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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Strange screen freezing/hangs

I have a laptop with hybrid intel/nvidia graphics (core i5 and gt650m). At random moments the screen, and just the visual part, will freeze/hang. Using Ctrl+Alt+F1 & Ctrl+Alt+F7 to switch the ...
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Intel HD 2000 video card only 640x480 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

First time installing anything but Windows, and have run into the following problem: When I ran the Ubuntu installation, I got the odd unintelligible vertical and horizontal lines instead of the ...
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optirun playonlinux

If I use optirun to run playonlinux ( or PRIMUS_SYNC=2 primusrun playonlinux ) and then I choose a game that uses wine, does my game also use secondary graphic card ? I ask because I get low FPS as if ...
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Additional Drivers for AMD Graphic Card have not been installing

I have a trouble with my Ubuntu 14.10. I want to install additional driver for my AMD graphic card but when I choose fglrx-updates in "Software & Updates" -> "Additional Drivers" and press "Apply ...
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Graphics display messed up since upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 and now my grphics are very messed up. with Xorg nouveau and with the nvidia 340.58 driver I have the same issue with the display being far to big for the screen so that ...
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graphics are not running properly

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my pc HP xw6400. but the graphics are very slow. video songs don't play properly. I tried installing different drivers for graphics card but none of them worked out. ...
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Issues with ubuntu restart

Recently I installed the Nvidia-CUDA package. It asked me for a restart. After restart, my pc starts but doesn't load the desktop (after logging in). How do I recover? I need to do it since most of my ...
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Nvidia/Intel graphics card driver questions

My laptop has an onboard Intel HD 4000 graphics card and a Nvidia GeForce GT 650M card. When I first installed Ubuntu, it was using the Nouveau open-source drivers by default. Everything seemed to be ...
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nvidia quadro K1100M issue with Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell M3800 with nvidia QUADRO K1100M and intel HD4600 running Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the nvidia driver using this steps: $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa $ sudo apt-get ...
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Set Ubuntu to use Nvdia VGA

when I checked which graphic driver my laptop uses. it is using both my nvidia and intel graphic driver. based on this post, he said that [VGA controller] at the end of each device. Whatever ...
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External graphics card (eGPU) on mPCIe is not detected in Ubuntu 14.04

I have HP 530 laptop (the one with 2.16 GHz Core Duo processor) with 3GB RAM and GMA950 iGPU, GTX 560 Ti and PE4C-PM3E V1.2 adapter (so I plug it to mPCIe where WiFi was before), which is said to ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Asus X552E because of weird graphics

I have bought an Asus X552E, AMD A4 with Radeon HD 8670M gpu. I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on it but I have a strange problem. when I start installing, the LCD of laptop encounters with graphical ...
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Picture: Stuck Screen (multiple colors) While Installing Any Distro

I have Windows 8 installed on this machine, but suddenly wanted to switch to Ubuntu. I have tried installing all Ubuntu flavors (Xubuntu, Lubuntu... etc.) and for hours now I have been getting this ...
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AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Glitches In Ubuntu 14.04.1

My Laptop specs : AMD A8-6410 Radeon R5 Graphics 4 GB DDR3 500 GB HDD I removed Windows 8.1 completely & installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 But, the graphics is just too damn slow. The output of ...
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failsafe-failure after installing AMD fglrx driver in Ubuntu 14.04

after trying every option I can think of (and from the Web), I am forcefully have to ask here :) So first of all my gear: A Dell e6540 laptop CPU Intel Haswell 4800MQ (igpu 4600), GPU AMD 8790m ; ...
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NVidia Drivers for a GeForce GTS 450 on Ubuntu 14.04 - Which one works?

Regarding drivers for GeForce GTS 450 on Ubuntu 14.04 - which one works? For a while I had my Nvidia setup perfect. One day recently it just malfunctioned - I think an update threw it off. There ...
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Input not supported Ubuntu 14.04

After installing the AMD Catalyst driver which I downloaded from the AMD website, it asked me to reboot and after that I got a black screen with "Input not supported". I know it's the graphics ...
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Ubuntu SDK content window always on top

Just getting started with the Ubuntu SDK, trying to get everything set up, and I'm running into a graphics bug that I can't find a resolution to, or even anyone else who seems to have the same ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Amd/Intel Graphics, Fan and Battery Life problem

I am new to linux and ubuntu so i am having problems with it. I have dell inspiron 5521 which has hybrid graphics. My problem is that i can not switch between graphic cards -vgaswitcheroo does not ...
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fglrx taking 100% of one cpu core

I have a Acer Aspire V5-552G with a amd a10 apu (a10-5757m) and a dedicated hd 8750m graphics card. I installed the latest drivers from the amd website but my problem is that when i open certain ...
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Integrated Graphics Controller is not listed in ubuntu 14.04

down vote favorite lspci | grep VGA gives me lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Park [Mobility Radeon HD 5430/5450/5470] Its not listing ...
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Wanting to update my OLD video card for working with blender and games

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 on my desktop pc. It is quite good for all my needs except gaming and blender3d due to an outdated graphics card. The issue is not the quality of the card, but its openGL ...
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How to check whether Ubuntu uses my graphics card?

I have a n HP laptop with a fresh Ubuntu installed. How do I check whether it uses the nVIDIA graphics built in my laptop?
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Random xubuntu 14.04 Xorg graphics freezes

I've got a fairly new Asus X550CC laptop with up to date xubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm using NVIDIA graphics drivers version 343.13. From day one I installed xubuntu on this machine I've been getting these ...
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Removed all Nvidia drivers and Ubuntu won't boot

I installed a new Raedon R9 290X after upgrading from my old Nvidia GTX 570, installed the AMD Catalyst 14.6 drivers and everything booted fine but games where a little laggy. I decided to remove the ...
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Dual Displays overlap on startup?

Heyo, got a slight problem here. Whenever I start up my Ubuntu 14.04, my displays decide to overlap each other, not unlike this. An easy fix is to go to the display settings and drag the small screen ...
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Graphical error while installing

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and even newer to this community. Ubuntu refuses to install and the screen goes nuts. Let me lay out a list of what happens. Boot off USB and see grub boot menu with ...
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How do I fix black screen when switching to tty?

When I use ctr + alt + f1 to use the command line from the login screen (or anywhere for that matter), I get a black screen and cannot get anything to appear on-screen other than that I am able to ...
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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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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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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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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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Video suddenly unaccelerated, wrong resolution

Lubuntu 14.04 fully up to date. It was working fine until I turned on my laptop today and the screen was 1024x768 instead of the native 1280x800, unaccelerated. lxrandr shows 1024x768 as the only ...
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How do I run Ubuntu in headless mode?

I would like to set up Ubuntu in headless mode - configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; probably without access to graphics hardware altogether. The rationale for this is: I ...
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Computer becoming unresponsive when changing display

I just had a weird issue come up today. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an external monitor. Until today, everything was working fine, but I started having a problem. ...
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Why Can't I install the Intel Graphics Installer app?

Every time I follow the steps to use it, I click the file I downloaded and it pulls up Ubuntu Software Center with an error: Dependency not satisfiable: libglib2.0-0 (>=2.37.3). Now I thought I might ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Driver / Screen Resoloution Problem

I have an old laptop that I installed Ubuntu on from Windows XP previously. After the installation I noticed the screen resolution is wrong and not all of the screen fits on the display. After ...
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An extra line appears on the leftmost point of additional display. How do I fix it?

I have a screen which I attach to my laptop. When I use the "Extend" mode, one column of pixels at the right end of the left display screen creeps up to the leftmost part of my right display. Its ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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Double desktop problem in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a Ubuntu Virtual Machine on one of the ESX server. When I started the Ubuntu it prompted me for update installation and then reboot. After reboot I see double ...
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Catalyst Control Center

I have this installed, but then what? Is this an application that you can open up and modify or is it like a driver that you just download and not touch again?
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Laptop boots to a black screen after trying to install fglrx for AMD HD8670M in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing proprietary fglrx drivers by following instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/AMD However the installation failed with the error 'amdconfig: No ...
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Error: Cannot find backlight controller for radeon acpi graphics card

I get the following message every time I reboot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: drm: radeon_acpi_init Error: Cannot find a backlight controller What does this mean, and how can I fix it? Many thanks for your ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 With Nvidia Proprietary Driver Problem

Okay hi guys, I've tried multiple solutions to other (similar) problems posted here but sadly they don't yield anything good :( My stuff: Acer Aspire V3-471G Intel Core i5-3210M Currently using ...
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Ubuntu install graphical error

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a (used and not that new) laptop. I booted with a normal installation CD (DVD) But it says it tried to start the graphic device but fails. After that the screen ...
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Fglrx always hard-crashes my hybrid-GPU laptop. How can I disable radeon and use only i915?

My computer only seems to boot when I have radeon.modeset=0. Xorg still loads the radeon drivers, which causes it to use llvmpipe for OpenGL rendering, which in turn makes my CPU fans sound like ...
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Intel Graphics Control Panel alternative for Ubuntu?

Coming from a Windows 7 on a laptop with an integrated graphics card (Intel HD 3000 I think) as well as an Nvidia GT540M, I was accustomed to being able to change things like saturation and gamma of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA graphic card GeForce 8400M GS error— striped lines on my screen

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and my graphic card is NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS. I was watching a video, when my laptop all of a sudden rebooted. It couldn't finish the reboot properly and got ...
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Graphic card definition

how to download and install graphic card definitions , GEFORCE CUDA Thants :) . Iam new to Linux and i don'r know how to deal with compressed files . I've downloaded a CUDA Definitions but I didn't ...