graphic drivers and accidentally installed nvidia ones when I needed AMD ones. I tried to delete all the nvidia drivers. When ...
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Radeon R7 260X Drivers help

Okay so I am using ubuntu 15.04 becaouse ubuntu 14.04 won't let me install it alongside with windows 7. So my problem is that i have a graphics card Radeon R7 260X and when I have tried to install ...
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Screen stops updating/refreshing?

After running for about 10 hours, my screen seems to stop refreshing or updating. This is happening fairly consistently. Using a command line tool (scrot) I can remote into the system and take a ...
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How to Update OpenGL with Intel graphics card Ubuntu 14.04

So I got my desktop back up and running and I wanted to play TF2, so I installed Steam, got the game and when it starts up I get Could Not Find Required OpenGL Entry Point 'GLColormaskindexedEXT'! ...
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14.04 Screen does not recover after blanking

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on a computer with an NVIDIA Quadro K2200 GPU running the nvidia-331 driver, driving a 4K UHD screen. I have set nomodeset in /etc/default/grub to be able to use the ...
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Unable to use dedicated GPU 14.04

So I am running 14.04 on a Samsung 780Z5E, which has a ATI Radeon HD8750M. When I run lspci| grep VGA I get the following: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor ...
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Libreoffice Calc refresh many times in print preview

in Libreoffice Calc 4.4 or previous versions when want to check print preview, like zoom in/out ,screen refresh many times untill to show preview! I tried to increase memory size of Libreoffice but ...
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Which Ubuntu Flavor is best for old PC WITH Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 and AMD 64Bit and 4 GB Ram?

I had horrible experience installing Ubuntu on my machine with Nvidia. Just want to hear some expert advice. Currently using Linux Mint but want to switch back to any Ubuntu flavor, just not sure ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 graphical issues

I am using lubuntu 15.04 on an old pc Intel pentium 1.70 ghz 256+512 MB ram 32 bit processor (no support for 64bit) I used forcepae flag for launching it There are graphical issues like ...
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“Wait for vertical refresh” in Catalyst Control Center, ubuntu intel\amd graphics

Every think is installed and work. I can switch graphic cards between intel and amd. But when amd is active, i have horrible tearing everywhere, especially in video. Catalyst Control Center has in ...
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Ubuntu Not Recognizing Intel Integrated Graphics Card HD 3000

I'm trying to get Intel / AMD graphics switching to work properly on my Macbook Pro 8,2 (Late 2011) on Ubuntu 15.04. This model comes with an integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics card and the AMD ATI ...
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Settings or something on Nouveau driver?

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and Nouveau driver is set by default. I don't want to set Nvidia proprietary driver because of my little fear (I broke my pc a while ago on 14.04 only trying to set it on ...
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AMD open source drive slow rendering

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 + amd proprietary. I want to replace proprietary drive with open source because it is freezing during debugging of multi-threaded program. I'm uninstalling proprietary drive ...
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ubuntu installation but not working

i installed Ubuntu alongside windows 8.1 but now when i open my laptop it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode" and when i presss enter it prompts What would you like to do run in low ...
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How to get intel graphics drivers for 14.04?

I did some looking around and it seems like there was, at one time, an intel-made graphics program for Ubuntu 14.04. But it seems that they have since started only supporting 14.10 (which is ...
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Black screen after disconnecting HDMI

I'm running Linux Mint 17. I connected my laptop with external monitor and things were good. But after i removed the HDMI cable, since then after login, it shows a black screen with cursor. I've tried ...
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How can I confirm that I'm using Adobe Flash hardware acceleration (VDPAU) with Chrome on Ubuntu with integrated Intel card HD4xxx and default driver?

The title tells it all. I have found one similar question but it is outdated from 2013 and not related to Chrome. How can I enable hardware acceleration for flash on Intel graphics? When I go to ...
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What are the drivers for the VisionTek 7K 64MB Video Card?

I am trying to set up dual monitors with my existing onboard VGA and this graphics card that I was given. This new graphics card does some weird stuff with Unity(switching default monitor, the ...
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How to select which graphics adapter is primary? ATI & Nvidia Ubuntu 14.04

I have a laptop which has 2x ATI 5870 graphics cards in crossfire configuration. However, I am not interested in the least with using these video cards. I purchased an external graphics card adapter ...
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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...
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After upgrade to 15.04 screen resolution stuck at low graphics

I was running 12.04 32bit on an old Asus laptop with ATI X1200 graphics and upgraded stepwise to 15.04. Somewhere along the way the graphics got stuck at low resolution. The upgraded system uses the ...
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Is Ubuntu using my Graphics card?

So i have a AMD CPU with Radeon HD 3200 as integrated graphics, and i recently found a All-In-Wonder AMD Graphics card (pretty old) and used it but im not sure if ubuntu is using it, or if it's still ...
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Login screen does not fill monitor

For some reason, my login screen does not fill up my entire monitor. After I enter my password, the screen goes all glitchy and weird for a few seconds, then it logs me in and everything is normal. ...
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OpenGL errors and Matlab R2015a

I recently installed Guest Additions (by pressing Ctrl D) to my Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox because everything (particularly Matlab) was running extremely slowly and 3D acceleration was not enabled ...
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[14.10]Blinking 2D elements in games with Intel HD Graphics

I'm using the open source drivers (I guess it's Nouveau), even though I tried the proprietary one. The GPU is an Intel 4000 HD Graphics. On games (primarily Steam ones), some 2D elements such as HUD ...
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booting 15.04 live cd no signal via hdmi with GTX 970

Hello I did not install Ubuntu.The system that I'm running is Windows 8.1. However, I'm using Ubuntu often as a Live DVD. Ubuntu 14 is booting and running perfectly. But when I boot Ubntu 15 my ...
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Apply display settings to all user accounts?

I spent some time getting my settings correct for multiple monitors, and that is working fine when I am logged in, but is not right at the login screen or for other users. How do I set the display ...
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Window graphics becomes unresponsive, though still reacts to mouse events

I have a weird bug in Ubuntu that I think is somehow related to graphics drivers or something like this. The issue is not only related to browser windows. Currently I've seen the bug happen both on ...
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Resolution wierd and stuck on built in display - drivers?

I'm a complete noob at Ubuntu and Linux. I just built a pc, and installed Ubuntu as my only operating system. The resolution is really weird - zoomed in and pixelated, and it thinks it is using a ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 650m Blank Screen on Reboot with Asus UX51VZ on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm starting from a fresh install from the lxde alternate iso. I then purged lubuntu in favor of ubuntu-gnome (I'm following the guide here: http://ux51vz.blogspot.com and didn't know how to make ...
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Ubuntu screen does not get refreshed

For a while now, I've been having issues with graphics lagging and being garbled in Ubuntu. See attached pic : you can see that some words have missing letters. e.g: 'Picture' has missing i and u. ...
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How to fix screen tearing of the Nvidia 675m gtx in ubuntu 14.04?

I tried to use the common methods: In nvidia X server settings and compiz-manager, but the Vblank option and the screen refresh rate is missing. If i switch back to my intel 4000hd card, everything ...
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Optimus in 14.04 - should I just get reinstall with 15.04?

I've been trying for a while to get the nvidia driver (331) working on my new laptop. The problem seems to be that optimus support is really hard to get working properly. Added to that, when I try to ...
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Where can I find the right GPU driver for a MSI M670 notebook runnig Ubuntu 14.04.2?

I'm searching for the right GPU driver for a MSI M670 notebook runnig Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I can't find it. I set the Notebook up for a friend an it worked fine after I installed the close-sourced ...