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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How to use graphics card only for deep learning and not display?

I have a 2 GB graphics card which I am using for training deep learning models on large data. But it's hampering my display (showing weird color pixels on the screen) while running the program. Is it ...
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Boot Screen logo not showing in Gigabyet 78lmt-usb3 MB

I recently change my PC motherboard to Gigabyet 78lmt-usb3 and after I found ubuntu boot logo not showing ( only monitor NO SIGNAL). I reinstall to ubuntu (14.04 and 15.04) and format complete hard ...
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Radeon HD screen resolution is low

I have an old video card and seems it works somehow on the latest Ubuntu 15 (downloaded today). As I understand, the card is supported by the open source driver, and officially the card is not ...
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Monitor not recognized after Nvidia (Cuda)

I installed Nvidia drivers and CUDA drivers to run a GTX970 for mining ethereum (cryptocurrency) on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. Everything went well. After removing the GPU a couple of weeks later ...
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Dota 2: Terrible fps or crashing system

I feel as if I've tried everything. Radeon HD 7950/8950 OEM / R9 280] is my gpu, and it provides terrible fps in Dota 2 on Ubuntu 14.04. So far, I've tried: fgrxl = Crappy fps. Stable around 30, ...
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outdated GLSL version

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm taking a computer graphics course in which we have a lab in shader programming. I know that my code works on a friends computer (OSX, integrated gpu, glsl version 3.3). When ...
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Need help with Mesa3D and updating OpenGl, Noob here

The issue here is that Ive been trying to update my OpenGl trough Mesa3d, I recently installed Mesa 10.6.7 successfully trough a package from Mesa3d official page (It was a pain to build the whole ...
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Ubuntu 15 on HP Pavilion dv6 3046eo

I have no graphic drivers for my HP Pavilion dv6 3046eo fitting to windows 10 and are considering to switch to ubuntu. Are there any known problems with the hardware listed below? (I checked the ...
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Hardware acceleration on chrome kiosk using ubuntu server

I've purchased the Intel NUC5PPYH in order to make it a chrome kiosk. The CPU is Intel Pentium N3700 which has Intel HD Graphics built in. The kiosk is built on top of Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 with xorg, ...
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How do I make the disk decryption password prompt show up on my DVI-D monitor with an AMD video card?

I have a Dell box running Ubuntu 15.04. Because it's a work machine, its disk if fully encrypted, and therefore the system requires a disk decryption password at boot time. Because I needed to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu because live system uses too high monitor frequency

I just downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 and I put it into a pendrive. When I boot the pendrive, Ubuntu logo starts to charge but after a while, the monitor turns black with the mesaje "Frequency out of range: ...
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Best AMD settings for Minecraft?

So I play minecraft, and recently got my new AMD graphics card. I got the drivers installed but there are white lines all over the minecraft screen. I have screenshots of the AMD settings, and I'd ...
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The 'Run Command' dialog has corrupted graphics. Any ideas on fixing this?

I'm using KDE, and whenever I open the 'Run Command' dialog (e.g. with Alt+F2), the dialog is filled with corrupted graphics. Sometimes it's possible to see enough of the dialog to use it, but usually ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia drivers and break things /odd bugs-tearing

I have after many installs and reinstall's removed my gtx770 and my system works flawlessly. It seems as soon as I install any nvidia drivers (propitiatory or xorg) I have instability with the system. ...
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Full downgrade from 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack to standard 14.04 lts stack

the issue is well represented by the title. How can I completely revert the 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack (3.19 kernel + updated graphics stack) to the standard 14.04.0/1 trusty stack? I know that the most ...
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Optimus: Using optirun logs me out, then fails?

I have a Samsung QX411, with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a nVidia GeForce 520M GPU, both bridged with Optimus. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. Now, here's my problem. When I run optirun glxinfo for the ...
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Hybrid Nvidia and Intel cards, bumblebee optirun not working and OpenGL not being Intel

I have been fighting with the installation and correct usage of my Nvidia GTX960M together with an Intel i7-4720M CPU on Ubuntu 15.04. I have followed lots of links on this website, on ubuntu wiki ...
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VMware Workstation 11.1.2 Ubuntu Guest Menu bar and menu blurred of Black When 3D Acceleration is enabled

I am experiencing a problem with the menu bar being blurred. I can navigate using terminal and can open apps using terminal. When I disable 3D acceleration I have the menu bar but I have performance ...
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Weird display error / Black lines all over the screen when using nvidia driver

My system: Laptop: Asus K55 Grapics driver: Nvidia 340.76 (I also have nvidia prime, so I can switch to intel graphics) GPU: GeForce GT 635M CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.501GHz So, I ...
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Screen tear or I don't know what to call it when using chrome

I rarely posts question but well this has been bugging me since i started using Ubuntu 14.04, of course previously I was using Win8.1 without any issues. My screen has a tear when using chrome which ...
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Graphics driver problem

I have a AMD/ATI HD6600. I have already tested every single popular Linux distribution and I still have this problem. If I start using non-proprietary drivers, most of the time I start my PC after ...
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Re-install grafic driver for Lenovo Notebook

The problem is, that i could only start Ubuntu at my notebook with the recovery mode. The system does not install the required grafic driver. Is there someone who can give advice how to find and ...
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15.04 Upgrade on AMD

I have a AMD Radeon R4/R5; after 15.04 upgrades, I'm stuck at the purple screen with low-graphics complaint. So I boot into the recovery session of the same generic headers and run in failsafeX mode. ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode in ubuntu 15.04

I have this issue after updating ubuntu 15, i have tried this How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? but not got any sucees so please help. I am using ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Second nvidia is not recognised

I have msi CX61 2QF intel core i7 intel hd graphics NVIDIA GeForce 940m Ubuntu 14.04 I want to install cuda 7.0, But when I install it (using .run file in tty1 mode - this is how I ...
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Is there a fix for Corsair Link

been trying to create new resolution output mode using: sudo xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 84.75 1360 1432 1568 1776 768 771 781 798 -hsync+vsync This is what I get: xrandr: Failed to ...
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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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LibreOffice 4.4.4.3 crashes Unity (12.04 LTS)

For close to the last year, I have had problems with LibreOffice randomly crashing my Unity desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Today, I found a consistency to the problem and recorded a video to show what ...
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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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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 to fix screen tearing of the Nvidia 675m gtx in ubuntu 14.04?

I tried to use the common methods: In nvidia X server settings and compiz-manager, but the Vblank option and the screen refresh rate is missing. If i switch back to my intel 4000hd card, everything ...
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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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is it possible that my intel video driver is malfunctioning?

So, I've installed Steam on an Acer laptop aspire V5-131 which has a duo-core processor (model: 1017U) and 8 gb on RAM with Xubuntu 14.10. and installed some games, particularly hotline miami, and ...
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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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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 ...