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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AMD Radeon HD 8790M drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

I have been struggling with this for couple of days now and could really use some help. I recently got a Dell Latitude E6540 with Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to install graphics drivers for the machine. ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH2FA E Series Screen brightness problem

I have an Nvidia graphics card and Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried every method posted in forums to solve my brightness problem. Its brightness is always on highest and the brightness meter is of no use, ...
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How to disable second VGA Lenovo Y510p

I have a Lenovo Y510p with NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 today. Usually I do a check for software/hardware compatibility, so I read in many places that I won't be able to ...
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Graphics problems on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I started Ubuntu successfully maybe three times, then the last time, it stopped responding and I had to restart. Ever since then, I could ...
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Anyone have luck getting graphics working with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M (iMac)?

Here's what I've tried so far: running stock drivers installed by Ubuntu 14.04 default install: system is very slow, laggy and jumpy. installing nvidia-current: system boots up to black screen, ...
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Graphics extremely sluggish after recent 12.04 update

After a recent 12.04 update my gnome-shell didnt work anymore, it just degrades to the classic design. I also tried installing fglrx to enable 3D-Acceleration, but it didnt change anything. The whole ...
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Graphical corruption during install 14.04

I am trying to install the latest release of Ubuntu, 14.04. When I boot from DVD it starts fine with logo of Keyboard = human and later shows de ubuntu logo. But when it comes to the installer GUI ...
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ubuntu 14.04 does not detect amd graphics card on dell insiron 15r 5537

lspci -v | grep VGA output:Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) I have also installed AMD graphics driver but still not displaying. ...
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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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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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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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graphics card enhancement

I have the following specs on my system76 laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit) Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4750HQProcessor ( 2.0 GHz 6MB L3 Cache - 4 Cores plus ...
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Nvidia Graphics Card Switch Using Nvidia Optimus

I'm having a laptop with nvidia 520mx graphics card with nvidia optimus technology running Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed nvidia graphics driver version 331.38 and nvidia-prime. What I want to do is to ...
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maximum screen resolution isn't the native resolution

I decided to build a new, small form factor pc, which was going to run Ubuntu. Now the problem with it, is that the maximum possible resolution, is 1024x760, but that the screen I'm using, has ...
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Continuous low-graphics mode on reboot after installing nvidia-331 driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After installing nvidia-331 driver, my machine continues to go to the low-graphics mode troubleshooting. The weird thing is that if I choose a recovery mode on boot and ...
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Any way to get Nvidia Optimus card working on 14.04.1?

My Nvidia graphic card has Optimus technology and as far as I can see it is not working, not even recognized. On system settings details it says Intel Haswell Mobile on graphic section. Also on ...
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NVDIA SLI with Prime and Flickering

i have a lenovo y510p with nvidia gt750m sli. when both cards plugged in, prime does not work. "lspci | grep -i "vga"" command shows only nvidia card. but when i plugged out the second card, prime ...
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Ubuntu Hangs & Shows a Black Screen on Install with ASUS Z97-Deluxe & GTX 770

I'm building a new rig, and I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu. I burned the latest Ubuntu 14.04 image to a DVD from my Macbook Pro. I booted off the DVD and pushed a key when the keyboard/person ...
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Support to AMD Radeon™ HD 8970M

A week ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop, but it started overheating. Reading the forums, I noticed that the AMD Radeon HD 8970M has doesn't support this OS, the computer was working on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS compatability with my system

Best way I can put it, I'm going to switch to the newest release of Ubuntu after years of being tied too windows, I've dabbled before, and I have LOVED it (Linux FTW) but was always hung up on ...
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Find Graphics Card/Driver Details

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04. How can I check that I have a driver for my graphics card installed and see details about it?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Geforce 9800 GT

Trying to set up ubuntu 14.04 on a system that has a Geforce 9800 GT. After installing I have tried hooking up a Dell 4k monitor. The system will boot up showing the ubuntu logo and then the screen ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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How to enable 3D acceleration with Sis Vga 771/671 on Ubuntu 12.04

It's been a while since I configured a good resolution with my sis vga 771/671. How can I enable the 3D acceleration with this video card?
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Which ubuntu version works fine with sis driver 671 771

I unfortunately have notebook ASUS K50C which uses a sis graphics driver. I tried many different options from different forums but I am still having screen resolution problems. Its screen resolution ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 running well on Intel integrated graphics, is it worth trying Nvidia graphics? [closed]

I am new to Linux and to the community. I recently installed Ubuntu in my system and I am already in love with it. My question is, as my system came with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card installed in ...
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Can I install ubuntu on Samsung 350v5c?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have several questions before installing it: Is there UI in German language? Can I install it along side Windows 8 (It's on a 500gb hard drive with one partition) Is it ...
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NVIDIA graphics card memory usage applet / application?

I am looking for an application to display in real-time the memory usage of my NVIDIA graphics card. Ideally I would like to have something similar to the little applet graph you can get through the ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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Is my GPU working correctly?

Nvidia GeForce 525M. How can I test whether my GPU is actually working as a GPU, and it's not my integrated graphics/CPU filling in? My CPU load seems unusually high. Instead of actual driver ...
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Odd red pixels appear all over screen

When attempting to boot Ubuntu/Xubuntu/etc from a LiveCD, my screen displays "color scrambled" random pixels for a few seconds after the loading screen with the 5 dots, and then turns completely black ...
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How can I switch back to Nvidia card from Intel with Nvidia-prime

So I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and found that the primusrun command no longer works, so ditched bumblebee in favour of nvidia-prime. This lets you switch video card from nvidia-settings rather than ...
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Radeon 5450 and 14.04 LTS once more

The motherboard is a micro ATX Supermicro with on-board VGA, which works. The radeon card is not visible in the display settings; it shows only one display. The card is discovered: [ 0.353979] ...
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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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14.04 server on Intel Nuc. monitor looses signal during boot

I have freshly installed 14.04 Server on a Intel NUC (newest generation). Monitor connected on Displayport using a DP to VGA Adapter It Boots, Shows scrolling Boot messages, then blank Screen ...
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Dual screen not detected

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 but couldn't get dual screen to work on the drivers given. It detected the second one in /systemsettings/displays but everytime I switched the second one on from this ...
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Cheap Graphics card for my sever

I'm turning a old XPS 420 Dell computer into a server(headless) for use at home. So far I have everything up running however the Radeon HD 3870 graphics card that came with the computer is causing me ...
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Cannot install Nvidia graphics driver

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.10.When I tried to install nvidia drivers the following errors occurred. Please help. Can I use Nvidia drivers with Unity? khat33b@Oa:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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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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Video suddenly unaccelerated, wrong resolution

Lubuntu 14.04 fully up to date. It was working fine until I turned on my laptop today and the screen was 1024x768 instead of the native 1280x800, unaccelerated. lxrandr shows 1024x768 as the only ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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proprietory drives for ubuntu 12.04 intel 3000 hd graphics

I am trying find out if you can install updated drivers for Intel 3000 HD graphic card. I'm been hearing Intel graphics don't really have proprirtory drivers and they are open source versions. Then, ...
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Switching between Intel and NVIDIA GPU

My laptop has 2 GPUs, the Intel HD Graphics 4000, and NVIDIA GeForce FT 650M. How do I switch between GPUs? I tried installing drivers from NVIDIA, but that ruined my Ubuntu installation, and I had to ...
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Installed new hardware support for 12.04, now can't see anything in VMWare after login

As stated, the updatemanager requested that I update my hardware support. I believe it said that my hardware stack as it existed previously wouldn't be supported after 8/07. I installed the update, ...
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Trailing windows after installing gnome shell!

I am running 13.04 on this computer, and was interested in installing the gnome shell alongside unity. I followed the instructions on this link: ...
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Screen Flicker on Mac Mini 5,3

I have a screen flicker issue on my Mac Mini with Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB. It appears on multiple screens and via both HDMI and Dual Link DVI over the display port. It does not seem to occur if ...
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ASRock AM1B-ITX, BOINC, TV-Browser

Users , please excuse my english, my origine language is german. Please also excuse my first words in this discussion-forum - they will be the first and only one - because I want to introduce myself ...
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How do I change the default graphics driver from Intel to Nvidia in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04?

I am using Toshiba Satellite C50 A2012, with Ubuntu 14.04 and an Nvidia graphics card. How do I change my graphics to Nvidia from Intel graphic card?
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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 ...