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 hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?

Problem: No GUI, Video Driver Problem OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Mythbuntu) Motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V Evo with integrated Radeon HD4250 graphics card. $ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible ...
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My NVidia GTX 960 card creates openGL problems with Unity on Ubuntu

I posted a bug about this on launchpad already, but was hoping maybe someone on here would have some suggestions about other things I could try. Background: I had a working Ubuntu 14.10 system with ...
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14.04 - Black borders, black terminal [closed]

This question is clearly realted to this one. However, I tried the suggested approaches and neither of them worked. Let me explain what happend: I'm using an Asus notebook with an integrated NVIDIA ...
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Nvidia Drivers, Ubuntu 12.10, GeForce GT 540m

How do I install Nvidia drivers for Ubuntu 12.10? I have a GeForce GT 540m and have been trying to do this for the past 2 months with no luck. I tried the official repository, then I added the x swat ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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how to enable WebGL in Chrome

i am unable to visualise many 3d graphics of different applications [ex:-biodigital human 3d of chrome store] and many more 3d games and graphics i am current using Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 as my ...
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Running glmark2 with discrete graphics card: 60 fps cap

I wanted to verify that my NVIDIA discrete graphics card was functioning appropriately with bumblebee installed, in comparison to the intel integrated graphics card. So, I ran glmark2 and optirun ...
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Which graphics driver should I use on an Asus N43?

I have a notebook (ASUS N43) with a geforce GT435M graphics card. This card has the optimus technology. The notebook has a blue/white indicator which shows when the geforce is active or inactive, ...
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Upgrade to Maverick broke the display resolution - Dell Studio

My system used to display the Full HD resolution - the native, very well on the Karmic. I upgraded my system to Maverick and the maximum 16:9 resolution X server supports is 1280x720. As far as I ...
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Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
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Compiz has broken after installing 12.10 with ATI Catalyst 12.10 drivers

After upgrading to Quantal yesterday I installed the new ATI Catalyst drivers, the 12.10 version, for my ATI Radeon HD 7850 card. Upon logging into Ubuntu I am presented with no Unity. I can access ...
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Which ubuntu version works fine with sis driver 671 771

I unfortunately have notebook ASUS K50C which uses a sis graphics driver. I tried many different options from different forums but I am still having screen resolution problems. Its screen resolution ...
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Problem with installing Nvidia display drivers on Ubuntu 13.10

Hello everyone and thank you for taking a look at this topic! I'm currently trying out Ubuntu 13.10 but I keep hitting a wall when it comes to installing a driver. I've tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I enable hardware acceleration for flash on Intel graphics?

Is there any way to improve the Adobe flash player hardware acceleration in Ubuntu, with an Intel graphics card?
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Unity Launcher Icons gets fuzzy when on odd numbered setting

Fuzzy icons when odd number-sized in launcher bar - unity Description of the problem When entering the appearance settings in the system tools, you can change the unity icon-size with a slider. ...
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What does “VESA: Madison” in the graphics driver information mean?

It indicate "Experience:standard" on graphics driver. What does it mean, is there any other experience other than standard? or can it be upgraded?
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How do I install the new beta driver for Nvidia?

How do I install the new beta driver for Nvidia? With Ubuntu before 12.04 I could do this: 1) Downloaded it from the site www.nvidia.com 2) Logout, 3) Move to tty1 (Ctrl + Alt + F1), ...
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Intel HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge) 3d games problem

I can't play any 3d games on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit because of texture gliches, desktop looks ok but games terrible with Intel HD 3000. Any solution for this? The laptop is HP 4530s. exaple Minecraft ...
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moving windows lags after update to Natty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Performance being really choppy with ATI drivers I just upgraded my main machine to Natty. I have an ATI 2600 with the proprietary ATI driver. It worked fine with ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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Can't use Nvidia GeForce 310m in Ubuntu 13.04

Okay so before anybody marks this as a possible duplicate or something along those lines let me say what ive worked on; I have used Bumblebee,Manually installed the drivers myself,tried a bunch of old ...
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HP Probook 4530s overheating problem (ati/radeon)

Well, this is a painful topic, because I see, that graphic card developers don't want to support Linux environment with their drivers. I have HP Probook i5-2430M CPU, ATI Radeon HD 6490M/ Intel HD ...
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Ubuntu not showing any GUI

When I boot into Ubuntu, I don't see the Unity interface. Instead it boots into some sort of command line interface (pic attached) I tried pressing atl + F7, in that case i get a screen showing ...
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Open-source driver for AMD Radeon HD 6490M

I have HP ProBook 4530s laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics card. After installing Ubuntu it runs on Intel Sandybridge graphics. The Ubuntu community page says: "By default Ubuntu will use the ...
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Optirun glxgears: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected

I have problem with optirun command on Ubuntu 12.10 installed on notebook DELL M6600. In the BIOS I have enabled Optimus technology. I have two graphics: lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]' Intel ...
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Games stuttering about every 7 minutes

Whenever I play a game on my Linux machine, it stutters every 7 minutes or so for about 5 seconds. Seems like not a serious problem but it is still a bit annoying. So any ideas on how to even trace ...
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Any way to make switching between discrete and integrated graphics from the BIOS work with proprietary drivers?

What I would like to be able to do: I would like to be able to switch between my dedicated graphics card (AMD) and integrated chip (Intel) from the BIOS, that means: Restart → BIOS: set to ...
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Apply display settings to all user accounts?

I spent some time getting my settings correct for multiple monitors, and that is working fine when I am logged in, but is not right at the login screen or for other users. How do I set the display ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/15.04 & Skylake I5 6600k / Intel HD 530, graphic issues [duplicate]

I bought a new computer, Skylake's I5 6600k CPU and an intergrated INtel HD 530 GPU. I tried running Ubuntu 14.04 and/or Ubuntu 15.04, but I am having too many graphic issues: Mouse cursor will ...
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Best Graphics card (Setup) for three, high-res monitors attached to desktop

I have been looking around a little bit, but most of the discussions are about problems with already existing systems (particular graphics card and setup etc.). I would like to ask what would be the ...
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Ubuntu and the HP Envy 15t-3200

Could someone post a tutorial on making Ubuntu 13.04 work with the HP Envy 15t-3200? I own this laptop, and have had to use Windows so far. :( There are several problems (touchpad, sound, etc), but ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Unity suddenly blur text and images?

Today after a reboot, Ubuntu blurs text (well, anything that is rendered on screen) whenever focus changes or on any interactions with the desktop. Example: Normal good look: Blurred state: ...
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Unable to log into Unity 3D session on Ubuntu 12.04 with NVidia graphics card

There has been lots of questions here on how to get Unity 3D working with NVidia graphics cards - I've read many of them, but I've still not been able to figure out a solution to my problem. My setup ...
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Dual Screen gets very slow with NVidia

When I enable a dual-screen with the NVidia X-Server Settings (TwinView) my laptop becomes very slow (you can't work anymore) after a short time. Strangely enough this occurred with Dell and Samsung ...
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Graphics Issues in Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo Thinkpad W540

I am recently having issues with my graphics and my computer is running comparatively slow.. I have the following error from my kernel: cat /var/log/kern.log | grep failed [121792.821076] ...
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Can't switch to dedicated nVidia graphics card

I have an ASUS F552CL laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 installed. The laptop comes with a dedicated nVidia GeForce GT 710M graphics card. I have installed and enabled all the proprietary drivers suggested ...
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Lubuntu: text on system menus/bars appears blurred when memory usage is high

I have an old system (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM), running Lubuntu 14.10. When I run memory intensive applications, the text on title-bars, menu-bars and notification panels appears extremely blurry ...
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Unable to detect graphics card in 12.04 LTS

Hi I just recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 64-bit) alongside Windows 8. While Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS seems to be working fine otherwise, in System Settings it is unable to ...
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How to understand nvidia-settings save configuration options?

After installing a proprietary driver for my nvidia graphics card gksu nvidia-settings was run from terminal Through which have checked the configuration of my graphics card but am unsure where ...
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Ubuntu live cd : black screen and blinking cursor

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I can get to the purple screen on the live cd but then, if I choose "Installing Ubuntu", I have a black screen with a cursor blinking (and nothing else ...
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Absolutely Nothing Apearing in “Additional Drivers”

I just got Ubuntu the other month or so. I'm running the 11.04 version currently and trying to install drivers for a Nvidia graphics card (it's my brother's computer and he currently cannot find the ...
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Why my gamma settings in my xorg.conf is reseted to 1.0 after some seconds in login screen? [closed]

Recently I changed my monitor for a newer one. This new monitor has a darker image than my old one (for example, videos with dark scenes are now completely black). Bright and Contrast are 100% in ...
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How do I get the Radeon HD 6650M in my Lenovo G770 laptop working?

As stated in the topic, I have the following problem: there're two VGAs in my Lenovo G770 laptop with Ubuntu 11.04, namely Intel Mobile HD and AMD Radeon HD 6650M. And if integrated videocard is ...
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How do I fix a garbled screen on a Gateway LT3103u?

I've been having garbled screen problems on a Gateway LT3103u on Ubuntu for a while. I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and continue to have issues. I installed xubuntu-desktop in case the ...
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Why doesn't my Nvidia driver support 1280*1024?

EDIT: I think the problem is in the NVIDIA x server, that doesn't support an RGB screen from 1990. The screen was the best of them all when it was released. This a strange thing! In windows the ...
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How to install best drivers for my ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics ? - heating & crushing before or right after end of install (12.04, 12.10)

I am aware that similar questions for specific GPUs have been posted here and many have not received answers maybe because the issue is sometimes limited to a specific GPU. But while the problem is ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 not recognize NVIDIA GeForce 310M hardware?

I've got a typical problem with my NVidia GPU. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 over windows 7 and completely whiped everything (on purpose), so I have a clean Ubuntu computer. Some specs: ASUS ...
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Odd flickering after video driver update

I'm not sure how to describe this other than to show you guys. I captured a video and uploaded it to YouTube here: http://youtu.be/Bp25Fyy_GsI Notice how the tab selection keeps changing by itself ...
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Black screen after installing hardware support

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my VMware Player. Update Manager popped up this morning with a bunch of updates and I installed them and restarted the OS - I didn't face any problems at all. But I ...
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fglrx doesn't seem to be installed

Hello everybody, here's my problem. I'm trying to install fglrx to my ubuntu 14.04, I've tried following this, the problem is after the installation of the .deb file, when I'm supposed to use this ...