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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How to fix image tearing when using fglrx drivers?

How to fix image tearing when using fglrx drivers? I tryed changing the video output in player but it doesn't work. When I use the open drivers there is no such problem. But then it doesn't uses Amd ...
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Login loop with new install of 14.04.03 (twice) on Acer Inspire 5742ZG with AMD Radeon HD6370M graphics

Enter correct password, takes it, screen goes blank then the console messages appear : Starting LightDM display manager Stopping Send an event to display plymouth is up Then it goes back to the ...
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Cannot install nvidia drivers on new install

I have tried every method I can find and nothing works. I even installed linux mint and tried ubuntu because I thought I would have better success. I have tried downloading nvidias latest drivers from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly restarts on Intel mode in Nvidia settings

Whenever I use the Intel driver in nvidia-settings for Ubuntu 14.04, and I boot up a game, it will usually run for about 5-10 minutes before the entire system just shuts down, then starts up again ...
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Display Problem When Refreshing Screen on Ubuntu 14.04

Similar problems have been posed in the following two questions but remained unsolved: Ubuntu 14.04 problem refreshing screen Screen refresh/display problem in Xubuntu 14.04 I would like to state ...
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xubuntu 14.04 - screen losing signal after nvidia driver change

New Gigabyte Mainboard, put my Geforce GT 640 in. Installed the nvidia proprietary driver "nvidia-340" in a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04. While rebooting the Xubuntu splash still turns up (even ...
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Boot into purple screen when integrated graphics adapter is enabled

I would like to be able to plug my main monitor into the GPU and the second monitor into the IGP, as I did in windows. When I enable IGP multi-monitor in BIOS, I just see a purple screen and never ...
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kubuntu display errors (mainly chrome)

I just installed the newest version of kubuntu, and everything seems to be great except some graphical errors. This is mainly with chrome, which is updated, when I attempt to open the plug-in menus, a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Dual Display not Extending

I have a Dell Precision M6800 with a NVIDIA Quadro K4100 not running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64bit. Use a docking station with one extra monitor using the DVI port on the docking station. I did my ...
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Second monitor suddenly becomes one color

Having two monitor setup, which works okay for a while after boot, suddenly one of monitors (the non-default one) becomes either full-white or full-black, mouse cursor invisible. After reboot, ...
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After Nvidia driver installation System Running on Low-Graphics

After I have installed the NVIDIA Driver I am unable to login to the Ubuntu 15.10. When I log in I get the error SYstem Running on Low Graphics Mode and from there I am unable to reconfigure the ...
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Images showing weird

I am absolutely in love with the new Ubuntu 15.10. Unfortunately in one of my computers, this ratter anoying thing is happening. If anyone could help me I would appreciate very much! Thanks for ...
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Video Driver Question

Its probably been asked before but i need help finding and installing a video card driver for my Sony laptop. It has a breaking or tearing screen affect when a lot goes on across the screen. So i ...
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stubborn high cpu question w/ hp g6

I've got ubuntu 14.04 installed on my HP G6 laptop Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2 Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7520G I get very high (40%-100%) cpu usage when watching any ...
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How to run two independent graphics cards?

I installed ubuntu GNOME 15.04. Then installed proprietary drivers for the HD7950, reboot, and now none of my monitors on the GTX 650 are recognized. After installing the nvidia drivers, I an unable ...
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Problems with external dual monitor setup

I have installed Lubuntu 15.04 on my Samsung laptop. I have connected two external monitors. Monitor One : VGA port Monitor Two : HDMI port Using AandR I have absolutely no problems in ...
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freezed installation

The boot process of Ubuntu 14.04 from USB stick masterized with UNETbootin, blocks when it should come up the desktop. I have an Acer Aspire 5230 with Intel Celeron and Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express ...
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Blurry windows around the edges on 15.10

I've upgraded to 15.10 but find that I get blurring around the windows, especially when a window overlaps. How can I fix this. I've tried forcing to a latest update using upgrade manager but this ...
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Graphics problem with new install

I installed Ubuntu with this happening during the install and I have absolutely no clue what is wrong. Here is a picture of the bootup:
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OpenCL support for AMD HD 3650 For Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed a Radeon HD3650 AGP on an older PC running Ubuntu 14.04. The purpose was to get Ubuntu performance to be at least the same as Windows 7 performance for viewing YouTube instructional ...
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Do libva-* related packages disturb the vdpau hardware acceleration of Nvidia proprietary driver on Ubuntu?

Perhaps it sounds like a very silly question for experts but useful for the newbies like me. libva-drm1 libva-wayland1... Will installing any similar packages disturb the vdpau hardware ...
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GeForce does not turn off while suspended [+Heating]

I have a Clevo P650SE-A with NVidia GeForce GTX970m and Intel HD5600, the laptop does have a LED that shows if the discrete GPU is being used or not. I got nvidia-prime successfully working on both ...
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Low frame rates: Ubuntu 14.04, GTX 770 video card, xorg-edgers ppa

The background information: I just changed out my MSI Twin Frozr III video card to a GeForce GTX 770. I selected the proprietary driver (NVIDIA 346.96) using Additional Drivers. An attempt at ...
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Cannot edit “/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf” without rebooting into a black screen (manual installation of nVidia Drivers)

Lately I've been attempting to manually install the correct drivers for my GTX-760 but every time I edit "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf" I reboot into a black screen and then I have to reboot into ...
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Will updating xorg solve screen tearing?

I have screen tearing on my HP Spectre x360 13-4009na using: xorg-server 2:1.17.1-0ubuntu3.1 kernel 4.3.0-040300rc4-generic Ubuntu 15.04 I experience screen tearing in video playback. I'm curious ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't use second video card

Been a while since I've posted. Was able to figure out the three monitor issue I had last time around with Ubuntu 12.04. Upgraded to a Lenovo W500 (Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 3.07 GHz, 8 GB RAM) and a ...
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Slow Perfomance overall

could anyone tell me how to improve my system performance? It is very slow and I do not know the purpose of it. One idea that comes to my head is that my laptop is quite old, but I can recall that a ...
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ubuntu 14.04 no video playback, but audio seems fine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS. But now there seems to be a small issue. After booting, say 1 hr, if i tries to play some video via vlc or anything only sound comes but no video. To solve this ...
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after any installation of Nvidia drivers i got problems with open iconds

after installing Nvidia driver (i tried with the run from the website and with apt-get) i have troubles with open some icons in the desktop such as TeamViewer and Chrome. is somebody familiar with ...
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Kernel 4.x.x and NVIDIA drivers

I am using Linux Mint but soon it will be clear the reason why I posted here on askubuntu. The fact is that I upgraded the kernel to version 4.2.3 to solve an issue regarding my wireless card but, by ...
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Got virtual box and then tried installing ubuntu but it shows something different

This pops out, but in the video that I was following it showed something different Then I rebooted it and this popped out instead of windows I followed the video and it shows something way ...
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Toshiba Satellite C850 graphics card issues

I have a AMD Radeon HD 7610M graphics card, I installed Ubuntu 13.10 then 15.04 and the graphics card is not recognized, I tried to install more one driver before but it didn't work and somtimes it ...
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Very poor performance drivers for Intel® HD Graphics 4600

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have a HP Envy 17'' laptop and it comes with an i7-4710HQ processor with integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600. I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed and I also installed the ...
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How to fix Mesa 3d acceleration flickering in Vmware Player with Broadwell graphics?

On a fresh 15.04 Ubuntu install, with Intel 5500 integrated Graphics, drived by Mesa 10.5.9, I experience weird artifacts trying to accelerate graphics on a guest, fresh installed, Windows 10 Pro ...
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Running Ubuntu on Parallels. Change video driver from parallels to Intel Iris 6100

So I'm new to ubuntu. I'm trying to run a graphically intense programme that keeps crashing. When I check what my video driver settings are on terminal it shows this: *-display description: ...
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ubuntu 14 sony vaio overheating E series PCEL25EA

I'm facing an overheating issue with my laptop Hardware: AMD Dual-Core E-450 APU with AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Graphics Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit 15.5 inch wide (WXGA: 1366x768) TFT colour ...
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Ubuntu 15 and Legacy nvidia mobile card Quadro FX 350M in Dell Precision M65

I have blown off a fair bit of time trying to work this out. I upgraded from Ubuntu 14 to Ubuntu 15 because the later kernel supports a serial Wacom tablet. Now I cannot get my Xorg session running ...
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Why is there no hardware accelerated graphics on Firefox 41.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 with Intel HD Graphics 5500?

Could you help me please? I have a problem: hardware accelerated graphics is disabled in Firefox. My specifications: Firefox 41.0 (about:support "GPU Accelerated Windows 0/1 Basic (OMTC)" Ubuntu 14....
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Running both onboard and discrete GPU (Intel and AMD)

I have added a discrete 6770 silent GPU to my workstation. Using the xserver-xorg-video-ati driver I can run both onboard and the discrete GPU at the same time. I need this function as only my onboard ...
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What is the Correct Video Driver & Kernal for HP EnvyIntel® Core™ i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz × 8 (running Ubuntu 14.04)

Hi I'm having some serious graphics issues (barely breaking 15fps on Dota) When I type: lspci | grep VGA VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 - Nvidia Graphics Card

First of all, my specs: Processor: Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU G645 @2.90 GHz RAM: 4,00 GB. Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti. Running System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1. Good afternoon I've ...
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f.lux not working on dual monitors

I recently just added a new monitor to my setup. They're both the same model. f.lux works on my old monitor, but not my new monitor. How can I solve this? I'm not sure what to troubleshoot, and I ...
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Using dual graphics

I have amd kaveri apu 7850k, but i connected my old video card, nvidia geforce 8400 gt, and windows animations is now smoother, but games are laggy. Is there any way to use video card for window ...
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Install driver fro Graphics Card

I am NEW to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a 12 year old Computer. It runs O.K but my problem is the Graphics Card. The Motherboard is a Microstar MS6390 1 MS1996 with Socket A and a AMD ...
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Using bumblebee on an NVIDIA Optimus Laptop (GT 740M)

After installing Ubuntu on my laptop i tried to install a driver for my NVIDIA Geforce GT 740M. Sadly i wasn't able to do so. My system uses NVIDIA Optimus. ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep "VGA\|3D" 00:02.0 ...
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AMD Graphic's drivers are faded out and I can't click on any of the items

A few weeks ago I finally got my drivers to work and today I went to see why my Civ V game wasn't running like how it used to only to see this: http://imgur.com/w7ZGJFk I'm not sure whether or not i ...
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Nvidia Quadro FX 1800 not giving correct resolution

I am using Nvidia FX Quadro 1800 on Ubuntu 14.04, I have successfully installed the drivers and I have also confirm from Nvidia customer support for the driver installation they said you have ...
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14.04 desktop overscan after update

I have a Radeon 5450 graphics card, and I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. After a recent update my desktop now over hangs my screen. I am using a Philips High Definition TV attached with a HDMI cable.
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Minecraft Won't Run On Any Linux Distro

First, let me start off by saying I am a total noob to Linux. My PC education ended in 1996, when USB was "the next greatest thing coming up." My expertise is with DOS, Win 3.11, Win '95. I was fluent ...
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The system is running on low graphics mode on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to solve this problem with several different methods, e.g. sudo apt-get install nvidia My graphic card is Nvidia 410m, and my PC is a Sony Vaio. At start the Nvidia logo ...