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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Two graphic cards - how to check which one is used, and how to ensure that the right one is used?

I have a laptop - Clevo P150EM, with two graphic cards onboard. Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a Radeon HD 8970M. I would like to check which one is used, and ensure that the Intel HD 4000 is used as a ...
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vgaswitcheroo: client 101 refused switch (Radeon HD5650/Intel Hybrid), can't use discrete graphics card [POSSIBLY SOLVED]

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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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 not using ATI Radeon HD 3450, instead using Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)

I recently installed a ATI Radeon HD3450 on my desktop. When I ran LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo part of my output is as following name of display: :0.0 libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI3 ...
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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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Kubuntu 14.10 graphical issues coming out of suspension

Everytime I come out of suspend mode, the login screen loads up fine (it's from ubuntu) but then I get this when I log into Kubuntu. Also as a side note all the time many of my desktop effects have ...
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Intel/AMD Hybrid graphics on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently acquired a new laptop featuring hybrid graphics, namely a Toshiba P50T-B. I installed Ubuntu and at first I had lots of troubles to set up the graphics. The screen was turning black right ...
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My computer with AMD graphics showws gradients with consecutive rows of colors as a single color, instead of smoothly changing. How can I fix this?

Consider this image: I've examined the pixel contents of the image and every row of pixels (outside the white border) has an entirely different color value. This would look right on my old laptop, ...
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Terrible performance in Dota 2 with Intel HD Graphics 4400 (i7-4600U)

I tried to play Dota 2 (installed via steam) on ubuntu 14.04. As it was not playable (very low frame rate ~3 fps, even with the lowest graphical settings ~8 fps) I supposed the graphic drivers were ...
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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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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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graphics problem from 13.04 onwards

This is my first question but i am a long time reader and would like to thanks you all for the brilliant help you give to all. i have a Toshiba laptop satellite A300 i have been running ubuntu since ...
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics (switchable)

I know there are a few threads with this very same issue. But none have actually generated a solution. So the laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6-3150sa (http://tinyurl.com/pkpcs3l) which has an integrated ...
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How Do I Enable Nvidia Drivers in Recovery Mode?

How do I enable nvidia drivers in recovery mode? I've installed 12.04 via text mode with the alternate ISO. It rebooted into the blank purple screen; Ubuntu bongos played. I'm in recovery mode. Apt ...
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Lost display after nvidia driver update on optimus laptop (everyting else works)

I've been using Ubuntu 14.10 with no problems for a couple of months. After fresh install I installed property Nvidia driver(nvidia-331) from software sources and had no problem using it with Nvidia ...
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bumblebeed: No integrated video card found, quitting

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and NVIDIA OPTIMUS: - Intel HD3000 (don't know which drivers are used: I've installed Intel(R) Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7 while being ...
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How do I fix black screen when switching to tty?

When I use ctr + alt + f1 to use the command line from the login screen (or anywhere for that matter), I get a black screen and cannot get anything to appear on-screen other than that I am able to ...
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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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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 graphics problem

I can't boot since installing Ubuntu 12.10 When I try to run Ubuntu My computer never gets to the Ubuntu screen with the loading dots. I tried to run in recovery mode with safe graphics (failsafex) ...
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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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Visual glitch/bugs on desktop

Today I was going to install Ubuntu 14.04.1. First I tried to run ubuntu without installing. After some time the Ubuntu started, but with visual bugs: As you can see there is some kind of problem ...
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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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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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lubuntu strange graphics

I have just installed a fresh lubuntu 14.10. I have this graphics bug: After this I installed the NVidia drivers, but nothing changed. Then I installed the Intel drivers, still nothing. I have ...
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Get both Graphics cards working

I have 2 nVidia GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2 graphics cards, each with a DVI, VGA and HDMI port. Unfortunately, only one of these cards is detected by Ubuntu, so I have to have one screen on VGA and the ...
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Screen problems - Ubuntu 14.04, Radeon HD 4850, Gallium drivers and 50 inch TV

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04, Radeon HD 4850, using Gallium drivers and a 50" Panasonic TV for display attached to graphic cards HDMI output, but I can not get the desktop 100% inside the display ...
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Lubuntu Minecraft Lag

So, I installed Ubuntu 14.10(Lubuntu 14.04) recently and I have a very big ass lag on Minecraft. RAM:2G Processor:2xIntel(R) Pentium(R) P6100 @ 2.00GHz Graphics:Intel HD Graphics Can you help me ...
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Open source driver performance for Radeon HD 4870 vs legacy driver?

I have attempted to do a little benchmarking, but am running into a couple issues with the Legacy driver that have given me pause and realized that perhaps I should ask the question before bending ...
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Edgers PPA Graphic Drivers Automatic Update

This may be a dumb question but does the Edgers PPA provide automatic updating? IE will the Edgers PPA automatically install newer releases of Nvidia drivers? Thanks.
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Switching from dedicated graphics card to Intel integrated graphics, still having problems

I installed Ubuntu 12.04(I can't update because it breaks something) on a computer with a dedicated graphics card. The graphics card is an AMD Radeon 6570. It was installed in the computer when I put ...
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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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Will Ubuntu 11.04 work on my old pc? [duplicate]

It has an old SiS based graphics chip with 64mb memory, there were never 3D drivers for them. Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't even boot on it and my laptop, a Lenovo N200 with intel 9something graphics 128mb so ...
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Install Nvidia driver for CUDA to use “GPU” option in Blender (ubuntu (13.10-) 14.04)

Same question as on the Blender stackexchange site. As a recap: I have to install the nvidia driver but how to do it? (repository or manually? And I already had problems with both, as said) My ...
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ATI Eyefinity vs Nvidia SLI 3-monitor span for gaming [duplicate]

I'm going to be building a computer for iRacing/gaming, and I'd like to use Ubuntu. I'm wondering which card vendor has the best support for a 3-monitor setup that would treat the 3 monitors as one ...
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Dual Screen / Dual GFX card issue

I recently added an additional video card (Radeon HD 6450) to my system and instead of improving the response time its worse than before. On the 1 GB card the video display is very laggy, on the ...
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Is it necessary to install a graphics card driver for ubuntu 14.04

I am brand new to the world of linux and don't really know what I'm doing. I replaced my old windows 7 with ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to get the lay of the land. One subject that I've heard brought ...
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Prevent nvidia to raise performance level to avoid overheating

I have a serius problem about my GPU in my laptop. Whenever, I use my laptop to do something about graphics, the heat keep raising until hit 100 C and keep raising until my laptop suddenly turned off. ...
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low performance NVIDIA-SLI

My notebook is an IdeaPad Y500 (Lenovo) with 2 GeForce GT 650M. Ubuntu 14.04LTS is the only OS on my notebook. I installed the latest NVIDIA-driver 346.35. I tried the vmalloc=256M method. Result is ...
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acer v3-572g sceen blank on login after nvidia driver

Hi my gf wants ubuntu (14.04) on her acer v3-572g. She needs the Nvidia 840m for games but still wants to use the Intel igpu for power saving. I get the nvidia 340 drivers installed for the 840m and ...
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How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?

I've got troubles getting the i915 drivers to work correctly on my laptop (HP Pavilion DM4 2101ea). Specifically, the laptop screen goes black and stays black after the splash graphic when booting ...
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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 ...
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switching between nVidia GeForce 640M and Intel integrated graphics

Hello I'm new to Ubuntu and all in Linux. I have a computer with 8 GB of RAM and a processor Intel core i7 3770S and video card nVidia GeForce 640M and and Intel integrated graphics. In my system ...
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How do I enable 4k resolution output?

I've recently bought a PC with MSI b85i motherboard and its supposed to support 4k resolution output. Ive done a fresh install of Ubuntu onto the new PC, plugged an HDMI cable into it and connected it ...
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Unable to init SDL: No available video device

i am trying to execute graphics program bt there is msg on terminal "Unable to init SDL: No available video device " when execute the c++ graphics program
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Graphics Card Problem after installing ubuntu 14.04

Guys I have a Sapphire Radeon R7 240 Graphics card and when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I have this problem that I can't even describe it or find out what's happening. Black screen and corrupted ...
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Nvidia 840m Boots to Blank Screen Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu but I have been trying to get my Nvidia 840m graphics drivers working correctly for months. My set up - HP Envy 15 - i7 - 8GB - Nvidia 840m graphics I have installed the Nvidia ...
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Why does Ubuntu gets stuck on the loading screen?

I've been experiencing many problem lately since I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH with Windows 7 previously installed. Sometimes when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gets stuck at ...
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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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Nvidia Graphics Card not detected

So I have an Nvidia GeForce 610M on my laptop along with an i7 CPU. Unfortunately, I don't think my Nvidia chp is being recognized. When I go into "About this Computer", only my Intel Integrated ...
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dual nvidia gpu not working right

i have 4 monitor setup soon to be 5 and 2 gpu in my desktop. i got the first gpu (gtx 650 TI on a 16x gen2) to work just fine but my second card (GT 520 on a 1x slot gen 1) does not work quite right. ...