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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Upgrade graphics card

I have a Pentium dual core ES 8000 at 3.20 GHz my graphics card is a nvidia GF or GeForce GT 430 with 1 GB of ram What would be the best graphic card to get for my PC so I can run games such as dayz ...
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Can I disable the mouse for LightDM?

LightDM is having major problems with the xserver and generic graphics driver on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for me, and I really don't like the look and feel of GDM or LXDM, so I just want to disable the mouse ...
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Not sure about Intel integrated graphics

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with an i5 460M CPU and a NVIDIA 310M graphics card. There was no mention by Sony about support for hybrid graphics (specifically Nvidia Optimus), but the processor does have ...
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Why do webpages take longer to load in ubuntu 12.04 than Windows 7

For example, when I click on a Facebook picture, the picture remains pixelated for about 30 seconds, then starts to clear up. Or when I watch YouTube videos, I can't watch them on HD without running ...
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How to install drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200?

I followed a guide to install drivers for my graphic card, However when I restart, Ubuntu merely shows a blank screen. I can get a terminal through CTRL+ALT+F1, but that's about it. Where exactly am I ...
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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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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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dot doesn't recognize any formats

My installation of graphviz 2.36.0-0ubuntu3 doesn't seem to support any output formats: $ dot -Tpng Format: "png" not recognized. Use one of: $ dot -Tsvg Format: "svg" not recognized. Use one of: ...
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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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screen noise playing videos on 14.04 using nvidia GeForce Gt610 with nvidia driver 340

The noise looks like little horizontal white streaks/broken lines that come and go very briefly, remeniscient of a noisey video cable. When I used the nouveau driver, it doesn't happen at all. I tried ...
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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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Problems with graphics drivers on Latitude D600 running 14.04

this is my first time installing ubuntu on a laptop, which is the Dell Latitiude D600. I have been having a very specific issue related to what might be the graphics driver, but I am not completely ...
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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 14.04 frequent mouse freeze

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Asus (i5 core and 8GB Ram) since Ubuntu is more and more growing on me. However I experience frequent freezes of my screen. I cannot move ...
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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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Graphics problems in Ubuntu 14.04, distorted text

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 with a nvidia GTX 660 graphics cards. My system had been working fine till yesterday when the graphics started going crazy (see link attached for image) after running the ...
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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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Wrong resolution on ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system. My graphics card is an NVidia 8800GTS. For some reason ubuntu detect that my screen resolution is up to 1024x1280. I have already installed the NVidia ...
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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 ...
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Having trouble installing kubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer

I having trouble install Kubuntu & Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. The computer rebooted before it got to the desktop or any graphics (when using a CD). I managed to install Ubuntu server edition. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot open nvidia settings/switch between gpus, hybrid graphics

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad edge e531 laptop that dual boots windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Prior to upgrading to 14.04 I was using bumblebee in order to utilize my nvidia gpu (Nvidia GeForce 740M). In ...
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Mathematica 8 choppy surface plots on Ubuntu 14.04

Using Mathematica 8 on Ubuntu 14.04. While generating SphericalPlot3D with ColorFuntion the rendered graphics is very choppy. The smooth color variation seems pixelated. Initially on rotation the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Instal Nvidia drivers

I have been looking all over the web, and tried every suggestion I found to get the nvidia drivers working on my computer with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, with no luck. Every time I install a driver or ...
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Which proprietary video driver do I need for a VTK Rad7K 64P graphics card?

Can anyone tell me which driver to use for video device listed in screen? I don't know but model number on box when I purchased card is VTKRad7K64P, my computer is running REALLY slow. ...
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nVidia graphic card seems not revelead by ubuntu 12.04

My laptop is an Asus f550c. If I execute the command lspci| egrep VGA it prints 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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Sapphire r7 250 driver for ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have spent the last few hours searching and trying to install a driver for my Sapphire r7 250x GPU. Perhaps I am going about it the wrong way and I may just need to understand how to install drivers ...
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va_getDriverName() failed with unknown

i upgraded to 14.04 and afterwards i got an issue with cpu usage when playing HD. I checked the vainfo and this what i got back ibva info: VA-API version 0.35.0 libva info: va_getDriverName() ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04 - Why isnt X Using My 3D Hardware Anymore? [SOLVED]

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, but now I cant login and see my desktop. I get all the way to the login screen and enter my password, but after pressing enter I get left with the 14.04 LTS ...
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White icons, yellow red blue dotted horizontal lines, gray boxes, etc on desktop & webpages

I have previously did a reinstall of Ubuntu 13.10 because JACK was not running correctly. I have only installed Aptik and no other programs since then. But here is the deal - I have white icons in the ...
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after i turn my ATI graphics card off,when i suspend my session then i can't log in again[session]

I've Ubuntu 12.04 installed and I've turned graphics card off as it was producing a lot of heat. -Now when I suspend my session then I can't log in again.When I click the power light gets on but the ...
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Not showing terminal in FAILSAFE mode

Pressing ALT CTRL F1 doesn't open the terminal when I'm trying to boot from my hard drive. There's just this black screen. When I do it from a LIVEUSB the terminal opens but executing the commands ...
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Changing Font Size in Applications

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 11-1. Because of the Retina display, the resolution absolutely needs to be 2560x1600 (I have a 13 inch). However, that obviously doesn't work too well with an ...
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3.13.0-24 Kernel and NVIDIA Drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed Nvidia drivers from additional software. Everything was working fine. After a few days an update notifier came out to install kernel 3.13.0-24 (and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow on Asus EeeBox PC EB1030

so i upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 with a usb but i have internet ,my computer is really slow at 1024x768 definition ,everything works super slow ,windows closing and opening and streaming ...
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issue with graphics on motherboard biostar

i am testing right now ubuntu 13.10 x86 on my old computer but i am having an issue whenever i try to start with unbuntu,and it gives me an error that says ¨graphics card could not be detected. you ...
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Ubuntu heat up too much my computer when it uses the integrated intel graphics

My machine is a Lenovo G580 with these specifications: Processor: intel core i7 3520M Graphics: intel core HD graphics 4000 + nvidia Geforce 710M RAM: 6GB I'm on ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've set ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...