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 to disable second VGA Lenovo Y510p

I have a Lenovo Y510p with NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 today. Usually I do a check for software/hardware compatibility, so I read in many places that I won't be able to ...
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Graphics problems on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 8.1. I started Ubuntu successfully maybe three times, then the last time, it stopped responding and I had to restart. Ever since then, I could ...
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Anyone have luck getting graphics working with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M (iMac)?

Here's what I've tried so far: running stock drivers installed by Ubuntu 14.04 default install: system is very slow, laggy and jumpy. installing nvidia-current: system boots up to black screen, ...
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Graphics extremely sluggish after recent 12.04 update

After a recent 12.04 update my gnome-shell didnt work anymore, it just degrades to the classic design. I also tried installing fglrx to enable 3D-Acceleration, but it didnt change anything. The whole ...
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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Nvidia Graphics Card Switch Using Nvidia Optimus

I'm having a laptop with nvidia 520mx graphics card with nvidia optimus technology running Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed nvidia graphics driver version 331.38 and nvidia-prime. What I want to do is to ...
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Laptop Intel HD graphics not detected, only ATI is found

I'm using Dell n5010 with dual Intel HD VGA and ATI radeon VGA. I have installed fglrx and amdcccle. But linux doesn't seems to detect my intel VGA but it detects ATI card. inxi -G gives following ...
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Any way to get Nvidia Optimus card working on 14.04.1?

My Nvidia graphic card has Optimus technology and as far as I can see it is not working, not even recognized. On system settings details it says Intel Haswell Mobile on graphic section. Also on ...
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NVDIA SLI with Prime and Flickering

i have a lenovo y510p with nvidia gt750m sli. when both cards plugged in, prime does not work. "lspci | grep -i "vga"" command shows only nvidia card. but when i plugged out the second card, prime ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS compatability with my system

Best way I can put it, I'm going to switch to the newest release of Ubuntu after years of being tied too windows, I've dabbled before, and I have LOVED it (Linux FTW) but was always hung up on ...
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Ubuntu Hangs & Shows a Black Screen on Install with ASUS Z97-Deluxe & GTX 770

I'm building a new rig, and I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu. I burned the latest Ubuntu 14.04 image to a DVD from my Macbook Pro. I booted off the DVD and pushed a key when the keyboard/person ...
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Which ubuntu version works fine with sis driver 671 771

I unfortunately have notebook ASUS K50C which uses a sis graphics driver. I tried many different options from different forums but I am still having screen resolution problems. Its screen resolution ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 running well on Intel integrated graphics, is it worth trying Nvidia graphics? [closed]

I am new to Linux and to the community. I recently installed Ubuntu in my system and I am already in love with it. My question is, as my system came with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card installed in ...
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Is my GPU working correctly?

Nvidia GeForce 525M. How can I test whether my GPU is actually working as a GPU, and it's not my integrated graphics/CPU filling in? My CPU load seems unusually high. Instead of actual driver ...
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14.04 server on Intel Nuc. monitor looses signal during boot

I have freshly installed 14.04 Server on a Intel NUC (newest generation). Monitor connected on Displayport using a DP to VGA Adapter It Boots, Shows scrolling Boot messages, then blank Screen ...
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Cheap Graphics card for my sever

I'm turning a old XPS 420 Dell computer into a server(headless) for use at home. So far I have everything up running however the Radeon HD 3870 graphics card that came with the computer is causing me ...
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My laptop can't play HD movies without stutter, via stream or VLC. Graphic Card problem?

I am on a Dell Latitude D430, Intel® Core™2 CPU U7600 @ 1.20GHz × 2, 2GB Ram, Graphics Intel® 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 and running Ubuntu 14.02 32bit. Whenever I play movies that are 1080p, VLC starts ...
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Installed new hardware support for 12.04, now can't see anything in VMWare after login

As stated, the updatemanager requested that I update my hardware support. I believe it said that my hardware stack as it existed previously wouldn't be supported after 8/07. I installed the update, ...
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Screen Flicker on Mac Mini 5,3

I have a screen flicker issue on my Mac Mini with Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB. It appears on multiple screens and via both HDMI and Dual Link DVI over the display port. It does not seem to occur if ...
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ASRock AM1B-ITX, BOINC, TV-Browser

Users , please excuse my english, my origine language is german. Please also excuse my first words in this discussion-forum - they will be the first and only one - because I want to introduce myself ...
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How do I change the default graphics driver from Intel to Nvidia in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04?

I am using Toshiba Satellite C50 A2012, with Ubuntu 14.04 and an Nvidia graphics card. How do I change my graphics to Nvidia from Intel graphic card?
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Ubunu running low graphics mode

Ubuntu seems to be running in low graphics mode after updating it. I have a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card. It was working fine before I updated it
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Video suddenly unaccelerated, wrong resolution

Lubuntu 14.04 fully up to date. It was working fine until I turned on my laptop today and the screen was 1024x768 instead of the native 1280x800, unaccelerated. lxrandr shows 1024x768 as the only ...
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What is the Purpose of /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf in Ubuntu 14.04?

What is the purpose of the upstart configuration /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf (shown below) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? # fallback-graphics - take actions to initiate fallback graphics # # if we ...
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14.04.1 on Dell Vostro 14 3445? [closed]

I wanted to install 14.04.1 on my laptop, my question is about drivers. I got all the drivers downloaded but they are for Windows 8.1 and the official Dell site doesn't provide them for Ubuntu. My ...
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Intel Graphics Installer for Linux ends with an error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Everytime I try to install the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux it always end up with this 2 screens looking like this. and I hope anyone here can help me.
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Stuck with 12.04 for now

I was hoping to upgrade our 12-year old desktop to 14.04 (from 12.04) yet when I forced a distribution upgrade in the terminal & started to run the wizard, I got a series of errors in the terminal ...
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How do I run Ubuntu in headless mode?

I would like to set up Ubuntu in headless mode - configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; probably without access to graphics hardware altogether. The rationale for this is: I ...
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Boot problem 12.04.4 LTS [duplicate]

Good morning to all. I cannot make my system boot. I went into recovery mode and I always get the same message: The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen graphics card and ...
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dot doesn't recognize any formats

My installation of graphviz 2.36.0-0ubuntu3 doesn't seem to support any output formats: $ dot -Tpng Format: "png" not recognized. Use one of: $ dot -Tsvg Format: "svg" not recognized. Use one of: ...
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Run Ubuntu hassle-free on Asus N56JN-MB71 [duplicate]

I was planning on buying the Asus N56JN-MB71. You can find the specs here: http://www.microcenter.com/product/431925/N56JN-MB71_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Black_Aluminum . I do not know anything about ...
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only one resolution option 480 x 620(4\3)

I have installed oracle virtual box on my HP laptop and set up a virtual hard drive with 21GB of memory. However I cant get the resolution to change from 480 x 620 (4/3). the laptop has a 2GB Nvidia ...
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Intel i915 driver not in any of the diplays

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was working fine until I booted up Ubuntu this morning and it froze at the purple screen, sometimes going to black screen then freezing there. I started it in ...
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Continuous low-graphics mode on reboot after installing nvidia-331 driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After installing nvidia-331 driver, my machine continues to go to the low-graphics mode troubleshooting. The weird thing is that if I choose a recovery mode on boot and ...
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How do I install graphics drivers for NVIDIA GT 555M series on a Lenovo Ideapad (Y570)?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y570 and it has a 1 GB NVidia GT 555M graphics card (ubuntu 14.04). All I want to do is to run cudaHashcat (64 bit one) on it. When I ran it initially I got a message like ...
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Invisible mouse on 14.04 with NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 [closed]

I installed a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is not visible on my screen. It works, but it seems to be invisible. How can I get it on screen? I had the same problem on a Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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So I built a new rig and put ubuntu 14 64bit on it as only Os, i have 2 xfx radeon 6870 cards in

one is dual dis and the other is not I have the Cd for the non dual dis but I have no idea how to install the drivers, im sooo noob to ubuntu but i rly like it... I want to dual boot windows also ...
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Mouse & Program Windows Problem [CANT DO ANTYTHING]

The programs windows keep flickering back and forth/up and down and my mouse keeps flashing also, and I need to go on a different account to do this, is there any way to fix it?
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How can I recover from system crash after graphics driver update?

I had been using Ubuntu 12. After 4 months the update manager recommended a hardware upgrade for the first time, apparently a video card driver update. I updated and the system crashed. I have no ...
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Genymotion problems

I wanted to use Genymotion on my computer but the on-board graphics were far too low for the emulator to work (I worked but VERY slow). I bought a new graphics card and now when I run my device on ...
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is it possible to configure 6 Monitors with a Amd r7 260x in different graphical virtual consoles?

I have a project to configure 6 monitors using eyefinity technology from amd so i'm figuring out the way to do it, i'm thinking to use tentatively the xfx r7 260x card with 2 dvi ports (DVI-i, ...
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Graphical Glitch when Logging in

Every I log in, this pops up for a few seconds. It isn't that big of an issue but it's annoying. Also, my screen occasionally jumps up and down and sometimes flashes. This does not happen in ...
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Rendering problems with Seiki 4 and Sapphire HD 7770

I've been trying to use a 39" Seiki TV (SE39UY04) as a monitor -- running at 4k resolution. The video card is a Sapphire HD 7770. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I've been experiencing a lot of rendering ...
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14.04 - Black borders, black terminal [closed]

This question is clearly realted to this one. However, I tried the suggested approaches and neither of them worked. Let me explain what happend: I'm using an Asus notebook with an integrated NVIDIA ...
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What is Wrong with Ubuntu 14.04? Font Rendering Bugs

My Ubuntu is being very very irritating after upgrading to 14.04. Every once in a blue moon, certain glyphs just disappear from the screen. Every once in a while, (even as I'm writing this question), ...
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Finding out what AMD Radeon Chip and installing drivers [duplicate]

I have a lenovo G500 laptop which has a label showing "AMD Radeon Graphics". I want to find out what chip set it is and install drivers as I am unable to use graphics and am forced to use TTY mode. I ...
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Graphics problem (Dualhead MSI nVidia GeForce 660)

The computer boots up fine, however after only a minute or so of running, the applications and icons begin glitching (large verticle bars of solid color or missing text, similar to what I'd call ...
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Update broke graphics driver, no GL, no Unity 3D, GeForce 610M

About a month ago an automatic update and a seven day-streak with no reboot somehow broke my graphics capabilities, rendering me Unity 2D'd and video-game-less. I suspect it is to do with driver ...