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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Laptop does not wake up after suspend

This happens randomly. I have an Hp Pavilion 17: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04511132 When I suspend my laptop (whether by closing the lid or any other way) sometimes it ...
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Second monitor displays black screen after adding new X Screen with Nvidia X Server Settings

Before this problem occurred, I had a different problem, which was that most programs I would open would automatically open onto the wrong monitor. To fix this, I went into 'Nvidia X Server Settings' ...
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Graphic card maximum supported resolution

How can I get the maximum supported resolution for the graphic card? I'm looking for a terminal command to see if the graphic card supports a 4K display. If there is no all-in-one command, then I'm ...
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Swarst drivers in lubuntu?

I recently installed lubuntu but when i run steam through i get this error message " Running Steam on ubuntu 15.04 32-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler ...
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How to find my Graphics card's Memory

sudo lshw -C display shows ... *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus ...
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Ubuntu graphics look terrible with games (dota 2)

In Dota 2, the grahpics of the game look pixelated and awful. The resolution is the same as windows and all the settings appear to be on high, but the game looks like a ps2 game. I am running with ...
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Windows distorted, can't start lightdm - now can't even boot in graphics mode anymore

I have kind of an urgent problem here as my laptop turned out to be completely useless while on a trip. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo U410. When I boot, there is no problem. The login screen ...
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Can't install nvidia drivers on a 2 card laptop for xubuntu 14.04

I just installed xubuntu 14.04 on an asus gl771j laptop. It comes with an integrated intel video card and another nvidia 860m video card. I open the additional drivers setting window and I get "no ...
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AMD Catalyst Installation on Ubuntu; No supported adapters detected

I'm trying to install AMD Catalyst on my Linux Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04) OS. My notebook has switchable graphics, Intel HD 3000 and Radeon HD 7550M. Following lots of instructions here and other blogs, ...
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getting rid of nouveau and using intel graphics

I'm running a Asus N550JK notebook, which uses an Intel HD4000-something-something Integrated GPU together with a proprietary nVidia GTX850m (known as nVidia Optimus). I just installed Ubuntu-Server ...
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nVidia profile switching

I'm new to Ubuntu (running 14.04) with limited linux experience. I have a dell m3800 with NVIDIA Quadro K1100M/Intel GPUs. I've loaded the NVIDIA driver 331.113 (proprietary, tested). Unlike many ...
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Intel graphics(hd 4000) in ubuntu 14.04

So I tried installing intel hd graphics 1.08 in ubuntu 14.04 but it says 'Distribution not supported'. I read up on the intel graphics forum that they have disabled it for ubuntu 14.04. So here is my ...
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“Bleached” screen after suspend on iMac with Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu 15.04 works fine on my old iMac (Intel, mid 2007) except for suspend/resume. After wakeup the screen appears "bleached" by vertical white lines (half the screen pixels are white). This ...
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Corrupt video display on D630 laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a D630 laptop with an Intel GM965 video card running at 1440x900 resolution. I'm finding the display gets all messed up after half an hour or so of running, with text ...
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Slow system + No screen resolution / DPI settings on Macbook Pro Retina 11,1

I asked this question at the Ubuntu forums a week ago and didn't get an answer so I thought maybe somebody over here could help me. :) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2274341 Hey, I am ...
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Why some Folder & File icons are unvisabel

I use Lubuntu 14.04. The title of my folder/files are apparent but their icons are randomly unapparent. In some cases when I move the mouse on them they become unvisabel fore a short time. a ...
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Graphical glitches after updating 14.10 to 15.04

I have a Radeon HD 7800 series card, after updating to 15.04 I am getting random graphical glitches: Not a screenshot because it didn't capture the issue. For whatever reason, this game was ...
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Best desktop graphics card that can use open source drivers?

I know this has probably been asked somewhere before but things are always changing and being updated. So I want to ask again now. What is the best (performance-wise) desktop graphics card that can ...
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how to skip nouveau driver error while installing ubuntu?

I am installing ubuntu downloaded recently into my pc with GT 240 graphics card. the installation is hanging . when pressing alt+sshift +f1 I saw many errors starting with nouveau. Killing the ...
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Some images appear discoloured in Firefox

Some images - especially in Facebook appears green-ish and purple-ish when I view using Firefox but when I open the same page using Chromium the image colour is normal.
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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, error on closing or minimizing window

I just upgraded my system from 14.10 to 15.04 but causes a bug that freezes the window and not allow me to minimize or move. The same happens to the files and terminal. After many problems I ...
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Looking to upgrade my graphic card [on hold]

So I'm like super new to Ubuntu and I've never actually upgraded my graphic card on anything before. That being said I'm thinking of getting the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT because I found it cheap. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce loads to black screen after login, after group skype on XP partition

Ubuntu 14.04 loads to black screen after login and doesn't recognise my second monitor. I hadn't made any recent changes other than a standard automatic software update yesterday - everything has been ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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Screen tearing with Nvidia Prime

I've installed Nvidia-346 (that also installed Prime) and prime-indicator from the ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 repository in Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I switch from Intel to nVidia I get a general screen ...
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I have Lubuntu 15.05 on a V5535, I need the vesa driver

I own a Fujitsu Siemens V5535 netbook, and I used to have the vesa driver working on Ubuntu 14.10. I started a thread on ubuntuforums, and my question was answered (and solved), but having overwritten ...
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The system is running in low graphics mode 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I'm running an old CES mainboard w/ 1 gig ram and an AMD Athlon 1700 processor, WD 160 GB HD. I have the board drivers on disk. I'm completely new to Ubuntu and don't know what to do at this point. ...
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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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Periodic Freeze, no discernible pattern

I am (almost) completely new to Linux operating systems, but prefer the freedom of customisation and open source aspect of Linux. I am having, in Ubuntu 14.04, a problem where my screen will freeze ...
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Can not support a full graphical boot with 14.04 LTS

What could be the difference between a standard booting and to do it with recovery mode/resume sequence? In my case, if I do it in the standard mode, the computer boots but freezes after a while when ...
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Graphic driver issue on 14.10

I think I am experiencing issues with the graphic driver. I have installed 14.10 with encrypted hd. When I boot there is a graphical prompt for the password of the root partition. The keyboard ...
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ubuntu 14.04 only boots in recovery mode

I have the same problem in my Ubuntu desktop, then if I change the X.Org X server-Nouveau driver for the NVIDIA one, the display crashes next reboot (even in recovery mode) so only reinstall option ...
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Ubuntu characters missing with Nvidia GeForce 840M and Nouveau driver

I recently bought a new laptop (ASUS-X555LN) with a 840M graphics card in it. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with its install DVD, during and after the install, there are missing characters, like in ...
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Replacing Nouveau driver with Nvidia driver

I am running a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04, and I want to use Nvidia drivers rather than the default Nouveau drivers. So, as advised here ...
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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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How to install Nvidia driver?

First of all after installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I was having problem - system freezes after few minutes of work. I installed nvidia-current driver, it helped. I decided to install something more ...
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Crawling desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server on an Intel S1200v3RPS server board

I asked this question earlier but have more specific situation to report. I have this new S1200v3RPS motherboard and it runs fine with Ubuntu except when it comes to using the Desktop. The desktop ...
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ubuntu 14.02 lts never boots the same way and same number of screens

It is crazy, my ubuntu 14.02 LTS never starts the same way,,,,in a such a way, It seems it is teasing me on purpose lol. I have a dual boot on 2 separate hard drives. At starting, it asks which OS we ...
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How do I update AMD video drivers?

I have a laptop that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a little while back. I do not know the full specs, mainly because this laptop is five or six years old and was originally my dad's. I want to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Trusty with two gpu cards, desktop on wrong screen

I have a fresh install dualbooot, first I installed windows 7, then ubuntu trusty desktop 14.04.2., then I was able to get amd catalyst 14.9 for linux x64 working. When doing this with both my amd r9 ...
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Dark and black colors on screen have fuzzy 'noise'

The closest thing to this problem I can find is Fuzzy static noise on screen, but that is not the same problem I am having. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on an Asus G750JW laptop. I have installed the ...
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Steam client GUI rendering glitch (flickering, weird overlay). Also affects Strife game

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook 2,1 with 4gb RAM (about 3gb usable). All other games run fine, but the Steam client itself renders all wonky, and Strife has the same problem as Steam. Links ...
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Trusty: Flickering problem with xorg opensource driver on ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]

Last week I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and since then I'm experiencing strange short horizontal flicker. It's hard to describe so here is a video of it and this is my current setup: lspci ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 have something like Window's DXDiag? [duplicate]

I need to find out how much video/graphics memory is in my Acer Aspire 3680-2419 laptop so I can try to install a game using Play On Linux. I know it has a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 that's ...
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Lenovo G50-45 GFX recognition issue

I own the above mentioned laptop. I was running Win 8.1 x64 OEM on it up until recently when I decided to go back to Ubuntu. The problem is on Windows with latest drivers it nicely detected, that I ...
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Team Fortress 2 displays black screen on Ubuntu 14.04

I can run Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 14.04, however the screen is black when I run the game. I can hear the music in the background so the issue seems to be with the graphics. This is what I got from ...
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Where can i get safe Nvidia driver to laptop

I tried to install GPU(GT 635m) driver on my linux(kubuntu), but last 3 times update are failed. Because after reboot i get black blank screen and haven`t ability to repare video drivers. When i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dual graphics Nvidia doesn't work

I used to be able to switch to Nvidia by going to software sources. Now when I click the driver for my graphics card it downloads, turns green and it looks like its using the correct driver but when I ...
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Strange Graphical Behavior

(This is xposted from ubuntu official forum. Nobody answered there, i hope i will be more lucky here) Since when I have installed xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my new laptop I got this strange behavior that ...
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Nvidia drivers 346 or 349? [duplicate]

I have a gtx 960 and Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed the drivers for my card that the Nvidia driver website recommended (nvidia 346) through the mamarley ppa. I found that, on the ppa and on the ...