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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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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Latest ubuntu versions and nvidia FX5500

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my home pc ( the pc can't boot from usb and it doesn't have a working DVD reader so i can't install 13.04 , it's 8 years old) The pc has a 3 ghz pentium 4 cpu and ...
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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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Graphics problem on imac g4 with Ubuntu 12.4

Hi I am new to installing Ubuntu, but have run an installation with the 12.4 alternative iso on my old Imac g4 with Nvidia FX5200 graphics card. The installation completes and I can login and see the ...
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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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13.04 Video & Flash player flickering using Gnome Shell

Setup Ubuntu 13.04 x64 Graphics card: ATI HD 7850 Graphics Drivers: I have the proprietary drivers CPU: i7 2600k Ram: 8GB Problems Firefox: HTML5 and CSS3 stuff sometimes behaving strange/sloppy ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 amd64 ATI HD 5850 isn't found (instead just the Intel GPU)

I have an Acer Aspire 7745G laptop. The freshly installed Ubuntu shows in the settings that the Intel Ironlake Mobile is found, but not the ATI. When I go into the BIOS and switch the Graphics mode to ...
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Screen problems

I struggled a lot in order to install Ubuntu because of a problem with the video drivers caused by when installing the driver and after turning it on it just appears a black screen, which worked for ...
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Ocassional flickering screen

I have installed ubuntu on my Vaio VGN-Fe790G laptop which has a Intel® 945GM driver. The screen works fine, but whenever I open the launcher (with its transparent layer), or if I am in a game, I get ...
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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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Unity launcher gui graphical issues

This is an on-going issue for me. It started when I ran the ubuntu updater and installed a 13.04 nightly build about 2 months ago. I didn't have time to fix it, so I let it go. About a week ago I ...
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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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Apply a visual sharpeness filter to entire desktop?

Is there any way to apply a sharpen effect to my desktop for all applications? This overlay would sharpen all text and images (everything) and constantly be on in real time. It can be likened to ...
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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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X screen is broken after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

I had a perfectly working system running Ubuntu 12.04. After upgrading to 12.10, my X screen is "broken" (I don't know how to describe this in words). Some parts of the screen are still legible, but ...
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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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Display and Audio problem after update from 12.10 to 13.04

I was previously running Ubuntu Studio 12.10. When I first installed 12.10 I had no sound or playback. I fixed that problem by installing the GNOME alsa mixer. I just finished upgrading to 13.04. Now ...
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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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What graphics card do I have in this HP Pavilion G6?

I've just typed lspci | grep VGA in the terminal and it came up with this: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6620G] 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Diagnostic package for graphics adapter

I am just looking for diagnostic tool in ubuntu for testing graphics adapter if available. Thanks
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How to install ATI Radeon HD 4670 on Ubuntu 12.10

This is the first time I'm using Ubuntu. My knowledge about Linux is almost nothing. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 from windows 7 (dual boot) but I think it didn't install my graphics (ATI Radeon HD 4670) ...
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"“The system is running in low-graphics mode” Acer 3820tg, Ubuntu doesnt boot :(

i'm Linux Newby and im using Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) on Acer timeline 3820tg. Everything worked fine until I unplugged the power adaptor. Well In Batterymode everything was still okay, but when i tried ...
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How to keep Gallium 0.4 ATI drivers from Live USB?

For some reason, my ATI Radeon HD 6850 (Known as AMD BARTS) only seems to work fine when I'm in a Live USB test environment. The driver's named "Gallium 0.4 on AMD BARTS", and whenever I finish ...
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How to keep the Xorg settings from the Live CD/USB?

For some reason no matter what I do in regards to getting proper ATI Drivers, nothing works. However, testing out the OS in a Live USB is actually perfect. Full-screen flash works, 3D graphics work, ...
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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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There's something about AMD ATI Graphics

I'm pretty sure that you have encountered many of these related issue topic. But I just want to get my curiosity untangled. I have followed the steps to install ATI drivers based on section 2.1 in ...
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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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Startup problem Ubuntu 12.10 Dell XPS L502X

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 in my PC, Dell XPS L502X with Optimus (Intel i7 2630QM, nVidia GT540M). During the installation I didn't experience any problem, the resolution it was correct: ...
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Lubuntu Unable to Login with GUI. Coloured lines\bars

I am new to Linux. I successfully installed Lubuntu 12.10 alternate version "lubuntu-12.10-alternate-i386". I checked the .iso file using "WinMd5Sum" and it was proper. I burned it and checked error ...
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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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lenvono Y560(ATI HD5730 ) Can I hot switch discrete & integrated graphics card in Ubuntu 12.10? TKS

I have Y560 laptop with ATI HD5730 discrete card. echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch can power off discrete card. echo ON > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch can enable it. ...
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Ubuntu does not detect HDMI (TV)

I have a z68 motherboard which got a HDMI connection. Ubuntu won't detect my TV through it, neither will it detect that I have two GPU's (HD 4870 and Intel HD 3000) it should work like this, as it ...
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WiFi and sound not working and trackpad acting strange on Macbook 5,2 with Ubuntu 12.10

I'm pretty much completely new to Ubuntu but felt like I wanted to explore it to see what all the fuzz was about so I went through the hassle on installing it on a 32gb partition on my mid 2009 ...
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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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Fan constantly running even after updates (Maybe Harddrive?)

I have recently installed Ubuntu and I have also installed Bumblebee which caused the fan to run constantly due to hybrid graphics card. I also also installed Jupiter to switch my laptop into power ...
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Graphics drivers Ubuntu 12.04 - not recognized; overheating

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I keep having terrible problems with overheating which I think are caused by problems with graphics chip drivers. I have a ASUS U80V laptop supposedly ...
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driver for d2xxx/n2xxx vga very slow

I've just bought an Asus X101ch netbook and installed ubuntu 12.10 on it. The netbook has a d2xxx/n2xxx vga device, which works, but the driver is very slow. All the graphics tricks that unity plays ...
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Won't boot after graphic driver activation.

I'm absolutely new to Linux/ubuntu. I decided to give it a try after years of debate. I just installed ubuntu12.04 LTS. On initial set up graphics are bad however everything else works great (audio, ...
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Graphics driver troubles

I have an hp pavilion g6 and have just recently switched to ubuntu 12.10 but im having issues with the graphics driver, the graphics are really slow and the brightness wont change and is stuck on max. ...
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Change Ubuntu session from recovery mode

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS yesterday and tried to change from unity2D to the default unity3D environment but my laptop got stuck only showing the default wallpaper and the mouse pointer. After ...
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12.10 does not turn on ATI display after resume using open Xorg driver

I need to know how to manually turn the display on as this does not happen when I resume from a suspend. This is a laptop so it resumes from suspend every time I open the lid. It is painful to have ...
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Graphic card issue after fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10 64bits

I am having a problem by which after I install Ubuntu 12.04 64bit it shows that my display breaks and shows nothing. I tried Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and it worked, but after updating it. The display breaks ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 with NVIDIA V11 (Gefore2 mX/MX 400) graphic card

Just upgraded ubuntu from 10.10 to 12.10. After the machine rebooted, there is a graphic window lists all users. But when select a user and login, the desktop does not show up. I have to use ...
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Acer Aspire 5334, Poor graphics, No wireless or wired internet, no sound, after update to 12.10 Could I get some help?

I don't have the terminal outputs but my wireless is Atheros not Broadcom. My system is i386 running Quantum 12.10. I have tried many different approaches but haven't found any specifically catered to ...