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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HDMI connection to external monitor causes laptop screen blackout in 14.04, nvidia graphics

I have had some serious issues with my external monitor and graphics display since installing Ubuntu 14.04, and no one else seems to have had the exact same problem so I figured it best to post here. ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login when I install Nvidia driver

I have 2 graphics card in (Tesla k10, K40) my supermicro SuperServer 7047GR-TPRF. I installed ubuntu server 14.04 also ubuntu 14.04 but in both OS, when I install cuda or Nvidia graphics driver ...
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Nvidia GT218 repository drivers don't work

I upgraded all packages with sudo apt-get upgrade command on my Ubuntu 10.04 box and I have Ubuntu 12.04 3.2.0-29-generic-pae now. I have two monitors and the following GPU: 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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How can I install a ATI video card driver (ATI Radeon HD 5700) for Ubuntu 12.10?

I've tried everything I could think of to the point of having to reinstall Ubuntu and try all over again.
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Draw a picture from command line in Ubuntu

I need to paint an image with text in the centre from command line to further put into the video. A simple yellow text on black background. I tried FFmpeg way: ffmpeg -loop 1 -r 1 -i b.png -b:v 1M ...
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Can I use Intel HD 4000 Graphics and discrete Radeon HD for dual monitors?

On windows I have a dual monitor setup. I have one monitor connected directly to the motherboard, running off of Intel HD 4000 graphics. I have another monitor connected directly to my Radeon HD 7850. ...
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optirun playonlinux

If I use optirun to run playonlinux ( or PRIMUS_SYNC=2 primusrun playonlinux ) and then I choose a game that uses wine, does my game also use secondary graphic card ? I ask because I get low FPS as if ...
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What is the difference between Gnome Compiz Flashback and Gnome Metacity Flashback?

I upgrade ubuntu 13.10 from development branch (alpha version or beta version) and after that at login user only two options are available.here i attach image of gnome metacity Gnome compiz ...
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How to install Nvidia proprietary drivers?

I get pretty poor performance with Noveau, so I want to install the proprietary drivers. However, I've had to reinstall Ubuntu TWICE because something fucked up. I tried the "173" driver, black ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install Fatal server error: no screens found

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my UEFI ASUS laptop. Upon my first boot I am presented with a terminal instead of the GUI. I get a no screens found error if attempting to use startx. I am using an ...
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Ubuntu hangs on for 1-2 minutes, after pressing “Lock Screen”

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Sorry for my bad English, I am a Pole. When I press "Lock Screen" (top right) system is hangs on for 1-2 minutes. After 2 minutes it work. The mouse works but I can not ...
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Additional Drivers for AMD Graphic Card have not been installing

I have a trouble with my Ubuntu 14.10. I want to install additional driver for my AMD graphic card but when I choose fglrx-updates in "Software & Updates" -> "Additional Drivers" and press "Apply ...
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Screen tearing in video playback - Ubuntu 14.10 - Unity - Intel Ivy Bridge

I am experiencing severe screen tearing while playing full screen video. Ivy Bridge graphics - Ubuntu 14.10 x64 (Unity). Existing answers such as Screen tearing in 11.10 with intel graphics do not ...
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Best Graphics card (Setup) for three, high-res monitors attached to desktop

I have been looking around a little bit, but most of the discussions are about problems with already existing systems (particular graphics card and setup etc.). I would like to ask what would be the ...
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NVidia Optimus: how to disable onboard Intel GPU so that NVidia drivers work - other than in BIOS

BACKGROUND: I have an Acer Aspire V3-571G laptop which has an NVidia GeForce 710M GPU with "Optimus" technology (meaning it is capable of automatically switching between the onboard Intel GPU and the ...
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Graphic Driver and low fps in game.

Ok, so here is the problem I am having. I am runing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Specs: Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor × 3 Graphics Card: GTS 450 1g RAM: 4.0 g ddr3 When I go to ...
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Flashing screen after installing GPU drivers

I've recently installed GPU drivers for my NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 (downloaded from NVIDIA website; I installed it in "terminal way") and many things started to work better (like games and getting back ...
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ATIConfig returning incorrect graphics cards

I just upgraded to 14.04 (from 12.04) which ended up being a bit of a hassle. I now have almost everything working, except that my second graphcis card is being a bit weird. if I run aticonfig ...
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14.04 Graphics/Windowing Problem - icons and window text disappear!

I loaded Ubuntu 14.04 to what used to be a Windows Media Center PC computer. The install went without a hitch. However, after completing all the updating to get the system current. I have encountered ...
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VGA output not working for Intel GS45 Express chipset

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Toshiba Portege R600-10Q laptop (a model from 2009). I am now trying to display the desktop on a BenQ Senseye3 22" monitor, via the vga output, but it's ...
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Switchable Graphics not working on Acer 4820TG with Ubuntu 14.04

I am using an Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG notebook with Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is working well except the graphics and when I update my system. On a new 14.04 64bit installation, the default ...
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Failed to get size of gamma for output default when trying to add new screen resolution

I'm trying to adjust resolution on my new MSI GT70 2OC. In settings, only one resolution is available: 1920x1080. This is fine, except that I need to decrease the resolution and make it more ...
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Graphic problems with installing of UbuntuDesktop

I am having the following problem: I installed the Ubuntu ISO file to a USB Disk. My computer can boot from it just fine. When I set the boot mode to "UEFI", i get a weirdly stretched menu that is ...
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Graphics display messed up since upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 and now my grphics are very messed up. with Xorg nouveau and with the nvidia 340.58 driver I have the same issue with the display being far to big for the screen so that ...
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vgaswitcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 - discrete Radeon always on, Dell Vostro 3350

I've a following problem - I've just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3350 and I can't turn off the discrete graphics. As instructed here and following HybridGraphics I managed to ...
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Since updating to Ubuntu 14.04, Chromium causes black screen

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. Since I did that, while surfing in Chromium, some sites cause my computer to go black. It's still on due to the power light, but I can't do anything and have to ...
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How to install GeForce drivers for new Maxwell based cards?

I have not seen a complete guide for correctly installing the GeForce drivers for the new Maxwell based cards and I have struggled getting my Maxwell card to work properly, so I have written a short ...
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Low Color Depth on only one screen

I have recently updated to 14.10 using the update manager, but now I have one problem: On my internal laptop screen, it looks like the color depth is something lower than 24bit. When using an ...
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Graphics failures after recent 14.04 updater

and hope someone can help cause I'm over my head on this one. Running 14.04 on dell optiplex 755 The machine has 4 gb of ram and is running an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 All was fine ...
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Why won't my graphics work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general, and took the leap and formatted my PC to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS very recently :) I seem to be having some trouble getting my graphics card to run properly, I ...
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ATI Graphics Card Drivees Problem?

I recently obtained an old Dell server from my grandpa. Its old. Has 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon, 155gb HD, ATI rv1000 graphics, and 3gb ddr2 ram. I recent just put Ubuntu 14 on it. It runs very slowly. I've ...
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What is are the brands of laptops that support openGL 4.0 and above

I have had bad experience in getting optimus to work well with ubuntu / getting intel drivers to play well with openGL > 3.0 and issues with stutter/lag etc. I am looking for a laptop that has ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Nvidia Geoforce 840M Gfx card

I have a laptop with Geforce 840M Gfx chip set, and Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller, and a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04, with all the recent updates. glxinfo reported ...
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graphics are not running properly

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my pc HP xw6400. but the graphics are very slow. video songs don't play properly. I tried installing different drivers for graphics card but none of them worked out. ...
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How to render Minecraft on the GPU?

Hardware: Intel i7 AMD Radeon HD 6970 SSD with plenty of space 6 GB RAM Software OpenJDK 6, 7, and Oracle Java 7 (reproducible with all three) AMD Catalyst 12.8 and open source driver ...
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Fixing the Nvidia Graphics Screen Flicker Issue

I know there are a lot of questions about this -- I've read at least 100 questions about it but still can't find a solution to the Nvidia screen flicker issue. I've had this issue since 11.10. The ...
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windows 7 not installed while instaling windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu as a fresh os on my dell xps laptop L1410 when i am trying to intall windows 7 for dual boot an error is coming no drivers found also it needs to NTFS formating of hard drive ...
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CPU overheating after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 maybe from ATI Radeon HD 3470 video card not being detected well

My CPU is overheating on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 - when idle it is at about 56-60 degrees Celsius. If I open Chrome, that brings it up to 65 degrees and even more if I use unity (80 degrees). ...
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Ubuntu with lag and no wifi after installation (14.04.1)

Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my laptop with a USB flash drive. The install was super smooth and all, and everything worked fine. When it was done, I restarted the PC and used it and it was ...
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Overheat Nvidia Graphic Card - 110 ºC

*My nvidia GPU when I am playing games, in very low settings and capped FPS (25 FPS) it reaches an extraordinary 110º degrees Celsius. And of course the computer shuts down. I use the nvidia binary ...
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Job of Gallium3D on Linux

Question 0: when a Linux OS is up and running with a hardware graphics accelerator supprt (VGA Card Support), what is the job of software like Gallium3D required to do? Does it pre process the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not recognizing installed Intel graphics driver

I'm completely new to this. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Dell desktop. I am having a problem with Xorg and compiz using >60% of a CPU. I think this is because my graphics driver is not being ...
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DOS BOX Screen resolution problem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I installed DOSBOX using apt-get install doxboxcommand and configured TC in DOSBOX properly. Everything is working fine, but when we it goes to full screen mode of ...
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How To Enable Glamor On Ubuntu?

How do I enable Glamor mode which accelerates 2D graphics with OpenGL on Ubuntu? See Choose acceleration method on Arch Linux wiki.
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Disable laptop monitor when there is an external monitor

How can I configure Xorg so that when a certain external monitor is attached to my laptop via HDMI, that external monitor becomes the main monitor and the laptop monitor is switched off? Obviously I ...
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How can I get my monitor's maximum resolution without the proprietary AMD graphic driver installed?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have an AMD Radeon 5570 HD graphic card. Actually, the default open source REDWOOD drivers aren't allowing me to choose my monitor's maximum screen resolution(which is 1366 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 issues with Radeon R9 270X graphics card

I have Ubuntu 14.10 running on my Intel Core i5 system. The GFX card is a Radeon R9 270X. I have issues with installing the latest drivers for my graphics card. I have tried: the proprietary ...
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No icons after update on 29/10

Yesterday, I had some updates that Ubuntu(14.04) suggested to install, and I didn't pay attention which programs where updated. After the update the system needed to restart, but I just clicked ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode in Ubuntu 14.04 and /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf missing

I always see the low-graphics mode error and have tried several solutions (links below) but in vain. [intel graphics, Ubuntu 14.04 running on a dual boot with windows7] How to fix "The system is ...
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GLX not found ubuntu 12.04

When I try running vmd I get the following: $ vmd rlwrap: No match. Then when I try running paraview I get the following: $ paraview ERROR: In ...