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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Disable automatic brightness according to content in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Latitude E3440 laptop. My problem is that screen brightness automatically changes depending on content. This means that the screen gets brighter when the ...
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Display problem when adjusting brightness in ubuntu 12.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell 1554 laptop. I was adjusting my screen brightness when this happened : this has become a recurring problem which is really annoying. I also want to ...
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Proprietary FGLRX module fails to compile due to GPL only code

(Ubuntu 15.04) After latest round of updates fglrx failed to compile dkms module on both of my laptops. 1 laptop has switchable graphics and the other does not. The laptop with switchable graphics ...
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Distorted graphics on start up

So I am using dual monitors and every time I boot up my machine after entering my password to login, both screens show distorted graphics which eventually go away. I am on Ubuntu 12.10 the OS type is ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unsolvable graphic tearing

My Nvidia Geforce GTX 850m issues are: Tearing on everything( window moving, video in Smplayer, video online in Firefox and Chromium, Scrolling in both Firefox and Chromium) no vsync settings on the ...
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Dell XPS 13 2015 QHD black screen with linux

On my XPS 13 QHD the laptop screen goes black after a couple of seconds (but this may vary) at the linux login window (The OS still works, only no screen), same thing happens with a linux live USB. I ...
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Settings or something on Nouveau driver?

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and Nouveau driver is set by default. I don't want to set Nvidia proprietary driver because of my little fear (I broke my pc a while ago on 14.04 only trying to set it on ...
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Installing fglrx driver always fails

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and wanted to try some OpenGL programming. My laptop has switchable graphics technology (Intel HD Graphics 4000 and AMD Radeon HD 8570M). I thought that it'd be better ...
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Haswell Integrated/NVIDIA Graphics Issue

I recently purchased a Lenovo Y510p laptop. The laptop has an NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card. Supposedly the laptop doesn't have integrated graphics but after installing Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Compiz high CPU

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 (my first Linux) alongside Windows 7. When I booted for the first time and ever since Compiz is eating up my CPU. When idle and doing nothing window management ...
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low graphics mode error only during shutdown

I'm getting the message: "The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself." ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Unity suddenly blur text and images?

Today after a reboot, Ubuntu blurs text (well, anything that is rendered on screen) whenever focus changes or on any interactions with the desktop. Example: Normal good look: Blurred state: ...
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Not typical miltimonitor xorg.conf - 2 GPUs (nvidia) and 5 Monitors

I installed some time ago elementary OS Freya. I'm fighting for a couple of days to get the correct configuration for my not typical multimonitor set 2 nvidia graphics cards GeForce GTX 660 Ti & ...
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Any whiteboard animation software for Ubuntu or Linux?

Is there any standalone easy-to-use whiteboard animation software like EasySketch Pro 2, Explaindio or VideomakerFX for Ubuntu or Linux in general? Else, how can one achieve something like ...
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Random xubuntu 14.04 Xorg graphics freezes

I've got a fairly new Asus X550CC laptop with up to date xubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm using NVIDIA graphics drivers version 343.13. From day one I installed xubuntu on this machine I've been getting these ...
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Switching on and off integrated GPU

I have a elitebook 8570w and use it to for both graphically heavy applications as well as normal stuff. I would like to be able to switch between the dedicated and the intergrated GPU. I know about ...
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Portable Ubuntu, how to auto install the correct ATI/Nvidia driver when booting?

That is. I don't want to have both drivers installed at the same time. I just want to make an init script or whatever which will choose the correct driver for the video card currently installed during ...
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Opening large images in Firefox causes display corruption / glitches / visual artifacts

I am new to Ubuntu. This is all about my problem. Configuration : I'm on an MSI-EX600 laptop with 3GB RAM and nVidia GeForce 8400M G. The display driver currently in use is Nouveau ...
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FGLRX Intel/ATI Hybrid Video, Dual-Display Flickering

I'm sorry if the same question is already asked, I checked several ones but the reported problems are different or solution doesn't work. So I've successfully installed FGLRX driver on my laptop DELL ...
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Resource monitor for GPU

I'm looking for a tool similar to Top but for your graphics card instead of your CPU. I've got a Nvidia K1000M Quadro graphics card but I would prefer something that would work for all (or most) ...
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Issues with Unity after installing and uninstalling FGLRX again

I tried to install FGLRX drivers on Ubuntu 13.04, but that didn't work out. I then went back to the open source drivers (via update-manager) but I couldn't boot into a graphical OS. I got a black ...
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How can I disable one Graphics card/GPU on my system? (Interchangeable graphics involved)

The problem I have is this: I have a DELL laptop with 2 GPUs, an Intel integrated and high performance of AMD Radeon HD a 6470m, but Ubuntu does not detect it. However, the two are active at the same ...
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Ubuntu and bumblebee and intel problem

I have a brain teaser that i can't solve. When 12.04 (64bits) came out, i did a fresh install and then installed bumblebee with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get install ...
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Why is my Ubuntu running so slow?

AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics × 2 4GB Memory (3.5 Usable) Gallium 0.4 on AMD PALM 64 Bit I know I have a slow processor but that shouldn't make my system run as slow as it is, even If I ...
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Laptop black screen on boot; works after closing and opening the lid

Apologies if this question has been asked before; I couldn't find the exact same issue. When I boot up, I always get a black screen, though everything else seems to work normally (log-in screen ...
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Whenever I enable propriety driver from additional drivers menu it switches back to NVIDIA binary driver

I tried the solution from: Can't activate proprietary driver for NVIDIA from "Additional drivers" Ubuntu 14.04 But it didn't work. Also on the Minecraft launcher the text looks all ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install Poor graphics quality

I just installed ubuntu on a partition and I am having trouble getting everything going because I cannot even read my screen. Certain letters are legible which makes it possible to make somethings ...
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Perfromance in gaming, In Ubuntu 15.04

I have problem with game performance, for example in War Thunder when I'm setting up a lowest graphic settings I have around 20-30 FPS (same situation in CS:GO), it's very poor performance for my ...
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After “heavy” CPU load, Graphics Glitch

I don't really know how to describe this. Essentially, if I put too much load on this laptop's CPU, then the graphics start to get cut off. It looks like it takes certain lines of pixels of certain ...
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Creating new session and switching back to first session results in graphic problems

I have installed all system updates and updated to plasma 5.3. If I create a new session and switch back to my first session with Ctrl+Alt+F7 I have graphic problems: Working is not longer ...
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ubuntu Dell 6600 14.04 multi-monitor problem

I am facing problem with ubuntu 14.04 when I connect my laptop to an external monitor. My system configuration is as follows: Intel® Core™ i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz × 4 Quadro 3000M/PCIe/SSE2 ...
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ubuntu terminal turned black after re-installing GRUB

My terminal (ctl+alt+t) screen has turned completely black. But i can open a specific file ("gedit file.c" opens though i cannot see within the terminal (the command itself cannot be seen) where ...
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Fixing graphic card driver after starting in nomodeset

after installing the last update nothing worked anymore, icons and menubar where pixelated, system didn't react to nothing. I decided to reinstall, I planned to do that for quite some time... After ...
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Enable hardware acceleration on integrated card in dual card setup

I have two graphics cards: product: Xeon E3-1200 Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller and product: GT218 [GeForce 210]. I run Ubuntu 14.04 and do not have a custom xorg.conf. My ...
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Installed Nvidia driver 64-bit stuck at login screen

I am new to ubuntu. I just recently install a fresh copy of ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my old Vostro 3750. It's spec is roughly: - core i7-2670QM - NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 4GB RAM However, right now, ...
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Set PWM on AMD GPU on Ubuntu (sore eyes)

I used Windows for years and I haven't sore eyes while using LCD. Now, I started using Ubuntu and after 10 minutes I have sore eyes. So I tried to change ClearType, but it didn't help. I found ...
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Computer doesnt start after installing Oibaf Drivers

I recently installed Oibaf drivers on my computer and after having done that, the computer no longer starts, freezes in gnome logo (I use ubuntu gnome), I install the drivers using these commands: ...
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Display Glitching after Login

Recently I've been noticing a huge glitch happening on Ubuntu. Everytime after I log out and log back in, the display goes crazy, and shows random lines and colors like the picture below. Display ...
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slow and/or non existant video problems

V14.2 does not see my AGP video card and the built in EGA/VGA slows way down when the computer is rebooted. The built in ran great during the install, it was only after rebooting that it did not ...
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Installed nVidia Bumblebee, should I install driver?

I'm new to Linux. I'm using a laptop with a dedicated nVidia graphics card. I was using integrated graphics card, there was no need to install nVidia driver. So I need to use nVidia CUDA. Once I ...
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using inactive discrete nvidia graphics card for parallel processing on an optimus system

I have an MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Laptop with 32GB's RAM, NVidia GTX 880 Graphics Card with 8 GB RAM and Integrated Intel 4600 Graphics Card Running Ubuntu 14.04. It is an Optimus system. Works ...
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Nvidia geForce 7100 driver problem Ubuntu 14.04

i dual booted my PC with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and there is a graphic card Nvidia GeForce 7100 installed on it. However i am getting some problems while using Ubuntu. First the system ...
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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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New installation hangs up after restart

My Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS system hung up after latest updates were installed in it. Then, I tried installing a fresh copy of the same distro from a DVD onto a new clean HD. The installation proceeded ...
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Dell Inspiron HDMI not working Inspiron-N5110

I`m now install ubuntu 12.10 the problem cannot connect my laptop to the TV via HDMI i read the this post problem to find setep one /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf This folder ("bumblebee") does not ...
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Desktop goes blurry / granulated

After few minutes using, desktop and fonts in unity-menu goes blurry. See screenshot: Closer image: In all applications (browser etc.) graphics seem to be allright. After rebooting problem ...
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I Can't install UBUNTU on my new PC

I have a Advent 9111 PC with Radion ATI HD 6670 2 gig graphic card (it appears there is no on board graphics on M'board) I can't install any of the latest versions of UBUNTU. When I try to install ...
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12.04 Server does not honor GRUB_GFXMODE in /etc/default/grub?

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu server not showing the correct graphics on the terminal, similar to the issue here. The text is all garbled after grub. Unfortunately, the solution to that question ...
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MATLAB 2015a : Opengl rendering error

when i try to run some MATLAB scripts i am always incurring OPENGL error , I am using MATLAB 2015a 8.5 version Switching to software OpenGL rendering at runtime on unix is not supported. kindly ...
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I have problem with my left-hand side launcher

I'm new here and my launcher somehow just chandeg my colour. I tried to recover it and back to default, but i can't, something is wrong. Does anybody know how to recover it? Thank you very much