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 - performance - graphics drivers?

I have a Intel J1800 (integrated graphic card) with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. The problem is performance f.e while playing full HD movies (f.e. on yt). I know the processor is able to play such movies -...
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Is it possible to test my graphic card for errors?

I am looking for a package similar to Disks but for graphic cards. The problem I have is that sometimes lines appear in my screen. They tend to go away after 10 seconds approximately.
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Ubuntu Install Flashing Dot

So I decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a custom build I just made. It's one of those "budget" builds but like realllllly budgety (scrap parts I had around my house). So the first time I try to ...
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Issues with Nvidia graphics driver and CUDA after apt-get upgrade

I previously installed CUDA 7.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 using the "deb (network)" install from Nvidia. It has worked for a few months, until I ran sudo apt-get upgrade today. After doing this, I encountered ...
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Screen sluggish in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have an old assembled PC with 2.6 GHz Intel core2 Duo 4 GB ram and Nvidia Gforce 7100 GS Graphic card. I tried to Install Ubuntu 14.04. When I tried it before installing it worked smoothly , ...
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Fotowall for 16.04

I am looking for Fotowall for 16.04 This link says it is in the universe repo. I cannot get it in my repository. Can someone help me or give information? Currently I am using pilr via the web. I need ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck after yesterdays OPEEGL update

I stumbled this morning with this problem.I can not boot my Ubuntu 14.04 on HP 5830 laptop.Yesterday I had installed updates for graphics,probably something went wrong.I have logged in with terminal. ...
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Why is my computer crashing when the discrete graphic card is turned off?

I have experienced overheating with the default installation of Ubuntu 16.04 on my MSI Destroyer notebook with dual graphic card (see relevant part of output of sudo lspci -v at bottom). After some ...
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Running in low graphics mode - existing suggestions fail to solve the problem

without being able to recall having installed anything new etc, my system now shows the low graphic mode message when I try to boot. Curiously, when I choose the recovery mode, followed by resume, I ...
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16.04 look and feel (theme?) problem

I'm running 16.04, fresh install, on Dell M6800 (with Radeon). From time to time, after system restart, something is wrong with apps look and feel and system fonts. After another reboot (or few) ...
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Unable to install any version of CUDA in any Ubuntu version

I have a nvidia geforce gt 755m (which is CUDA compatible) and I'm desperately trying to install it on Ubuntu. I've tried to install version 7.0 and version 7.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04, using both ...
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Installing NVIDIA 361.45.11?

I was checking recent packages and figured out that NVIDIA 361.45.11 [recent version] is available here. I am new here and cant understand how to install this package (NVIDIA binary driver - version ...
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How do I fix a system running in low-graphics mode?

At first, I know that there is really a lot of the same questions, but I tried almost everything (e.g. every upvoted answer from How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error?...
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Running two monitors on two different nVidia cards

I have two different nVidia cards. I'm using a GTX750 as my primary cards and it's connected to a 1600x900 screen. The other card, Geforce G210 is connected to another screen, but the screen stays ...
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Visual glitches when rotating display - ATI Radeon

When rotating my display with xrandr --output DVI-0 --rotate left (or right or inverted), i get this weird, sort-of screen tearing effect that doesn't show up in screenshots. (Image shows output of ...
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Linux Kernel 4.6.1 Nvidia Driver 340

I have recently upgraded my system to 16.04. I have the NVIDIA 340 legacy driver. I decided to get the Linux Kernel 4.6.1 from the Mainline Kernel repository (http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/...
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How to assign different applications to different graphics cards on Ubuntu

I am considering this buils: ASUS H170 Pro CPU: Intel core i5 6500 GPU: R9 380 How do I assign Separate applications to these different graphics cards: Like in a laptop, i can assign VLC to my ...
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Swapping between video cards on Ubuntu 16.04

With Ubuntu 16.04, fglrx and Catalyst Center is no more. How can I change my primary video card on dual graphic systems like Intel/AMD or AMD/AMD. Is there a script for this, or a good manual? Update ...
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networking icon disappearing after restart, on ubuntu 14.04

sometimes after I restart my computer the networking icon disappears, I know there must be a command to connect to a desired Wifi but i don't know which one, so my question is: is there a way to fix ...
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Another and probably not last question about Radeon and Intel graphics

So I decided to try to do sth with my graphics on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 but unfortunately it is so confusing what to do and what to use that i have just lost inside all these forum threads. Below is my ...
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Installing nvidia-opencl-icd-367 breaks the package manager

I am using the graphics-drivers ppa. I got an update dialogue today which stated that I can update my nvidia driver to 367.18 (~gpu16.04.6). I started the update just like every time, but it failed ...
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graphics hardware acceleration 16.04 radeon

I upgraded my Acer Aspire E 15 to Ubuntu 16.04. Now videos are running very slowly if at all. The laptop contains AMD Radeon R7 and the radeon driver is used. But if I run vdpauinfo the following is ...
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Missing drivers for Radeon 8470D on 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 (first serious attempt with Linux) but I'm having trouble finding the right graphics drivers. My system has an AMD Radeon HD 8470d graphics card on an AMD A4-7300 APU. ...
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Is there a way to increase performance by reducing image quality?

I'm using Lubuntu on a reasonably OK notebook (Fujitsu Siemens w/ 2GB RAM). Still, browsing the INTERNET is a test of patience. Although there is no dedicated graphics card, I would've expected more. ...
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Intel Sky Lake Graphics Card - Random Black/Blank Screens on external screen

I'm having an issue where the screen randomly goes blank/black while I'm using the system. The blank does not appear to be associated with screen refreshes or anything specific. It happened about 3 ...
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insmod problem makes it unable to login to account

Okay, I have 2 installations of Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop: 32 bit 14.04.1 64 bit 14.04.4 The 32 bit installation started giving me an error saying "insmod not installed: No GFX mode" or some such so ...
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Problem: Occasionally garbled letters and black windows (mostly after wake-up)

My first question, please be gentle ;-) I have been using Ubuntu Gnome on my Laptop for 2 years now and I have always upgraded (currently 16.04 LTS) without problem. For a while now, however, I ...
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Ubuntu overheat and instant shutdown

Since the last couple of days my desktop PC shuts down instantly and automatically even on light system usage. I found this line in the system log just before the shut down. localhost kernel: [14404....
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Tesla K20m and 8600gt nvidia 360 driver and Cuda

I hope somebody can help me. I tried to googling it, but didn't find helpful stuff. I got 2 graphics cards in my system. One is a Nvidia 8600gt and the other is Tesla K20m. I would like to run Cuda 7....
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Ubuntu 16.04 showing wrong graphics

I went into System Settings > Details. It's showing that I have an Intel Haswell Mobile when I actually have a NVIDIA Geforce gt 730 and Intel graphics 4600. I tried installing NVIDIA drivers before, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 nvidia-prime not working

On Ubuntu 16.04 , installed nvidia drivers (nvidia-367) , I got the below error while launching nvidia-setting :- ERROR: Error querying target relations ** Message: PRIME: No offloading required. ...
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X.org X server grayed out in “Additional drivers”

On my laptop with a Radeon HD 8450G video card, I've noticed that I can not longer use external screens in Ubuntu 14.04; they simply aren't detected. I had a look at "Additional drivers" and notice ...
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How to disable the discrete graphics on 16.04?

Before the update to 16.04 I used to use a proprietary driver from AMD only to disable the discrete graphics card. But know, on the newest version of Ubuntu this is not possible (the Catalyst driver ...
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How to install latest Opensource Radeon Driver?

I am newbie to Ubuntu. I want update my opensource Radeon driver to latest one, because comparatively to proprietary driver, opensource one is lagging behind according to benchmarks at here. ...
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Integrated Graphics causing lock ups

I have a MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4k with an intel 6700 hq and a nvidia gtx 970m with xubuntu and windows 10 dual booted. I have nvidia prime set up and when I'm running the 970m everything works flawlessly ...
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ThinkPad Intel Graphics issues 16.04

I've been having some fairly major issues with Ubuntu graphics. Googling turns up many Launchpad bugs, many Stack Exchange articles and pages from other forums. But no one seems to be fixing this so I'...
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Screen tearing when scrolling and in games

I've been getting screen tearing that is only present in Ubuntu (MATE 16.04). Often when scrolling on pages, I get a horizontal line that tears through, and the same goes for games, particularly ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 12.04 boots after video drivers update

After today's updates, my computer crashes (freezes) when I am using LibreOffice - I think something is wrong with the graphics. I have to constantly reboot my computer. I decided to update graphic ...
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Zig zag lines with all ubuntu distros

I'm not sure how to label this, but dual booting ubuntu and windows 7. I love ubuntu, but the issue here is best described with a picture. Using an Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE Nforce 430
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nVidia 331 driver force Xorg to crash with hybrid card

Running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with cinnamon-desktop and gnome-desktop installed. Using lightdm. I have hybrid card (Intel HD Graphics+nVidia GeForce 645m). I installed 331 - it worked till the reboot. ...
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Switch video drivers in dual boot environment

What is the easiest way to make ubuntu boot on both native computer with NVIDIA card installed and as a VMware guest. After installing nvidia-304 driver package I can't load it in VMware. It stuck in ...
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AMD OpenCL 2.0 drivers on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a private workstation that uses Ubuntu 14.04 and has an AMD FirePro W7000 graphics card installed. AMD released a Catalyst driver update for all GCN-based cards that upgrades their OpenCL ...
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Need help playing a game

I installed NFS carbon and when I run it my screen gets like zoomed in and a little bit of the game is in the background but all pixelated. I don’t have Direct X and my graphics say Intel Haswell ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS rendering problem

I have a problem with using default ambiance gtk theme. Sometimes when I boot my Ubuntu and the theme cannot be loaded, all the windows theme are strange like that: But after a few reboot, and it ...
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Desktop is blinking

I recently upgraded from to 15.10 to 16.04 (backed up /home, repartitioned, and reinstalled). Now, everytime I log in, the Unity launcher at the left does not appear, and everything is blinking (...
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Steam Errors within selected Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm installing nvidia-prime and select nvidia by the default. (I have proprietary nvidia-361). Then when i trying to launch Steam i'm getting those errors: $ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 64-...
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Lost virtual terminals + low graphics mode

First, I had low graphics mode. I logged into tty1 and realized that i had lost sudo as well. How any of this happened I have no idea. To take back sudo, I did following in root shell using grub ...
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Is it safe to install outdated intel Linux Graphics Installer for 14.04.4?

I have ubuntu 14.04.4 and intel hd 4000. Recent releases of Linux Graphics Installer only support 15.10+ versions, but after little but of googling I found a working link to an outdated version that ...
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16.04 - Radeon R7 M260 errors

I am running Xubuntu 16.04 on my HP Elitebook 840 G2 and got several error messages because of my Radeon R7 M260X. dpkg -l | grep amdgpu ii libdrm-amdgpu1:amd64 ...
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List of confirmed working Nvidia cards [closed]

Is there a crowd-sourced list of Nvidia cards which are confirmed to actually work on Ubuntu with the proprietary Nvidia drivers? A matrix of Ubuntu version, Nvidia model and whether they work with ...