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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Blank black screen with kernels newer than 3.8.0-19

I currently get a blank black screen with latest kernels. Even moving to any of the terminals (using Alt+Ctrl+F1) is not possible. I have tried both Ubuntu and Linux Mint, with the same result. I am ...
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How can I install the driver for Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am new to the community so please forgive me if I don't provide the necessary details... So, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 in a dual boot, and I'm having issues with my video card in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Switchable Graphics ATI Lenovo G510

Sorry if my question sound stupid, but I'm not very clever with linux yet I'm facing well known problem around here namely switchableGraphics. In --here-- you can find information that in linux ...
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Low graphic mode after switching to fglrx drivers

I have another problem on my laptop after trying to fix another issue. So, because of this issue, I wanted to switch to fglrx to fix it and after restart, I got this screen: I went back to ...
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Can't run Ubuntu 14.04

I asked this Question previously in this forum and offered bounty as well and didn't get rid of the problem. And now the question is Closed as off topic, I'm not quite sure whether it is good to ask ...
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No graphical interface at start-up

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 32bits. Suddendly at startup appears a black screen asking for my username and password, with a low graphics interface. After entering this nothing happens, only the cursor ...
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Fresh install no drivers

fresh noob here, I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop(acer aspire E1 572G) I installed over my win 8.1 partition I just erased the disc but while doing so I had control over my mouse and was able to ...
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Weird graphical glitches with Xubuntu 14.04 including folder icons disappearing on mouseover

I’ve just installed the above version on my ailing Dell Dimension tower PC - great to be able to get it up and running again... The only thing is that there seems to be a strange graphics issue - ...
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garbled log-in screen

There are similar questions, but all suggested questions refer to after log-in problems or refer to earlier releases. I upgraded to 14.04 as suggested in the update process. It's the log-in screen ...
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After installing 12.04.5 HWE having major video problems

Everything on the system was fine. Graphics were good. Then I suddenly a few weeks ago got a warning that I needed to update to 12.04.5 HWE. I looked for what it did, but only got vague answers. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 very slow even with video card

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my computer that already had windows installed system. The graphical windows is very peforming due to the video card that I have installed. But the ubuntu was not so well. ...
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How to restore system after losing control on X, probably because of second screen?

I broke my Ubuntu 14.04 polish version, and have no idea, how to get it back without reinstaling it. How my Ubuntu looks like Right now when I start Ubuntu I got only Desktop with folders on it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS HD 7750 AMD drivers freeze

I had some problem with my graphic on pc. My configuration: AMD FX 6100 16GB RAM Samsung EVO 120GB Radeon HD 7750 I use 42" Toshiba TV for screen and this might be a problem i think. Connected via ...
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how to update/install ATI Radeon graphics to play wow

I installed Wow Cataclysm and my computer should run it smooth but I get 5-15 fps and when any other player is near i get 0-5 fps, even with all the graphics low, so I read that I should ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 650M Drivers for Ubuntu on Lenovo Y500 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I have used it and installed it on an old pc for my family which works wonderfully even playing SimCity 2013 through wine. I am looking to switch my Lenovo Y500 to Ubuntu. ...
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NVidia Optimus: how to disable onboard Intel GPU so that NVidia drivers work - other than in BIOS

BACKGROUND: I have an Acer Aspire V3-571G laptop which has an NVidia GeForce 710M GPU with "Optimus" technology (meaning it is capable of automatically switching between the onboard Intel GPU and the ...
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i needed to install a driver directly from nvidia, how to use it correctly?

i needed to install this driver http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73221 because no other driver seems to support the geforce 825m. under "additional drivers" "continue using a manually installed ...
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Graphics Drivers?

I have a Radeon R9 270, where can I get the proper graphics drivers for this card? I've tried a few graphics drivers already but none of them seem to have any affect towards performance and ...
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Need Graphics Drivers foe AOpen MK77M-8Xn PC [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest or recomend a suitable Graphics drive? I can only find these for Windows OS. lspci gives VGA info: VIA Technologies KM400/KN400/P4M800 S3 Unichrome (rev 01) When running "Try ...
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12.10 Ati X1950XT No boot cd no consol no access and system is running in low-graphics mode [duplicate]

I guess my case is desesperate and i don't know where to start so If there is some expert this is the big problem. 1- When pc start i got The system is running in low graphics mode. 2- Then any ...
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No desktop display

I upgraded 12.04 lubuntu to 14:04. There was no desktop so I downloaded nautilus. The display now shows gtk-warning cannot open display What do I need to do to get my desktop working?
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how to install intel graphics driver on ubuntu 14.10 or other idea to raise resolution [closed]

I had to install ubuntu 14.10 because on ubuntu 14.04 i had kernel panic. Additionally i had a black screen after startup and therefore i run with nomodeset. Unfortunately i have just one screen ...
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Start up issues after fresh install

I have a HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl with the following specs Memory Module Specifications Total Memory Size 8GB Processor Specifications Processor Brand AMD Processor Class Phenom II Processor Type ...
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Black display after wake from suspend via closing the lid

I have bought a new HP 15-G002AX notebook recently, with Processor: AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics × 4 Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits) I am using ...
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Can only login using nomodeset method

I am only able to log in if i via GRUB edit the startup option such that the nomodeset command is input If i don't do this when logging on the screen flickers and goes blank. I understand it is likely ...
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Multi-Seat On Laptop

I know very well this may be a duplicate but I'm going to risk it. I have a blazing fast Ubuntu laptop with a lot of usb ports and I want to run multi-seat on it. The problem is, I only have one ...
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Can't switch to nvidia gpu after select intel gpu?

I use nvidia-prime to switch between 2 gpu in my laptop (nvidia and intel). After switch to intel gpu, I can't back with nvidia gpu. I try reboot laptop and select windows 8 OS (I have 2 OS in my ...
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Problem with graphic device on binary-driver notebook

on my notebook I have two graphical device. AMD HD6470M and AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. Ubuntu automatically select the second graphical card, but it isn't so powerfull as I want. ...
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How to install a second graphics card and use 4 monitors?

I finally decided to take the plunge and ditch windows. After several hours I got things working perfectly with all my apps installed. Only problem is that I run 4 desktop displays off 2 nvidia ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, running pathetically slow

I had a pc with Asus P5SD2VM motherboard, having intel core2duo(2.80) processor. It had SiS Mirage 3+ integrated graphic card, RAM 2.2GiB, HDD 250GiB Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine. ...
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Graphics info not recognized in System info after updating

I have updated hardware package but after installing this package System info not showing graphics detail.
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Problem with switch between graphics

i have ubuntu 14.04 64bit! and installed that on pavilion dv6 3300se the problem is i cant switch between graphics cards :( or install the amd graphic this is some information: uname -a: ...
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AMD Radeon HD 8790M drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

I have been struggling with this for couple of days now and could really use some help. I recently got a Dell Latitude E6540 with Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to install graphics drivers for the machine. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ATI HD 4670 Driver Not Installed [closed]

I have been using 12.10 quite happily for some time but recently had to upgrade to 14.04. (note from comment: It's a fresh install and have done it twice.) My graphics card is the ATI HD 4670. When ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH2FA E Series Screen brightness problem

I have an Nvidia graphics card and Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried every method posted in forums to solve my brightness problem. Its brightness is always on highest and the brightness meter is of no use, ...
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How to disable second VGA Lenovo Y510p

I have a Lenovo Y510p with NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 today. Usually I do a check for software/hardware compatibility, so I read in many places that I won't be able to ...
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Graphics problems on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I started Ubuntu successfully maybe three times, then the last time, it stopped responding and I had to restart. Ever since then, I could ...
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Anyone have luck getting graphics working with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M (iMac)?

Here's what I've tried so far: running stock drivers installed by Ubuntu 14.04 default install: system is very slow, laggy and jumpy. installing nvidia-current: system boots up to black screen, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 does not detect amd graphics card on dell insiron 15r 5537

lspci -v | grep VGA output:Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) I have also installed AMD graphics driver but still not displaying. ...
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Graphics extremely sluggish after recent 12.04 update

After a recent 12.04 update my gnome-shell didnt work anymore, it just degrades to the classic design. I also tried installing fglrx to enable 3D-Acceleration, but it didnt change anything. The whole ...
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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Nvidia Graphics Card Switch Using Nvidia Optimus

I'm having a laptop with nvidia 520mx graphics card with nvidia optimus technology running Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed nvidia graphics driver version 331.38 and nvidia-prime. What I want to do is to ...
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Laptop Intel HD graphics not detected, only ATI is found

I'm using Dell n5010 with dual Intel HD VGA and ATI radeon VGA. I have installed fglrx and amdcccle. But linux doesn't seems to detect my intel VGA but it detects ATI card. inxi -G gives following ...
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Any way to get Nvidia Optimus card working on 14.04.1?

My Nvidia graphic card has Optimus technology and as far as I can see it is not working, not even recognized. On system settings details it says Intel Haswell Mobile on graphic section. Also on ...
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NVDIA SLI with Prime and Flickering

i have a lenovo y510p with nvidia gt750m sli. when both cards plugged in, prime does not work. "lspci | grep -i "vga"" command shows only nvidia card. but when i plugged out the second card, prime ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS compatability with my system

Best way I can put it, I'm going to switch to the newest release of Ubuntu after years of being tied too windows, I've dabbled before, and I have LOVED it (Linux FTW) but was always hung up on ...
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Ubuntu Hangs & Shows a Black Screen on Install with ASUS Z97-Deluxe & GTX 770

I'm building a new rig, and I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu. I burned the latest Ubuntu 14.04 image to a DVD from my Macbook Pro. I booted off the DVD and pushed a key when the keyboard/person ...
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Which ubuntu version works fine with sis driver 671 771

I unfortunately have notebook ASUS K50C which uses a sis graphics driver. I tried many different options from different forums but I am still having screen resolution problems. Its screen resolution ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running well on Intel integrated graphics, is it worth trying Nvidia graphics? [closed]

I am new to Linux and to the community. I recently installed Ubuntu in my system and I am already in love with it. My question is, as my system came with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card installed in ...