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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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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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 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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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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Process to run computer graphics programs in Ubuntu

I would like to implement graphics programs in UBUNTU. But i want to know whether is it possible to run these programs or not. If possible please let me know how to do the process , commands to run ...
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14.04 only stable in recovery mode

Problem is that if loaded "normally" it gets to the desktop screen and then blacks out. I have tried many of the suggested fixes on the net but to no avail and my system is only stable when I start ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 running very slow unlike former win xp professional

I have always been a win xp user. I changed to ubuntu one 13.10 yesterday. I thought ubuntu might be much faster. It is so very very slow. What can b the problem? I used an USB to install ubuntu on my ...
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System is running in low-graphics mode: 13.10

Been trying all the different answers out there about this issue and still have nothing working. I ran the updates today, April 5th, and upon rebooting I started getting this error. I'm running on an ...
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Problems with nvidia gt630m drivers

Hello i have used Ubuntu 12.04 for some time now but now i have encountered a really annoying problem that drives me crazy. I first got this problem when i updated my nvidia drivers, version 331 ...
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Launcher and some icons do not appear

This is the first time I use Linux (Ubuntu - 13.10 ) After installation, there is no Launcher bar and some icons, like minimize / maximize and close, are missing in any window. What I've realized is ...
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low-graphics mode after update to 13.10 and reinstaltion of nvidia drivers

I recently updated to 13.10, it broke all my opencv installation (impossible to compile or run previous programs that were ok on 13.04). I've found out that cuda wasn't installed anymore, nor were the ...
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Having internal error on 12.04 with intel video

I get the xserve-xorg-video-intel problem where it says I need to install it but I'm unable to find this anywhere. I do the sudu apt-get install -f but still there is nothing that changes. I have ...
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13.10 Nvidia Drivers

I am having a brutal time getting Ubuntu up and running on a new machine I recently put together. The key hardware is: i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H motherboard 16G Corsair Vengeance RAM @ 1333MHz ...
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I need to update my opengl drivers to play counter strike source ubuntu 13.10

I get an error glgeterror when I launch counter strike source. Normal counter strike runs fine, this is all through steam. I've done some digging and I need to get newer opengl drivers, My laptop has ...
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Install ATI Radeon HD 3450 (RV620 LE) in Ubuntu 13.10 (64bits)

I failed to install the driver for my ATI Radeon HD 3450 (RV620 LE) card in Ubuntu 13.10 (64bit) someone could help me with this, to know if they can or not. I have tried several ways to install ...
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How do I get the driver for my graphics card?

I would like to get the correct driver for my graphics card. I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I think I have an ATI Radeon HD4200 integrated graphics chip, but when I go into system details, Ubuntu says ...
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Poor performance in Ubuntu 13.10 with Intel i5 4670K (intel hd 4600)

My fresh install of ubuntu 13.10 is not giving me a smooth desktop experience. Every time I minimize windows, I get an animation delay/lag. Showing all open windows results in tearing. I am using ...
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Problem with safe graphics mode

Im installing dual boot ubuntu 13.10 along win8.1, I have an acer aspire 522 with a graphics card AMD Radeon HD 8400, this graphic card gives problems, soy I installed it with the nomodeset in the ...
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opengl help on lenovo think pad t61

I received a lenovo think pad t61 the other day and installed xubuntu 12.04 onto it. Well last night I was able to run minecraft after installing bumblebee. Well I tried to see if Gary's mod would ...
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Everytime after updating system, i have to reinstall NVIDIA driver to get my unity work properly

Every time after updating system, i have to reinstall NVIDIA driver to get my unity work properly. Every time i update my system, after restarting top panel and side bar goes missing and graphics ...
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AMD radeon R7 250 Ubuntu 13.10 Open Source Driver

I am using an AMD Radeon R7 250 and I have installed the proprietary drivers from AMD but I would like to try out the Open source driver since I have them on my laptop and that I have good ...
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“no screens found” on Live CD with Nvidia Optimus

I have a Lenovo y410p, and I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in EFI mode side-by-side with a Windows 8 installation on a GPT partition. I have already disabled secure boot, and I have the LiveCD ...
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How to install AMD graphics divers on hybrid system with intel onboard graphic card?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC, but without 2 AMD graphics card on PCIe. So I am using PC with Intel graphics card which is on board so far. But I bought 2 AMD graphics card HD7970. But for ...
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Play video files problem, Graphics card issue?

Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS; Problem: When I play video files, I only get sound, no video whatsoever, Youtube video work though. How do I fix this ? There's not video card installed, just ...
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Coreect drivers for ATI Raedon hybrid graphics

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop with i7, and hybrid graphics(Intel HD 4000 with 2GB ATI Raedon HD 8730M. As expected, it ran into overheating problems when installing Ubuntu. Thats ...