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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Nvidia GeForce GT 650m Blank Screen on Reboot with Asus UX51VZ on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm starting from a fresh install from the lxde alternate iso. I then purged lubuntu in favor of ubuntu-gnome (I'm following the guide here: http://ux51vz.blogspot.com and didn't know how to make ...
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Ubuntu screen does not get refreshed

For a while now, I've been having issues with graphics lagging and being garbled in Ubuntu. See attached pic : you can see that some words have missing letters. e.g: 'Picture' has missing i and u. ...
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How to fix screen tearing of the Nvidia 675m gtx in ubuntu 14.04?

I tried to use the common methods: In nvidia X server settings and compiz-manager, but the Vblank option and the screen refresh rate is missing. If i switch back to my intel 4000hd card, everything ...
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Optimus in 14.04 - should I just get reinstall with 15.04?

I've been trying for a while to get the nvidia driver (331) working on my new laptop. The problem seems to be that optimus support is really hard to get working properly. Added to that, when I try to ...
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Where can I find the right GPU driver for a MSI M670 notebook runnig Ubuntu 14.04.2?

I'm searching for the right GPU driver for a MSI M670 notebook runnig Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I can't find it. I set the Notebook up for a friend an it worked fine after I installed the close-sourced ...
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my ubuntu boot graphice in black screen

des there are two disk in my computer,one install the win8.1,another install the ubuntu gnome, I think there is no problem with Driver typer@typer-K43TK:~$ lspci | grep VGA 00:01.0 VGA compatible ...
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NVidia card runs quite hot on dual monitors

I have a Ubuntu 14 partition (with Windows 7) with a GTX 460SE running at ~60C idle with two monitors, one 23" and one 16". On Windows this occurred too, but this was resolved with NVidia's ...
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Nvidia driver on Vmware guest?

So I just got myself a new computer with an nvidia GTX970M, which comes pre-loaded with windows 8. I installed vmware player 7, and got myself an ubuntu 15.04 image. I tried running a few test ...
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How can I switch graphic card acceleration from sna to uxa?

The sna acceleration is default option and I want to go back to uxa because sna doesn't work after suspending on my laptop. And it doesn't work just adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf which ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect second monitor

After a fresh ubuntu install I had some problems with the mouse flickering and disappearing. I intalled the AMD drivers from AMD's website but after restart I got a graphics error so had to remove the ...
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System won't boot / black screen after upgrade to 15.04, macbook pro 11,5

I have a new macbbook pro 11,5 with retina display. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, using rEFInd as the boot manager. All was fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 today ...
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Images and text distorting after playing a game, any idea how to fix?

Completely new to Ubuntu, so please feel free to assume I know how to do almost nothing. Basically, after playing a game in Steam (I've tried this with Crypt of the Necrodancer and Faster Than ...
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Nouveau driver randomly freezing Graphical interface (X Server)

I'm having random freezes on my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04. Suddently I'm not able to click or move anything on the interface. I can however go to another virtual text terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1) and I can ...
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Why is Ubuntu not as fast when it was freshly installed?

When I freshly installed Ubuntu on my laptop, it was blazing fast, but now it is very slow.... Games like TF2, MInecraft, DOTA 2, where working fine for like, 1 month, severe lag and lag spikes ...
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How to install nvidia driver without replace x.org.x server

I am installing nvidia version 340. My ubuntu version 14.04 with kernel is 3.19.0-20-generic. My nvidia is GeForce GT 650M. I install that nvidia version because I have schedule to install CUDA 6.5 ...
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LibreOffice is really slow refreshing the UI

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I haven't really had much luck using LibreOffice. I am currently using LibreOffice v4.2.8.2 build ID: 420m0(build:2). I attempted to switch to Open Office and this ...
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Asus N751JK, Ubuntu 14,04, can't detect Nvidia geforce gtx 850m, can't install drivers

I'm trying to get ubuntu to detect my nvidia card, but nothing seems to work. I tried following a number of solutions, uninstalling nouveau, installing propriety drivers, downloading nvidia settings, ...
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Refresh Rate Nvidia

Can someone explain to me how to make my Nvidia settings stick when I change the Nvidia settings to use 120hz? After a reboot the setting is lost and I have to manually go and change it to 120hz every ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 uses VESA:DVST instead of my AMD driver

I have the latest AMD Omega 15.5 drivers and installed them using the .run file that AMD had available for download. But my details for graphics says I'm using VESA:DVST as my driver, but Borderlands ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Nvidia 840M Crashes After Opening Video in VLC

Each time I opened any video using VLC Media Player, the system went into a total deadlock or crash. I had to hard-shut down the computer. Afterwards I unchecked the setting "Preferences > Video > ...
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nvidia-settings not working after reboot

It seems nvidia-settings are getting wiped away (or are never really saving anywhere) upon reboot. There are several other questions like this but none of the solutions have worked for me. I have ...
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Graphic Issues (Minecraft & Tekkit)

I am running OpenJDK 7, though I have to launch .jar files with the terminal because it doesn't show up on the 'run with' menu. I am experiencing graphic/texture issues when running Tekkit Classic and ...
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Multiple instances of Cairo dock in context of video driver oops

I'm looking for specifically what would cause Cairo Dock to run 17 instances and how to fix it. Is in context of video driver driven system crashes and could be part of the same problem. However it ...
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Graphics Card Driver Won't Install

I downloaded the latest gtx 970 drivers and tried to run them. It doesn't work because of Server x running. So I press Ctrl alt f1 and type sudo service lightdm stop and try again. It runs, I click ...
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Graphics card problem on ubuntu 13 (HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook ) [duplicate]

HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook lspci | grep -i vga http://i.imgur.com/KFqBMGd.png 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Can't use newest OpenGL version

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 765m with the nvidia-340 drivers from the xorg-edgers PPA. I'm trying to run an application that requires a recent version of ...
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Ubuntu 15-04 - Graphic problem

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on an HP Compaq 15-nl050h with AMD-ATI radeon series graphics. When I browse on StackExchange sites and I pass on a question title with the cursor this happens: and I do ...
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Can't switch to dedicated nVidia graphics card

I have an ASUS F552CL laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 installed. The laptop comes with a dedicated nVidia GeForce GT 710M graphics card. I have installed and enabled all the proprietary drivers suggested ...
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Asus R9 270 not working

I just got a new graphics card and when I boot up it will only use the card to display the boot screen although once it boots it only uses the integrated graphics. The open source driver works fine ...
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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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cant find a driver for HP AMD Radeon HD 6450 512MB PCIEX16 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have been trying for quite some time to get a "HP AMD Radeon HD 6450 512MB PCIEX16" GPU to work. I have a HP 6200 Compaq pro SFF, so my gpu options were limited but I picked what I thought was the ...
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Will Ubuntu work on the HP ENVY 17 j180ca?

I was wondering if Ubuntu will work on my laptop. By working, I mean having the correct drivers (especially the graphics, because I do a ton of 3d design). Here are the specs: -HP ENVY 17 j180ca (Pre ...
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Triple moniter SLI with intel graphics

Hello I am putting a Linux distro on my desktop and I have Triple monitors and wanting to run the Intel graphics chips on the 2 side 1080p monitors while my sli runs the center monitor on Ubuntu ...
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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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How to install the correct intel driver onto Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is kinda sluggish but I think it has to do with the graphics. The whole system freezes when trying to encode or transcode a movie. All my research leads to the valleyview Gen7 graphics. I ...
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xrandr not saving settings permanetly in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu. I am new to Linux, so I will need this explained in pretty basic terms please. I have two monitors. I use a AMD R7 2xx graphics card. I haven't installed the AMD drivers ...
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Which of these drivers would help my computer resume from suspend?

When I resume from suspend, I get a garbled display for a half-minute and then I will either get to the lock screen for the session I had or else booted back to the greeter, with my session and open ...
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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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Multiple monitors with Xubuntu - BIOS Setting missing?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS, and I'm trying to set up a multiple monitor extended desktop. My motherboard has integrated graphics (a VGA soldered on to the motherboard), so I bought a Nvidia ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installation problem

I installed ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on external hard disk. My main hardware is: computer Acer Aspire 4530 pre installed with windows vista home basic. Graphic card by nvidia GEForce 9100M G. After ...
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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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14.04 Nvidia graphics drama - How can I get back into the install?

I bought a Nvidia GTX 750 to support 3x monitors, and then installed the card, machine boots to flashing cursor top left only - no input possible. Googled the problem - added the OEM driver (I ...
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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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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 ...