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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Issues with Unity after installing and uninstalling FGLRX again

I tried to install FGLRX drivers on Ubuntu 13.04, but that didn't work out. I then went back to the open source drivers (via update-manager) but I couldn't boot into a graphical OS. I got a black ...
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Screen brightness not working (Sony T Series) [duplicate]

I have a Sony T-Series notebook with an Intel HD 4000 graphics card. I use Ubuntu 12.04. The brightness control of the screen does not work (doesn't matter if I do it with the keyboard or in the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 flickering with AMD Radeon HD 6625M

I let my the software update update the kernel. but when it restarted, it started to flicker and flash the screen. I can only hear the login screen sound. I can restore this by selecting the old ...
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Graphics card only show 256mb insted of 512mb [duplicate]

I have a HD5450 with 512mb. But lubunto only show that it has 256mb memory. How can I correct this? lubuntu 12.04
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How can I load gui applications under an su session?

When I log into gnome in Ubuntu 12.04, I can type the following on the command line to open a pdf: evince mypdf.pdf However, the following does not work. su evince mypdf.pdf That gives the ...
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I Can't Adjust My Screen Brightness Using Fn+Arrow Left or Fn+Arrow Right (Acer Aspire V5) [closed]

I'm using Acer Aspire V5 (Windows 8). I have a problem regarding my screen brightness. Although I can still adjust it but I can't using Fn+Arrow Left or Fn+Arrow Right. I visited the ease of access on ...
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Gimp: toolbox display & main window resize issues in 12.10

I recently installed 12.10. When Gimp is launched, its main window extends below the bottom of the screen, and cannot be resized vertically, only horizontally. Also, the toolbox window isn't displayed ...
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Weird hardware acceleration issue

I am having a really strange issue with my Ubuntu 12.10 computer. I have a computer that is left on 24/7. Lately, after the computer has been on for a while, when I log in to Ubuntu, the GUI is really ...
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"“The system is running in low-graphics mode” Acer 3820tg, Ubuntu doesnt boot :(

i'm Linux Newby and im using Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) on Acer timeline 3820tg. Everything worked fine until I unplugged the power adaptor. Well In Batterymode everything was still okay, but when i tried ...
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AMD Graphic installition error

i got this error when i try to install the amd grapich Supported adapter detected. Check if system has the tools required for installation. fglrx installation requires that the system have ...
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How to properly install graphics drivers in 12.10

Okay so im new to linux operating systems and im having trouble installing my graphics driver I asked a question before but I'm going to try to be more specific this time. I have a 19.5 inch monitor ...
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Random black boxes

These black boxes showed up after restarting my computer and they blink on and off. Not sure where they came from and they occur before I login to my computer. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I have a ...
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Set default GPU for switchable ATI/Intel graphics

I am running Quantal using the Catalyst 13.3 ATI driver for Intel HD 4000/ATI HD 7670M setup. I can switch between integrated and dedicated GPU with amdconfig --px-igpu or amdconfig --px-dgpu. Upon ...
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Nvidia GeForce 9600m GT not enabled [duplicate]

I am at Sony VGN-AW220j , I’ve installed Ubuntu 12.10 recently with Unity, i am facing problem with my Graphics card. i tried to install NVIDIA Current, NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19 but no result. when I ...
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Wobbly windows in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my Samsung q330 laptop, but I noticed that the wobbly windows option is nowhere to be found. Can someone help?
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How to install driver for ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF?

This is the driver in question, it promises to be the end of my graphics troubles with my old Rage 128 card. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA5Mzk The only trouble is, I'm ...
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Ubuntu live cd : black screen and blinking cursor

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I can get to the purple screen on the live cd but then, if I choose "Installing Ubuntu", I have a black screen with a cursor blinking (and nothing else ...
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How to disable ATI 6490m and only use Intel HD

I have a Probook 4530s and just installed Ubuntu a week ago. This laptop has both an ATI 6490m graphics chipset and integrated Intel HD graphics. The ATI graphics seem to overheat the system, ...
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How to keep Gallium 0.4 ATI drivers from Live USB?

For some reason, my ATI Radeon HD 6850 (Known as AMD BARTS) only seems to work fine when I'm in a Live USB test environment. The driver's named "Gallium 0.4 on AMD BARTS", and whenever I finish ...
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How to keep the Xorg settings from the Live CD/USB?

For some reason no matter what I do in regards to getting proper ATI Drivers, nothing works. However, testing out the OS in a Live USB is actually perfect. Full-screen flash works, 3D graphics work, ...
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ATI drivers “break” in between installing/updating Ubuntu for the first time. What can I do?

This might sound odd, but I have a very peculiar graphics driver issue. Basically, I pop the Live CD in, and "try Ubuntu". Everything works fine from GUI animation, to fullscreen flash, to even ...
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How to change graphics options for Intel chipsets?

I have Acer Aspire 5349 with some integrated Intel GPU. On Windows I could just open an Intel program in which I could change my graphical settings like colors, but also 3D settings for improving ...
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Graphics drivers “break” right after installation and updating

This happens EVERY time I install Ubuntu. I'll pop the live CD in, and install it. The graphics work fine until I have to install mandatory updates and then restart. From there, I'll be unable to even ...
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crash,abrupt heating,freezing of mouse,desktop graphics is degraded

Now I have advance problem while booting Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, pointer of mouse is stuck and freeze at one point but the keys of keyboard is freezing and stuck at the middle of the screen and after some ...
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There's something about AMD ATI Graphics

I'm pretty sure that you have encountered many of these related issue topic. But I just want to get my curiosity untangled. I have followed the steps to install ATI drivers based on section 2.1 in ...
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Proper install NVIDIA drivers

i have a problem and i want to get rid of it. I have a EVGA 480 GTX graphic card and i can't install the proprietary drivers. I tried lots of distro, its everytime the same problem : TTY console or ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu/Mint

I'm posting this as a last resource I'm really frustrated with the a new laptop I bought few months ago because I am just unable to install Linux on it. It's an HP pavilion G4 1364. Short specs: Core ...
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Startup problem Ubuntu 12.10 Dell XPS L502X

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 in my PC, Dell XPS L502X with Optimus (Intel i7 2630QM, nVidia GT540M). During the installation I didn't experience any problem, the resolution it was correct: ...
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Does high definition videos play smoothly on Samsung N150 Plus?

I have a Samsung N-150 plus net-book, and I have always had difficulties in watching movies on it. I thought it's due to Windows 7 starter, so I changed my OS to Windows XP. Although its been running ...
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No more Unity after AMD Graphics Driver

I seem to have a problem. I am running ubuntu 12.04(64 bit) on my HP ProBooK 4530s (i5-core, 8GB, ATI RADEON HD6790) and I had some heating problems. I've managed to install the graphics driver from ...
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How to reduce high GPU temperature in ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04

I've been having this problem since maybe 4, 5 months ago. I've search in the forums and tried every given solution. Please help. I have an ASUS G73JH with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD5870 Graphic Card. ...
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cairo-dock has problem with lubuntu

cairo-dock visual performance is poor in lubuntu. My desktop suffers with black background when I navigate my mouse pointer on Cairo dock. What is causing this and how can I fix it?
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On 12.10 & 13.04 with i915 Detected a hung GPU, disabling acceleration

My system has been stable for about 3 months then without warning I started to get a freeze of the display and then a problem report saying GPU hung. I have update the graphics driver as per How to ...
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ATI Raedon 68e1 Binary drivers not working in Ubuntu 10.04

I was using the amdcccle to set the graphical settings provided by the ATI graphics card, both fglrx and fglrx-amdcccle was installed by default. Then I followed the ubuntu community i.e ...
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Graphics issues after update

12.04, LTS Yesterday morning I ran suggested updates. After doing so I had these problems: After about one minute, the screen will flash, sometimes more than once, then the launcher and system menu ...
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Will ubuntu get better at supporting notebooks with switchable graphics?

I own a Dell Vostro 3560 with a AMD Radeon 7670M. With my limited knowledge, I couldn't manage to get Ubuntu running on it (I asked for help here back then). Reluctantly, I made the switch to windows. ...
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Lubuntu Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

I am new to Linux. I successfully installed Lubuntu 12.10 alternate version "lubuntu-12.10-alternate-i386". I checked the .iso file using "WinMd5Sum" and it was proper. I burned it and checked error ...
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Virtualbox ubuntu 1204 guest - guest additions installed, but graphics driver unknown

I have an ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest in VBOX inside my native Windows 7. The graphics suddenly "stop drawing" or something, it stops updating the screen. I have tried adjusting the video memory (from ...
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Non-graphical tty's not stretching full screensize

on tty7 (graphical environment) nothing's wrong, I can enjoy the whole pixels of my screen which is the main thing. But here's something a bit annoying, when I switch on terminals from 1 to 6, the ...
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lenvono Y560(ATI HD5730 ) Can I hot switch discrete & integrated graphics card in Ubuntu 12.10? TKS

I have Y560 laptop with ATI HD5730 discrete card. echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch can power off discrete card. echo ON > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch can enable it. ...
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Problems with video card

my notebook is HP ProBook 4530s-LH306EA. I have two video cards discrete(AMD Radeon HD 6490M) and integrated. Today I have installed Ubuntu 12.10, and meet the problem that my computer become very ...
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How can I disable graphical boot, yet start x during boot?

My question I am not attached to the splashscreen or whatever. How can I configure a non-graphical boot that still takes me to the login screen? In other words, I do want X to start as the last thing ...
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Graphic problems on Nokia Booklet 3G

after installation (no problems) of the latest Ubuntu version (12.04 LTS) on my "Nokia Booklet 3G", I got problems with the monitor. When I started my Nokia, I got a black sceen and after a while I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 graphic driver problem

I've got singtech lap top, model-w251hp, with nvidia gt520m 1GB graphic. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 yesterday and try to update. But I can't find NVidia driver in Settings/Software Sources/Additional ...
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How to solve visual problems with the dash home?

Every time I try to use Dash Home I get this glitchy visual fireworks display with random colors and text missing. This is the screen-shoot: Is this in relation to how my graphics driver is ...
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Unity Launcher 'Background' Will not Auto-Hide With Launcher Icons

I recently set my Unity Launcher bar to auto-hide, and to be transparent, using the Compiz Configuration tools (ccsm, in the terminal). I did not use 'Unsettings' to do this, as, for whatever reason, ...
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Radeon HD 6850 Incorrect Graphics Drivers? Ubuntu 12.10

This all started when the ubuntu update center said my computer needed updates. I agreed, and when the updates were finished it required a reboot. Upon rebooting I tried logging in, and when I saw the ...
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Low Graphics Mode Error [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 910 and am receiving a running in low graphics mode error. I believe the error was caused by attempting to install a game I did not have the proper space for. I have tried a ...
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Ubuntu does not detect HDMI (TV)

I have a z68 motherboard which got a HDMI connection. Ubuntu won't detect my TV through it, neither will it detect that I have two GPU's (HD 4870 and Intel HD 3000) it should work like this, as it ...
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The system is running in low graphics mode [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.1 and this morning when I started my computer I received the above message. From what I understand this is not an uncommon issue, and I attempted to fix it using several of the ...