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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What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled?

I have a very strange problem. Sometimes when I work a long time with my laptop while the desktop is hidden a strange thing happens. I show the desktop and it is all scrambled. This problem is all ...
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Cannot install on computer with multiple GPUs?

Background. I got a problem installing (K)ubuntu yesterday. It started well with the Kubuntu 13.04 installer recognizing my 3 screens out of the box for the splash screen: pic1. However, after that, ...
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Nvidia Problems Spreading

I recently received a used computer from my dad's work. Still kind of new to the whole computer gaming but I intend to eventually plan on building a good one. My current computer from my dad had a ...
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How to use Bumblee with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

For the life of me I cannot get Bumblee to work with my graphics card. I attempted to follow this thread to no avail, along with every other thread you get when you google "bumblebee GT 750M". Has ...
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Major performance issues with NVidia GT650M (standalone) 13.04 / 13.10

I have a laptop (Lenovo y500) featuring a standalone/single Nvidia GeForce GT650m. Not a hybrid "optimus" configuration paired with the Intel HD graphics. I've tried basically all drivers from 304xx ...
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Driver related OpenGL graphics problem(Minecraft and steam wont start)

This has been bothering me for about a week now, I have been looking up answers on forums and everything and nothing seems to work. What happens is when i start minecraft i get this stacktrace: ...
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Computer with Ubuntu 13.04 suddenly stopped working

I am new to Ubuntu. Since mycomputer with XP installed started doing funny thing, I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04. Today it stopped suddenly and showing something weird. To be specific I have ...
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No Display Variable, Unity not working, Just upgraded to 13.04, have AMD drivers

I just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, and now my GUI / Unity is not working. I get a login screen that looks fine, but when I log in, there are no menus or bars or anything, and all the tiles look ...
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Frequency out of range message when using console

Why does an error message appear when I switch to a terminal using Ctrl + Alt + F1: 135k / 91 hz Frequency is out of range And more importantly, how do I fix this?
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NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M: Driver problem

My system (Toshiba Satellite A660-167 Core i7-740) overheats and turns off. This happens when I play videos online, YouTube or any other sites. I used Psensor to check the temperatures. Normal ...
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Switched graphics card, now major problems

I have an old nVidia 9600GT, which I pulled out of my computer dual booting with Windows 7 and 13.04. I then plugged in a HD6670. I didn't think to uninstall drivers in 13.04, so I started my computer ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and AMD proprietary graphics drivers with PPA

I want the AMD proprietary graphcis drivers installed via PPA. I don't want to install it manually because of updates. The open source drivers are not good for me because Unity is not smooth then. My ...
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Why does Aircrack-ng 1.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 stop my graphic card from working?

When I use airmon-ng in the terminal, my graphic card stops working properly and a fuzzy screen appears, making me go for a hard reboot. I use v. 1.1 of Aircrack-ng in Ubuntu 13.04.
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Getting dropped to login-screen

I'm having a serious problem since I updated to 13.04 recently. I keep getting dropped to the login-screeen. A bit of googling suggested it's probably coused by something crashing my desktop. What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How Do I Enable Nvidia Drivers in Recovery Mode?

How do I enable nvidia drivers in recovery mode? I've installed 12.04 via text mode with the alternate ISO. It rebooted into the blank purple screen; Ubuntu bongos played. I'm in recovery mode. Apt ...
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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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Nvidia driver problem Ubuntu 14.04

i dual booted my pc with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and there is a graphic card Nvidia GeForce 7050 installed on it. However i am getting some problems while using Ubuntu. First the system ...
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Nvidea drivers GTX 960m

I have the new lenovo y50 with the gtx 960m gpu. When i go to "software updates"-"Other Software" it dosen't apear any drivers, how can i install them? Im using elementary os Freya. Best regards.
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VNC connection not displaying correctly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and trying to vnc to a netbook running Ubuntu 32 bit 14.04. Whenever I connect I just get a grey image of a screen and my mouse appears as a black x (can't attach images ...
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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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New installation hangs up after restart

My Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS system hung up after latest updates were installed in it. Then, I tried installing a fresh copy of the same distro from a DVD onto a new clean HD. The installation proceeded ...
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14.04 Nvidia issues - black screen, freeze etc

I have some issues with nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04, switchable graphics (intel HD + nvidia GT 740M). Currently installed (from xorg-edgers repository): nvidia-352 (was recommended by ...
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Creating a virtual display device and connecting the display to an arbitrary graphic card virtually

I want to create a virtual display device (like virtual monitor) in Ubuntu and connect it to one of the graphic cards virtually? Anyone know how can I do that? The reason which I am going to do this ...
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desktop graphics choppy after waking from sleep using nvidia driver

anyone know how to resolve this? when this happens, the desktop performance is noticeably slower and choppy, and sometimes in terminal i have to hit Ctrl+L to get the screen to update after typing ...
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Severe graphical distortion in Minecraft - Xubuntu 14.10

I have only noticed this issue in Minecraft, no other 3D applications. It started happening somewhat recently (maybe related to an update, I'm using the Xorg Edgers PPA) - I have an R9 290X, and am ...
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No VSYNC on the upper part of the display

On my laptop, a HP Pavilion 17-e026sg with AMD Radeon dual graphics (primary graphics: 8670M), i've got the problem that it tears in the upper part, while the rest is working normally. In Catalyst I ...
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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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How can I install nvidia driver 331.113 on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

Is there a way to install nvidia driver 331.113 because this is only driver who works fine on my graphic card (Nvidia Quadro NVS 5100)? I upgraded my system from 14.10 where I had 331.113 and now I ...
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AMD drivers don't work

I have a work laptop with an amd graphics card, but i found that it was defaulting to using the intel card for graphics processing when I looked into why i had so much screen tearing when scrolling. ...
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Vsync/Tearing problems with AMD Radeon 8670M on HP Pavilion

I own a HP Pavilion 17-e026sg with AMD Radeon dual graphics. When I switch on the primary (8670M) graphics in catalyst with tear-free enabled, it still tears (this sort of flackering, if vsync is not ...
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Bumblebee broke my nvidia drivers

I tried to install Bumblebee, since my graphics card supports Optimus. However, apparently there was no integrated graphics card in my computer so it turned out to be a bad idea. The desktop scaling ...
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Text and icons display improperly

My system does not show text and icons properly, see screen capture below for reference: I have tried both Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.10 with the issue persisting in both systems. What could be causing ...
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Installation of AMD Radeon R9 290 GPU Card on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

We have a Biostar workstation motherboard with built-in graphics card. We want to install an AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card for GPU computing. We still want to use the built-in graphics card for ...
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VGA Display edges cut off at 1920x1080 in Ubuntu Studio 15.4

Is there a way to go beyond xrandr's maximum screen size? I am using a Radeon X1650 PRO graphics card. I have been unable to install the proprietary driver, as suggested elsewhere. The installer ...
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Vanilla Ubuntu supported graphics library

Say I've been wanting to write a game, or any sort of program that has displays 2D and 3D graphics. Without downloading any additional packets or anything to help it run, what graphics libraries are ...