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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Why is my display getting garbled?

I recently installed the latest Ubuntu version 12.10 on my USB stick and booted my laptop with it. The OS runs just fine and as expected but there are a few niggles though! Sometimes when I start a ...
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Boot fails after “Checking battery state”

I am on Ubuntu 12.04. As I was working icons on the top bar started disappearing. I tried to switch between the various windows but Alt + Tab was not working. I tried using the mouse to switch between ...
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OpenGL log file (MESA)

Recently my firefox started to freeze I have a strong feeling that it has to do something with opengl, but I can't prove it, because I can't find any opengl or mesa log file. And yes I looked at ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 USB Graphics Compatibility

I was looking at solutions to connect 2 monitors to 1 USB port and found these: 1) http://www.targus.com/us/productdetail.aspx?regionId=7&sku=ACA039US 2) ...
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Driver for Nvidia GTX650?

After installing a new Nividia GTX650 graphics card in my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, I am stuck with 640x480 resolution. This desktop pc is comprised of: ASUS M4A78T-E motherboard Nividia GTX650 ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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Satellite L750 Screen resolution problem

I am new in Ubuntu, I just replaced my windows 7 with it, but after installation I am stuck with a resolution of 1024x768 and I have tried most of the fixes I find here and this is my 3rd time ...
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Extension GLX missing…on a desktop PC

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a new PC with an Nvidia GTX 560 graphics card, but after installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (either -current or -current-updates), Unity won't start. When ...
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12.10 with GeForce GT630 can not have driver installed

i have newly installed 12.10 ... it feels good until i tried to install the graphic driver ... i have these drivers ... model : GK107 [GeForce GT 630] vendor : NVIDIA Corporation driver ...
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I can't display any linux right anymore after starting to use a new video card on my pc -hd 6570-

I'm running windows 8 right now. everything looks and works quite fine and my new video card runs the games nicely. I was able to install ubuntu before I started using my new video card I decided to ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Experience is fallback

The graphics experience is in fallback mode for me. And I checked the settings and it says the graphics driver is Chromium. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual box. I didn't like unity much. So ...
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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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Display with graphic card - Nvidia GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a keeps flickering for Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I have nvidia card - GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a. When I have installed Ubuntu, my screen keeps flickering and gets stuck when I login into my desktop, after ...
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Installed Driver for Evga GTX 970. Can't log in to Ubuntu

Hello everyone linux noob here. Basically I installed the driver from apt get. Restarted my computer, and now when I log in. I get stuck in a loop,the screen shows some funny colours and sends me back ...
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How do i install drivers for Radeon HD 7550M/7570M/7650M ubuntu 14.04

I wanted to play some games and for taht i need to update my drivers i have ran the next line of code if that helps : david@David-Laptop:~$ lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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what driver might work with asus strix-gtx960-dc2oc-2gd5 in ubuntu 14.04.1?

I have a new machine that has an Asus strix-gtx960-dc2oc-2gd5 graphics card. I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. Kernel is 3.16.0-44-generic I can't set the display resolution high enough or use ...
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How do I know whether my graphics card is supported by fglrx 13.101

So I've been reading https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/HybridGraphics and according to it I need a graphics card that is supported by fglrx 13.101. My system is a laptop with Intel Integrated Graphics ...
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NVidia Geforce GT240M Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Driver & Graphic Problems

I am newbie to Ubuntu, installed it 1 week ago. I want to ask about my graphic driver GT240M NVidia. For example, when i tried to watch a video from mozilla firefox maybe in the Facebook, i get a ...
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What causes the red dots on the screen?

I did a rebuild today using 14.04 and I had the red dots during live cd and after install. I created another flash drive from the same image(ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso) and I get the same issue ...
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Switchable Graphics not working on lenovo g50s A8-4500m with Ubuntu 14.04

Switchable Graphics not working on lenovo g505s with Ubuntu 14.04 only sow Radeon HD 7640G second graphics card its ATI Radeon HD 8570 2GB
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Minecraft crash on Ubuntu 14.10/15.04

Lately my Minecraft has been crashing with the error code: SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f4190031ac0, pid=26588, tid=139920718653184 I have an Nvidia graphics card but have no drivers installed as I ...
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Low-graphics mode error during installation

I downloaded ubuntu 14.04 and made a bootable USB stick. When try to install it or even try ubuntu without istallation i get "The system is running in low graphics mode" error. I cannot click ok, ...
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How to Update OpenGL with Intel graphics card Ubuntu 14.04

So I got my desktop back up and running and I wanted to play TF2, so I installed Steam, got the game and when it starts up I get Could Not Find Required OpenGL Entry Point 'GLColormaskindexedEXT'! ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 graphical issues

I am using lubuntu 15.04 on an old pc Intel pentium 1.70 ghz 256+512 MB ram 32 bit processor (no support for 64bit) I used forcepae flag for launching it There are graphical issues like ...
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AMD open source drive slow rendering

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 + amd proprietary. I want to replace proprietary drive with open source because it is freezing during debugging of multi-threaded program. I'm uninstalling proprietary drive ...
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Ubuntu installation alongside Windows 8.1 is running in low-graphics mode

I installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but now when I open my laptop it says "The system is running in low-graphics mode" and when I press Enter it prompts What would you like to do run ...
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Is Ubuntu using my Graphics card?

So i have a AMD CPU with Radeon HD 3200 as integrated graphics, and i recently found a All-In-Wonder AMD Graphics card (pretty old) and used it but im not sure if ubuntu is using it, or if it's still ...
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Where can I find the right GPU driver for a MSI M670 notebook runnig Ubuntu 14.04.2?

I'm searching for the right GPU driver for a MSI M670 notebook runnig Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I can't find it. I set the Notebook up for a friend an it worked fine after I installed the close-sourced ...
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Images and text distorting after playing a game, any idea how to fix?

Completely new to Ubuntu, so please feel free to assume I know how to do almost nothing. Basically, after playing a game in Steam (I've tried this with Crypt of the Necrodancer and Faster Than ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 uses VESA:DVST instead of my AMD driver

I have the latest AMD Omega 15.5 drivers and installed them using the .run file that AMD had available for download. But my details for graphics says I'm using VESA:DVST as my driver, but Borderlands ...
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Graphic Issues (Minecraft & Tekkit)

I am running OpenJDK 7, though I have to launch .jar files with the terminal because it doesn't show up on the 'run with' menu. I am experiencing graphic/texture issues when running Tekkit Classic and ...
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Which of these drivers would help my computer resume from suspend?

When I resume from suspend, I get a garbled display for a half-minute and then I will either get to the lock screen for the session I had or else booted back to the greeter, with my session and open ...
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14.04 Nvidia graphics drama - How can I get back into the install?

I bought a Nvidia GTX 750 to support 3x monitors, and then installed the card, machine boots to flashing cursor top left only - no input possible. Googled the problem - added the OEM driver (I ...
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Ati Radeon Xpress 1100/1150 Driver? Which one and how to install? Ubuntu 14.04

h@h:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS482/RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100/1150] [1002:5974] Thats my Graphics card. And all I need ...
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VNC connection not displaying correctly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and trying to vnc to a netbook running Ubuntu 32 bit 14.04. Whenever I connect I just get a grey image of a screen and my mouse appears as a black x (can't attach images ...
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14.04.2 hangs after updates installed

After I installed the latest updates to 14.04.2 (including the new linux kernel) my display was wacky and the computer hung as soon as I tried to do something. I tried reverting to the previous kernel ...
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14.04 Nvidia issues - black screen, freeze etc

I have some issues with nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04, switchable graphics (intel HD + nvidia GT 740M). Currently installed (from xorg-edgers repository): nvidia-352 (was recommended by ...
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Ubuntu Powerbook G4 video card driver help

So I am looking at my sysinfo, and my video card, which is a Mobility Radeon 9600 M10, says *-display UNCLAIMED That means a driver is missing right? But above there, it says configuration: ...
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Can graphics drivers cause checkboxes to not show up correctly and make line numbers in gedit disappear?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with the Intel HD4000 graphics and recently my checkboxes have been not been showing the boxes. Only the checkmark shows. Same with many other options like dropdown menus. Today ...
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Radeon HD 6630M

I have a "Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520" This is my GPU: "Radeon HD 6630M" Running: obs Gives: Attempted path: share/obs/obs-studio/locale/en-US.ini Attempted path: ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers: open source vs proprietary

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2, and now I want to start using Nvidia's official drivers, rather than the Nouveau drivers that come as default with Ubuntu. So, on the Nvidia website, I ...
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Every time I get an update that says “Ubuntu Base” I lose graphics, and have to reinstall the driver. Is there a fix?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a 64 bit Intel box with a GeForce GTX 750 Ti (used for gaming on my Windows partition). Every time I get an update to Ubuntu Base, I lose graphics. The only way I've ...
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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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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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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 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 ...