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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Ubuntu 14.04LTS flickering

When I start the computer, makes a big high pitch sound and the only thing I can see on the screen is [[23 written everywhere . In order to use Ubuntu I have to run it in recovery mode. The Ubuntu ...
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Black Screen after Grub menu with a underscore

Recently after trying to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 my laptop will boot up until the grub menu and after selecting my OS it would just give me a black screen with a underscore at the top ...
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graphics card enhancement

I have the following specs on my system76 laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit) Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4750HQProcessor ( 2.0 GHz 6MB L3 Cache - 4 Cores plus ...
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Resolution: only 640 x 480 possible

I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't get the right resolution: The only one I can choose in "monitor settings" (I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 because the laptop is too slow for Ubuntu) is 640 x 480 (with a ...
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Black Screen After Nvidia Driver 331.79 install

All the other answers do not help, so I decided to do this. I have a GeForce 780 Ti and whenever I install Graphics Drivers I restart and boots up, and then it says Loading failsafe graphics driver ...
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install nvidia driver instead nouveau

3 days ago I got installed Ubunto 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that as default ubuntu install nouveau. I googled how to remove ...
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Graphic issues with installing Ubuntu on PC with Radeon 7770

Haven't found anything about the issue I'm experiencing and would like someone to help me with it. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, but for some reason installation does load, but I get on monitor ...
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Trouble with Graphics Settings

I recently tried to install Ubuntu 14 Lts alongside Windows XP pro on my 2005 dell dimension E510. Everything appeared to be working correctly until I tried to log in, at which point it froze with a ...
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Display won't stay on after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade

After upgrading from 13.10, I cannot seem to get my display to stay on. On start up, I can see the desktop and I am prompted for my keychain password. After entering the password, the display goes ...
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How do I get other resolution option other than default one in full screen?

I want to get my 1366x768 monitor to have other screen resolution 800x600 or 1240x768 in full screen. What option do I have? Thanks. Here what I did, shaharil@busuk:~$ xrandr Screen 0: ...
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Find Out my Graphics Memory Two Cards Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Age of Empires III on my PC under Playonlinux, but I am having some problems with graphics memory. It asks for the graphics memory on the installer. I tried what some ...
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New Nvidia Graphics card drivers

Hi I am writing this as I have an issue with my Nvidia drivers. I have a Nvidia 750Ti running on a Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have had problems with my nvidia drivers before and solved them using this ...
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weakest link using ubuntu : nvidia graphics EXTREMELY fragile

I did NOT upgrade to 14.04 so still at 13.10 Today the normal apt-get update rendered my nvidia laptop in a broken graphics state. Upon successful login it took me to normal desktop screen however ...
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How to set up dual graphics cards on 12.04

I have a dell C1100 Server and a Nvidia Graphics card. I have searched google and have only found how to set up dual monitors. I would like to be able to use both the integrated vga card and the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS graphics driver: How do I revert to my former set up when I have no display?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my PC which has an Asus P5S800-VM motherboard & a Nvidia 5200? graphics card. The system was running fine until I saw that I was running a freeware driver for the ...
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Unity broken with AMD/ATI Graphics with 13.10 after latest kernel upgrade

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 using an AMD/ATI graphics card Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880. Since the last kernel update Unity no longer works. When I log in I only get the desktop wallpaper - no unity panel ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Nvidia

I've got an Asus X552CL with a Nvidia 710m with the recommended drivers installed (on Software & Updates - Additional drivers - Nvidia 331.38 (proprietary, tested)). The problem is if I select ...
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Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig ubuntu 12.04

I'm using Intel HD Graphics as graphics card and I'm trying to open an OpenGL program, but, when I try to run it, I have the following error: OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0.0' ...
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What graphics drivers do you use? [closed]

What graphics drivers do you guys use nvidia/amd proprietary on opensource and why ?
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2 Monitor 2 GPUs one problem

I have 2 monitors one running off my PCI E card which is a 7870 and another running off my IGP which is a 760G Express or whatever from AMD. The second monitor only shows up in 1024x768 and the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04. Could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'

I am not able to play "Half-Life-2" on Steam + Ubuntu 14.04 . Error shown in message box on screen: Could not find required OpenGL entry pint 'glGetError'! Either your video card is unsupported, ...
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AMD graphics drivers

I have a new laptop with dedicated graphics card and I decided I will go with Ubuntu 14.04. All is just fine and I love it but the repos for graphics drivers from Canonical are just well... old .Is ...
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How to fix low graphics mode error on reboot

The system is running in low graphics mode I have a fatal issue with my Ubuntu 13.10 and I would appreciate any assistance I can have. Upon login I'm presented with "The system is running in ...
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Wrong resolution on ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system. My graphics card is an NVidia 8800GTS. For some reason ubuntu detect that my screen resolution is up to 1024x1280. I have already installed the NVidia ...
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VMware and 3D acceleration

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then VMware 10.0.2 with Windows 7 as guest. I get No 3D Acceleration error when starting the guest machine. I have installed OpenGL and all Mesa lib files. Below is a ...
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Extremely poor performance after graphics card upgrade

I have an AMD a10-5800k APU that I was using for graphics because it has integrated graphics. Knowing that I can't use AMD Dual Graphics on Linux, I got a dedicated card anyway because I can use Dual ...
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Graphic card definition

how to download and install graphic card definitions , GEFORCE CUDA Thants :) . Iam new to Linux and i don'r know how to deal with compressed files . I've downloaded a CUDA Definitions but I didn't ...
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Having trouble installing kubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer

I having trouble install Kubuntu & Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. The computer rebooted before it got to the desktop or any graphics (when using a CD). I managed to install Ubuntu server edition. ...
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Problems accessing my Ubuntu system

I have a problem accessing to my Ubuntu 13.04 system. Recently I updated from 12 to 13 and after some hard work I am able to input my password and user name, but I can't get any further, because the ...
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How to activate graphics card?

I use ubuntu 12.10. I use this driver: I run: sam@sam:/opt/ros/morse/share/morse/examples/tutorials$ lspci|grep VGA 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 [GeForce GTX 560] ...
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Former Windows XP systems are slow after installing 14.04

I just replaced windows XP on our work computer with Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit, and it runs really slowly, only after logging into an account and the screen sometimes flashes. It doesn't fill the whole ...
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Use AMD/Intel switchable graphics program on specific programs like in Windows?

thanks for viewing. I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS_x64 along Winodws 8.1_x64 with: Processor: Intel Core i7-3635QM and Intel HD4000 integrated chip AMD Radeon HD 8770M In windows, the AMD ...
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Second NVidia Graphics Card

My computer has a NVIDIA Quadro 1800 FX card, and I just bought a second one, in order to run four monitors. I'm using the proprietary NVIDIA driver, and the second GPU shows up in the NVIDIA X ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 graphics problem on portege r100

first of all I have to say that I am not an expert. I have installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my Portege R100. The problem is that the graphics session does not start. Actually I can do all but only by ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 slow graphic with Paraview

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop DELL Latitude E4310 with an integrated VGA compatible Intel graphic card i915 (vers. 2). I recently installed the software Paraview to visualize the results of ...
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Correct nvidia+intel graphics setup in 14.04

Just upgraded to 14.04 to try to fix some other issues. Now, something has gone wrong with my graphics. I have a Thinkpad T530 with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. $ inxi -SGx System: Host: xyz ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot open nvidia settings/switch between gpus, hybrid graphics

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad edge e531 laptop that dual boots windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Prior to upgrading to 14.04 I was using bumblebee in order to utilize my nvidia gpu (Nvidia GeForce 740M). In ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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I have installed Catalyst, but my GPU is not used (HD 7970M)

I have installed AMD Catalyst, but when I am playing something, then it is not using my GPU (in this case Garry's Mod). My output of glxinfo | grep OpenGL is OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro ...
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Are there drivers for OpenGL 4.3 for [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] (Ubuntu 14.04)

I want to be able to do opengl4.3 c/c++ programming, the [AMD/ATI] Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] should be able to support it, I just don't know what drivers I have to install Also I have ...
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How can I build a desktop rig with awareness of Linux driver support?

I've been plagued by driver problems with each of the three laptops on which I've tried to install Ubuntu, usually because of Nvidia Optimus problems (somewhat solved by bumblebee but not quite). Now ...
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Dual External Monitor Bumblebee/Nvidia (or withoout Bumblebee)

I have installed and configured Bumblebee on my Dell XPS 17 with an Nvidia GT555m. I would like to use my two external monitors with the laptop closed, but it's giving me all sorts of difficulty. Is ...
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radeon vga-switcheroo [duplicate]

I read quite a bit about vga-switcheroo and wanted to activate it on my system: HP dv7-4263cl / ubuntu 14.04 / radeon 6370/4225 But from what I've read and tried, it seems that these features are ...
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How can I change graphics card options?

Ok so I installed Ubuntu to my grandmas pc cause windows 7 had a lot of viruses and im waiting for y gaming PC which has windows 8.1 on it to get back from the repair shop, so i figured i would do a ...
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Purple line on left side of screen when I use graphics card's hdmi port

My graphics card is a nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB. When I plug HDMI into mobo it works fine. When I plug it into the graphics card (with 2nd monitor too) it shows a purple vertical line on the left ...
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Choppy Video Playback with Intel GMA-500 Chipset

I've recently installed Xubuntu-14.04 on my VAIO-P netbook with Intel GMA-500 graphics chipset. I had several problems (as expected because of GMA-500/Poulsbo) and fortunately I was able to resolve ...
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Can graphics card drivers for Quantal be used for 12.04?

With an old HP Compaq PC, Pentium III 800 MHz with 512 MB RAM and a Technisat 'AirStar 2 PCI' TV card, my wife records/watches TV in Windows XP by the DVBviewer program. The picture is very good and ...
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Screen,graphics card and input seeting problem

I am new to Linux. Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop, which is Acer Aspire E1 572G. After installing I am getting this pop-up every single time when I start my laptop. ""Your ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS 3D Video Driver for MacPro (Late 2013)

Ubuntu reports two cards via the lspci command 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Curacao XT [Radeon R9 270X] 06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro ...
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ATI Radeon HD4870 + Kubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am currently looking for a possibility to install drivers for my ATI Radeon HD4870 on my Kubuntu 14.04. The XServer is on version 1.51. Unfortunately, the ATI HD series under 5xxx are no longer ...