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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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 ...
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How can I properly install the latest NVIDIA GeForce drivers on 13.04? (x64)

I'd like to install the latest and greatest straight from NVIDIA, but I get an error message saying I need to log out of an X environment or something. Obviously using the default drivers doesn't ...
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Unity won't run after update to 13.04

First of all, I'm pretty new in Ubuntu so I don't know everything.. But I'm willing to learn! Today I updated my ubuntu to 13.04. Everything seemed fine. I used my pc for an hour and shut it down. ...
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How to install Intel CedarView drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 or higher?

I am looking for instructions on how to install cedarview graphics drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 32bit. My graphics hardware is a GMA3600 aka Power VR SGX545. EDIT: It seems that they are not in Raring ...
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How to reduce brightness for sony vaio with 7650 HD

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a Sony Vaio laptop. The brightness functions keys don't change the brightness. When I try to change the brightness I can see the levels going up and down in the ...
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xorg-video-abi-13 dependency problem

I'm trying to install the ATI driver for my Probook 4540s (3000/7650M) according to instructions given in How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers working?. After execute the following command: ...
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Video flickers when HDMI monitor attached

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Dell Latitude E6520. My video card: VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [NVS 4200M] (rev a1) When I plug in the HDMI cable for my second monitor, I ...
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Can't log-in with clean Ubuntu 13.04 install (graphic problem?)

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my old PC, as my "new" notebook is under maintenance (ad it will take a while to have it back). In this post, I'll try to describe my problem in the detaildest ...
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ATI Drivers prevent Ubuntu from booting on other computers with other graphics cards

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (final release) installed on an USB 3.0 external hard drive. The goal is to be able to use it on any computer with a USB 3.0 port. I have successfuly installed the ...
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What's the best driver for NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 M

I've installed the new Version of Ubuntu 13.04. It works great but i think the system can run more faster with the right driver of my hardware. I actually use the NVIDIA GeForce GT 230 M. I'm sorry, ...
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How to install Nvidia 319.12 driver on an optimus system

I have a Samsung NP550 system with Nvidia Geforce GT650M. I have installed bumblebee 3.2.1 and "nvidia-304, 304.88, 3.8.0-19-generic" drivers are loaded for me. However i would like to update to ...
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13.04 nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS - no second monitor and other problems

I have spent about an hour trying to find a solution to this, if someone has an answer or a link to an answer I would appreciate it. I just wiped my disk (formerly running 12.04 LTS) and installed ...
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How to tell if 13.04 will run slowly on my computer

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit and when I try to upgrade to 12.10 I see an error saying that my computer will run slowly. If I upgrade to 12.10 and then 13.04 will my computer still run slow or ...
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Radeon HD6450 doesn't work under ubuntu 12.04 server

Hardware: HP proliant microserver N40L OS: Ubuntu server 12.04 (lsb_release gives Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, to be precise) Graphics card: XFX radeon HD 6450 ...
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How to run Ubuntu 13.04 with 3D acceleration using intel HD 4000?

When my system boot and try to load Ubuntu, I have only a graphic bug in the screen. I tried to use the nomode set mode and it works, but i don't have 3d acceleration and don´t have any drivers to ...
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Blank Screen after update to 13.04

I have a Dell XPS 12 with Intel Graphics. After update to 13.04 my screen stays dark after boot. When I attach an external monitor it works. But it takes several tries to swicht on the internal ...
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Install NVIDIA Drivers

I installed Ubuntu 13.04, but after the reboot theres only a black screen with the blinking bar on the top left. I found, that one possible solution is that the video drivers are not installed, so i ...
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Nvidia driver installed successfully, but not activated

My Ubuntu 12.04 only shows up black screen when starting up some days ago suddenly. Since I can desktop through recovery mode (resume in recovery mode, and the resolution is wrong), I believe there's ...
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Graphics Driver - Low Grapich Error [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 (latest version) now I try to install graphics driver. I have followed this instruction How to Install AMD ATI Radeon Graphics HD 6770M on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit. I tried 4 times ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new computer

I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04 by disabling "Virtualization Technology" in my BIOS (which I believe let's me operate several OS's) and changing in GRUB2 quiet splash to quiet splash nomodeset. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics is not working [duplicate]

The same problem again, now for the newest release 13.04: On 12.10 my Sony Vaio VPCSE with Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M worked fine with the Catalyst Control Center, installed as ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers

I've been holding back all xserver-xorg* updates in order to keep from breaking the ATI drivers but apparently I'm not holding back enough because my recent update broke them. I'm using catalyst 13.4 ...
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Ubuntu and the HP Envy 15t-3200

Could someone post a tutorial on making Ubuntu 13.04 work with the HP Envy 15t-3200? I own this laptop, and have had to use Windows so far. :( There are several problems (touchpad, sound, etc), but ...
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Unity Launcher Icons gets fuzzy when on odd numbered setting

Fuzzy icons when odd number-sized in launcher bar - unity Description of the problem When entering the appearance settings in the system tools, you can change the unity icon-size with a slider. ...
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Do I have to uninstall NVIDIA drivers before replacing with an AMD GPU?

Here is the setup: Old Intel motherboard (DG33FB) with PCI-X 1.0 2 GB DDR2 system memory 580 W PSU Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz Here are the observations*: I had thought there was no POST or BIOS ...
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Ubuntu 12.04-2 on Apple Xserv early 2008

I have at work several xserv doing nothing, and I want to install Ubuntu. I booted from the CD choose Efi and edited the kernel option to add nomodeset so it boots normally. Then the kernel loaded ...
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nvidia-setting not restoring settings properly after login

I finally was able to setup a triple-head setup on a nvidia card using nvidia-settings and arrange the monitors accordingly. I also used the option to save the settings to the Xorg.conf - but when I ...
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Bumblebee Configurator GUI Set-Up

Installed Bumblebee Configuator GUI. I choosed "Nvidia" driver and "Exit at quit" thing to test it. It saved. But how do I know its really Nvidia driver that's in use? The other option was ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 boots to purple screen after upgrading from 12.04?

I'm new to the whole linux world. I had Windows7, so in order to not to lose it I made a new partition for Ubuntu 12.04. After the installation everything was good except a huge problem, my lapto has ...
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Intel HD Graphics (integrated) Minecraft graphical freezes and glitches - graphics driver or card?

I have a Lenovo G570 laptop, which played Minecraft perfectly 1 or 2 months ago. Now, whenever I play the game, I'm faced with freezes, which sometimes crash Unity (with some error message like ...
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Laptop getting hot after installing ubuntu 12.04:possibly a videocard driver problem

Today i installed ubuntu 12.04.2 version. And my laptop runs really hot.My video card is ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650.This is not my first ubuntu installation.i have used ubuntu in past and ...
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Installing new ATI drivers, running into issues

I'm trying to install "amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64" for my HD 7850, but I'm having issues getting my old driver uninstalled (which I got from "fglrx-updates" under software ...
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libGL error: failed to load driver: i965

Hi I just installed the AMD propietary driver for my HP pavilion dv6 with switchable graphics with Xubuntu 12.10. Everything seems to work fine but games doesn't load good and if I use the command: ...
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Targus usb 3.0 docking station support

I am planning to purchase a Targus 3.0 docking station, does anybody have experience with it on Ubuntu. Will the display work? ...
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Taking screenshot saves a black image with the cursor only [closed]

Whenever I do a screenshot, it saves a black image with the cursor only. However, if I do a screenshot after an app or Unity freezes, it would save an image in the state when the app or Unity was ...
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My screen turns off [duplicate]

I just download Wubi for my laptop and install it. But when i try to load Ubuntu in my pc, it just appear a violet screen, later my screen turns off (but my laptop is still running) and i hear a ...
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How to install drivers for AMD Radeon HD 7850? [duplicate]

Could someone help me to install drivers for AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphic card?
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How to setup a Radeon 4000+?

I am really adamant to get Linux running all my games, and I want to make the move to Ubuntu. However, due to the lack of Driver support for both sound and Graphics Cards, I am stuck with Windows.... ...
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How to enable unity 3d in 12.04?

I installed the graphic card driver: But Unity is still in 2d mode: How can I bring it into 3d mode?
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Will Ubuntu run on an AMD 6 core processor and ATI graphics card? [closed]

I'm building a computer with AMD 6 core process and its respective motherboard takes ATI or Nvidia as graphic cards, Ram 32GB, HDD 2x3TB, usb2.0/3.0 ports. I want to know if I'm correct by saying ...
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Graphics trouble on Asus F55A-SX091D

I get system error reports all the time. It's got to do with XORG. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with all updates. arno@arno-X55A:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hanging problem while working

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04. Frequently Ubuntu hangs while working. If I try to work with open source software like GIMP and Skype then my system becomes hang. What should I do to Solve this problem? ...
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Installing fglrx 13.3 with powerxpress on Ubuntu 13.04

When trying to install fgrlx 13.3 from the AMD website, the installation goes smoothly, but when I to aticonfig --initial -f, I get the following error: Uninitialised file found, configuring. ...