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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Why Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't recognize my graphic card?

In Settings, Ubuntu says my graphic card is unknown : The command lspci | grep VGA gives me this : Why ?
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VESA: SUMO driver instead of being the ones I installed (fgrlx-updates) ubuntu 13.04 64-bit IGP (HD 6xxxG)

Hello everyone and thank the community for providing support for linux newbie like me. I'll go with a problem that I face to: When you get to the menu with my video card details show: VESA: SUMO ...
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Graphical session does not start (Ubuntu 12.04 + Nvidia) [duplicate]

[Solved: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Black Screen at boot After changing Nvidia Driver ] I updated the Nvidia graphics driver ("current" to "post-release updates"), but the X server does not start. Check out ...
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Find Graphics Card/Driver Details

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04. How can I check that I have a driver for my graphics card installed and see details about it?
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Tried installing Nvidia Driver, now can't do much of anything [duplicate]

I tried installing the NVidia graphics card driver for my ubuntu 13.04 64 bit computer finding the appropriate driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx. Now I'm locked out of the machine ...
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Quad screen unmirroring causes Ubuntu to crash [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Optiplex 970 box. I have four monitors, two on the motherboard video and two on a plugin video card. When Ubuntu comes up, I see the screen mirrored on the two ...
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any built in switch for switching between IG and Discrete graphics for bumblebee

I have installed BUMBLEBEE. Everytime i want to run an application, i need to use the keyword OPTIRUN. Is there a way to load the application using nvidia card whenever it is needed automatically? I ...
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should i install bumblebee?

My laptop has dual graphics Intel Graphics 4000 Nvidia geforce 630m when i run this command in the terminal: sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch I get the following output: ...
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Blinking black pattern of dots and lines on the screen

There is a black pattern of dots and lines blinking randomly on my screen. It appears randomly, sometimes every 30 seconds, sometimes it doesn't occur at all for a week or so. I had this issue for ...
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Installing Graphics Drivers on Dell XPS 17

Can anyone give me specific information on WHAT am I supposed to do to install the graphics cards drivers on my laptop? I have a Dell XPS 17 which comes with Intel HD Graphics as integrated card and ...
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Lenovo Y510P and SLI GT750M not working

I recently bought a Lenovo Y510P which comes with a SLI of NVIDIA GT750M. I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my UEFI system by simply downloading the correct .iso, disabling secure boot and ...
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How to set/change Resolution to '1280 x 1024' on 12.0 or 13.04?

I installed ubuntu 12.04 and 13.04 on a Dell Vostro 200. On both, my resolution is/was set at '1024 x 768'. The only other offering under settings is '800 x 600'. Everything on the screen is too ...
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Resource monitor for GPU

I'm looking for a tool similar to Top but for your graphics card instead of your CPU. I've got a Nvidia K1000M Quadro graphics card but I would prefer something that would work for all (or most) ...
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12.04 64-bit Desktop - Nvidia drivers fail to startx

I'm getting started with Linux for the first time. I've installed 64 bit ubuntu desktop from the live CD. There have been some issues with booting after installation. But i've managed to get ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu login black screen after postgis install

I just built a new computer running an ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard with no graphics card. Can boot into Ubuntu, run a bunch of the usual programs (Chrome, etc) no problem. However, when I install ...
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Asus N550JV Graphics [duplicate]

I have bought a relatively new Asus N550JV notebook, which has two graphic cards and uses a technology called Optimus. This is the hardware information: $ lshw -C display *-display UNCLAIMED ...
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What causes the error message “System running in low graphics mode” and how can I avoid it?

I have tried twice to upgrade to 12.04 LTS and on both occasions get the above error message. I have read all the stuff on this and nothing works. I have now tried a clean install from a downloaded ...
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How to install AMD legacy drivers in Ubuntu 12.04.3

I have a AMD 4xxx Series graphics card on my laptop. Ubuntu 12.04 is the last iteration of Ubuntu which had support of proprietary AMD Legacy Drivers. However, upon downloading the latest LTS release ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Intel Graphics on Intel Desktop Board DH87RL [duplicate]

My new desktop PC has, Intel Desktop Board DH87RL and HPw1707 LCD screen that can support apprx. 1440x900 resolution. But I only get 1024x768 and 800x600. I tried Intel Linux graphic installer but ...
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How Can I Safely Update My Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 Graphics Driver?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and everything is working well except my external monitor. It's somewhat glitchy when I move windows around in it. Also, its resolution is lower than it should be. ...
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monitor hdmi not working

I can not use the external monitor hdmi. I just installed ubuntu 12.04 and my configuration is as follows: $> lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core ...
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Xhost: Unable to open display (setting up Vino on VPS)

I'm currently trying to setup Vino (the VNC server) on a VPS of mine. However, whenever I try exporting and opening the display, it doesn't work. I've looked for hours last night for a solution for ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit - GeForce GT 620 card is not working, always going to minimum graphics mode

I have GeForce GT 620 card connected in a Dell PC (Alienware x51) brand new. Used LiveCD to install, while installing the graphics was correct. But after that i installed openbox and some more ...
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Screen problem when playing Planetside 2 on Ubuntu 12.04

Recently started using Crossover and installed Planetside 2. I have tried to install Planeside 2 in steam and as a standalone from steam but i keep running into the same graphical problem. Each time ...
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How to manually assign twinview?

I got nvidia card and i use one CRT monitor and LCD television set, connected via HDMI. By default, when TV is connected (all the time) mode (twinview) is set to : CRT: 1152x864_75 +0+0, DFP: ...
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How can I enable hardware acceleration for flash on Intel graphics?

Is there any way to improve the Adobe flash player hardware acceleration in Ubuntu, with an Intel graphics card?
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Low Graphics Mode on Fresh Install [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside a Windows 7 install. I get the very discouraging "low graphics mode" error after trying to install. First, the screen shows a funky pattern then gives ...
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HDMI automatically clones when connected, does not appear in “Displays”

I've been looking for days to figure out what is going on but I am completely lost. I am unable to control the screen settings on my external monitor (HDMI). The external display is not detected at ...
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Driver related OpenGL graphics problem(Minecraft and steam wont start)

This has been bothering me for about a week now, I have been looking up answers on forums and everything and nothing seems to work. What happens is when i start minecraft i get this stacktrace: ...
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using 13.04 on ancient dell desktop, nvidia geforce 200, worth trying?

I have an ancient Dell Dimension 2400, with an aftermarket Nvidia Geforce 200 graphics card... I installed 13.04 nd the apps seem to work ok but a bit slow, but the desktop is horribly slow, switching ...
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Why are Ubuntu Nvidia driver packages so far behind Nvidia official recommended releases?

Why does Ubuntu wait weeks and sometimes months to release new Nvidia driver updates? It doesn't seem to make any sense at all. Is this common practice to serve up old drivers and not official ...
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Mac Book Pro 6,2 Nvidia graphics & suspend don't work

As soon as I suspend my mbp the led starts pulsing after a while but by opening the lid Xserver hangs, I get a black screen and am presented with the login screen after 2 minutes. Logging in results ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation fail on ASUS S551LB (Hybrid Graphics)

I've just purchased a new ASUS S551LB. It comes with an i7 4500U and NVidia Geforce 740M, with the NVidia Optimus feature (hybrid graphics). The full specification can be found at ASUS VivoBook S551LB ...
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Is somehow possible to run Ubuntu with both graphics? [duplicate]

Is somehow possible to run Ubuntu with both graphics cards like in Windows ? I tested Linux Mint and he recognized both graphic cards and at details about my computer it was showing them both, but in ...
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the system is running low graphic mode just after updates installed [duplicate]

i had ubuntu linux v 12 . I installed .deb "update packages" from a folder that include all packages and i downloaded them before . just after installing them using dpkg -i *.deb command and ...
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After a successful install, my screen blinks undefinetly

I have been here in the past to ask this same question, I've been having issues with it for months and months, and months now - any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Essentially when I install ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 6150 GE Crash Ubuntu 13.04

I decided to do a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 on my desktop computer. It worked fine for the first 30 minutes or so but then the graphics crashed (after I had logged in so there is no problem with ...
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I want to know about nvidia drivers and does they suit me

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in 64 bit version in a Lenovo laptop. It has the following graphics card: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) I want to know if I can use ...
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Intel Linux Graphic Drivers

I want to install the Intel Linux Graphics Drivers through the program, but everytime I've tried to install them this error comes up W:GPG error: https://download.01.org Ubuntu Release: The ...
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Graphics performance reduced

I've installed Ubuntu recently. I love gaming on PC and I am trying out Ubuntu. But... I've been having a problem. My graphics card performance had been reduced in this OS. I used to run games in ...
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Ubuntu screen flickering after laptop repair [duplicate]

I own a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop which uses both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The laptop broke a month ago and I called Dell support to fix it. A small metallic clip was dislodged from the back lid and ...
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Install Nvidia GeForce 740M driver in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a laptop with VGA Onboard Intel HD integrated graphics and an Nvidia GeForce 740M graphics processor. How I can install the Nvidia GeForce 740M driver in Ubuntu 12.04? Because, yesterday I ...
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How to resolve display errors Toshiba L875?

I have a Toshiba L875, AMD, with Radeon graphics card. Win8 was pre-installed. There are two problems but I believe one underlying cause. Problem: the first is that the display has random gray ...
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How to fix corrupted graphics on a Packard Bell DOTMA?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Packard Bell DOTMA. Dad got it from his ex-wife and told me I could have it if I could fix it because he didn't have the password for it, so I thought why not Ubuntu? I ...
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Will dual monitor work with two different connector types?

I am looking at two monitors of the exact same type. I have an AMD A4 which includes a 6410D Radeon Chip with the latest proprietary drivers installed. On my motherboard I have one DVI output and one ...
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Asus motherboard - which graphics-drivers?

I've recently purchased an old but working mobo, Asus p5s800-vm/s. The onboard graphics are displaying low-res "safety mode" type graphics on the monitor. I understand from the guy I bought it from ...
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Graphics Card .. Which Vendor Has Better Compatibilty?

I plan to switch from Windows to Ubuntu in the next few weeks. I currently have a Radeon HD6970 in my system, that I'll be changing during this process too (since it is loud and I can't make much ...
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computer lagging badly

after completely removing windows and installing ubuntu 13.04 i am experiencing extreme lag, it takes a few seconds to open apps and video playback just seems to laggy to watch, i looked up the ...
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Troubleshooting Proprietary NVIDIA 319.49 Driver

Though I would prefer to use the open-source nouveau drivers, the support for my 485M chip has not proved fruitful in the past. Because NVIDIA's driver repository is somewhat dated, I downloaded the ...
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Horizontal lines with Samsung series 9/Intel Ivy Bridge

I have a new Samsung 9 series laptop with Intel Ivy Bridge graphics and a dual Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 boot configuration. As soon I reach the login screen my graphics goes awry: 1) Black horizontal ...