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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Interference from Graphics Card?

I have been using Ubuntu for a while now and have always had an issue with interference. It seems that the Graphics Driver I am using affects when the interference occurs and how loud it is. If I used ...
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Display and Audio problem after update from 12.10 to 13.04

I was previously running Ubuntu Studio 12.10. When I first installed 12.10 I had no sound or playback. I fixed that problem by installing the GNOME alsa mixer. I just finished upgrading to 13.04. Now ...
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ATI Proprietary Drivers

I've been holding back all xserver-xorg* updates in order to keep from breaking the ATI drivers but apparently I'm not holding back enough because my recent update broke them. I'm using catalyst 13.4 ...
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What graphics card do I have in this HP Pavilion G6?

I've just typed lspci | grep VGA in the terminal and it came up with this: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6620G] 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Diagnostic package for graphics adapter

I am just looking for diagnostic tool in ubuntu for testing graphics adapter if available. Thanks
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How to install ATI Radeon HD 4670 on Ubuntu 12.10

This is the first time I'm using Ubuntu. My knowledge about Linux is almost nothing. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from windows 7 (dual boot) but I think it didn't install my graphics (ATI Radeon HD 4670) ...
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"“The system is running in low-graphics mode” Acer 3820tg, Ubuntu doesnt boot :(

i'm Linux Newby and im using Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) on Acer timeline 3820tg. Everything worked fine until I unplugged the power adaptor. Well In Batterymode everything was still okay, but when i tried ...
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How to keep Gallium 0.4 ATI drivers from Live USB?

For some reason, my ATI Radeon HD 6850 (Known as AMD BARTS) only seems to work fine when I'm in a Live USB test environment. The driver's named "Gallium 0.4 on AMD BARTS", and whenever I finish ...
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How to keep the Xorg settings from the Live CD/USB?

For some reason no matter what I do in regards to getting proper ATI Drivers, nothing works. However, testing out the OS in a Live USB is actually perfect. Full-screen flash works, 3D graphics work, ...
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Graphics drivers “break” right after installation and updating

This happens EVERY time I install Ubuntu. I'll pop the live CD in, and install it. The graphics work fine until I have to install mandatory updates and then restart. From there, I'll be unable to even ...
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There's something about AMD ATI Graphics

I'm pretty sure that you have encountered many of these related issue topic. But I just want to get my curiosity untangled. I have followed the steps to install ATI drivers based on section 2.1 in ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu/Mint

I'm posting this as a last resource I'm really frustrated with the a new laptop I bought few months ago because I am just unable to install Linux on it. It's an HP pavilion G4 1364. Short specs: Core ...
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Startup problem Ubuntu 12.10 Dell XPS L502X

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 in my PC, Dell XPS L502X with Optimus (Intel i7 2630QM, nVidia GT540M). During the installation I didn't experience any problem, the resolution it was correct: ...
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Lubuntu Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

I am new to Linux. I successfully installed Lubuntu 12.10 alternate version "lubuntu-12.10-alternate-i386". I checked the .iso file using "WinMd5Sum" and it was proper. I burned it and checked error ...
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Non-graphical tty's not stretching full screensize

on tty7 (graphical environment) nothing's wrong, I can enjoy the whole pixels of my screen which is the main thing. But here's something a bit annoying, when I switch on terminals from 1 to 6, the ...
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lenvono Y560(ATI HD5730 ) Can I hot switch discrete & integrated graphics card in Ubuntu 12.10? TKS

I have Y560 laptop with ATI HD5730 discrete card. echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch can power off discrete card. echo ON > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch can enable it. ...
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Ubuntu does not detect HDMI (TV)

I have a z68 motherboard which got a HDMI connection. Ubuntu won't detect my TV through it, neither will it detect that I have two GPU's (HD 4870 and Intel HD 3000) it should work like this, as it ...
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WiFi and sound not working and trackpad acting strange on Macbook 5,2 with Ubuntu 12.10

I'm pretty much completely new to Ubuntu but felt like I wanted to explore it to see what all the fuzz was about so I went through the hassle on installing it on a 32gb partition on my mid 2009 ...
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Error: The Bumblebee daemon has not been started

I saw that there are some posts about that, but any of them I can find the solution to fix mine. I have a Sony Vaio vpcz11c5e with Ubuntu 11.10. Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M Intel graphics I ...
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Fan constantly running even after updates (Maybe Harddrive?)

I have recently installed Ubuntu and I have also installed Bumblebee which caused the fan to run constantly due to hybrid graphics card. I also also installed Jupiter to switch my laptop into power ...
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Graphics drivers Ubuntu 12.04 - not recognized; overheating

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I keep having terrible problems with overheating which I think are caused by problems with graphics chip drivers. I have a ASUS U80V laptop supposedly ...
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driver for d2xxx/n2xxx vga very slow

I've just bought an Asus X101ch netbook and installed ubuntu 12.10 on it. The netbook has a d2xxx/n2xxx vga device, which works, but the driver is very slow. All the graphics tricks that unity plays ...
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Won't boot after graphic driver activation.

I'm absolutely new to Linux/ubuntu. I decided to give it a try after years of debate. I just installed ubuntu12.04 LTS. On initial set up graphics are bad however everything else works great (audio, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...