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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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) boot animation is different/lower graphics after using nvidia graphics driver

My system used to have a problem where it would hang on wake up from suspend. I started using the proprietary Nvidia drivers as suggested in some AskUbuntu post. After that Ubuntu would always boot ...
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prevent software updater from updating nvidia driver [duplicate]

Not sure if this is possible, but I want to prevent the ubuntu software updater from updating the graphics driver. I've install nvidia cuda driver 7.0. and each time I run the software updater, ...
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Active window is back after installing graphic card driver

Im running Ubuntu 14.04 and got a GeForce GT 720M and installed a graphic card driver lately Now i cant see anymore whats going on at the aktive window I know i can just uninstall it and it should ...
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Unable to login during boot without reinstalling Graphic drivers

My system has a recurring problem where I am unable to login after certain packages have been updated. Below is s list the most recently install packages taken from /var/log/dpkg.log and upon reboot I ...
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Video looks blurred

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and i updated everything using the software updater. Still all the HD videos that i have look pixlated. Any suggestions ? My PC configuration. Processor : Intel® Core™ ...
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Graphics acceleration not working [on hold]

I am new to Linux. I have an old Dell Inspiron 5160 with a Trident Microsystems XGI Volari XP5 graphics card. I installed Linux Mint (based on Ubuntu) 17.1. It is not finding or loading graphics ...
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14.04: How to use NVIDIA Graphics instead of Intel integrated graphics?

I previously tried to install my nvidia graphics card driver more than 50 times when this version was released (14.04) and every time i always got either blank screen, terminal only with no x-server ...
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How to change which graphics card a program uses?

I recently installed Steam to run Rust on my Ubuntu 14.04. The game, even at the lowest graphics settings possible, lags incredibly hard, to the point where the game is unplayable. I have two ...
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Asus f550c, double graphic card: what is the best setting? nvidia driver, using only integrated card lags too much

My laptop is an Asus f550c, with double graphic card. I have installed nvidia driver (version 331.113-updates) and using the integrated card as default. The problem is that sometimes it lags too ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 is acting really glitchy and frequently has severe lags and has graphical bugs

Programs will dim and not respond after a while. Opening programs make the screen bug out. Is there a way to fix this without having to reinstall from USB/CD.
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Second display won't work with nvidia drivers

I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because: the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver ...
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CompizConfig 3D windows don't work - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've recently been experimenting with CompizConfig Settings Manager. I almost have my desktop configured, the way that suits my preferences. I'm trying to add the final touch by enabling 3D windows ...
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How to set the discrete GPU as default Video card instead of the dedicated?

I have a MSI FX420 Laptop which I will be giving to my brother starting college as a CS. One requirement is that they should be using Linux as their OS. Now my problem is after installing Ubuntu ...
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Consistent graphical issues damaging my Ubuntu experience

I recently switched from Windows to 100% Ubuntu. So far everything has been an improvement except consistent graphical issues which just happens to be the single most important factor (can't see ...
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To install Wine, remove graphics driver - wut?

I have been troubleshooting display problems (my computer was using default Ubuntu drivers and I finally managed to get the proprietary fglrx-update to work instead. I noticed that one of the apt-get ...
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how to do graphics programming in ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to do graphics programming in Ubuntu Linux.But there is no graphics.h header file. Please tell me how to graphics programming and which library files needed to install for graphics programming. ...
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Issue with graphics drivers after install

I have been having an issue and I hate to say Windows comes better :( I have an old laptop HP Pavilion DV2000 to be exact I can install windows fine. Windows XP, 8 and 8.1 Ubuntu 12.04 installs and ...
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KDE 14.10 Horizontal Tearing with all graphical animations (Switching virtual desktops, moving windows, etc.)

This wasn't happening for the longest time, and it goes on and off, sometimes it won't do it for a day or two, and sometimes it will be non-stop for couple days. Here's a video showing what I'm ...
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Two graphic cards - how to check which one is used, and how to ensure that the right one is used?

I have a laptop - Clevo P150EM, with two graphic cards onboard. Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a Radeon HD 8970M. I would like to check which one is used, and ensure that the Intel HD 4000 is used as a ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 graphical issues coming out of suspension

Everytime I come out of suspend mode, the login screen loads up fine (it's from ubuntu) but then I get this when I log into Kubuntu. Also as a side note all the time many of my desktop effects have ...
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My computer with AMD graphics showws gradients with consecutive rows of colors as a single color, instead of smoothly changing. How can I fix this?

Consider this image: I've examined the pixel contents of the image and every row of pixels (outside the white border) has an entirely different color value. This would look right on my old laptop, ...
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Second Monitor Issues on Lenovo W530 running Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a Lenovo W530 with Nvidia Optimus technology running Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the Nouveau drivers and experiencing problems when connecting a second monitor to the VGA port. I would like to be ...
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Terrible performance in Dota 2 with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (i7-4600U)

I tried to play Dota 2 (installed via steam) on ubuntu 14.04. As it was not playable (very low frame rate ~3 fps, even with the lowest graphical settings ~8 fps) I supposed the graphic drivers were ...
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C++ Graphics On Ubuntu [closed]

So I've been trying for weeks to find a way to do graphics in c++ on ubuntu, thing is I'm new to linux and graphics. Sometimes I think I did everything right and hit build in codeblocks, then hit run ...
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graphics problem from 13.04 onwards

This is my first question but i am a long time reader and would like to thanks you all for the brilliant help you give to all. i have a Toshiba laptop satellite A300 i have been running ubuntu since ...
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bumblebeed: No integrated video card found, quitting

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and NVIDIA OPTIMUS: - Intel HD3000 (don't know which drivers are used: I've installed Intel(R) Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7 while being ...
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Which AMD drivers to install for crossfire 5770s? I use FAH alot

I was just wondering if there were any good AMD graphics drivers that won't kill my system performance and allow me to use Protein folding @ home from Standford school of medicine? I tried the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not using ATI Radeon HD 3450, instead using Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)

I recently installed a ATI Radeon HD3450 on my desktop. When I ran LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo part of my output is as following name of display: :0.0 libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI3 ...
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Visual glitch/bugs on desktop

Today I was going to install Ubuntu 14.04.1. First I tried to run ubuntu without installing. After some time the Ubuntu started, but with visual bugs: As you can see there is some kind of problem ...
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Any whiteboard animation software for Ubuntu or Linux?

Is there any standalone easy-to-use whiteboard animation software like EasySketch Pro 2, Explaindio or VideomakerFX for Ubuntu or Linux in general? Else, how can one achieve something like ...
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Kubuntu animations work at first, then seem broken

Ok, so I have a very powerful gaming PC, I have installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu alongside my windows installation. Now here's my problem. Kubuntu runs very very well on my PC, I have 16 gigs of ram, and ...
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lubuntu strange graphics

I have just installed a fresh lubuntu 14.10. I have this graphics bug: After this I installed the NVidia drivers, but nothing changed. Then I installed the Intel drivers, still nothing. I have ...
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Get both Graphics cards working

I have 2 nVidia GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2 graphics cards, each with a DVI, VGA and HDMI port. Unfortunately, only one of these cards is detected by Ubuntu, so I have to have one screen on VGA and the ...
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Lubuntu Minecraft Lag

So, I installed Ubuntu 14.10(Lubuntu 14.04) recently and I have a very big ass lag on Minecraft. RAM:2G Processor:2xIntel(R) Pentium(R) P6100 @ 2.00GHz Graphics:Intel HD Graphics Can you help me ...
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Screen problems - Ubuntu 14.04, Radeon HD 4850, Gallium drivers and 50 inch TV

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, Radeon HD 4850, using Gallium drivers and a 50" Panasonic TV for display attached to graphic cards HDMI output, but I can not get the desktop 100% inside the display ...
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Open source driver performance for Radeon HD 4870 vs legacy driver?

I have attempted to do a little benchmarking, but am running into a couple issues with the Legacy driver that have given me pause and realized that perhaps I should ask the question before bending ...
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Edgers PPA Graphic Drivers Automatic Update

This may be a dumb question but does the Edgers PPA provide automatic updating? IE will the Edgers PPA automatically install newer releases of Nvidia drivers? Thanks.
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Switching from dedicated graphics card to Intel integrated graphics, still having problems

I installed Ubuntu 12.04(I can't update because it breaks something) on a computer with a dedicated graphics card. The graphics card is an AMD Radeon 6570. It was installed in the computer when I put ...
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ATI Eyefinity vs Nvidia SLI 3-monitor span for gaming [duplicate]

I'm going to be building a computer for iRacing/gaming, and I'd like to use Ubuntu. I'm wondering which card vendor has the best support for a 3-monitor setup that would treat the 3 monitors as one ...
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Dual Screen / Dual GFX card issue

I recently added an additional video card (Radeon HD 6450) to my system and instead of improving the response time its worse than before. On the 1 GB card the video display is very laggy, on the ...
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Lost display after nvidia driver update on optimus laptop (everyting else works)

I've been using Ubuntu 14.10 with no problems for a couple of months. After fresh install I installed property Nvidia driver(nvidia-331) from software sources and had no problem using it with Nvidia ...
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Is it necessary to install a graphics card driver for ubuntu 14.04

I am brand new to the world of linux and don't really know what I'm doing. I replaced my old windows 7 with ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to get the lay of the land. One subject that I've heard brought ...
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low performance NVIDIA-SLI

My notebook is an IdeaPad Y500 (Lenovo) with 2 GeForce GT 650M. Ubuntu 14.04LTS is the only OS on my notebook. I installed the latest NVIDIA-driver 346.35. I tried the vmalloc=256M method. Result is ...
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Nvidia driver installed but sytem running Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe

I installed 14.04 a month ago and have not been able to get my Nvidia graphics card to work since that time. Currently the system thinks it is using the Nvidia driver. Output of lshw -c video is as ...
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How do I enable 4k resolution output?

I've recently bought a PC with MSI b85i motherboard and its supposed to support 4k resolution output. Ive done a fresh install of Ubuntu onto the new PC, plugged an HDMI cable into it and connected it ...
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Unable to init SDL: No available video device

i am trying to execute graphics program bt there is msg on terminal "Unable to init SDL: No available video device " when execute the c++ graphics program
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Graphics Card Problem after installing ubuntu 14.04

Guys I have a Sapphire Radeon R7 240 Graphics card and when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I have this problem that I can't even describe it or find out what's happening. Black screen and corrupted ...
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Prevent nvidia to raise performance level to avoid overheating

I have a serius problem about my GPU in my laptop. Whenever, I use my laptop to do something about graphics, the heat keep raising until hit 100 C and keep raising until my laptop suddenly turned off. ...
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dual nvidia gpu not working right

i have 4 monitor setup soon to be 5 and 2 gpu in my desktop. i got the first gpu (gtx 650 TI on a 16x gen2) to work just fine but my second card (GT 520 on a 1x slot gen 1) does not work quite right. ...