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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After Ubuntu 14.04 LTS update, nothing works

Ubuntu updated and I rebooted. I get to the login screen and am greeted with incredibily low resolution, leading me to believe that this is a graphics driver problem because i have installed my nvidia ...
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Direct rendering disabled

Originally games lagged a lot so I found out I should switch my driver to one that wasn't open source. I did that through the additional drivers setting and I chose what I believe is the most ...
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NVIDIA GTX 750Ti Doesn't Work

My graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 750Ti) will display the BIOS, GRUB, then a black screen on launch. I know that this is a graphics card problem because the only way to see Ubuntu is by switching the ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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NVIDIA Graphics Card Issues

Apparently Ubuntu and NVIDIA graphics cards don't get along. This is because I have received a multitude of issues while trying to install and use my NVIDIA GTX 750Ti graphics card. ISSUE 1: I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 After installing nvidia property drivers unity became strange

I have an ASUS laptop, model X550LN-BRA-DM550H, with intel graphics and geforce 840M card. I downloaded nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.47.run) and installed after. The ...
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Graphic glitches

Every once and a while black dots will flash up on my screen only when I'm using Ubuntu. It becomes more noticeable whenever I'm playing any sort of game. My thought is it has something to do with ...
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low graphics after amd graphics drivers

I am using an Acer Aspire Timeline notebook with an AMD Radeon HD6550m graphics card. I wanted to start gaming but I seems all graphics are running via the integrated Intel graphics and games look ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 nVidia 6200 proprietary drivers cause artefacts on unity/GUI

I had recently reformatted and installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 32-Bit desktop and my nVidia graphics card is playing up showing horrible artefacts on Unity. The open source driver that Ubuntu installs by ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 GTX 970 Woes

Okay so I'm trying to use an Asus Strix GTX-970 on my (14.10 Ubuntu) Linux box and I'm running into some boot issues. Here's what I did: after it's done, finish by booting normally at the prompt ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 14, very bad performance on games, need help

So today I installed Ubuntu 14 on my laptop and I tried running counter-strike global offensive, but I only got 30-ish fps, which spikes to 120 sometimes and a lot of stuttering. My laptop has 2 GPUs: ...
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Screen tearing with fglrx-updates and Radeon HD 8790M in Ubuntu 14.10

As the title says, I am having some pretty bad screen tearing issues on the desktop in Ubuntu 14.10, with both the latest fglrx-updates and fglrx drivers on a Dell Latitude E6540 with a Radeon HD ...
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Laptop screen turns white, external monitor works (14.04, Lenovo Thinkpad T420s)

I am using Lenovo Thinkpad T420. Three days ago my laptop main internal display suddenly turns white while I was switching to my external monitor which still works fine. The problem remains even when ...
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no video output before drive decryption

here's my system specs: CPU Intel i5 3570k mobo Asrock z77 extreme4 RAM 32GB GPU Nvidia GTX 760 Ubuntu 14.04 64bit 3x monitors I turned on the entire drive encryption while ...
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ubuntu & asus laptop graphics card problem

I've just purchased a brand new asus laptop and I want to put ubuntu 14.04 on it. From the install phase I encountered problems with the graphic card, it does not function properly. I was able to ...
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Various Graphics Issues Nvidia on Ubuntu 14.04

Alright, I'm very aware of the issues in compatibility between the various Nvidia graphics drivers and Ubuntu. I have been trouble-shooting for days trying to properly square away all my issues ...
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Corrupted graphics

In the weeks since I installed Ubuntu 14.10, I've been looking for a solution to the various graphical issues I've been experiencing, and none seem to work. My laptop is an: Inspiron 1440, 64-bit ...
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Fickering and Dissapearing Cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 release, and I am having a problem with the cursor flickering and disappearing. I was looking elsewhere in this forum, and I saw that I have to disable the unknown ...
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Horizontal video tearing

I am using Xubuntu 14.10 on Dell Vostro 5470 (GPU is Intel HD 4400). I have serious problems with watching videos (no matter if on Youtube or on local storage), video keeps tearing when there are fast ...
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New 14.04 LTS install fails to boot with purple screen [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it got to the prompt which said it had finished installing and needed to be restarted. When booting it shows a purple screen then the monitor switches off after ...
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What's wrong with my graphics drivers?

I apologize if this is a repeat post. I wasn't sure how to search for it. I'm having a problem with my graphics on Ubuntu 12.03.4. I currently have 2 monitors (DVI and HDMI) and 6 workspaces (3 wide x ...
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How to change my display settings? [closed]

I have read a lot of other threads and questions related to this, but as I am still kinda new to Ubuntu in general, I'm still lost. My problem is that I use my desktop with a TV as a monitor, except ...
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nouveau “unknown chipset” On Installer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.10, however when I boot, a nouveau "unknown chipset", "failed to create" error is all that is on the screen (just black with white text). The computer then freezes ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity on top of it. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 get two different NVIDIA cards working

My current PC has two Nvidia cards installed. One GTX 750 Ti and one 9600 GT. I want to use both of them at the same time each one outputting to one monitor. Unfortunately I can't get the ...
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How can I have my discrete graphics card always enabled?

I'm using Bumblebee and I have to run optirun (program name) in order to get my graphics card working. how can I make it work for everything from the start? I tried nvidia-prime but it wouldn't work ...
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Some Sort of Basic Graphics Problem after Updating to Ubuntu Kylin 14.04

I just updated to Ubuntu Kylin 14.04, but every so often `smears of vertical or horizontal lines' appear on the screen, which can potentially disappear by moving the windows around. I use a Lenovo ...
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installing graphics drivers nVidia 310M on Lenovo V460

Installation of driver for nVidia 310M on Lenovo V460 just failed, I have tried this. I am kind of not very experienced linux user, so I don't actually understand what just happened. This was first ...
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Can't load nvidia driver in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu Gnome and installed nvidia 331 driver from Software and Updates.But after restart gdm starts and freezes and won't goes to log in screen.Although I have previously installed the ...
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HP ZBook15 with multiple monitors - Kubuntu 14.04

Hi I am using Hp ZBook 15 with Kubuntu 14.04 64bit and I want to use an external monitor and laptop's monitor. But it does not work. Only the external monitor works fine. If I set to use both monitors ...
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Won't let me pick proprietary drivers in “Additional Drivers” menu?

I have an AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics card on my HP Pavilion g6 laptop. I'm trying to play a game called Toontown Rewritten -- however the game appears only in a very weird form, with no floor and ...
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Graphics stuttering issue in Ubuntu 14.10 for Intel on-board graphics

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and for the past couple of days, I'm facing graphics stuttering all over Unity, which mainly affects text and various parts of Unity (refer to screenshot). And this ...
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14.04 trusty randomly freezing

I recently switched to 14.04, my laptop config are: 4Gb Ram, Intel core i5 proc 2.4 Ghz I keep Ubuntu updated, but I have a persistent problem of it hanging/freezing randomly. The system becomes ...
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Graphics card not being detected

My graphics card isn't being detected by Ubuntu. It's running off the on board graphics not my EVGA GeForce GTX 750ti FTW. I'm not sure what to do and I'm not sure how to download my drivers.
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Graphical system broken after AMD->Nvidia upgrade. How to re-install all graphical components?

I've upgraded my AMD HD4770 with an Nvidia GTX 960. When I boot into Ubuntu, the screen is mostly black with some red artifacts at the top. I can switch with Ctrl+Alt+F1 to a terminal. I've tried ...
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resolution issue in ubuntu 14.04 gigabyte motherboard intel HD Graphics

Recently installed Kubuntu 14.04. I am only gets maximum resolution of 1024x768. Required resolution 1360x768. How to get the same ? Please help me. out put of lspci pasted below. Motherboard ...
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Failing to install Intel Graphics drivers

I am new to Ubuntu and VERY noob. Anyway, i bought Civilization V on steam but it fails to start. After some googling i understood that it must be the drivers for my graphics (using a Lenovo Thinkpad ...
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No launchpad, cannot modify menus etc

I apologize in advance if I sound like a newbie. I am actually a Linux user for quite a while but I use it only for basic needs - browsing and entertainment. After a fresh install of 14.04, I cannot ...
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No 3D graphics detected

I never have experience problems when installing Ubuntu. Never. However, I'm stalling agin Ubuntu in a new Virtual Machine and I'm having lots of trouble tying to figure out why my NVIDIA 330m is not ...
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Ubuntu is very slow in my Laptop Asus N51VN

My laptop has a 4G ram and 500G hard with the Intel core 2 duo but Ubuntu is very very slow in my laptop I try Ubuntu studio Ubuntu 14.04 Ubuntu 14.10 Ubuntu 15.04 instead Windows operation work ...
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What Nvidia GeForce GT 560M driver should I be using? [duplicate]

hopefully a simple question here but I cant seem to find a definitive answer anywhere on the net. I am running ubuntu 14.10 on a MSI laptop which came with the GeForce 560M graphics card. Since ...
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remove nvidia graphics card and use integrated intel graphics

I have a desktop ubuntu 14.04 system that has an nvidia graphics card and intel graphics on the motherboard. I Want to remove the nvidia card from the system and use only the intel graphics. The ...
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Is ubuntu supports on Lenovo g5070 and how to install…? [duplicate]

Is ubuntu supports on Lenovo g5070 and how to install...
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reactivate driver of onboard graphic - 3 display configuration

I've just bought a third monitor and additional the low-level graphics NVIDIA G210. (My onboard-card can only handle 2 monitors) I set the "multi-monitoring" option in Bios and then tried the ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 64 bit graphics: text rendering as symbols in browser and dialogs

I'm running Xubuntu 14.10 on a Dell Optiplex 7020 Tower and I've been encountering issues with text being rendered as odd symbols instead of the actual characters. This behavior is rather ...
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14.04 Thinkpad T450: Text getting messed up on large screens

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on think-pad T450. When using an external monitor with higher resolution than the in-built laptop screen, the text of dialog boxes are getting messed up. Looks like I need ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GeForce 740M nvidia drivers

I am having issues installing the nvidia drivers for the 740M GPU. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. The kernel's version is 3.16.0-031600-generic. I tried installing nvidia-319 and nvidia-319-dev, but ...
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Nvidia Nightmare [duplicate]

I have an old AMD64 box that was working quite nicely on in 12.04 LTS with onboard Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 chip but ONLY running Nvidia 302.7 which I learned the HARD way after trying just ...
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Translucent menu bars and missing letters

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Toshiba Satellite. Everything seems to be working OK, but I'm having some graphics related issues. Occasionally in Unity, the menu bars of my apps will turn ...
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Geforce Go 7400 Nvidia and Nouveau driver problems on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP dv5000 with Intel core duo, 2.5 GB RAM and a Nvidia Geforce Go 7400 graphics card. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and it runs very sluggishly, which research suggests might be because ...