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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Ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...
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Why is my Display Controller Intel when I have nvidia graphics card?

When I run lspci command i get this: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd ...
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How do i get Ubuntu to recognize my graphics card? (trusty tahr)

First of, hello! I have a Asus X552C laptop with a Nvidia Geforce 710m graphics card, and i do have some issues. I have looked online and I've tried mostly everything, but it just won't work for me! ...
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3 Display configuration help with intel intergrated graphics - Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome classic or Unity)

I've been trying to set up my dock station with 3 displays with no luck. I have a i5 HP Elitebook 8440p laptop docked on a HP VB043AA Docking station that has a vga, a dvi and a display port. I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Dual Graphics 8650G / 8670M

I have a HP Pavillion Laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It has an AMD APU with integrated 8650G and a discrete AMD 8670M GPUs. ajith@SoulCube:~$ uname -a Linux SoulCube 3.13.0-34-generic #60-Ubuntu ...
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Multiple montior Issues, Xinerama ruined everything

I am new to linux/ubuntu, and I am having issues with getting my displays to work. My setup works perfectly fine on windows. but I am having trouble getting it to work on ubuntu. I have 5 monitors, ...
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How can I use monitors plugged into my graphics card and motherboard?

I've decided to try out Ubuntu on my desktop, but I've ran into a problem. When I first booted into it, it only detected my small monitor plugged into my motherboard. I thought of this as a non-issue, ...
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How to turn off graphic card

My laptop is over heating. I need to turn off the Radeon graphics card and use the built in Intel graphics. The lspci output is shown below. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Gubuntu 14.04.1 : graphics reset (GUI -> CLI -> GUI remotely)

I am running ubuntu 14.04.1, gnome flavor. let's assume my amd graphics card has keeled over, but the OS is still running fine. (both fglrx and nouveau occasionally do this with a 30" 2560x1600 and ...
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VGA output not working for Intel GS45 Express chipset

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Toshiba Portege R600-10Q laptop (a model from 2009). I am now trying to display the desktop on a BenQ Senseye3 22" monitor, via the vga output, but it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lightdm and Unity optimal configuration

What I'm using: SonyVaio Vpcef2e1e (with 4GB RAM and Ati mobility radeon™ hd 4250) In the old days I never had issue with the graphics. I had to fight sometimes to add drivers to the graphic ...
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How to increase video memory in Wine? (Wine version 1.6.2)

I'm trying to run a program(BeamNG.drive) on Wine 1.6.2, and there seems to be a problem. See, here's the thing: I can actually get it to load most of the way. But just before it would have finished ...
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Problems running Grisaia no Kajitsu with Wine HQ on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with Wine 1.7. So here's the thing, I have downloaded a visual novel called "Grisaia no Kajitsu" from Fuwanovel; the game run without any errors until a certain point, the ...
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What graphic drivers i need to install so my both graphic cards could run?

im new ubuntu user so i dont know much about it, i searched all over internet how and what drivers to install so my dual gpu lapotop could run both of them. I tried most of the methods still no luck. ...
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Graphics cards not dispaying videos

I have 2 graphics cards and with either installed in the AGP slot they fail to display videos (youtube etc). The cards are a "Ati Sapphire Radeon 9250 256mb 128-bit ddr agp 4x/8x" and a "FX5200 256 ...
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Play On Linux Not Intstalling Games Correctly

When I very first installed play on linux it mentioned that I may have a certain graphics driver that was incompatible (by memory). I proceeded to install as I am brand new to ubuntu and tried to ...
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Installed 4th Graphics Card; Now System is Running in Low-Graphics Mode

I had 2 Titan Blacks and 1 Titan. The system worked fine; after initial problems with Nvidia-driver related black screen which I was able to fix. Today I added a fourth Titan Black (3 ASUS Titan Black ...
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graphics problem in xubuntu 14.04: images and text disappear

I recently migrated from Win XP to Ubuntu, and I have been having a very annoying graphics problem ever since. I am currently running Xubuntu 14.04, but I do not have the impression that the exact ...
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startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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Thinkpad T20 not booting from 14.04.1 32-Bit CD

A have download and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit to a disc to install on my IBM ThinkPad T20, but it wont boot. It just sits there at a black screen with a blinking cursor(can't type anything either). ...
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CUDA 6.5 not performing any computation under Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I've installed CUDA 6.5 on my system (I did not want to use 5.5 since there are some features after version 6 that I need). My system is a Notebook with an NVIDIA GPU, namely lspci | grep -i ...
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Why does the Spotify client render certain pages completely black?

Spotify starts up fine, but when navigating to certain sections of the app, instead of the expected content a black square is displayed. What is causing this issue and how can it be resolved?
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ubuntu 14.10 flicker and freeze [on hold]

I just upgraded to 14.04 from 13.04. I thought the flicker I experienced using 13.04 would go away when I upgraded. It did, but only temporarily. I've done everything I can think of, read all the ...
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libcairo.so for Ubuntu 14.04 is dead-slow compared to Ubuntu 13.10

I'm running the video mixer software called Snowmix that uses libcairo extensively. After updating to Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop amd64, I noticed that mixing video required 8 times more CPU. Using oprofile ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidea GT 840M Graphics

I am having trouble with my Geforce GT 840M on my brand new Ubuntu instillation, it does not seem to be listed as my graphics card. Details Page However the card is listed under lspci lspci I have ...
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Thick black edges appear after coming out of sleep ubuntu

When my laptop comes out of sleep, there are thick black edges appear behind each window. This happens to all UI elements which cast a shadow, like some dropdowns an textbox suggestions. These thick ...
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Removal of libsound2 file causes graphics loss [on hold]

I was trying to install skype on ubuntu 12.10 desktop. but it was giving some error related to libsound2:i386 file. to overcome this problem i removed file libsound2 thinking that will install it ...
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Install Graphics Drivers

How do I install NVIDIA GeForce GTX 610 drivers in Ubuntu 14? I've installed on VMWare running on Windows 7. I have already tried downloading and installing from Ubuntu websites, but files which I ...
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New monitor - reset graphics 14.04

Have new monitor, but resolution stuck at that of old monitor. New monitor is 16:9 but resolution stuck at 5:4 so how do I reset the monitor detection and get a good resolution on the new monitor?
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Problems with AMD Display after upgrade to 14.04

Was using 12.04 OK for last 6 months with my PCI graphics card which is AMD Radeon R7 200 series. Had some initial problems but installed Catalyst 13.101 driver and all worked fine. A few days ago I ...
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How do I install the latest Mesa release?

Which is the preferred way to install the latest stable version of Mesa on Ubuntu? I believe that would be a PPA, but not the bleeding-edge one like xorg-edgers. I would like to see a PPA that ...
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Nvidia Driver versions?

I've looked all over and can't find any reason as to why or how Nvidia names their drivers. for example they have a 330.xxx/340.xxx series that are current but also a 300.xxx and i've found that they ...
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How to revert from 14.04 back to 12.04 [duplicate]

My first Ubuntu installation was 12.04 LTS about a month ago on the desktop PC detailed below. This worked well but I forgot that if it works don't try to fix it and I upgraded to 14.04 LTS. ...
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What does the Gradient Stripes section mean in the Libre Office print preferences?

I guess that Reduce Gradient means that it isn't as high quality, but what is the option for Gradient Stripes or Intermediate Colour?
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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 ...