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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How can I use an ATI Radeon HD 6450 on Ubuntu 13.04?

Basically, I get a orange/purple/black flickering screen when I try to boot Ubuntu 13.04 with my AMD Radeon HD 6450 without the proprietary drivers, but cannot install the driver from the website ...
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how to get an nvidia control panel?

I have an Nvidia geforce 9500 gs card on an Ubuntu 13.04 os. downloaded the driver already but cannot change perfomance settings my streaming video is very choppy.I cant even find ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Making Laptop super hot

Hello I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with windows.) The laptop is getting really hot and fan starts running wildly on Ubuntu even if no applications are open.Windows 7 is running absolutely ...
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Ubuntu Crashes After Updating Nvidia Card [duplicate]

I installed the Nvidia GT 520M using the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install nvidia-current and then I restarted my computer and it logs in fine, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and AMD proprietary graphics drivers with PPA

I want the AMD proprietary graphcis drivers installed via PPA. I don't want to install it manually because of updates. The open source drivers are not good for me because Unity is not smooth then. My ...
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Propertiary driver ATI Mobility radeon HD2600

I have got Ati Mobility radeon ,open source driver and Gallium 0.4 on RV 630. This open source driver is not powerful. I downloaded driver from AMD web page and at the beginning of the installation I ...
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I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?

Problem: No GUI, Video Driver Problem OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Mythbuntu) Motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V Evo with integrated Radeon HD4250 graphics card. $ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible ...
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How to fix messed up GUI when Installing Ubuntu 13.04

I tried downloading the 32 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04, and when it finished, I used the universal USB installer tool, provided on the ubuntu website. That was all successful, but when I tried to boot ...
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13.04: Chaged graphic driver, lost unity

After changing my graphic driver to one of the options shown as proprietary, I lost unity (wallpaper shows, terminal can be opened with ctrl+t, but nothing else displays). My notebook: Dell Vostro ...
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How to install AMD Radeon HD 6470 Graphics card driver and prevent the low graphics situation after restart? [duplicate]

I have Dell N4050 laptop with AMD HD 6470 Graphics card. I'm new to Linux. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 64bit desktop version. I tried to install AMD Graphics driver but each time i restart, The same ...
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Cannot install Cedar Tail DRM in DKMS format on Ubuntu running on a netbook

I have a netbook (Asus EeePC 1015CX) and recently I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS. All seems to run fine, however I have a problem with the graphics card. When I turn on the computer the ...
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How to install AMD Radeon graphics driver in HP Pavilion g6-1037tx? [duplicate]

Hy, I am new user and very much keen on using ubuntu. Right now I am using ubuntu 12.10. Just I need to know how can I install AMD HD Radeon graphics driver in my HP Pavilion g6-1037tx. My laptop fan ...
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Unity crash to a blue screen after login

I recently updated to 12.10 quintal and to my surprise the desktop won't load. After logging in it brings up my wallpaper for a while then it turns to a plain blue screen. After all this I have to ...
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“wakeup” doesn't work

Everytime I hit "apply" it says "Unable to set all alarms. Check time preferences" Whats this? Can someone help fix this? Or if any other alarm clock app exists which wakes the laptop from sleep ...
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Screenshot of current window

When I select to "Grab the current window" using the Screenshot app which comes with Ubuntu, the image is b0rked. The same window captured with "Select area to grab" looks normal: I am using ...
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Black screen after booting for the first time (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

So I've faced this really annoying issue that I can't seem to fix. So, I recently installed a Ubuntu 12.04 and everything went smoothly as you would assume. I created 3 partitions (swap, one for home ...
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Why does Aircrack-ng 1.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 stop my graphic card from working?

When I use airmon-ng in the terminal, my graphic card stops working properly and a fuzzy screen appears, making me go for a hard reboot. I use v. 1.1 of Aircrack-ng in Ubuntu 13.04.
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Ubuntu tty1 - 6 blank screen [duplicate]

I cannot access ubuntu console by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 - F6. It only shows blank screen (black). I don't know since when, just found out recently. I suspect that fglrx driver is the problem (ATI ...
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Different Pictures For Items

On my desktop I have alot of different shell files that run a game. I want to replace those ugly shell file looks on your desktop and replace it with the game's logo. Is there a way to do this?
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Help with NVidia GeForce 9400 GT? [duplicate]

I just got my 13.04 running. However, I run off an almost ancient graphics card, the NVidia GeForce 9400 GT, and it doesn't support the dimensions for my card, is there any drivers I could possibly ...
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Ubuntu Black Screen [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 64bit on my new ASUS Machine. My graphics card in an Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. I am trying to install Ubuntu but when I boot with flash drive and click install, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS only runs with AMD Radeon HD6490 and not Intel HD 3000 [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have used it for a few months now, but I don't exactly know the commands for Ubuntu. Also I have been searching for a solution to my problem with my HP ProBook 4730s ...
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How to solve “the system is running in low graphics mode” in ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed and it was working fine. But today suddenly it stopped responding, then I restart it and gives a window The System is running in low graphics mode, Your Screen, graphics ...
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NVidia (GTX 680) Drivers Ubuntu 13.04 Black Screen

I've been trying for two days now to get my computer running the NVidia drivers. I'm running a GTX 680 and 64 bit architecture. I've tried multiple things, here's a few: Additional drivers for my ...
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Major graphical problems after updating to 13.04

This afternoon I updated from 12.10 to 13.04. Ubuntu 12.10 worked entirely fine. However, when I now try to start Ubuntu 13.04, my graphics go completely wrong. And when I mean wrong, I mean really ...
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How can I fix this graphical error?

I have a Radeon HD 4670 and when I log in the first time to my machine after boot / reboot, I always encounter this picture for a few seconds until everything loads up: I don't think it's my card's ...
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Video glitch NVIDIA (card: unknown)

I have an ASUS desktop PC which is giving me an annoying video glitch If I check card model with lspci I get: VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0de5 (rev a1) Apparently my ...
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About Graphic Card [duplicate]

Hello everyone I might have a problem with my laptop graphıcs(samsung p5cs02 tr laptop) First off all,I have nvidia gt 650m 1 gb graphic card and intel hd 4000 graphics 1 gb My problem is ubuntu ...
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AMD switchable graphics: integrated outperforms dedicated

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony VAIO E14 laptop. I have a AMD switchable GPU Radeon HD 7600M / Intel HD 4000 card. The AMD Catalyst 13.4 driver is installed: On integrated (IGPU): fglrxinfo ...
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Why does the AMD Proprietary graphics driver not support old cards?

I've got a rather old notebook with an AMD ATI 3200 graphics card inside. Now I use XUbuntu 13.04 on it and found out that there is no support for this chipset anymore, due to some X.org conflicts. ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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Is gaming on ubuntu possible (choice of games) [duplicate]

So im updating my old pc preferable for gaming. Are the games (mainly first person shooters) on the market able to be played on Ubuntu?
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Getting dropped to login-screen

I'm having a serious problem since I updated to 13.04 recently. I keep getting dropped to the login-screeen. A bit of googling suggested it's probably coused by something crashing my desktop. What ...
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What is the most sensible graphics driver to install for Nvidia GTX 670MX and Kubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Just (re)installed Kubuntu 13.04. I broke my last installation after trying to install Nvidia's graphics driver. I would like to know whether I should install the Nvidia driver, the bumblebee thing ...
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Can I use a different graphical driver while booting, and the proprietery NVIDIA driver once my computer has started?

I have a bit of a problem in that as I am booting my PC, the boot screen isn't exactly pretty because I am using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. I am wondering if there is a method to use the VESA ...
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Help with boot screen

I want to have a different boot screen when I start my computer right now it just is a black screen saying starting this and starting that blah blah. I really want to have a graphic design like the ...
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Como reparar “The Sistem is running in low-graphics mode”? [duplicate]

Acabo de instalar Ubuntu pero al iniciarlo me da el error "The sistema is running in low-graphics mode". Por favor ayudenme
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Ubuntu 13 change drm_kms_helper poll param

I had ubuntu for 3 years( since version 11). Every version I had, had the Intel Graphics bug in it's kernel - randomly freezing mouse. I fixed this problem using "echo N> ...
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Backlight will not dim using function key

Laptop is Samsung R580 with AMD/ATI, running Ubuntu 13.04. The Function Key has no effect on brightness. Screen brightness is OK when operating on mains power, but when mains supply is disconnected ...
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AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon HD 7640g

I have installed many versions of Linux lately, trying to free myself from windows, I have played with Linux over that past few years, but I was into gaming, and until recently couldn't fully commit ...
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Choppy Video Playback in 13.04

I've had a tremendous amount of trouble with my Nvidia drivers and have finally settled on a version that seems to be working acceptably. Kind of. When I view a video of any kind, irrelevant of ...
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Import vector graphics to inkscape

I'm producing vector graphics in my research with Maethematica and/or MATLAB, and I want to combine a few of them. I thought the best would be to use inkscape to do that, but unfortunately inkscape ...
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Troubleshooting poor performance with ATI HD 5800 GPU

I am attempting again to solve problems between ATI Radeon HD 5800 series (5830) GPU and Ubuntu. Three months ago I posted: Display difficulties with Ubuntu 12.10, Dual Monitors, and ATI HD 5800 I ...
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Interference from Graphics Card?

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and have always had an issue with interference. It seems that the Graphics Driver I am using affects when the interference occurs and how loud it is. If I used ...
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ATI Mobility Radion 4650 drivers on Ubuntu 13.04

Hi I just updated from 12.04 to 13.1 and the first thing I did was try and install the official ATI drivers from there site. After downloading while installing the drivers I get a message that says ...
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How to Customize personalized ubuntu installation including nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I have a computer with 12 core processors, 32 GB memory and Nvidia GTX 530M graphics card. I tried to install the gnome-desktop preceded by the server-12.10 installation. It took some attempts to ...
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Blank screen at the beginning of the installation [duplicate]

I have been trying for some time now to get Ubuntu working on my computer with proprietary NVIDIA drivers, having tried and failed many times decided to take a go at Xubuntu. However I think I might ...
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Gaming on 13.04 using more advanced drivers for Intel 3000 HD lagging?

I recently found a beta version of portal for steam. I install the beta version and started it up to find the graphics didn't look right at all. I looked through the comments from OmgUbuntu seeing ...
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Best graphics card brand/ drivers for gaming on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm making up plans for when I eventually want to build my own gaming desktop with Ubuntu installed and use the steam client Linux version. The only thing I'm having problems with is what are the best ...
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ATI card (Radeon HD 5850) forced screensaver settings

I just installed an ATI graphics (Radeon HD 5850) to my desktop swapping my nVidia GTS250. I noticed it turns off the output if idle for 2 minutes, Even if I was running a video! unless the ...