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 15.10 Multiseat LightDM Login loop

I have a system using an Nvidia and Intel graphics adapters. I am using the graphics-drivers/ppa. After configuring multiseat, both seats appear on the correct monitors. The lightDM login works ...
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Installed Kubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on new intel NUC but get error requiring hardware accelerated OPENGL

After combing the interwebs, found this command line: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev I tried above command line and OS advised it is already the newest version. Ran glxinfo and got this ...
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Black Screen after NVIDIA driver install ubuntu 15.10

I decided nouveau did not meet my needs so i have tried six ways to Sunday to install the nvidia driver and each time i get the same result, a black screen after grub and my only option is to ...
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Does a graphics card for Ubuntu Desktop 15 (Lubuntu 14 LTS) need to support at least OpenGL 2.0 (DirectX 9.0) to be useful?

I have a few older PCs, which I made usable again (mainly for Internet-Surfing) by installing Ubuntu. The specs of the PCs are borderline (P4 1.7, Athlon XP 2200+, Sempron 2600 with 1 to 2 GB RAM), ...
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A Monitor connected through Display Port (OR DVI-D) enters in sleep mode when accessing the first step of the USB Installation of Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

I have a: HP Z440 workstation and a: HP Z24n (24 inch, 1920 x 1200) monitor. I am booting form the Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS booteable USB that I have downloaded today. I press ESC and access the Boot ...
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Solving the “low graphics error”

I recently tried dual booting with ubuntu 15.10 and windows 10 i installed ubuntu on a seperate ssd (no swap area).When i log in i face the low graphics error and i googled and found some answers but ...
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Why is my screen is showing simplified graphics

What makes my desktop go like this?
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amd display driver

I installed proprietary driver of AMD display driver in my Toshiba Satellite L-840 with amd radeon hd 7670m series graphics card on Ubuntu 14.04 lts. After I installed it I am having a problem of my ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop after installing FGLRX [duplicate]

I got a login loop after restarting my computer after changing to the proprietary AMD/ATI graphics driver FGLRX on the Additional Drivers tab of Software Updater. I've tried the suggestions ...
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How to find out what graphic (integrated or dedicated) i am using?

I have Lenovo g505s laptop and i am running Ubuntu 15.10, but problem is, that i have integrated and dedicated graphics both AMD and when i type "glxinfo" then render string says - "Gallium 0.4 on AMD ...
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Fixing visual artifacts on mouse drag in virtualbox

Running Ubuntu on a virtual box on windows 7 I get visual artifacts whenever I move my mouse around. Those artifacts appear as boxes on the screen in the location where my mouse has been and they will ...
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Nvidia driver does not work on 14.04

I'm trying to make nvidia gtx 950 work on Ubuntu 14.04. When I install nvidia-current package, I'm getting to the login screen with resolution of 640x480. And after login, screen flashes, and system ...
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Graphics driver being reported as Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe

i'm fairly new to ubuntu. i have installed ubuntu 14.04 on an old pc, which had win exp on it before, to set it up as an server. but it is so slow, and firefox crashes or closes itself within ...
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Downsampling with Nvidia or in general

is it possible to Downsample Games? (in Windows its possible via Gedosato or the Graphics drivers) I would like to play games in 4k+ on Linux. My System: Ubuntu 16 and Nvidia 970 with latest drivers. ...
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how to get onboard graphic running while having a dedicated gpu

I want to run my machine using the integrated graphics only; ignoring the dedicated card. I had XUbuntu displaying with the onboard graphics on VGA, and the dedicated GPU over DVI. I installed the ...
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How do I install NVIDIA drivers on Ubunu 14.04 Kernel 3.13 running on Zynq SoC?

I've been trying to install various versions of the NVIDIA driver (for a GTX 980) connected to a board that has a Xilinx Zynq SoC on it. The SoC has dual ARM9 cores which are running Ubuntu 14.04 with ...
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Can't start/install Ubuntu - RADEON error UVD not responding

first of all I'm new to Ubuntu so my apologies in advance for any stupidity. PROBLEM: I can't start/install Ubuntu 15.10 because of the RADEON error UVD not responding.. it gets stuck at the loading ...
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“GL_ARB_separate_shader_objects” is not supported. [Steam]

I'm trying to run dota 2 reborn on my Ubuntu 13.10 but I'm getting this error... Required OpenGL extension "GL_ARB_separate_shader_objects" is not supported. Please update your OpenGL drivers. ...
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Some suggested enhancements and/or fixes for Open Source AMD Graphics Cards drivers?

I have a Dell Inspiron n5010 (2010 model). It has an AMD Raedon HD 5470 graphics chip in it. Its running Kubuntu 14.04 (current kernel 4.2.0-34). Although the open source drivers work fine, but there ...
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Login loop after installing NVIDIA (GTX 960M) drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently purchased the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-592G-77LB) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 (ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso) as dual boot. I've been trying to install the NVIDIA graphics drivers for ...
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Upgrade to Mesa 10.5.9 from 10.1.3

I have some issues with my graphic card that I'm trying to solve. I have done some research and one solution could it be to use the latest mesa 10.5.9 but apparently I don't have it installed. How do ...
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VM Gaming via GPU Passthrough without a dedicated monitor?

I'm looking at building a computer that can virtualize two or more gaming machines at once. I'm hoping to be able to play two (or more) games at the same time, and I'm hoping to be able to display ...
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Nouveau or Intel - what's my system using?

Noob question. I have Nouveau, not nvidia drivers installed on a Skylake + Geforce GTX 960M Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 system. When I go to the "Details" app it says "Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 530 ...
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Screen goes white after password screen

When I turn my computer on it boots normally, then I start ubuntu. It shows the loading screen displaying ubuntu 12.04 (I think) and then the screen goes black. At that point I know it is at gbe ...
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My Ubuntu 15.10 freeze on my HP 15 Notebook

Recently I installed full Ubuntu 15.10 in my HP 15 Notebook with Windows 8.1 (before), all was fine, but it began to fail, when I'm watching a video in youtube or only use the note writer, the screen ...
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Ubuntu cannot recognize the Graphics Card after installing it alongside Windows

Following are the two drivers on my system: $ lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) ...
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How to install driver for AMD Radeon HD3650 [duplicate]

How do I install the driver for my AMD Radeon HD3650 graphics card?
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upgradation from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in machine with GeForce GTX 750 Ti

My machine is running 12.04 LTS with nvidia graphic card support GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I need to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. However, the upgradation failed due to the error stating that the machine doesn't ...
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unable to switch to nvidia

I installed nvidia driver using:sudo apt-get nvidia-current. After setting in Nvidia panel and reboot, the VGA in use remains the Intel. And lspci -vnnn | perl -lne 'print if ...
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Problems with Nouveau (NVIDIA)

Okay, i installed linux mint in my computer and the screen was all corrupted, i thought that it could be the installation that was corrupted, then i downloaded ubuntu and installed and had the same ...
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Ubuntu Low Graphics Error

Im facing a little error with an Ubuntu setup. I installed Ubuntu on my old computer and I get this Low Graphics error. I restarted the computer while holding Shift I got into the GRUB menu where I ...
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How can i install nvidia geforce gtx 580 graphic driver for ubuntu 14.04?

I need to install the graphic driver for my computer so I can play games. I have tried downloading from the official Nvidia website but I am not able to install it because of wrong coding or ...
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Dual monitors using different Nvidia GPUs not working

In my machine, I have two Nvidia graphics cards. I am running Ubuntu 14.0.4.2 x64. My primary card is a GTX650, and my secondary card is an 8600GT. I would like to have dual monitors, with one ...
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Horrid Graphics Glitches

My system , a homebuilt with a GMA 950 and 1GB RAM , has being having graphics problems ever since installation . For example , once I was using Android Studio (for some reason this always happens ...
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Nvidia drivers Issues

I am fairly new to ubuntu and linux and I have been trying to get it setup on my new alienware 15 r2 for the last 4 days. I have trouble with the wifi, but I just use a tplink usb wifi dongle now. But ...
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Graphics issue on Ubuntu 15.10 with Intel Q45/GMA4500

Currently, I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell OptiPlex 960 MT machine with a Q6600 Intel CPU. I previously had Windows 10, but removed it because it had poor support for the Intel Q45/GMA4500. ...
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Can I use drivers from an older ubuntu on a newer release?

I dug an older (circa 2000) PC out of the garage to teach my kids linux and text mode programming. The motherboard has an intel chipset and the graphics chip is the Intel 82810E. When I install the ...
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Dual Graphic Card Setup (Integrated + Discrete) on Desktop

My current setup is as follows: AMD HD Radeon 4250 integrated GPU Nvidia GTX 460 1 GB GPU Three monitors, two running via the GTX 460 and the other running via the onboard. This setup works ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 recognizes graphic card wrongly [duplicate]

Today I switched my Toshiba Satellite C55D-A from Windows 8.1 to Kubuntu 15.10. When it finished installing, everything seemed fine until I noticed that my desktop effects were acting very glichty. I ...
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alphabets dissapearing on ubuntu 14.04

Good evening guys, Im using an ubuntu 14.04 lts version of Linux. Whenever iḿ opening any window, the alphabets appearing on screen seem to be erased(Like i canot see the entire word in a sentence... ...
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Desktop freezes Ubuntu 15.10 radeon GPU

I have kubuntu 15.10 on my desktop PC with a radeon r390. It happens sometimes that the desktop freezes completely and there is nothing that I can do to fix it but hard reboot. It can happen anytime ...
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Desktop doesnt quite fill screen

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 with dual monitors. On one of those monitors, the desktop doesn't extend all the way to the right hand side, perhaps a 3 pixel width column flickers, no application windows are ...
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Can I install drivers for different GPU onto live disk

So I have created a live disk of ubuntu14.04 and am trying to install it on my custom build. However, whenever I try to either try or install, I get an error message "ASCI PCC Probe failed radeon ...
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video drivers not working ubuntu. 800x600 only resolution

Just installed ubuntu 14.04 on Asus GL552. Forced resolution to 800x600. Graphics Card - Nvidia 960GTX (not working, thus uninstalled) Intel HD 530. (not in use) Kindly help me out, atleast intel ...
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Ubuntu deprecating AMD fglrx driver?

I just read that the latest stable release 16.04 will no longer use the AMD fglrx driver, and thus purge it at upgrading to 16.04 LTS. My question is, since I'm using hybrid graphics with AMD Radeon ...
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blank screen after Nvidia install

I installed Nvidia driver on fresh install of ubuntu Now after reboot all i get is a blank screen. With nothing on it. Cant even get to the terminal. Prior to install i stopped lightdm service. Please ...
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primary graphics card

I have two Radion HD 6950 graphics cards installed in my computer using Ubuntu 15.10. I want to use both cards as GPU's but when I install them Ubuntu switches my graphics to DVI. Can I force my ...
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What Graphics drivers do I need?

I need graphics drivers for my "video card" to get audio out from displayport. The issue is I don't know exactly what drivers I need. I tried installing the desktop version of the graphics driver for ...
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General Troubleshooting Guide Installing ubuntu on newer laptops

I am stuck again, while installing Ubuntu on my new Laptop. Laptop Specs: Asus GL552VW, I7-6700 @ 2.6GHz preinstalled Windows 10. Of all the times I or any of my friend have purchase a new Laptop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize NVIDIA graphics card

I know there are a lot of topics on this, but mine is a little different. I had a previous installation of ubuntu working with my MSI motherboard, and then I installed an NVIDIA GTX970 graphics card ...