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 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 ...
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Trusty: Flickering problem with xorg opensource driver on ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4330/4350/4550]

Last week I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and since then I'm experiencing strange short horizontal flicker. It's hard to describe so here is a video of it and this is my current setup: lspci ...
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My ubuntu (14.04.02 LTS) doen't recognize my graphic card

I installed linux Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 64 bit on my computer. I have sapphire radeon r7 265 graphics card and I tried to install the latest drivers following this guide (Installing via the command ...
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What might be screwing up my display?

I have recently installed Ubunutu 14.10. For some time of usage after booting up, the graphics is fine but after some time it gets screwed up (specially the fonts)[See attached image]. I am not able ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...
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How to get nvidia-346 driver with optimus to work on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using notebook with optimus technology (Asus K73SV). I have installed proprietary nvidia 346 (346.47-0ubuntu4~xedgers14.10.1 from ppa xorg-edgers) on Ubuntu 14.10. If I select to use an intel ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 14, very bad performance on games, need help

So today I installed Ubuntu 14 on my laptop and I tried running counter-strike global offensive, but I only got 30-ish fps, which spikes to 120 sometimes and a lot of stuttering. My laptop has 2 GPUs: ...
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Horizontal video tearing

I am using Xubuntu 14.10 on Dell Vostro 5470 (GPU is Intel HD 4400). I have serious problems with watching videos (no matter if on Youtube or on local storage), video keeps tearing when there are fast ...
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installing graphics drivers nVidia 310M on Lenovo V460

Installation of driver for nVidia 310M on Lenovo V460 just failed, I have tried this. I am kind of not very experienced linux user, so I don't actually understand what just happened. This was first ...
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Won't let me pick proprietary drivers in “Additional Drivers” menu?

I have an AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics card on my HP Pavilion g6 laptop. I'm trying to play a game called Toontown Rewritten -- however the game appears only in a very weird form, with no floor and ...
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14.04 trusty randomly freezing

I recently switched to 14.04, my laptop config are: 4Gb Ram, Intel core i5 proc 2.4 Ghz I keep Ubuntu updated, but I have a persistent problem of it hanging/freezing randomly. The system becomes ...
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Graphics card not being detected

My graphics card isn't being detected by Ubuntu. It's running off the on board graphics not my EVGA GeForce GTX 750ti FTW. I'm not sure what to do and I'm not sure how to download my drivers.
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Ubuntu is very slow in my Laptop Asus N51VN

My laptop has a 4G ram and 500G hard with the Intel core 2 duo but Ubuntu is very very slow in my laptop I try Ubuntu studio Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 14.10 Ubuntu 15.04 instead Windows operation work ...
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Geforce Go 7400 Nvidia and Nouveau driver problems on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP dv5000 with Intel core duo, 2.5 GB RAM and a Nvidia Geforce Go 7400 graphics card. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it runs very sluggishly, which research suggests might be because ...
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Plug and play video cards

Ok, I am building a high end workstation for bioinformatics analysis. The motherboard I am using is a Supermicro X10 which does NOT have an integrated video card/setup. I plan to install Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Upgrade warning for 3D graphics not supported, but this is brand new system, Intel graphics. What's up?

Currently running 12.04LTS looking to upgrade to 14.04LTS. Received the following warning from upgrade manager before starting upgrade: Running the 'unity' desktop environment is not fully supported ...
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Hybrid Graphics problem - Discrete graphic card doesn't work

I am using a Lenovo G510 with an Intel integrated card and a Radeon R7 M265 discrete card. Ubuntu version is 14.04 trusty while the kernel is 3.13.0-46-generic. I've spent quite a few hours trying to ...
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Graphic Tablet Support

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux in general. I am tired of Microsoft bloat-ware. I am in the process of delving into Ubuntu and graphical work using Inkscape, Gimp, and Blender. Most of the Tuts are ...
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Second display won't work with nvidia drivers

I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because: the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver ...
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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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Nvidia driver installed but sytem running Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe

I installed 14.04 a month ago and have not been able to get my Nvidia graphics card to work since that time. Currently the system thinks it is using the Nvidia driver. Output of lshw -c video is as ...
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What the best way to install the graphics drivers for a Radeon HD 8550M on a Intel 4005u system?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on an Intel i3 4005u system. The 4005U has an integrated GPU. There is also a 2GB Radeon HD 8550M dedicated graphics card installed. The problem is with installing the ...
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How do I use integrated Graphics dor display and nvidia card for rendering

I have a dell m3800 laptop with integrated Intel HD4000 and a Nvidia Quadro K1100M Graphics card. The problem is that the Nvidia drives the display and does the rendering. When I am rendering in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit on my PC. After I've installed nVidia drivers (recommended) to solve the problem of the cursor that vanishes, Ubuntu freezes randomly when I'm working, I mean that ...
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I have no idea what's going on with the screen

Hi I just switched from windows to Ubuntu 14.10 and I have no idea what's going on with the screen. When I log in I see red lines everywhere and it makes it almost impossible to read anything. At ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 display turns off on boot?

I have Ubuntu 14.10 dual booting with Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Y510P with a NVIDIA GT 755m graphics chipset. I recently installed the proprietary NVIDIA driver version 340.65 on Ubuntu. After that I ...
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How to get better Graphics and Sound?

When someone migrates from Windows to Linux, the first worries comes into mind that: "Will I get the same graphics and sound quality as I get in Windows?" because generally motherboard's vendors ...
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AMD graphics problem - black screen!

I have a laptop HP Pavilion g6-1075er with Ubuntu 12.04 and AMD Radeon HD 6470M on board. I had default graphics configuration but some problems with xorg occurred. I had black screen, but I was able ...
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Circumvent a proxy for a utility that uses libsoup (intel-linux-graphics-installer)

I am trying to use the intel-linux-graphics-install package to get an older integrated graphics card working. The installer utility cannot connect to the internet due to a proxy, and this prevents it ...
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Photoshop CS6 on Wine Performance Improvement

So I'm running Photoshop CS6 on Wine on Ubuntu 14xx. My issue is once I get deeper into work (fairly large images), the performance drops...a lot. When I ran Photoshop on Windows using the same PC, I ...
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How to disable nVIDIA in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am using dual OS (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) in my laptop Dell inspiron14. It has two VGA (Intel Graphics and nVIDIA) When I work in Windows 7, it using Intel Graphics and When I work in ...
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“your system is running in low graphics mode issue”

i dual booted my windows 8 pc with ubuntu 13.10. when i select ubuntu from boot menu then i got an error message saying that "your system is running in low graphics mode".i am using hp pavilion ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The system is running in low graphics mode Dell E6540

I am installing several Dell E6540 and after some reboots the system goes in the "low graphics" mode. The only thing i have done is installed some applications and a apt-get update and upgrade. The ...
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Radeon hybrid ATI Radeon card and fglrx problem - update OpenGL to 4.3

I have Lenovo G500H with Radeon HD8570M (and Intel) graphic card and my goal was to get OpenGL 4.+ version to be able to use double precision variables in shading language. Long story short, after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (i386) can not accept NVidia Geforce2 MX 400

on my old PC (Intel Celeron), 32-bit, Ubuntu 14.04, I have NVidia Geforce2 MX 400 (listed through lspci -nn | grep '\[03')installed. Though I have installed the newest driver (nvidia-331, from ...
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Problem with nvidia 820m

I have laptop asus X455ld with core i3 and I installed Ubuntu 14.04. However, I can't switch to nvidia 820m graphic card. How can I resolve this problem?
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Ubuntu not picking up graphics card

I recently built a PC and then installed Ubuntu. I noticed that when using the graphics card's ports Ubuntu doesn't pick it up so I have to use the CPU graphics card. I had the nvidia drivers for the ...
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Graphics problem: vertical red stripes

Symptoms: short (about one char high) vertical red stripes, a pixel wide spaced and four or five pixels apart, cover my screen. They are most visible in black areas and least in white ones. They cover ...
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installing 12.04 LTS on dell inspiron n3521

I am trying to install 12.04 LTS with windows 7 (dual boot)on my dell inspiron n3521 model laptop. My lap heats up like anything..... Please give a correct solution. On this issue.
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Problem with screen resolution on virtual box ubuntu14.04

I have got problem with screen resolution. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 on virtual box and try to change screen resolution to FullHD. Right now I have got something like ~1330x680. How can I ...
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Install Driver ATI Radeon V4800

I cannot get the driver for a ATI Radeon V4800 graphic card installed. Everytime I try, I cannot reboot properly. I can enter the password, but after that nothing happens. There is just the cursor ...
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Integrated graphics shows shimmering display

Dear Linux enthusiast, When I boot Ubuntu, and the current GPU is set to the integrated graphics (ie an Intel HD 4600), the display shimmers sideways like old CRTs used to sometimes. Individual lines ...
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vgaswitcheroo: client 101 refused switch (Radeon HD5650/Intel Hybrid), can't use discrete graphics card

I'm trying to use my discrete graphics card (Radeon HD 5650) so I can run some more graphics-intensive applications. I have an HP Envy-14 Beats Edition laptop. The fglrx drivers don't work at all for ...
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Which Graphics driver works smoothly in ubuntu 14.10?

I have AMD radeon graphics card, I faced a lot of problems with graphics drivers from nvidia (like unresponsive black screen) already. Can someone please suggest which drivers to use without any ...
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About my GPU- is it integrated?

Here is my grephics card output on lspci | grep VGA: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1) I did not buy my computer, but I heard, so it has integrated graphics card. I want to know- is ...
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Is the ASUS Strix GTX 970 completely incompatible with Ubuntu?

I've been running Ubuntu for a long tim (since 6.something) and I'm completely stuck on this one. Until recently I was running a geforce 670, dual-booting Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 with no issues. ...
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Split screen problem with Nivida GeForce GTX 770M

The Info I am running a laptop with dual graphics cards: Intel and the Nvidia GrForce GTX 770M I have the Nvidia drivers installed I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 installed The second monitor shows in the ...