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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Display Glitching after Login

Recently I've been noticing a huge glitch happening on Ubuntu. Everytime after I log out and log back in, the display goes crazy, and shows random lines and colors like the picture below. Display ...
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What is the currently accepted means of getting Nvidia to work on ubuntu 15.04?

I've seen and followed at least 8 guides to getting Nvidia's proprietary drivers working with ubuntu. Here are a list of answers and guides that I have tried (about twice each) that do not work. ...
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increase screen resolution in ubuntu

Today when I turned on my computer Ubuntu had a very low resolution but when i tried to change it said the maximum was 1024x768 (i have a very big moniter) how do i get a higher resolution thnx in ...
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Connect 2 external monitors to LenovoY580 at Ubuntu 14.04

I have LenovoY580 laptop with Intel HD 4000 Graphics + nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660M. I have been trying to connect one external monitor via VGA and another (a TV) by HDMI (to work on three screens - ...
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Nvidia driver not loading properly for Geforce GTX 570hd

I'm having a problem with using the nvidia driver for my Geforce GTX 570. I've tried re-installing the drivers, installing using the .sh file from nvidia's website, and using every driver available ...
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Ubuntu works fine with Live USB but shows message of Graphics not detected and run in low resolution mode

I have Dell Inspiron 15 5548 laptop. 64 bit system. 1TB hard disk, 8GB Ram, 2GB ATI Radeon M265 Graphics card with Intel onboard HD graphics 5500 (Broadwll GT2). I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on one ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Not Loading Properly even after fresh installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 in my workstation ( Dell T7500 ). I installed it successfully once but after recent problems and finally messing up while installing my Nvidia driver ( Nvdia ...
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slow and/or non existant video problems

V14.2 does not see my AGP video card and the built in EGA/VGA slows way down when the computer is rebooted. The built in ran great during the install, it was only after rebooting that it did not ...
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installed nvidia bumblebee, shoud i install driver?

I'm newbie user in linux. I'm using laptop with dedicated nVidia graphic card. I was using integrated graphic card, there was no need to install nvidia driver. So i need to use nVidia CUDA. Once i ...
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using inactive discrete nvidia graphics card for parallel processing on an optimus system

I have an MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Laptop with 32GB's RAM, NVidia GTX 880 Graphics Card with 8 GB RAM and Integrated Intel 4600 Graphics Card Running Ubuntu 14.04. It is an Optimus system. Works ...
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Ati Radeon Xpress 1100/1150 Driver? Which one and how to install? Ubuntu 14.04

h@h:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS482/RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100/1150] [1002:5974] Thats my Graphics card. And all I need ...
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OpenGL on Ubuntu 14.04

On a Dell XPS 13 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 I have problems to get OpenGL example programs (www.opengl-tutorial.org) running. Everything compiles fine, however the window on the screen either is ...
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Nvidia geForce 7100 driver problem Ubuntu 14.04

i dual booted my PC with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and there is a graphic card Nvidia GeForce 7100 installed on it. However i am getting some problems while using Ubuntu. First the system ...
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Nvidea drivers GTX 960m [duplicate]

I have the new lenovo y50 with the gtx 960m gpu. When i go to "software updates"-"Other Software" it dosen't apear any drivers, how can i install them? Im using elementary os Freya. Best regards.
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VNC connection not displaying correctly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and trying to vnc to a netbook running Ubuntu 32 bit 14.04. Whenever I connect I just get a grey image of a screen and my mouse appears as a black x (can't attach images ...
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Screen is unreadable On fresh install

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 The screen looks as if it is in 320 x 240 and then upscaled to 1920x1080 My monitor tells me "suggested resolution 1920x 1080". So my guess is that the monitor is ...
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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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New installation hangs up after restart

My Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS system hung up after latest updates were installed in it. Then, I tried installing a fresh copy of the same distro from a DVD onto a new clean HD. The installation proceeded ...
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14.04.2 hangs after updates installed

After I installed the latest updates to 14.04.2 (including the new linux kernel) my display was wacky and the computer hung as soon as I tried to do something. I tried reverting to the previous kernel ...
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14.04 Nvidia issues - black screen, freeze etc

I have some issues with nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04, switchable graphics (intel HD + nvidia GT 740M). Currently installed (from xorg-edgers repository): nvidia-352 (was recommended by ...
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AMD Radeon HD 6450 Proprietary Graphics drivers won't work, and essentially broke my card, How can i fix? [closed]

SYSTEM: Dell Optiplex 380 2.7 GHz Dual-core CPU with Intel integrated graphics and AMD Radeon HD 6450 low-profile PCIe card. OS: Elementary OS 0.3 Freya (Ubuntu 14.04) 64 bit CPU and OS Recently I ...
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Two video cards (32 and 64 bits)

I have two video cards on my machine as the lspci above: 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ...
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Creating a virtual display device and connecting the display to an arbitrary graphic card virtually

I want to create a virtual display device (like virtual monitor) in Ubuntu and connect it to one of the graphic cards virtually? Anyone know how can I do that? The reason which I am going to do this ...
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After updating ubuntu 14.04, only the mouse shows onscreen. How do I fix?

I have an eMachines T5246 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS set up as a home media server with Plex. Everything has been running well (if slowly) up until today when I installed the updates that showed up in ...
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Graphics and font problem in Ubuntu 14.04 with Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics

My fonts, windows are often affected by graphic distorisions, bugs, sometimes disapear without any reasons. When I reboot it is generally solved. This is happening since I update my kernel and ...
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Ubuntu Powerbook G4 video card driver help

So I am looking at my sysinfo, and my video card, which is a Mobility Radeon 9600 M10, says *-display UNCLAIMED That means a driver is missing right? But above there, it says configuration: ...
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Video card recommendation

I have a Club-3D CGNX-G952YLI GeForce 9500GT video card in my PC with VGA and DVI output, for a while it is started to getting warm, therefore I would like to buy another one, however I couldn't find ...
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Characters problem since kernel and graphic update

I have this annoying issue since yesterday when I updated my kernel and graphics. I have a Dell xps 13 2015 running ubuntu 14.04. It doesn't happen all the time, it can happen in any program, ...
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Ubuntu Powerbook G4 Graphic Adapter Install

ATI RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] I have done almost everything, and I can't seem to get this installed. This is a fresh install of ubuntu, and sysinfo says the driver for this is unclaimed. I ...
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Can graphics drivers cause checkboxes to not show up correctly and make line numbers in gedit disappear?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with the Intel HD4000 graphics and recently my checkboxes have been not been showing the boxes. Only the checkmark shows. Same with many other options like dropdown menus. Today ...
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How to install ATI Radeon Graphic drivers on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have recently updates my 5 yrs old HP dv5 AMD laptop to Ubuntu 14.04, all good so far just that I am not able to grasp the right process to install drivers for the ATI Radeon card provided in this ...
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desktop graphics choppy after waking from sleep using nvidia driver

anyone know how to resolve this? when this happens, the desktop performance is noticeably slower and choppy, and sometimes in terminal i have to hit Ctrl+L to get the screen to update after typing ...
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Radeon HD 6630M

I have a "Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520" This is my GPU: "Radeon HD 6630M" Running: obs Gives: Attempted path: share/obs/obs-studio/locale/en-US.ini Attempted path: ...
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VLC player only using 1/6 cores

I am using VLC player to take a camera feed and stream it to a web server. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 server in vmware with a GUI installed. The stream works fine but VLC is only using 1/6 cores. The ...
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Severe graphical distortion in Minecraft - Xubuntu 14.10

I have only noticed this issue in Minecraft, no other 3D applications. It started happening somewhat recently (maybe related to an update, I'm using the Xorg Edgers PPA) - I have an R9 290X, and am ...
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Help needed in switching from ubuntu 14.04 to lubuntu

i am currently using linux ubuntu 14.04 on my very low end computer (it has pentium 4 2.8 ghz, with 1 gb ram and 40gb hdd)! the problem is that it gets really slow every now and than however is much ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 CLI visual details

Basically I am trying to find out everything that there is to find out about the visual details of CLI of Ubuntu Server 14.04. Before using Ubuntu Server 14.04, I used Ubuntu Server 10.04. When I ...
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No VSYNC on the upper part of the display

On my laptop, a HP Pavilion 17-e026sg with AMD Radeon dual graphics (primary graphics: 8670M), i've got the problem that it tears in the upper part, while the rest is working normally. In Catalyst I ...
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Black screen after boot in Ubuntu 15.04 (x86_64), Intel HD5500 (i915 driver) (reposted)

I know this question has been asked so many times (since 2011 from what I found out), but none of the responses seem to resolve the issue in my laptop, so apologies for the repetition. I tried ...
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How bumblebee Nvidia works in Ubuntu?

As far as I know bumblebee enables nvidia gpu when a selected client is running or run with optirun. But in wiki page Bumblebee mentioned the following line. Using Bumblebee, you can use your NVIDIA ...
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How can I install nvidia driver 331.113 on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

Is there a way to install nvidia driver 331.113 because this is only driver who works fine on my graphic card (Nvidia Quadro NVS 5100)? I upgraded my system from 14.10 where I had 331.113 and now I ...
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AMD drivers don't work

I have a work laptop with an amd graphics card, but i found that it was defaulting to using the intel card for graphics processing when I looked into why i had so much screen tearing when scrolling. ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 with Silicon 771/671 Graphics Card Higher Res?

I have ask a similar question before on ubuntuforums, but this is slightly different. I had ubuntu (unity) and configured it so that the resolution was quite high and it looked perfect. I have now ...
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is it possible that my intel video driver is malfunctioning?

So, I've installed Steam on an Acer laptop aspire V5-131 which has a duo-core processor (model: 1017U) and 8 gb on RAM with Xubuntu 14.10. and installed some games, particularly hotline miami, and ...
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Vsync/Tearing problems with AMD Radeon 8670M on HP Pavilion

I own a HP Pavilion 17-e026sg with AMD Radeon dual graphics. When I switch on the primary (8670M) graphics in catalyst with tear-free enabled, it still tears (this sort of flackering, if vsync is not ...
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Bumblebee broke my nvidia drivers

I tried to install Bumblebee, since my graphics card supports Optimus. However, apparently there was no integrated graphics card in my computer so it turned out to be a bad idea. The desktop scaling ...
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Text and icons display improperly [on hold]

My system does not show text and icons properly, see screen capture below for reference: I have tried both Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.10 with the issue persisting in both systems. What could be causing ...
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Xubuntu, XFCE Customization

I've very recently installed Xubuntu and I wanted to inquire about a few things regarding customization: How do I get a panel I've created to stick be behind active windows at all times? Basically ...
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Installation of AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU Card on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

We have a Biostar workstation motherboard with built-in graphics card. We want to install an AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card for GPU computing. We still want to use the built-in graphics card for ...
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Which AMD display driver to install?

I just fresh-installed Ubuntu 15.04 and I went to "Software Center" > "Additional Drivers" to install the driver for my card (AMD 5570 1GB). But I found 3 "Sources" and I don't know which one to ...