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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Borderlands 2 will only starts in a small window - Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I was having trouble running Borderlands 2 on a newly imaged Ubuntu 14.04 64bit install. The machine is a Lenovo X1 Carbon. I had trouble with the libopenal1 error, but was able to fix it. I've ran ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Issues with ubuntu restart

Recently I installed the Nvidia-CUDA package. It asked me for a restart. After restart, my pc starts but doesn't load the desktop (after logging in). How do I recover? I need to do it since most of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Glitches In Ubuntu 14.04.1

My Laptop specs : AMD A8-6410 Radeon R5 Graphics 4 GB DDR3 500 GB HDD I removed Windows 8.1 completely & installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 But, the graphics is just too damn slow. The output of ...
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failsafe-failure after installing AMD fglrx driver in Ubuntu 14.04

After trying every option I can think of (and from the Web), I am forcefully have to ask here :) So first of all my gear: A Dell e6540 laptop CPU Intel Haswell 4800MQ (igpu 4600), GPU AMD 8790m ...
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Ubuntu doesn't support Seamless Mode in VirtualBox

Partially related to this question... I have Ubuntu 14.04 in a VM running on my Windows host. When I enter seamless mode, nothing happens at all. Nothing Ubuntu is on my screen. How do I properly use ...
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Revert AMD graphic drivers [duplicate]

I've installed AMD graphic drivers and rebooted my system. Now when i'm logging in my screen turns off or shows a lot of noise in different colors, but i cant see anything. That means i cant use my ...
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Hybrid Graphics / HDMI Screen redraw Wierdness

I have searched extensively on this problem but have not encountered a work solution yet. Please can someone help? I have HP tm2 2050ea laptop. It has hybrid Intel / AMD graphics. It is caught ...
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Enable proprietary driver option disappeared after enabling it for AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330

I've been struggling with this a while. I have an older Acer Aspire 5810T with a AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 inside it. I've disabled the switchable option and am now only running the HD4330 card, ...
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How do I find out what resolutions my graphics card supports? (AMD HD7750)

I am currently running an AMD HD7750 triple head graphics and I am thinking of upgrading one monitor to a 4K screen. Is there a way that I can determine the maximum resolution (or combinations of ...