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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NVidia and Intel in same Laptop: which card is used?

I'm trying to get my graphics card working in my Dell Mobile Precision 5510, which should be an NVidia Quaddro M1000M. The machine also has Intel graphics. If I run lspci, I get, among other things, ...
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chopped up video/display picture

I have a laptop with a dedicated nvidia GTX 960M and an intel chip. I am currently using the 352.79 driver as recommended. But I am experience some unpleasant graphic glitches: Those glitches do ...
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MacPro GPU upgrade compatibility [duplicate]

I am going to upgrade the GPU in my MacPro 3,1 (early 2008). For now I have GeForce 8800 GT and I want to upgrade it to GeForce GTX 970. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and would like to know if there are ...
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why is ubuntu incorrectly detecting my graphics card?

So in my ubuntu I was using the latest mesa drivers from the ppa. I also had the amdgpu and radeon xorg drivers installed. I was running a 16.04 gnome version of ubuntu. Maybe I am reading the ...
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How to switch graphics from Intel to AMD with open source driver in Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome

I have Inspiron 14z-5423 with Intel Core i7-3517U APU and a dedicated AMD Radeon HD7550M GPU. I was using it with proprietary fglrx driver and was getting even lower performance then Intel integrated ...
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Laptop sleeping problem

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on an old Toshiba. I have two problems that could possibly be linked. I tried to fix them separately with no luck and I am running out of ideas. The first issue is that when ...
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I installed ubuntu 14 on my desktop and my screen wont stop flickering

I am not sure what to do i have tried all the driver in system settings but i am not sure what to try now any help i would be grateful for
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Installing Driver for ATI Radeon HD 4000 Series

I am dual booting Ubuntu 15.10 (64-bit / Kernel 4.2.0-35-generic) with OSX on my iMac (mid-2010). I managed to install, and am able to use, Ubuntu with the nomodeset workaround, but the monitor can't ...
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Unable to install NVIDIA GPU drivers on Xenial

I have an ASUS K55VM and I've been trying to install NVDIA GPU drivers on my laptop, but am not sure what I am doing wrong. These are the packages I've installed: $:/usr/sbin# dpkg --get-selections ...
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Login infinite loop - 12.04 works well but 14.04 has login infinite loop issue

Chip: Intel Pentium N3700 Host OS: 12.04 -> 14.04 On board graphic controller: Aspeed 2400 series The system worked well on 12.04 and when I installed 14.04 on the same board, it enters the ...
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Uninstall a program

Hello I am new to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4, It works fine, but have problems with graphics. So I downloaded my graphics driver software but that's not for my device(its my mistake). So I ...
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xorg.conf keeps resetting upon reboot

I have a machine with an Nvidia GT710M under the hood. I'm new to Linux and to Ubuntu and as a part of setting my system up, I went around to get Nvidia drivers installed. However, under Nvidia, ...
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Can I do anything with the second GPU in my laptop?

So, I have a Lenovo Y510P laptop like the asker in this question: Lenovo Y510P and SLI GT750M not working. And like them, I went down the path of trying to get SLI working with Ubuntu..unsuccessfully. ...
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Ubuntu14.04, stop booting when “Loading the sep3_15 driver”

I am new to Ubuntu and run into a problem after installing intel parallel studio XE and cuda-7.0. After installing the mentioned applications, I reboot the computer, and it stops booting at the stage ...
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Can I run Ubuntu on two different machines from the same drive?

Recently I lost an AMD graphics card and replaced it with a newer Nvidia. After some fun and games I managed to get everything working (at home) as it should. Occasionally however I take the SSD that ...
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Graphical glitches in Xubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm experiencing some weird graphical glitches in Xubuntu 14.04 after install. It never happened before. First, the system freezes for few seconds, the screen goes black for a moment, then there is a ...
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GLX extension missing, need NVIDIA drivers, login loop

I promise this is not a duplicate question. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04LTS, on a custom-built desktop with an NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU. Since installing Ubuntu the second time (long story involving windows ...
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Why is minecraft running so slow?

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. According to Ubuntu's "about this computer" the configuration is: 3.8Gig of RAM Intel Core i5--2435M CPU @ 2.40GHz × 4 Processor Intel® Sandybridge ...
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Which driver has to be selected for Nvidia Geforce GT 520 from list?

I'm a rookie to the Ubuntu. I'm having Nvidia Geforce GT 520 graphics card. In the additional drivers, it shows a lot of drivers in which some are proprietary and some are not. So please help me to ...
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How to boot to a terminal from a black screen and flashing cursor after updating the NVIDA graphics driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and updated my graphics card to Nvidia Quadro K4200 in order to get stereo capability. It worked with the recommended Ubuntu driver (nvidia-352), although I struggled to ...
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Disable NVIDIA Optimus Graphics Card

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and have a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus technology. As known by many, Optimus has yet to receive official support and has a lot of issues. Since I do not need the power of the ...
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Selfmade Desktop PC - Ubuntu is not working - wrong graphics resolution

I've build a new gaming computer on my own and installed windows 10. It is working very well, but I want more privacy than win10 offers, so I decided to change to Ubuntu. On my old computer I've had ...
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Why is it so hard to install nvidia drivers? What is the most fool-proof method?

I have an Asus G751JM with a GTX 860M graphics card. I've easilly tried reinstalling Ubuntu 15 times today, each trying a different approach to install my graphics card driver but each attempt fails ...
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Chrome/electron-based programs do not render (show desktop through window)

I think all of these programs are Electron-based, or possibly something else that uses Webkit/Blink/Chrome; whatever the kids are calling the rendering engine these days. Here's how they look on my ...
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Limiting the perfomance of a graphics card to prevent an error [closed]

I have a pc with some problem either with the graphic card or with it's interface. When i use the pc at max resolution it doesn't work or get stuck. But when i reduce the resolution somewhat it ...
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Changing what internal video card my laptop uses

I hope I explain this correctly, because I have no idea what I'm talking about: I ran two commands in the terminal to find out what graphics card my laptop uses, and got this result: $ lspci | grep ...
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Ubuntu randomly crashes, usually when playing video

My Ubuntu crashes randomly - whole laptop freezes and becomes unresponsive - and I suspect it has something to do with graphic drivers. I suspect it's graphics, because of several symptoms: my ...
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Doom 3 BFG starts(native) but with purple and random colours

I had to install propietary AMD drivers because the open source ones would give black screen and low fps Sytem Specs: OS:Ubuntu Gnome 14.04LTS 64bits RAM:8GB VRAM:1GB Graphic card: AMD radeon R5 ...
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Which graphics cards are supported by the new AMDGPU driver in Ubuntu 16.04?

The new open source AMDGPU driver pre-installed in Ubuntu 16.04 should support all the "Volcanic Islands" cards out-of-the-box. This means that AMD Radeon R9 285, R9 380/380X and R9 Fury/FuryX ...
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Mouse undetected, Graphics crazy - trying to save my dinosaur desktop

Thanks in advance for your help on this one! I've been trying to save my HP Pavilion a1540n, retiring it purely to word processing in my office. The sequence of events was triggered when I tried to ...
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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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After installing propriatary NVIDIA driver X Server won't start

I've tried to install a recent driver for my NVIDIA GPU, but after a reboot the graphical user interface won't start anymore. At first, I didn't even get to the login screen, but after reinstalling ...
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Has anyone got an Nvidia 940M to work on 14.04.4 LTS w/ Nvidia proprietary drivers?

I've been trying for a couple of days now to get my 940M to work on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS to no avail (currently stuck on login loop issue), and yet there doesn't appear to be much discussion of issues ...
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Whats the differences between NVIDIA installed from ppa or from nvidia.com

Im actually testing drivers for my NVIDIA card from both the new ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa on the one hand and official drivers directly from nvidia.com on the other hand. Installation and workflow in ...
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Screen flickering

I have an MSI GS60 with an intel broadwell i7-5700HQ CPU and hybrid graphics (nvidia GTX ‎970‎M). The screen flickers so badly as shown in this video (seconds 0:03 and 0:08): ...
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Good software for 2d motion graphics (After Effects alternative) [duplicate]

I've been working with After Effects for quite a while now. Recently I have switched completely to linux. I am now looking for a software like Adobe After Effects for motion graphics (2D) Im using ...
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Kernel panic while working on the computer: some features do not work now

I was doing some stuff via SSH on my laptop when the screen turned into text with a message saying that the kernel is in panic and graphics cannot be supported. (It reminded me of Windows' blue screen ...
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Nvidia driver Ubuntu black screen

I have a something to ask. I have an Acer Aspire 5520 , and I try to install nvidia driver on it but I get a black screen after login.I have fixed it by using ctrl+alt+f1 and sudo apt-get remove ...
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How do I disable GDM?

The new Ubuntu features a completely unkillable GDM. Is there a way to disable it? It is not enabled in services , the GDM startup script is deleted, it is removed from update.rc but it still starts ...
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Websites erroneously believe I don't have Flash installed

With Firefox, I have been to a number of websites, such as Hulu, for video streaming that return an error message that I don't have Flash installed. Well, of course I do. I can play YouTube videos ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dispaly resolution problem

I am using Ubuntu for quite a while now. Just scrolling through the display settings I noticed that the screen resolution only gives me two options 1024x768 and 800x600 in a 4:3 aspect ratio while my ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 64-bit Nvidia GTX 780 Issues

so im new to linux of any kind, i have just made the leap and switched from windows to ubuntu. It took me a while as i wanted a system that was clean and had tons of support for issues like this, i ...
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Detect (apparently) manually installed driver Nvidia

I have the same problem as here and the solution is saying that I manually installed a driver and this causes the problem. Great! But how do I detect said driver (and deinstall it)? I tried various ...
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How to increase resolution in ubuntu 15.10? using xrandr and updating nvidia drivers didn't work

Friends, I have spent 2 days already trying to get ubuntu work on my laptop. I am getting various problems with graphics. Upon installing from USB I cannot immediately enter due to "low-graphics ...
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ubuntu15.10 install nvidia. I can not find the screen in NVIDIA X server setting

I am new here. I had installed system(ubuntu 15.10), then I try to install nvidia using these command: sudo apt-get install nvidia-352-updates nvidia nvidia-modprobe nvidia-prime When I open NVIDIA ...
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Graphics “patchy” with AMD A8 6410 using fglrx driver

I have 14.04 installed on Lenovo G50-45 laptop with AMD A8 6410. I had problems with graphics drivers. Open source driver was crashing when I wanted to insert formula in OpenOffice Writer. Now I am ...
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How do I install the proprietary AMD R9 390 drivers in Ubuntu 14.04 if the GUI option in 'Additional Drivers' fails to do so

I have booted up an Ubuntu live-CD but I can't seem to install the prop. drivers (the only drivers for my ASUS AMD R9 390 that are stable enough to last more than 20 minutes without crashing). I ...
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How to enable nVidia CUDA driver after apt screwed everything up

I installed CUDA using nVidia's download. It installed a specific version of the nVidia driver. Everything was working fine. Then I foolishly agreed to Ubuntu's request to update its software (I'm ...
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login prompt enter in loop after nvidia driver installation at ubuntu

I did this tutorial (BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia ) to install my driver. Nvidia driver is tesla c2075 I deleted nouveau driver but this didn't changed anything. I used sudo xconfig-nvidia but it doesn't ...
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how to install Nvidia GTX 750 ti drivers in ubuntu 14.04.4 32 bit system

guys! I want to install Nvidia GTX 750 ti drivers in ubuntu 14.04.4 32 bit system,but always not succeess! first can't detect Nvidia geforce gtx 750ti zjhxmjl@ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA ...