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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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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Google Earth-Unsupported graphics card

I've just installed Google Earth on my PC,which runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I open Google Earth,a window pop-ups and says:"Unsupported Graphics Card Your graphics card does nor meet the minimum spec ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual monitor setup

Using Ubuntu 13.10, I'm trying to setup a second monitor. My installation is working just fine. In System Settings > Displays all the options are working properly. "Mirror Displays" is unchecked, the ...
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choppy animation with glmark2

I just installed ubuntu and currently I am suffering from poor graphics performance. I ran glmark2 to test graphics and while it prints a good fps in console, it does not feel so. Animation is not ...
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System settings doesn't display graphic drivers in Ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus K55VD Ci3 with a 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and a 2GB NVIDA Geforce610m graphics card. I followed all the steps given on Bumblebee wiki. Yet I am unable to see my ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Ubuntu 13.04

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 but afterwards I couldn't install AMD Radeon HD 7670 graphics driver. What can be the cause of the problem?
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Why does ubuntu 13.10 on a AMD fusion boot into a corrupted graphical screen?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 via the USB installer on my HTPC with Asus F1A75-M with AMD A4-3400. It doesn´t startup to the graphical mode. I do see the Ubuntu boot logo (with red dots) then it ...
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Can't install nvidia drivers, multiple methods tried, all failed, have reinstalled Ubuntu multiple times

I have never used a linux distribution before in my life. After downloading Ubuntu 13.10 because it is the only one compatible with my motherboards onboard lan, I wanted to install the drivers for my ...
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DISPLAY command on the command line

What does the command export DISPLAY=:0on terminal do ?? Is it possible to change the number from 0 to some other value..
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Help in wiping off Ubuntu 12.04!

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and my laptop is running on high temparatures(70-80 C). I tried to figure out the graphics card issues (I have intel and AMD radeon), i activated both and none of ...
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issues with fglrx and catalyst - have there been changes?

I have never had any issues with AMD proprietary drivers, but is seems maybe something has changed in Ubuntu that is causing issues? When switching to proprietary drivers the computer returns from ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installed but VERY slow and has graphics problems

I did a new install on my brand new multi-boot computer. Ubuntu is very slow, sometimes taking more than 10 seconds to register a single keystroke. The mouse also leaves trails over the screen and ...
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what graphics drivers are now in use on this NVIDIA card?

Given the following /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which graphics driver is the X server currently using? This log is too confusing for me to parse (I had to snip hopefully irrelevant parts to be able to post ...
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Graphics driver for ubutu 12.04

My laptop is a Toshiba Tecra M9, running Ubuntu 12.04. When I unplug my laptop from charger it freezes and I cannot do anything. I need to restart it every time to get it to work correctly again.When ...
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Driver Nvidia problem

My graphic card is a Nvidia GT540M gDD3 1GB_Hybrid on an Ubuntu 12.04 install. Installed Ubuntu one day ago.Yesterday it started without any problem but since today I get "The system is running in ...
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with Bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10 giving error

I have an Acer Aspire V7 running Ubuntu 13.10 with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card. Currently though I'm not using this at all I'm just using the standard Integrated Haswell Graphics. I've ...
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Where can i find a precompiled verson of the Mesa 3D Library?

I'm pretty new to the Ubuntu community and I was wondering what where I could find precompiled versions of the Mesa's librarys. I keep following instructions and I keep trouble shooting but i can ...
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Nvidia driver cripples my laptop Ubuntugnome 13.10

Okay so repeating my problem aggain: I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702X) laptop with a nVIDIA GeForce 555M Graphics card inside running Ubuntugnome 13.10. Since my batterytime is amazingly small (2 hours on ...
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Problem playing video files with Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 lts. My computer has a 2 x 1.86 GHz with 4 GB RAM. I got trouble playing videos files like standard mp4 on my computer. Either i only got sound or i don't get ...
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Guys , i got a problem … I installed a proprietary driver in ubuntu. But it says: Your proprietary driver is activated but it is not in use

My notebook is an Acer E1-421 and my graphics video is VGA Radeon HD 6310. Ubuntu has listed for me the proprietary drives that i could install, and i chose one of them. But now appears a message that ...
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problem with installing nvidia-173 driver ubuntu

My graphics card is a GeForce fx5200. After installing the nvidia drivers, the resolution of my pc monitor is limited to 640x480 and 320x240- I installed the packages nvidia-173, nvidia-173-updates ...
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Error adding YafRay addon to blender 2.69

I can't install YafRay addon to blender 2.69. I go to user preferences, addons and when I select the file yafray.zip, the blender showed me an error message. Can anyone help me?
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It seems to be a conflict between indicator-multiload and indicator-sound-gtk2

After upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10, indicator-multiload indicators in the xfce4 panel become invisible as soon as I activate indicator-sound-gtk2. I don't know where i can find any error log for ...
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Installing Graphic drivers for GeForce 8500 GT

Using the latest ubuntu 13.10 and trying to get the propriatory (spelling) drivers for my GeForce 8500 GT. But it doesnt show in the "additional settings". Its blank. Am I doing something wrong or ...
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ASUS X750J with graphic GF740m

I have ASUS X750J with graphic GF740m ubuntu 13.10 --64 Additional Drivers tool found this driver: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-319.60-driver.html After switch on it and reboot, ...
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Graphic gibberish in a S3 Super Savage/IX

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using the Windows installer on a Toshiba Tecra 9100 (vintage ~2002) with Windows XP Professional. When I boot to Ubuntu, the screen image is a mess indicating some sort of ...
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Black screen on nvidia laptop on ubuntu (13.10)

I am having a problems installing Ubuntu in my new Acer laptop. I get a black screen I solved this problem by setting nomodeset following this answer before the installation. I installed Ubuntu ...
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xserver boot failed after installing new GPU

I removed PCIe graphics card and changed to integrated AMD APU graphic card. After reboot woks only text regime. Xserver failed to boot. I tried: startx result was: *starting load fallback graphics ...
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ubuntu 10.04 DHCP server upgraded and now severe problems

We have an Ubuntu server at work. It acts as a DHCP server for 5 machines connected to a private 172.x.x.x network for internet access. The machines netboot from an image on the server. I tried to ...
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installing graphic card drivers: “Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV370” and “Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset”

I have problems with graphic card drivers both on my desktop and laptop (different ones "Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV370" on desktop and "Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset" on latitude E6500). I think ...