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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Proprietary videocard driver makes unity disappear

Every time I try to install a driver for my videocard, Unity crashes, and I just start up with an empty desktop. I've had this problem with both Nvidia and AMD carts. Only the Nouveau drivers + Nvidia ...
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Graphics driver troubles

I have an hp pavilion g6 and have just recently switched to ubuntu 12.10 but im having issues with the graphics driver, the graphics are really slow and the brightness wont change and is stuck on max. ...
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Change Ubuntu session from recovery mode

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS yesterday and tried to change from unity2D to the default unity3D environment but my laptop got stuck only showing the default wallpaper and the mouse pointer. After ...
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12.10 does not turn on ATI display after resume using open Xorg driver

I need to know how to manually turn the display on as this does not happen when I resume from a suspend. This is a laptop so it resumes from suspend every time I open the lid. It is painful to have ...
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Graphic card issue after fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10 64bits

I am having a problem by which after I install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit it shows that my display breaks and shows nothing. I tried Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and it worked, but after updating it. The display breaks ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 with NVIDIA V11 (Gefore2 mX/MX 400) graphic card

Just upgraded ubuntu from 10.10 to 12.10. After the machine rebooted, there is a graphic window lists all users. But when select a user and login, the desktop does not show up. I have to use ...
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Acer Aspire 5334, Poor graphics, No wireless or wired internet, no sound, after update to 12.10 Could I get some help?

I don't have the terminal outputs but my wireless is Atheros not Broadcom. My system is i386 running Quantum 12.10. I have tried many different approaches but haven't found any specifically catered to ...
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lagging minecraft

I've started playing minecraft, on my windows pc it works flawless but when playing on my ubuntu laptop it runs verry slow. I allready put all minecraft settings to minimal, i'm running oracle java 7 ...
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Strange artifacts in 12.10 that are blocking my status bar. Seem to change based on what I'm viewing

A few days ago, I upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 12.10. The update went smoother than the last time I tried to update (Unity 3D didn't work and I had to reinstall from scratch after trying everything). ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3 WM suspend graphical problem

So when I suspend my computer, the screen when my computer is locked or when I have opened the menu with windows button suddendly becomes bugged and looks like an old kinescope TV with no signal. Is ...
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Xubuntu does not recognise second identical ATI graphics card

I have 2 ATI graphics cards and 4 identical Samsung LCDs (2xDVI on each card, no crossfire though the bridge is connected), and I am hoping to configure them in the following manner. Currently, LCD ...
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Choose vga output on port replicator

I have an Acer laptop with a port replicator, the Easyport IV. System specs: Acer laptop, Travelmate 8172 Intel HD graphics Ubuntu 12.10 My problem: I have two VGA ports. One directly on my ...
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VPCCA 17FL Problem with graphics drivers

Spanish: buenas a todos bueno mi problema es este hoy me decidí a cambiarme a ubuntu por que muchísimas personas me lo recomendaron, ya había bajado el live cd desde hace mucho con el ubuntu 12.04, ...
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Video hangs while playing on VLC

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.I am unable to play any video.When I play video on VLC the video freezes and after few min it moves to some other frame and also the sound is breaking. PC ...
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How do you resolve HDMI overscan in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Ivy Bridge system?

I built a HTPC and am running 12.04 on it. My TV is a Samsung UN55ES7100. I tried adjusting the settings of the tv to fit wide screen, but that hasn't resolved the issue. If I lower the resolution ...
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Overheating HP dv6 laptop

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I've been having overheating issues, and poor battery life. Jupiter indicates that my CPU is 45° while idle, and 65-75° while performing common tasks. My battery ...
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AMD FGLRX driver graphic switch problem

I have laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. My laptop have mobile graphics AMD Radeon HD 6370M onboard (AMD + Intel GPU), problem is with switching current GPU, i can switch from AMD to Intel, but after ...
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What's difference between using nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates, 310.19.run, bumblebee and noveau?

I use Geforce 630M 2GB. I want to know which driver I should use. Which one is recommended? What's their advantage and disadvantages? And what's the correct way to install those driver? It ...
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Defcon totally screwed up my system!

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. Downloaded and ran a game called Defcon, by Introversion Software, and then my display problems began! At first, my smallest monitor stopped receiving input. Then, when I exit ...
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Two screens in Ubuntu 12.10

Users, at work I'm using Ubuntu now for a while. I always try to keep the system up-to-date, so I also made the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 in October this year. In 12.04, I had some trouble making ...
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how to check if my graphic card is working proper

After I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 my graphic card driver wasn't recognized. To fix this I've installed "mesa-utils" package and my graphic driver now it's recognized. On browsers (Chrome, ...
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Installed from Windows Vista but get flashing screen trying to boot

I ran the Windows (Vista) based installer and everything appeared to be successful except when I choose Ubuntu from the boot menu, the screen flashes between red, green, blue, black and white. I have ...
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Dell Inspiron HDMI not working Inspiron-N5110

I`m now install ubuntu 12.10 the problem cannot connect my laptop to the TV via HDMI i read the this post problem to find setep one /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf This folder ("bumblebee") does not ...
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Distorted graphics in Ubuntu after installation (Live Session worked perfectly)

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my Acer S5 Ultrabook. Things were perfect when I was trying and I created a partition and installed Ubuntu. Now when I logged in, I am getting a distorted Ubuntu ...
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Desktop goes blurry / granulated

After few minutes using, desktop and fonts in unity-menu goes blurry. See screenshot: Closer image: In all applications (browser etc.) graphics seem to be allright. After rebooting problem ...
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Why the poor graphics from my Intel VGA over Thunderbolt/Displayport?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Mac Mini Server 2012 (6,2 I think). I have a Dell U2412M (1920x1200@60Hz) connected via a Thunderbolt-Displayport cable. From the moment rEFIt hands over to GRUB, the ...
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Can't get HDMI connecto with my ati card

I know that there a lot of threads regarding this issue. But I haven't found a solution for my problem. First, My laptop is a: lenovo u550 Intel cpu su 7300. 4gb ram. Graphic card is Ati Radeon ...
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Which graphics-driver is used? (multiple drivers installed)

I have to set up one Ubuntu 12.04-Image for diffrent Hardware (PC's, Notebook's, etc) My Question: How do I support most of the graphics cards in my Hardware?! Is it useful to install the ATI and ...
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Display problems on Ubuntu 12.10 : “ERROR Couldn't find PLL settings for mode!”

It seems like there's been such problems with external monitors for a while, but even if I updated everything I knew that could be upgraded, I still face the same problem. I have an old laptop that ...
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I Can't install UBUNTU on my new PC

I have a Advent 9111 PC with Radion ATI HD 6670 2 gig graphic card (it appears there is no on board graphics on M'board) I can't install any of the latest versions of UBUNTU. When I try to install ...
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Problem with graphic Ubuntu 12.04 (not sure if it's because of the graphic driver)

Ubuntu 12.04 was functioning properly . Then after an update, some graphic elements stop working properly. I could not launch programs that has 3D elements. Work space switcher's window displays 2D ...
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Desktop wallpaper fuzzed out

After I standby the computer my desktop wallpaper turns into a bitmap fuzz. Same thing in two user accounts. Running 12.04 on a Sony VGN-SR51MF notebook, with the fglrx gfx drivers (fglrx enhanced ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 graphics does not work properly

My graphic on ubuntu 12.10 does not work as well as on 12.04. After upgrade I installed driver sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Intel GMA 4500 MHD driver problem in Ubuntu 12.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Latitude e4300 laptop. The video card was not recognized as it should be, and for solving this problem I installed some drivers found on the internet but now I ...
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How can I force a screen resolution?

I am using nvidia-settings. In Ubuntu 11.10 I could set my screen resolution to 1920x1200, but in Ubuntu 12.04 I can't go any higher than 1920x1080 - how can I make it go back to 1920x1200?
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How to set refresh rate higher than 60 Hz (CRT)?

I am trying to set refresh rate to 85 Hz or 75 Hz on a 1024x768 and 1280x1024 screen resolution. On Windows this works, so my card and monitor have 100% support. I tried to use xrandr but it fails ...
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White screens when switching to application

Sometimes when I alt-tab between applications, the application will just be a white screen. This has happened with terminal and with firefox. I can fix the problem and get the program to render by ...
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How do I get the graphics working on a Samsung R470?

I recently installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Samsung R470 Laptop. Before there was Ubuntu 10.?? running with Kernel 3.0.0-?? and everything was working fine. But now after startup when the login ...
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Low Framerate ATI Radeon HD 5670

When I try fgl_glxgears, I'm getting a framerate of under 60 fps. All the forum posts and askubuntu posts I've read suggest that I should be seeing at least triple digits. When this machine had ...
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ATI Hybrid Graphics Over Heat. Intel GPU not working!

I just followed this guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450) and installed the proprietary ATI drivers on my laptop which have ATI Hybrid Graphics (ATI Radeon HD 6770 M GPU). It ...
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Black screen on boot and have to manually change the brightness

Issue:- Black Screen after boot-up Ubuntu Version:- 12.04, 64 bit Graphic Drivers Installation method:- Manually purged the old drivers and installed the new drivers provided by amd. Tried ...
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12.04 Server does not honor GRUB_GFXMODE in /etc/default/grub?

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu server not showing the correct graphics on the terminal, similar to the issue here. The text is all garbled after grub. Unfortunately, the solution to that question ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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Splash screen messed up through nvidia driver

When I installed Ubuntu 13.10 I had some issues with the opensource graphic driver. My desktop was messed up and afterwards I found out that the driver was not able to allocate enough memory. ...
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graphics error running xubu guest in KVM

I am running crunchbang and want to install xubuntu (13.10 atm) as VM using kvm. I got everything installed and updated but the display/resolution is incorrect and it makes using the VM virtually ...
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vgaswitcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 - discrete Radeon always on, Dell Vostro 3350

I've a following problem - I've just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3350 and I can't turn off the discrete graphics. As instructed here and following HybridGraphics I managed to ...
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Missing OpenCL.so file / No GPU found

I am having trouble trying to get my graphic card to be recognised, not just recognised, but for it being able make use of it's OpenCL/GL drivers for use in Gaming mostly and BitCoin mining. I have ...
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Activated the wrong graphics driver for AMD 7xxx series in ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop.I kept on updating it and installing new softwares including GNU Radio companion throughout the previous night as my connection was slow.After a night ...
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ubuntu 14.04 slow

so i upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 with a usb but i have internet ,my computer is really slow at 1024x768 definition ,everything works super slow ,windows closing and opening and streaming ...
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OpenGl, Hot swap on and off to boost performance

So, I have and Amd Radeon Card 8xxx Series and runs games beautifully on my windows partition, If it weren't for the fact the my steam account wasn't mostly windows only games i would have done a ...