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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Black screen X cursor

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 the other day and have been setting it up to my liking and loving every minute of it. Today I came across an article entitled 8 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Install a Graphic driver is it really necessary?

I'm just start using ubuntu, a few months but just for fun (having a diferent SO, :)...) but now I want to improve and understand some things: when I installed ubuntu 13, it came with a "gallium 0.4 ...
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compatibility issues with HD7990 graphics card

Just upgraded my graphics card from a HD6970 to a HD7990. Have tried Ubuntu 13.10, the last LTS and also Kubuntu 13.10 but none will run a display properly. Even when booting from a live USB/DVD I get ...
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Nvidia GeForce GTX650

I have read this post but there is no feedback. I've also googled it (maybe with the wrong keywords?) but I couldn't find a recent list of supported graphic cards. I'm building my desktop and I would ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 black screen (can't login) [duplicate]

Hi I've just installed Ubuntu on my second HDD, everything went perfect but when I boot up the pc from that HDD and then select Ubuntu on grub's menu, the login screen's music sounds but the screen is ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 and nVidia video adapter

I have a system76 Bonobo laptop, which has a GeForce GT 560M. When the laptop comes back from suspend, the video is weird, I need to power cycle the laptop to have it functional. So I suspect a ...
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VideoCard Driver, flash crash and low pixels?

Some days ago I have been used Win 7, everything works fine and haven't problems that couldn't be solved! At the time installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04! First appearances was extremely positive, look ...
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Intel HD 4600: No 3D support

I've got an MSI GE-40 laptop with an Intel HD 4600 (integrated in Core i7-4702MQ CPU) and GeForce GTX760M GPU running Ubuntu 13.10. It looks like 3D is not supported: /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test ...
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How do I change graphics drivers in 13.10?

Where has the option to install proprietory drivers gone in 13.10? It used to be an option in system settings, but I can't see it there any more.
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VM don´t uses Graphicscard

I wand to play a linux game (64bit version of Kerbal Space Program), but i don´t wand to install it because i don´t wand to format my harddrive. I use VMWarePlayer and Ubuntu, but it seams that it´s ...
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The system is running in low graphics mode error on dell inspiron.1525 [duplicate]

How to fix “The system is running in low graphics mode” error on dell inspiron.1525?
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Ubuntu 13.10 Catalyst Installation

On my Ubuntu 13.10 I use a Radeon HD 5730 / 6570M (supported) and AMD/ATI Mobility graphics controller (Linux kernel 3.12). I can't make it work in any way, I always get black screen at login. It ...
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Driving a WQHD (2560x1440) Viewsonic monitor with Ubuntu - what is needed?

I just got a Viewsonic VP2770 monitor. Its maximal resolution for either DVI or Display Port is 2560x1440, and I'd like to set that. However, my current laptop is old, and doesn't have neither DVI nor ...
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Performances Issues With Radeon HD 5470

I've got a Dell laptop with 4gb ram, intel core 2 duo and a Radeon HD 5470 graphics card, and I'm facing some performances issues. While watching 720/1080p HD movies there are a lot of bugs and the ...
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Nvidia Problems Spreading

I recently received a used computer from my dad's work. Still kind of new to the whole computer gaming but I intend to eventually plan on building a good one. My current computer from my dad had a ...
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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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How to install the correct graphical drivers?

Is there some general flowchart-like procedure or tutorial on how to troubleshoot graphical driver problems with Ubuntu? I am in a situation where I have a PC which I do not know anything about, I ...
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HP Pavilion 15 with AMD dual graphics - Ubuntu live environment not starting

I've had this laptop for about a day now and have decided to try Ubuntu on it and determine if I want to install it. I created a USB, it booted (Secure Boot was on, I tried with Secure Boot off to no ...
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Suitable Ubuntu distribution [duplicate]

I need help choosing a suitable distrbution for my PC. I am using an HP d530 CMT with: ⠀• CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200) ⠀• Motherboard Chipset: Intel Springdale-G i865G ⠀• System ...
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Graphics driver for HP Pavilion Slimline - s5710f Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I noticed that no graphics driver has been recognized. I know that this PC is a HP Pavilion Slimline s5710f and it has an integrated graphics card, which I believe is an ...
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Problem with Nvidia after update [duplicate]

After adding the most recent set of updates, I can't get into Ubuntu at all. I get a screen saying that I am running in low-graphics mode, 'your screen, graphics card and input device settings could ...
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Equivalent of /dev/nvidia0 for intel?

Nvidia video cards have a folder in /dev called nvidia0. What is the equivalent folder for intel video cards? Running lspci | grep VGA reports: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics ...
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Is Ubuntu recognizing and/or using my NVIDIA graphics card?

This is my first post here, and I'm pretty new to Ubuntu/Linux. I currently have no other OS except for Ubuntu 13.10. (I used to have Win7 until i got a new terabyte hard drive). My current PC build, ...
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Problem with installing Nvidia display drivers on Ubuntu 13.10

Hello everyone and thank you for taking a look at this topic! I'm currently trying out Ubuntu 13.10 but I keep hitting a wall when it comes to installing a driver. I've tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to use Bumblee with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

For the life of me I cannot get Bumblee to work with my graphics card. I attempted to follow this thread to no avail, along with every other thread you get when you google "bumblebee GT 750M". Has ...
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Major performance issues with NVidia GT650M (standalone) 13.04 / 13.10

I have a laptop (Lenovo y500) featuring a standalone/single Nvidia GeForce GT650m. Not a hybrid "optimus" configuration paired with the Intel HD graphics. I've tried basically all drivers from 304xx ...
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13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
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Opening terminal leads to no edid issue

SO here's the latest in my Ubuntu saga: I've got an HP DV9925NR running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After getting the wireless issue fixed, I let the OS update my drivers, including an Nvidia driver. After the ...
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Conky Graphs Out of the Graph Border

I'm having a strange issue with Conky.. It's hard to explain but basically the graphs are moving outside of their border. My '.conkyrc' can be found here: http://pastebin.com/nWPVjKJB Does anyone ...
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scilab 5.4.1 is plotting blank graphs

I have worked with earlier versions of scilab without any problem in plotting graphs, but when I installed scilab 5.4.1 in Linux UBUNTU 12.04 it is plotting blank graphs in graphics window number 0. ...
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ATI Radeon HD 6750 Ubuntu 13.10

Every time I install the proprietary drivers for my video card. I get a black screen with the cursor only after rebooting and logging in. I tried going back to the terminal using ctrl-alt-f1 and ...
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What version should I install that will work best with my ATI 4670 card?

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1647 laptop that has a dual-core Intel Core i5 and an ATI Radeon 4670 GPU. It originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed, but I have since upgraded to Windows 8 ...
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Installing NVIDIA graphics Driver

How to stop X server before installing Nvidia graphics Driver in Ubuntu 13.10
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gnome shell with very high CPU usage

i'm running ubuntu gnome 13.10 on my dell latiude e6510 with a i5 m560. The I5 comes with a embedded Intel HD 3400 Graphics. The average cpu usage of the gnome-shell is by 160% it's to high, I think. ...
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Unity system details shows that my driver is Unknown, is there a way to fix this?

On running Ubuntu 12.10 through hard disk installation, the "details" app shows that graphics driver is unknown, as shown in the following image. But when running an Ubuntu live usb, which contains ...
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Bad performance of open source graphics drivers (ATI Mobility Radeon)

I have a performance problem with my Mobility Radeon HD 54__ graphics card using default open source drivers. I'm not talking about games but non-Full HD videos. Occasionally video freezes for a short ...
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Graphical mode not working properly after installing ATI properitary drivers

It's my first question here, so please don't be harsh (I know you won't, just saying). ;) I'm working on Ubuntu 13.10 as I updated it from 12.04 recently. Previously (when using 12.04) when I tried ...
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Cannot establish maximum resolution on ASUS PB278Q

I've recently bought brand new ASUS PB278Q monitor. When trying to connect to my laptop, everything works great, except that I can't get the native resolution of my monitor (2560x1440) working. The ...
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Laggy Graphics After Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I noticed some issues concerning the graphics after I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. More specifically: Dash tends to be more "laggy" than it used to be. When I switch desktops you can clearly ...
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ATI proprietary drivers for “old” devices

I have noticed that my Ubuntu installation is quite sluggish and slow despite the fact that the hardware is not so old (a dual core 2.40GHz CPU 4GB of ram and a Mobility Radeon HD 3650 graphic card) ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 - Graphics Driver: Default vs Nvidia 319-recommended vs Nvidia 319-updated

Background: I switched from default driver to Nvidia-319-recommended. I am guessing that this update has caused issues with Keyboard shortcuts, battery status icon disappearing as well as power ...
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How enable inbuilt graphic card in 12.04?

I have a 12 year old P4 Desktop with 1 GB RAM and 128 MB on Chip Graphics. Recently I have shifted form Windows to UBUNTU, so I am a beginner in Ubuntu. Upon the suggestions made, I have put the ...
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Clean install to Saucy reduces to low-graphics mode and flickering mouse cursor

My laptop used to work perfectly with Ubuntu 13.04 but, after upgrading to 13.10, I am greeted by a flickering underscore in the top left corner of a black screen instead of LigthDM. It quickly moves ...
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Terrible graphics performance with Intel graphics on Ubuntu 13.10

Graphics performance is now terrible (videos play at ~1 fps, opening Dash is extremely slow etc) on my Dell Latitude E4300 after upgrading to 13.10 (13.04 was fine). The graphics adapter is listed as: ...
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Mouse arrow flash and ghost in Ubuntu 13.10

In previous Ubuntu's version 13.04 it worked fine, but now in Saucy the mouse pointer has strange effects. Using an Asus K53SV
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How to reinstall the default graphics drivers in terminal and without internet

I accidently remove the graphics driver (I did something like apt-get remove --purge fglrx* and other things, I don't really remember) and now my computer boot to a console login page. Now without ...
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Is there a collection of designed CD/DVD labels, Wallpapers, or similar Ubuntu related artwork?

Is there a collection of designed CD/DVD labels, Wallpapers, or similar Ubuntu related artwork? I would like to label my disks "Ubuntu Server 13.10 x64" but I cant seem to find disk artwork. Thanks
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Need help with ubuntu problom.

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Memory: 4.9Gib Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz × 2 OS type: 32-bit (I know I installed the 64bit from ubuntu download) Disk 624.7 GB Graphics: Unknown ...
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Set up nvidia drivers on iMac 21.5 (Ubuntu 13.10)

I am new to iMacs. I have set up dual boot on my new machine, Ubuntu 13.10 loads fine. Though, I clearly see that there are problems with graphics drivers. I have tried to follow some instructions ...
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How to install “intel graphics driver installer ” in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

My system specification is as follow:- Microprocessor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 I want to install graphic driver provided by intel for linux. Need help ...