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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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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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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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 ...
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ubuntu instalation - black screen

Happens in ubuntu 12.04.5 and ubuntu/lubuntu 14.04 it happens with "try ubuntu", "install" and "check for errors" cpu is amd sempron. I remeber having this with before and using netinstall but I ...
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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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nouveau kernel disabled after NVIDIA installation, welcome screen not showing

I am new in Ubuntu. I installed NVIDIA graphics driver as I was facing some graphics problem. I did everything the NVIDIA installer told, in one process it created a file in /etc/modprobe.d that ...
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Nvidia Gtx 755M - Cannot access secondary GPU Permission denied [13]

I installed bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 drivers. I ran glmark2 and expected it to launch but I got this error. How do I run a program on the Gtx 755m graphics card? $optirun -vv glmark2 [ ...
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Graphic problem after installing Lubuntu 14.10

After a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.10 with both the direkt install and though the live install i cant seem to change my resolution at all and wonder if theres any problems or bugs introduced for this ...
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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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Black screen after insert graphic card

I've just got the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and after I replaced the computer case, the power supply and the graphic card itself the computer stopped working, what I got when I power up the computer ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 High DPI Intel HD Graphics Not Supported

On my Lenovo t540p running Ubuntu 14.10, the animations associated with expo, window spread, minimize, and workspace switch are choppy when the resolution is set above 1920x1080. One can see a stutter ...
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Fatal Server Error; AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

I'm no Linux n00b, but I don't even know where to begin fixing this. I switched to vanilla Ubuntu this morning, loaded up a few of my essential programs (gvim, zim, xmonad, chromium, source * pro ...
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Noob. ATI Card and 144hz monitor. I need some help!

I'm a noob to linux. Specs OS: Linux Ubuntu 14.04 (I updated it today) GPU: Radeon R9 270X CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 @3.30GHZ Memory 8gb (2 sticks) Input (Blackwidow Tournament Edition) ...
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Nvidia/Intel graphics card driver questions

My laptop has an onboard Intel HD 4000 graphics card and a Nvidia GeForce GT 650M card. When I first installed Ubuntu, it was using the Nouveau open-source drivers by default. Everything seemed to be ...
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Do I need to upgrade only the RAM for making Ubuntu's virtual machine quick and smooth as OS X at the same time?

I own a Mac mini Mid 2011. My Mac mini's details: 8GB RAM DDR3 1333 Intel Core i5 2,3 GHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB I have Ubuntu 14.10 and OS X 10.10 partitions with modified rEFInd, but it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - ATI Radeon HD 3650 & Steam issues

I have just installed Steam on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) and it seems to be giving me the following error: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. ...
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nvidia quadro K1100M issue with Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell M3800 with nvidia QUADRO K1100M and intel HD4600 running Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed the nvidia driver using this steps: $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa $ sudo apt-get ...
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Set Ubuntu to use Nvdia VGA

when I checked which graphic driver my laptop uses. it is using both my nvidia and intel graphic driver. based on this post, he said that [VGA controller] at the end of each device. Whatever ...
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How can i speed up my computer? or how can i deactivate the visual effects for better performance? [closed]

I need to speed up my computer. even when im opening workspace switcher, is lagging! the cpu usage is over 50% all the time and it increases to 100% with a simple mouse move.
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While using trackpad Ubuntu locks up graphics related

My computer is locking up while I'm using the trackpad. It seems to occur most after I install graphics drivers on a fresh install of ubuntu. It has occured once on a fresh install of 14.10. It also ...
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System running on Low graphics mode

I had the same problem as this Disable second screen on the login screen but enable once login has completed and tried the approach suggested in the answer. But now I am getting "System is running on ...
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Chrome 38 displaying weird colors and Fonts ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have updated google chrome from 34 to 38 stable version by downloading .deb from their official website. After the update chrome is giving weird Display. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . This colour ...
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How to install proprietary ATI/AMD drivers on 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04, and the built-in driver for my ATI Radeon HD 5450 sorta-kinda works okay because I do get a signal on my monitor, but it lacks any kind of acceleration, making the ...
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Issue with graphic artifacts

I have installed Ubuntu yesterday and today I'm getting these weird graphics error in the background of windows. How do I get rid of this?
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How to make Ubuntu use nvidia graphics driver

I installed the nvidia 340 driver on Ubuntu 14.04, restarted several times, however I am unsure if my system is actually using it. Here is what I see: Additional drivers: Using NVIDIA binary driver ...
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Intel HD graphics driver + Mesa 3D vs. NVIDIA proprietary driver + the latest OpenGL

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 workstation with an Intel Core i7 4790 with 8MB cache, Intel 4600 HD graphics, two Nvidia GTX 760 GPUs 4GB RAM 1152 CUDA processing cores. I have problems with installing ...
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External graphics card (eGPU) on mPCIe is not detected in Ubuntu 14.04

I have HP 530 laptop (the one with 2.16 GHz Core Duo processor) with 3GB RAM and GMA950 iGPU, GTX 560 Ti and PE4C-PM3E V1.2 adapter (so I plug it to mPCIe where WiFi was before), which is said to ...
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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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Is my system capable of doing dual monitor output? Ubuntu 14.10

Currently my computer only identifies one monitor, and the other one won't display anything while it's twin is switched on. I've been looking at various guides but they seem predicated on having a ...
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Ubunt 14.04 dual monitors not working

I have a radeon 7970 to power my main monitor and a second gpu (5000 series I think?) powering my second monitor. They both work fine on windows 7, with the amd catalyst drivers. However, after trying ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu on Asus X552E because of weird graphics

I have bought an Asus X552E, AMD A4 with Radeon HD 8670M gpu. I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on it but I have a strange problem. when I start installing, the LCD of laptop encounters with graphical ...
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Pc does not boot properly after changing driver for new gpu

I have just tried to install my new Nvidia GTX760. First it worked allright with the Xorg-driver. My system booted like normal in Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit,but when I started minecraft just to see if it ...
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Lubuntu Using AMD dedicated graphics card and onboard graphics card at the same time

I am trying to use 2 different graphics cards on my PC, a AMD radeon HD 5750 and an Intel HD 3000. I have this setup working in both Windows XP and Windows 7 but I have no idea how to do it in ...
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14.04 I Screwed Up the Graphics/Desktop/Something

Because I hadn't used Terminal in a long time I thought I'd fiddle with the on-board graphics . . . Using Synaptic I installed first one, then the other flavor of (I believe) fglrx for AMD ...
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Can't get Bumblebee working on NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]

System: hp pavilion dv7-7008tx laptop Running lspci | grep VGA returns: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA ...
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When watching videos in VLC on Ubuntu 14.10, it flickers

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When watching videos full screen with VLC the video flickers. Only on full screen. And it's not happening on other players (the default player and smplayer). How to fix this? I ...
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How to fix Image Driver package

I've found under my System Settings-Overview-that Graphics is "unknown" & under Graphics- that Driver is "unknown" & Experience is "Standard". Can this also be a bug? Here is my system info: ...
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Graphics getting sloopy

This is my first question and I hope to get your help. I'm facing the following issue:- I found a solution in this forum where they asked me to execute certain commands. I did what they said but now ...
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Background only after first login on Ubuntu 14.04 install - is this expected or bad install?

I am using an Windows 7 HP desktop. I just partitoned the hard drive to have a 8GB swap partition and a 128GB /ext4 mount point "/" partition. The installation went beautifully. I saw the dialog box ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBookPro4,1 nVidia 8600m - cannot load binary drivers

I am switching from MacOS to Xubuntu after endless issues trying to extend the useful life of my treasured A1260 MacBook Pro (issues including USB3.0, NTFS, iTunes, App Store, quite a few). The ...
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(Statement) “Ubuntu 14.10 won't work because black screen” solution described here [duplicate]

Please read entirely the question. I've decided to write this here because I've seen about 15 questions of the same issue: Ubuntu not showing up screen, all is black. Well, let's start in the ...
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I can't launch “The Little Crane that Could”

I asked this question a while ago, but I never got an answer, so I'm asking it again, to "renew" it. Whenever I try to launch "The Little Crane that Could" (through the terminal), I get this: ...
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Guake flashes white when closing

When I close Guake, using F12, instead of fading out as it does on my laptop, it just flashes white. The activation animation works fine, it flies in from full transparency and quickly fades in. ...
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display screw up after a few second

I'm on an hybrid system with intel/ati using the radeon driver for the ati card and the i915 for the intel card. I'm using switcheroo to switch between cards. If I log in into default ubuntu session ...
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Can't install AMD drivers

I've installed Ubuntu and had nothing but problems so far. First off, my secondary monitor resolution is way off and I can't choose the correct resolution. I decided to install the proprietary drive ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 - desktop performance degraded when certain apps are running

I have upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday using standard Software Updater GUI. The upgrade went smooth, however once upgrade was done I've noticed significant desktop performance ...
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Picture: Stuck Screen (multiple colors) While Installing Any Distro

I have Windows 8 installed on this machine, but suddenly wanted to switch to Ubuntu. I have tried installing all Ubuntu flavors (Xubuntu, Lubuntu... etc.) and for hours now I have been getting this ...
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How to remove graphic card drivers

I'm completely new at linux so i need some help please. I just bought a NVIDIA Quadro k 600 graphic card and i need to install it in my computer which has instead an Intel Q45/Q43. The quick ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia GTX 750 not recognized

I've recently installed 14.04 on a new system. All is up and running but ubuntu doesn't seem to want to recognize my nvidia card. It is recognized and display is active via VGA, but I am unable to set ...
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How to install xf86-video-openchrome on my PC in Ubuntu?

I need to install this package on my PC - xf86-video-openchrome at https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/xf86-video-openchrome/ - so that I could actually have some 3D acceleration on my ...