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 make refreshrate stay saved in 14.04?

Using Ubuntu with XBMC I need to run Ubuntu with a refreshrate of 50Hz. to avoid judder watching european TV. Can anybody help ? Using xrandr I can change it to 1920x1080, 50 Hz. but after reboot it ...
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Glitch on Ubuntu 14.04 boot

For some reason, I re-installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. But this time, I detected a glitch on boot. After the motherboard boot finished, there's a black screen with a purple border, and then for ...
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Permanently Disable external Graphics Card (usb)

I've got this cooling pad with USB-hub, LAN-Port, Audio and a VGA-Port. It's all connected to the computer via USB. So I guess it's basically an external Graphics-Card for the VGA. Long: It didn't ...
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How to check and set Refresh Rate with Nvidia Graphics Card

When I tried to update from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 I got a warning message against updating stating that your machine does not have 3D support for running the unity desktop environment. My graphics ...
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Intel HD 4600 running slow

Merhaba, I recently bought a laptop with Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics card. I installed Ubuntu 14.04, installed Intel drivers using Intel Graphics Installer for Linux. My problem is when I am ...
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Multiple monitors with Intel GMA & Radeon HD 5450

I have two monitors, first monitor is connected by D-sub to Radeon HD5450. This monitor works well. Second monitor is connected by D-sub to Intel GMA (integrated graphic on board) and system can't ...
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VGA output not working for Intel GS45 Express chipset

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Toshiba Portege R600-10Q laptop (a model from 2009). I am now trying to display the desktop on a BenQ Senseye3 22" monitor, via the vga output, but it's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lightdm and Unity optimal configuration

What I'm using: SonyVaio Vpcef2e1e (with 4GB RAM and Ati mobility radeon™ hd 4250) In the old days I never had issue with the graphics. I had to fight sometimes to add drivers to the graphic ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Switchable Graphics ATI Lenovo G510

Sorry if my question sound stupid, but I'm not very clever with linux yet I'm facing well known problem around here namely switchableGraphics. In --here-- you can find information that in linux ...
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No desktop display

I upgraded 12.04 lubuntu to 14:04. There was no desktop so I downloaded nautilus. The display now shows gtk-warning cannot open display What do I need to do to get my desktop working?
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Start up issues after fresh install

I have a HP Pavilion dv7-4263cl with the following specs Memory Module Specifications Total Memory Size 8GB Processor Specifications Processor Brand AMD Processor Class Phenom II Processor Type ...
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Problem with graphic device on binary-driver notebook

on my notebook I have two graphical device. AMD HD6470M and AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. Ubuntu automatically select the second graphical card, but it isn't so powerfull as I want. ...
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How to disable second VGA Lenovo Y510p

I have a Lenovo Y510p with NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 today. Usually I do a check for software/hardware compatibility, so I read in many places that I won't be able to ...
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Laptop Intel HD graphics not detected, only ATI is found

I'm using Dell n5010 with dual Intel HD VGA and ATI radeon VGA. I have installed fglrx and amdcccle. But linux doesn't seems to detect my intel VGA but it detects ATI card. inxi -G gives following ...
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What is the Purpose of /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf in Ubuntu 14.04?

What is the purpose of the upstart configuration /etc/init/udev-fallback-graphics.conf (shown below) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? # fallback-graphics - take actions to initiate fallback graphics # # if we ...
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Intel i915 driver not in any of the diplays

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was working fine until I booted up Ubuntu this morning and it froze at the purple screen, sometimes going to black screen then freezing there. I started it in ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after side-by-side installation of Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 from a DVD I burned. Ubuntu runs perfectly, but when I select Windows 7 from GRUB, the screen goes blank (with some coloured lines at the very top of the screen). From here, ...
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Graphics problem (Dualhead MSI nVidia GeForce 660)

The computer boots up fine, however after only a minute or so of running, the applications and icons begin glitching (large verticle bars of solid color or missing text, similar to what I'd call ...
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Use on-board graphics card instead of (broken) ATI Mobility Radeon?

I've been given an old laptop that I am trying to get revived using the latest Xubuntu 14.04. Now here's the problem, the laptop's GPU is pretty much destroyed and I usually get some ugly random ...
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What is causing these display bugs?

Since I installed 14.04 I have some annoying display bugs. Everything works fine except for some stripes which appear sometimes in the window switcher and on the maximize button for example. Any idea ...
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M (UMA) USB install

I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 from a clean install. I do not have the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M (UMA) driver saved on the PC anywhere only on a USB drive. I cannot get the PC to boot up passed the loggin ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - can't open display / could not open X display - Nvidia ( all versions)

I have serious issues since I installed 14.04 on my machine.My graphics card is Nvidia geforce GTX 680. I have double Xeon processors machine. On previous Ubuntu 12.04 it worked nicely. I've tried ...
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Graphics : VESA: MCP61 - mcp61-80

What does the graphics : Graphics : VESA: MCP61 - mcp61-80 says please explain it in detail i am asking this because my PC gets stucked when i norrmally log into it. If i open it in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 configure switchable graphics Intel/AMD

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 I lost the GUI. After rebooting the loading screen appears (that one with the logo and the dots that indicates the loading process). However, after that it ...
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Is there a way to run the new Paint Tool SAI version (1.2.0) on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am a digital artist, and I found out that Paint Tool SAI would be the best program available for my art. I have found a few tutorials on how to run PTS on Ubuntu, however there are a few issues. One ...
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Nautilus (semi-)randomly quitting

A few days ago I upgraded Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I had troubles with my graphical driver, so I downloaded the official NVIDIA driver. Everything seemed flawless, except for when I had two ...
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VMware and 3D acceleration

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then VMware 10.0.2 with Windows 7 as guest. I get No 3D Acceleration error when starting the guest machine. I have installed OpenGL and all Mesa lib files. Below is a ...
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Former Windows XP systems are slow after installing 14.04

I just replaced windows XP on our work computer with Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit, and it runs really slowly, only after logging into an account and the screen sometimes flashes. It doesn't fill the whole ...
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Dual External Monitor Bumblebee/Nvidia (or withoout Bumblebee)

I have installed and configured Bumblebee on my Dell XPS 17 with an Nvidia GT555m. I would like to use my two external monitors with the laptop closed, but it's giving me all sorts of difficulty. Is ...
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slow graphics when cpu usage is high in 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04 and it has an annoying issue to me. Whenever it is doing something CPU intensive (ie. encoding audio or video and the usage is over 80%) Unity goes veeerrry slowly. Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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New User with very slow screen draw

I have loaded Ubuntu 14.04 and it runs very slowly. I've seen a number of suggestions about using 2D or lightdm but I can't use these: My login asks for password but doesn't display the logo that ...
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14.04 with nVidia 800m Series Graphics Card

I have recently bought a Sager NP7338 laptop which has the 860M nVidia GeForce card on it with Optimus Technology. Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize that I have a nVidia graphics card at all. Is this ...
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drm:No driver support for vblank timestamp query

My graphics seems to be lagging a bit. I entered the command: dmesg | egrep 'drm|radeon' and I received this message [2.205753] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810 [2.246056] [drm] VGACON ...
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3d setttings on ubuntu 14.04LTS

ALAS! i cannot operate any 3d application on linux ubuntu 14.04 LTS i have tried many applications on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS but they are not supported check this out this one ...
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Graphics hardware warning when updating to 14.04

As I use Ubuntu at work I just update only LTS versions but now I'm not sure if I can/should. As my computer is now ten years old I would change if was mine but as it is owned by my employer I have to ...
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How can i get my graphics card to work?

Okay, so i have an old graphics card that i decided to use in another computer. The problem is, the computer doesn't detect it. at all. in legacy mode, nope. uefi, nope. It doesn't even switch over to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 to LG TV via HDMI

I am unable to connect a Ubuntu 13.10 box to a 55 LG LED 1080p 240 HZ smart tv (model #55LAS400) via HDMI. Sometimes I just get a green screen on the TV or other times it won't recognize the TV at ...
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Optimus/Nvidia and OpengGL giving troubles

First time writing on this forum so be nice :D I am a programmer but I mostly worked on windows so far , I wanted to start learning linux more seriously and being able to compile my cpp programs on ...
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Can't get HDMI out working on Lenovo G560

Can I get Dolby To My PC but no on HDMI out please (our DTS whatever) On Lenovo G560 xrandr: Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1366 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767 LVDS1 connected primary ...
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HDMI not detected after update in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and for some reason when I restarted my computer my hdmi stopped being recognized. What's going on and how do I fix this? Here's my output with lspci -v -s 00:02.0 00:02.0 ...
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4 monitors dual graphics card

I've a new PC at work, which, for some reason, won't work with my nvidia quadro gfx card. The PC has on board gfx Witt an Intel based chip set that supports dual monitors. I can get a third screen ...
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Can't load GDM or Gnome

I've been using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 for about 2 weeks without issue, but today, after restarting my PC, it got stuck on the Gnome splash screen. I managed to load my login screen by switching to ...
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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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How Can I Safely Update My Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 Graphics Driver?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and everything is working well except my external monitor. It's somewhat glitchy when I move windows around in it. Also, its resolution is lower than it should be. ...
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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: ...