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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What is the difference between optirun and primus run?

Fairly self-explanatory question. What is the difference between optirun and primusrun? I stumbled across primusrun today - usually I just use optirun.
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Can't Enable Both ATI/AMD GPUs in Ubuntu 14.04.x

I don't have this problem in 12.04.x, or with just One GPU in 14.04.x. I use multiple series HD6000 and HD7000 ATI GPUs using OpenCL with either the Drivers from Additional Drivers or the Drivers from ...
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vgaswitcheroo has no effect

I have a Dual Graphics setup on my Laptop. [root@MISTRI ashesh] $ lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics ...
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No grub, no terminal blank screen boot 14.04.3 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, followed this guide http://www.yourownlinux.com/2015/09/how-to-install-nvidia-352-41-stable-graphics-drivers-in-linux.html to install nvidia drivers for my gtx ...
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Problem with propietary nvidia driver and glmark2

Running Xubuntu 15.04 AMD64 on a HP Touchsmart IQ522es, Core 2 Duo T6400, 4GB RAM and nvidia GeForce 9300M GS video card. (which is a quite old All-in-one computer) I have enabled nvidia binary ...
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Display issues 15.04 new install

New install (no Windows, etc.) with Ubuntu 15.04. Apparently there are lots of display issues with 14.xx and 15.xx Ubuntu versions and Nvidia cards. I am using a 32bit DELL XP with Nvidia GeForce ...
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How do I prevent ATI Graphics Card from over heating?

I am having some serious issues with the Switchable graphics setup on my HP Envy 1103-tx Laptop. This laptop comes with: Intel HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 7670M The ATI card is getting ...
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Ubuntu graphics

I installed ubuntu 14:04, and I was testing some commands including CTRL + ALT + F1 to access the shell. After i did this, i restarted the system and when I returned to start ubuntu, before ...
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Xorg won't start after an upgrade to 15.04

I have seemed to run into a dead end with this problem, so I'm seeking any help. I'll preface by stating I have been running 14.04 LTS on my HP Pavilion G6-1b70us for about a year without many ...
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lagging videos in graphic card of nvidia GeForce 9500 GT via os linux that based ubuntu [on hold]

I have graphic card of nvidia geforce 9500 GT but that I use this via opration system of linux mint mate version 17.2 of 32 bit, so via any Web browser from any web site to display videos. if i choose ...
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Nvidia Driver Black Screen

This is the second time I posted similar question. How do someone solve this problem. Please don't give me the normal procedure like purge, then install. It is not working. That's why I came here. ...
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The 'Run Command' dialog has corrupted graphics. Any ideas on fixing this?

I'm using KDE, and whenever I open the 'Run Command' dialog (e.g. with Alt+F2), the dialog is filled with corrupted graphics. Sometimes it's possible to see enough of the dialog to use it, but usually ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu and Nvidia drivers not working with CUDA

So i just installed 14.04 and had to boot with nomodeset parameter on my machine with a GTX 970. I installed then booted with the same parameter, installed the new Graphics Drivers PPA and installed ...
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Nvidia Driver install

I have been searching for days on getting started with Linux and still can't get started. I am running the following CAELinux xunbuntu 12.04 I7 16 GB ram SSD 500 gb Nvidia GT 540M and an integrated ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia drivers and break things /odd bugs-tearing

I have after many installs and reinstall's removed my gtx770 and my system works flawlessly. It seems as soon as I install any nvidia drivers (propitiatory or xorg) I have instability with the system. ...
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Radeon Driver Help!

So after 3 days of trying to figure out why my computer wasn't letting me boot off anything other than windows, I figured out why. My Graphics Card wasn't letting me. I took it out and it let me ...
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I am facing a problem while running a 'C' graphics program in gcc compiler [on hold]

My program doesn't exeute properly. when i run a program containing graphics header file then i get an error message as given below. Please help me resolve the following error: [xcb] Unknown sequence ...
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How do I install radeonsi + si scheduler?

I was browsing reddit earlier and found this: https://archive.is/Xlnoa It said that radeonsi + si scheduler runs better than the catalyst/fglrx drivers. I would like to try this out. Is there a way ...
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15.04 I get terrible screen tearing on the desktop with intel graphics

So I gave 15.04 a try but the screen tearing on the desktop (scrolling in web browsers, moving windows) is as terrible as in every version of ubuntu I've ever tried, and it always ends with me giving ...
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problems with screen resolution and graphics after upgrading 14.04

After upgrading ubuntu 14.04 the screen resolution of may laptop is seemed to be changed a bit. Also while using internet sometimes a thin horizontal black line is appeared on each of the photos and ...
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High CPU load with only Firefox* open — are my GPU drivers misconfigured?

*Firefox and as well a terminal window. I have two machines, both running Ubuntu 14.10* and Firefox 39. (*I've tried the troublesome machine with 14.04 as well with the same issue described below) ...
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Intel Graphics HD 3000 Steam Problem

I'm having issues with my grapics, when i play on windows CS GO for example i can play it smoothly, but on ubuntu (14.04 ,14.10 and 15.04) and now im on ubuntustudio 15.04; i have FPS drops on a ...
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Full downgrade from 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack to standard 14.04 lts stack

the issue is well represented by the title. How can I completely revert the 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack (3.19 kernel + updated graphics stack) to the standard 14.04.0/1 trusty stack? I know that the most ...
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How to install legacy nvidia drivers in 14.04?

I have an older desktop with an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500, which means only the 173.xx versions of nvidia's drivers work. In the "hardware drivers" thing, I selected the "proprietary drivers" option, ...
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Upgrading to newest nVidia drivers on a laptop that uses Optimus? (Ubuntu 15.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a laptop with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a nVidia GeForce 520M, joined by an Optimus. I'm trying to upgrade my graphics drivers to the latest provided by the vendor so ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia NVS 5200m not working and mini display port not working

so I have about 3 issues that may be all related. I have a thinkpad T430s with nvidia optimus. I cannot for the life of me get the GPu working with bumblebee (used all the guides posted around here) ...
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Games on Steam do not launch

I got through various problems to make Steam launch.. with my AMD Radeon R7 4 GB Graphics card and the XOrg (Gallium) Graphics, (I can't login, Login Loop happens, and I can't do CTRL + ALT + F1 / F2, ...
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How to force GTX 970 to identify second display?

I have recently upgraded my system to a GTX 970 graphics card on which I hooked up my primary (HDMI) and secondary (DVI) displays. The first thing I noticed was the stock drivers not working at all, ...
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An X Error occured after attempting to launch Steam on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am using AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB (Sapphire) .. and have got through many problems. Steam not launching after switching Graphics Card? This was my first thread regards that.. I did what Sachin Kamath ...
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Optimus: Using optirun logs me out, then fails?

I have a Samsung QX411, with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a nVidia GeForce 520M GPU, both bridged with Optimus. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. Now, here's my problem. When I run optirun glxinfo for the ...
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High CPU with web streaming videos

Every time I start watching some video within a browser (both Firefox 40.0 and Chrome 44.0.2403.157 64-bit with no extensions) the CPU usage gets 100% (according to htop and system monitor) freezing ...
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Second monitor not rendering correctly with NVidia drivers

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and NVidia Drivers 346. I have a Samsung monitor and it works nice except because it does not appear to render correctly. For example, when I scroll a page or something, it ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu + Win7, Low Graphics Mode, Can't Access Terminal or GRUB

So I successfully installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 today. At first, there were no issues and everything went smoothly until I had the great idea to change the open-source ...
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Kubuntu/KDE Plasma OpenGL Graphics Issues

I'm running KDE Plasma Workspace on Kubuntu 14.04 and I'm having graphics issues. When hovering the mouse over bars, the info window that opens had a large black box around it, when trying to change ...
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Hearthstone graphics glitch (shadows on Blackrock board)

Specs: VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 [GeForce GTX 560] (rev a1) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83b5 Kernel driver in use: nvidia Ubuntu 15.04 - Linux-x86_64 NVIDIA ...
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Steam not launching after switching Graphics Card?

I recently purchased and installed an AMD Sapphire R7 4GB 240. Ubuntu automatically switched to some Open-Source Drivers named Gallium 0.4 on AMD OLAND. For some reason Steam is not able to launch ...
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Hybrid Nvidia and Intel cards, bumblebee optirun not working and OpenGL not being Intel

I have been fighting with the installation and correct usage of my Nvidia GTX960M together with an Intel i7-4720M CPU on Ubuntu 15.04. I have followed lots of links on this website, on ubuntu wiki ...
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AMD discrete graphics unusable on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBook Pro 8,2 with a proper EFI single boot. All works like a charm and the boot process is really fast, I'm really satisfied. I have only one issue: I can use ...
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Enabling Bootloader Graphics

In Xdiagnose, I checked the box that says "Disable Bootloader Graphics". No longer requiring this, I realized I didn't know how to revert the function. Any help? EDIT: To clarify, I am locked to the ...
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Nvidia drivers not loading

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 with the latest kernel at the moment (4.2rc7) from here: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc7-unstable/ and the latest Nvidia drivers form ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa ...
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Display Issues with Ubuntu

I'm a huge Linux fan, however lately, I've been really disappointed by one thing, the issue is my graphics card, It works smoothly with two monitors on windows, but as soon as I use any Linux distro, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 will NOT run on HP DV2845se with dual core AMD Turion and nvidia 630M graphics

I have been an Ubuntu user for about 5 years and have had Ubuntu on the subject laptop the entire time. Yes I have had some trials and tribulations with the nvidia hardware but always managed to make ...
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How to use NVidia Gpu simultaneously with intel HD

My laptop has an high-end NVidia Geforce GTX 860m graphics card and the intel integrated graphics (Intel HD 4600, pretty weak) So in my case, i have to work in ue4 (very heavy on the graphics card), ...
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low graphic cause by remove lock

I ran sudo fuser -cuk /var/lib/dpkg/lock; sudo rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock when I was trying to remove the apt-get lock and it crashed my OS directly... any one knows how to solve this
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Changing Nvidia Driver black screen

I searched everyone online for solution, but it is still not working. At first I changed the Nvidia driver to use the propriety driver from the additional tab, twice, and it shows black screen which ...
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trying to install drivers on ubuntu 15.04 for my r7 260x graphics card NEED HELP

I'm totally new to Ubuntu and I have looked over this PDF:amd-catalyst-graphics-driver-installer-notes-for-linux-operating-systems.pdf I am aware in the PDF it says 14.04 is supported, but on the ...
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Error with Graphics program using C (Ubuntu 14.04)

Regarding this thread How do I use graphics.h in Ubuntu? , I executed the following program(shown below the block), but the program unfortunately ends automatically after a few seconds with the ...
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Ubuntu lastest kernel update broke my GFX drivers [duplicate]

So, the latest kernel broke my AMD drivers and forced my system into a Low Graphics Mode on boot up now, the update I got was 3.19.0-26 and I'm now in ttyl consoles now instead of the Ubuntu desktop. ...
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How do I install AMD Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04?

I was planning on doing a Windows build but I had problems getting Daz to work so I'm here now. I'm trying to download the proprietary drivers for my AMD Radeon HD 6870 but nothing is working. I ...
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Nvidia drivers cause Minecraft to crash

I play Minecraft on my computer, and whenever I press F3, it says "Gallium 0.4 on NV98" I looked up what this means, and found out that it is a default graphics driver. So, I looked around for how to ...