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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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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How do I disable a Nvidia 9600GT on MacBookPro 5.1?

i finally put up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu and Lion on my old MacBookPro 5.1 As reported in many cases the discrete graphics card is turned on all the time consuming a lot of power and thus heating up ...
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Computer won't load unity panels after installing and then uninstalling NVidia graphics driver

After I installed the nvidia-304 driver, my computers will not load the unity panel or launcher, please help! Screenshot: http://ubuntuone.com/35FyHPKLGKEVksV0teinFX
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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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I can not get the screens optimal resolution (1920*1080) on Ubuntu 12.04 with XFX Radeon HD 7850 card

As the title indicates I have this problem. I recently bought a new graphics card (XFX ATI Radeon HD 7850). I have this monitor: Samsung S22B150 21.5 inch Widescreen LED Monitor Gloss Black (1920 ...
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Thinkpad T420 display port not detected

i'm trying to connect an external monitor to my Lenovo T420 using the DisplayPort but it's not working. If i connect it via VGA it works fine, but the image on the monitor is lacking sharpness and ...
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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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New user has low display resolution

I have created a new user with adduser . Now when I log in as this new user I only have options to select display resolution up to 1024x768, as I had as my main user when I installed the system (I ...
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How do I install the proprietary drivers for 650 ti BOOST

I just installed ubuntu on my newly built computer and wanted to use the proprietary drivers for my 650 ti BOOST. When I open the addtional drivers program it searches for available drivers but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Graphics Card Help Steam Ubuntu 14.10

I've built my own computer from scratch (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8jCWmG) and have installed 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10 on it. Everything's up and running but now I want to install some games on it; when I ...
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Hybrid Graphics problem - Discrete graphic card doesn't work

I am using a Lenovo G510 with an Intel integrated card and a Radeon R7 M265 discrete card. Ubuntu version is 14.04 trusty while the kernel is 3.13.0-46-generic. I've spent quite a few hours trying to ...
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Bash cursor graphical bug in ubuntu 14.10

For the past few weeks (I'm not exactly sure on the timeframe, but I think it coincides with me upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10) I've had an issue with my terminal where, while typing, the white cursor ...
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Nouveau does not recognize gtx 850m

[ 218.698114] nouveau E[ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] unknown chipset [ 218.698117] nouveau E[ DRM] failed to create 0x80000080, -22 Intel integrated graphics + nvidia gtx 850M : HP envy 17 I have ...
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installing nvidia grpahics driver for cuda computation only

I am having screen freeze after nvidia graphics driver installation. Is there a way to restrict the nvidia drivers' use for cuda computation alone (not for the desktopn gui display)? I am trying to ...
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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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Graphics Performance

My system specifications are Intel Core i5 2500; NVIDIA GeForce 520GT and I am running Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual-boot . I prefer to use Ubuntu, but the Gaming Performance (Minecraft) is better ...
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Xrandr gives “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 64-bits on a Desktop but the graphics were too slow (windows opening, minimizing, etc) and someone suggested my that the graphic card accelarator shouldn't be ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) boot animation is different/lower graphics after using nvidia graphics driver

My system used to have a problem where it would hang on wake up from suspend. I started using the proprietary Nvidia drivers as suggested in some AskUbuntu post. After that Ubuntu would always boot ...
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Video looks blurred

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and i updated everything using the software updater. Still all the HD videos that i have look pixlated. Any suggestions ? My PC configuration. Processor : Intel® Core™ ...
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How to change which graphics card a program uses?

I recently installed Steam to run Rust on my Ubuntu 14.04. The game, even at the lowest graphics settings possible, lags incredibly hard, to the point where the game is unplayable. I have two ...
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Asus f550c, double graphic card: what is the best setting? nvidia driver, using only integrated card lags too much

My laptop is an Asus f550c, with double graphic card. I have installed nvidia driver (version 331.113-updates) and using the integrated card as default. The problem is that sometimes it lags too ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 is acting really glitchy and frequently has severe lags and has graphical bugs

Programs will dim and not respond after a while. Opening programs make the screen bug out. Is there a way to fix this without having to reinstall from USB/CD.