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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Hardware accelerated video playback using mplayer

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I need video acceleration for MPlayer. I found this blog that gives me the information. http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/install-mplayer-with-va-api-hardware.html But the ...
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is there a lower-graphics setting?

Beginning Ubuntu user here. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit on an old Dell computer to replace Windows XP. I like the interface, but I notice that it responds very slowly. I suspect this is ...
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New gpu freezes all the time

I just changed my 12 year old pc's os to ubuntu, 'cause microsoft stopped supporting it's native os, windows xp. The new os was so slow that it was unusable because of my jurassic hardware, so i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 and 13.04 have terribly slow graphic performance

I think I've asked and googled this a lot of times. So many that I've lost the count. Anyway I have installed the three versions that I mentioned above and they all have the same issue and it is that ...
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Getting an unfixable graphics error when I boot from fresh install, runs fine from live USB (Ubuntu 12.02)

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu so I'm probably just doing something wrong. The PC is an old Toshiba laptop. The hard drive pooped out on it so I ran Ubuntu using a USB stick for a few weeks while waiting ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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Splash screen messed up through nvidia driver

When I installed Ubuntu 13.10 I had some issues with the opensource graphic driver. My desktop was messed up and afterwards I found out that the driver was not able to allocate enough memory. ...
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graphics error running xubu guest in KVM

I am running crunchbang and want to install xubuntu (13.10 atm) as VM using kvm. I got everything installed and updated but the display/resolution is incorrect and it makes using the VM virtually ...
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vgaswitcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 - discrete Radeon always on, Dell Vostro 3350

I've a following problem - I've just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3350 and I can't turn off the discrete graphics. As instructed here and following HybridGraphics I managed to ...
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3.13.0-24 Kernel and NVIDIA Drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed Nvidia drivers from additional software. Everything was working fine. After a few days an update notifier came out to install kernel 3.13.0-24 (and ...
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im just a simple man [on hold]

I want to use linux ubuntu for the reason i have a raspberry pi connected to a gertboard. I have just gotten the ubuntu 14.04 through a difficult installation on a dual boot win 8 laptop. (asus ...
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Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and the performance is extremely sluggish; windows open and close in slow motion. Presumably my graphics hardware has not been recognized by the system. I think that I ...
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Missing OpenCL.so file / No GPU found

I am having trouble trying to get my graphic card to be recognised, not just recognised, but for it being able make use of it's OpenCL/GL drivers for use in Gaming mostly and BitCoin mining. I have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Runs Slow

I am new ubuntu user. I am using ubuntu for web development. For that i have installed XAMPP for Linux,Ubuntu and Chromium Browser. But i dont know why it is too much slow. Help is needed. Thank ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - brightness problem in HP hybrid laptop

In a HP sleekbook 15 laptop I managed to install NVidia driver and also quick switch graphics is working. When NVidia card is active I can adjust the brightness using keyboard but when intel card is ...
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Amd Catalyst installation

After I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 I can't install Catalyst. When I try to install the driver it displays an error that there is no compatible adapter. I tried it with the stable and the beta ...
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Activated the wrong graphics driver for AMD 7xxx series in ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop.I kept on updating it and installing new softwares including GNU Radio companion throughout the previous night as my connection was slow.After a night ...
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ubuntu 14.04 slow

so i upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 with a usb but i have internet ,my computer is really slow at 1024x768 definition ,everything works super slow ,windows closing and opening and streaming ...
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OpenGl, Hot swap on and off to boost performance

So, I have and Amd Radeon Card 8xxx Series and runs games beautifully on my windows partition, If it weren't for the fact the my steam account wasn't mostly windows only games i would have done a ...
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AMD graphics power management support in Trusty Tahr's kernel

I upgraded to 14.04 just today and since I'm now using kernel v3.13 and according to This link, I should now be having power management enabled by default How can I confirm that ? My machine: Dell ...
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Low resolution on radeon hd 4530 ubuntu 12.04.04

I've just install Ubuntu and I can't solve the problem with low graphic settings. It isn't ugly low but it still not good enough. I did this instruction but it didn't work for me. What should I do ...
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Use Intel Graphic card instead of ATI [on hold]

I have a problem after the installation is complete i want the dedicated graphic card of Intel and not the ATI's graphic card....Please help
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switching between nVidia GeForce 640M and Intel integrated graphics

Hello I'm new to Ubuntu and all in Linux. I have a computer with 8 GB of RAM and a processor Intel core i7 3770S and video card nVidia GeForce 640M and and Intel integrated graphics. In my system ...
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How to install open source or proprietary AMD drivers in 14.04? [on hold]

What is the correct way to install proprietary ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx) directly from AMD?
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Black Screen on Ubuntu Install + garbled installer

My desktop is black and every window is garbled. In have 2 AMD Radeon 7790s in crossfire And fx 8core CPU at 4.6ghz each. 16gb of ram. The unity bar and dash icon are coloured with the default ...
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Disabling a Second GPU?

I have both an AMD ( HD 7850 ) and an Nvidia ( 8400 GS ) GPU installed on my motherboard. The Nvidia card is only there because of its S-video port, which I use to output to my old'n'bulky CRT TV. I ...
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How to install Radeon HD 8570D

I am using Ubuntu 13 with AMD processor with Integrated Graphics Radeon HD 8570D. How do I install the driver for this integrated video?
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I have nvidia driver 304, can I install instead nvidia-331? [on hold]

I have a computer in which there's Linux Mint 16 64Bit. Currently I have the nvidia-304 driver, exactly the 304.121 one. I've installed it thanks to the xorg-edgers PPA, because i don't have any ...
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Booting issues and GPU detection issues with 13.04 and 13.10

I tried to update 13.04 to 13.10 on my second hard drive earlier today and it ended up not working at all. I've tried boot-repair and everything to get Ubuntu 13.10 to boot up, but only managed to get ...
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issue with graphics on motherboard biostar

i am testing right now ubuntu 13.10 x86 on my old computer but i am having an issue whenever i try to start with unbuntu,and it gives me an error that says ¨graphics card could not be detected. you ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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Recommendations for a graphic card for 12.04 [on hold]

Hello Ubuntu Linux Community! I am looking towards installing a graphic card to my system. The specifications of my system are: 64 bit Dell 570 AMD Sempron Processor The problem that I'm ...
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Black screen before login screen error [duplicate]

I got this black screen in Ubuntu 13.10 after a message popped up "would you run into a lower graphics". I clicked "OK" then after that when I reboot my Ubuntu, after the Ubuntu loading screen shows ...
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Ubuntu alternate graphic problem

I installed Ubuntu alternate as myserver. I had graphical problems: I can only boot using recovery mode. Even with recovery mode, the screen becomes black every few seconds. I installed a graphical ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 to LG TV via HDMI

I am unable to connect a Ubuntu 13.10 box to a 55 LG LED 1080p 240 HZ smart tv (model #55LAS400) via HDMI. Sometimes I just get a green screen on the TV or other times it won't recognize the TV at ...
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Crop tool with high resolution

I am now using Shutter in Ubuntu 13.10 for crop different selections and to select windows, but the problem is that the resolution is very low after I check it saving in all formats. Please tell me ...
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ubuntu stuck on purple loading screen, nvidia graphics card problem

my nvidia geforce gtx 750ti graphics card is why ubuntu will not boot. It hangs in the purple screen. i have 13.10 installed. how do i boot ubuntu with this nvidia card?
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Does the Radeon HD 8570M work with Ubuntu (Saucy/Trusty)? (no hybrid)

I'm planning to buy a new computer. It uses a AMD A8 processor with a Radeon HD 8570M. I've read lots of discussions on how to get this card work using Ubuntu or Mint. However, all of them were ...
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My hardware can handle OpenGL 3.2 but my system throws error related to the OpenGL version that my computer supports

I have the following hardware configuration - NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller According to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Optimus black issue [closed]

So I installed Trusty for the second time, as the first one messed up graphics. Whilst this works great, there is something I'm having trouble with, and once again it's graphics related. I have a ...
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Littlcrane 1.0.7 won't launch in Ubuntu 12.04

When I try to open "The Little Crane That Could" nothing happens. I tried running it from the terminal and this is what I got: Current mode: 1366x768@60Hz 24bpp ERR GLX: OpenGL ES requested but ...
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Ubuntu heat up too much my computer when it uses the integrated intel graphics

My machine is a Lenovo G580 with these specifications: Processor: intel core i7 3520M Graphics: intel core HD graphics 4000 + nvidia Geforce 710M RAM: 6GB I'm on ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've set ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Load fallback graphics devices [fail] - How to open terminal

There are other answers to my question, but i can't understand them. Let me first explain my problem. When i boot ubuntu, there isn't any interface just some "comments" about the boot. And when this ...
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Removed Nvidia from startup items, now cannot boot [duplicate]

I removed the Nvidia server(?) from the startup items now whenever I boot I get stuck at the "The system is running in low-graphics mode" pop-up. No matter what I do I cannot get past this. If I ...
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Resolution and Driver Issue

I can't seem to figure out what happened, but after a recent update my machine will not use it's NVIDIA graphics driver. It is stuck at 1280x720 when the native resolution of the display is 1920x1200. ...
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HP Pavilion G6 2312 ax drivers for ubuntu

I am new to linux and have successfully installed ubuntu with windows 8. My laptop is hp pavilion g6 2312 ax. graphic processor:512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7660G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Mobility Radeon ...
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Disable NVIDIA Graphics card in UBUNTU 13 [duplicate]

I am using asus K55 vm laptop and UBUNTU version 13.How can I turn off my NVIDIA graphics card which automatically starts on booting with UBUNTU and consumes my battery heavily?
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Refresh rate is 120Hz while my screen is 60Hz

I don't understand why I have to different refresh rate on my system: Here is my xrandr output: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1600 x 900, maximum 8192 x 8192 DVI-I-1 connected ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...
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Need help with Lenovo T500 Video card on a Ubuntu 13.10+ OS

I have the following I need help to upgrade. Who can I or do I talk to about how to upgrade drivers on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Linux on a T500 Laptop? Now I'm a Microsoft MCP Certified Windows Tech and ...