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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Nvidia Prime in powersave mode corrupts screen

I have an ASUS ux303ln with Xubuntu 15.04 that hosts Nvidia 840M. Aiming for longer battery life, I want to use the Intel graphics, so i do prime-select intel as root and that's OK. The problem ...
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Screen Flicker in Ubuntu

My Ubuntu PC's screen flickers every time I boot up. Sometimes, when it stops, it starts again when I move my mouse. My laptop has its own graphics card. Nvidia Geforce 8200m G.
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How to use Nouveau for graphics and NVIDIA GPU for only CUDA programs on Optimus notebook?

I am using a notebook with a Intel i7 (with its own GPU) and a NVIDIA GPU. On Windows, the notebook uses Optimus to switch between the GPUs intelligently. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed CUDA ...
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Not seeing start menu bar through which I can navigate to various applications

I have installed ubuntu 15 on VM ware workstation 11. But I am not able to see the start menu bar through which I can navigate to various applications settings etc. Noticed gray and black patches ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly started to look like old windows

I was messing with the GS on pcsx2 and then ubuntu started to look old and rigid, also the fonts have changed too and everything looks very grey. It looks most like windows 2000, especially the ...
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How to remove Gallium drivers and install default drivers on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've tried many methods (removing x.org drivers, ati drivers)...but still I cannot find the x.org file in etc/x11/ ..to make any modification.. My current graphic card is ATI Radeon Hd6670 2GB ...
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Installing 14.04.2 on a Acer Aspire 4520

A real newbie here - beginning level on Linux, total newbie on Ubuntu and to this forum. 1st post, hoping someone can help. I was asked by a friend to upgrade 4 older notebooks from Windows, for use ...
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Linux Ubuntu HDMI screen detected but not showing (GT 525M

After searching every solution possible nothing seems to work for me. WHen i do nvidia-settings it shows the screen detected but i receive no output from the screen. In addition following this HDMI ...
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Bumblebee isnt active, now what? nvidia-prime takes whole session

Bumblebee stopped developing in 2013. How to use optirun/primerun etc... now (e.g. 15.04)? How to run desktop on intel and single app on prop. nvidia (not nouveau)? I would like nvidia to powerdown ...
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How can I switch graphic card acceleration from sna to uxa?

The sna acceleration is default option and I want to go back to uxa because sna doesn't work after suspending on my laptop. And it doesn't work just adding /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Can't use newest OpenGL version

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 765m with the nvidia-340 drivers from the xorg-edgers PPA. I'm trying to run an application that requires a recent version of ...
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Will Ubuntu work on the HP ENVY 17 j180ca?

I was wondering if Ubuntu will work on my laptop. By working, I mean having the correct drivers (especially the graphics, because I do a ton of 3d design). Here are the specs: -HP ENVY 17 j180ca (Pre ...
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Triple moniter SLI with intel graphics

Hello I am putting a Linux distro on my desktop and I have Triple monitors and wanting to run the Intel graphics chips on the 2 side 1080p monitors while my sli runs the center monitor on Ubuntu ...
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Multiple monitors with Xubuntu - BIOS Setting missing?

I'm running Xubuntu 14.0.4.2 LTS, and I'm trying to set up a multiple monitor extended desktop. My motherboard has integrated graphics (a VGA soldered on to the motherboard), so I bought a Nvidia ...
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Connect 2 external monitors to LenovoY580 at Ubuntu 14.04

I have LenovoY580 laptop with Intel HD 4000 Graphics + nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660M. I have been trying to connect one external monitor via VGA and another (a TV) by HDMI (to work on three screens - ...
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OpenGL on Ubuntu 14.04

On a Dell XPS 13 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 I have problems to get OpenGL example programs (www.opengl-tutorial.org) running. Everything compiles fine, however the window on the screen either is ...
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Two video cards (32 and 64 bits)

I have two video cards on my machine as the lspci above: 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ...
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Black screen after boot in Ubuntu 15.04 (x86_64), Intel HD5500 (i915 driver) (reposted)

I know this question has been asked so many times (since 2011 from what I found out), but none of the responses seem to resolve the issue in my laptop, so apologies for the repetition. I tried ...
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Laptop does not wake up after suspend

This happens randomly. I have an Hp Pavilion 17 When I suspend my laptop (whether by closing the lid or any other way) sometimes it does not wake up afterwards. The only solution is to force-shut ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Trusty with two gpu cards, desktop on wrong screen

I have a fresh install dualbooot, first I installed windows 7, then ubuntu trusty desktop 14.04.2., then I was able to get amd catalyst 14.9 for linux x64 working. When doing this with both my amd r9 ...
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Dark and black colors on screen have fuzzy 'noise'

The closest thing to this problem I can find is Fuzzy static noise on screen, but that is not the same problem I am having. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on an Asus G750JW laptop. I have installed the ...
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Steam client GUI rendering glitch (flickering, weird overlay). Also affects Strife game

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook 2,1 with 4gb RAM (about 3gb usable). All other games run fine, but the Steam client itself renders all wonky, and Strife has the same problem as Steam. Links ...
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Strange Graphical Behavior

(This is xposted from ubuntu official forum. Nobody answered there, i hope i will be more lucky here) Since when I have installed xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my new laptop I got this strange behavior that ...
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Graphics abnormally init on 14.04 and live CD

My desktop first failed to load unity, which doesn't repair with tries to reinstall unity and ubuntu-desktop. I couldn't configure them seems like lack of a proper driver. When I had a look at nvidia ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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The System is Running in Low Graphics Mode 14.04 / Intel graphics card

After a software update through the GUI software update tool, my machine always boots into an error screen noting: The system is running in low graphics mode Your screen, graphics card, and ...
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Radeon Card not showing up on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Radeon HD 8770 M on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). I wanted to follow the instruction here to load the proprietary fglrx driver. When I run the first command lspci -vvnn | ...
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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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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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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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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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Testing Additional Drivers: Can't use mouse or keyboard now

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 with no problems for about 8 months now. I am looking to upgrade my processor, however, due to a few reasons. I wanted to test my graphics one last time before I bought ...
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How to install graphics drivers for Asus EEE PC x101ch?

I have an ASUS eee pc x101ch, running an Atom intel graphics card, but Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't pick up the graphics card and intel isn't supplying the driver for this version (as far as I'm aware). I ...
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Intel 4400 HD driver for Ubuntu 14.04

I am programming with OpenGL 4.3 and until now with Windows. I bought a X555LD and I am new to Ubuntu. the notebook has an Intel HD 4400 and a NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphic cards, but since I got my ...
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How to speed up rendering kdenlive Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using kdenlive on my Ubuntu1 14.04. When i render videos, it is very slow. Takes as much time as the length of video. I have Dell XPS L502X with Nvidia GeForce 540M. Is there anyway i can use my ...
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Force specific graphics driver Ubuntu 14 LTS in Microsoft Virtual PC

I recently downloaded the Ubuntu 14 LTS 32-bit and tried it in Microsoft Virtual PC (the old one, not Windows Virtual PC). The installation went OK and I can use it (rather slowly since my host PC ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia vsync

How do I enable vertical sync with Nvidia video card in Ubuntu 14.04? If I switch to Intel video card, then vsync works, and I can use vblank_mode environment variable to enable or disable vsync, but ...
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Graphical cursor glitch in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm experiencing an annoying cursor glitch on Ubuntu 14.10, and the problem seems to be unprecedented after hours of looking for a similar problem. The issue is that after using a software feature ...
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ubuntu and unity randomly unresponsive

Some times randomly, ubuntu 14.04 gets unity super slow and unresponsive, and when using the browser i get the screen pretty chopped when scrolling down. (like in the image) ubuntu in general gets ...
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Xinerama: Moving 3D Application Windows causes severe lag and sound distortion

I've been having this issue for quite some time now, but only recently managed to locate the problem itself. What happens is that whenever moving windows that contain 3D graphics, the whole system ...
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HP Envy 17 Switchable Graphics AMD/Intel

So my wife finally asked me to install Ubuntu to her laptop after using it on mine and the machine I have setup for the kids. Problem is I can't get the graphics drivers to install correctly. She ...
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Video Problem & Performance Issues

I have an Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop with following configuration : AMD Quad-Core Processor A6-5200 (2.0 GHz) AMD RadeonTMHD 8400 4 GB DDR3 RAM 15.6" Display (1366*768) I am running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14 Graphics

In my current Ubuntu computer I have a Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV370/M22 [Mobility Radeon X300] and I'm wondering how to get better divers for it I tried to install fglrx but could not ...
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14.10 Fresh Install and FGLRX install issue

I have now spent a good 8 hours trying to resolve this issue. I have a fresh Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit install and fglrx amd driver. I then run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I then reboot ...
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics (switchable)

I know there are a few threads with this very same issue. But none have actually generated a solution. So the laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6-3150sa which has an integrated Intel GPU and a dedicated ATI ...
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fglrx-updates not working on Ubuntu 14.10

I installed fglrx-updates and fglrx-amdcccle-updates packages. Then also executed the command amdconfig --initial. My system started and all was fine. Then I started amdcccle(AMD Catalyst Control ...
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Chrome Hardware acceleration not working after upgrading ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10

Graphics Feature Status Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable Flash: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable Flash Stage3D: Software only, hardware acceleration ...
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ATI/AMD Driver “Adapter not supported” strange issue

Yesterday I installed the AMD/ATI Official driver (Omega version 14.501.1003-x86.x86_64)from AMD's official site. The installation completed successfully using "Install Driver 14.501.1003 on X.Org 6.9 ...
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Ubuntu Hybrid Graphics automatic switch

My notebook have an integrated gpu (intel HD) and a discrete gpu (AMD Radeon 8850M). Looking into the ubuntu documantaion here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics I tried using ...
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can only start with nomodeset

I am running ubuntu 14.04.1 on an intel Atom machine. When I start I have to set nomodeset or it boots to a black screen. But even then I only get a 800x600 resolution and everything graphics related ...