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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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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Unity crash to a blue screen after login

I recently updated to 12.10 quintal and to my surprise the desktop won't load. After logging in it brings up my wallpaper for a while then it turns to a plain blue screen. After all this I have to ...
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NVidia (GTX 680) Drivers Ubuntu 13.04 Black Screen

I've been trying for two days now to get my computer running the NVidia drivers. I'm running a GTX 680 and 64 bit architecture. I've tried multiple things, here's a few: Additional drivers for my ...
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Intel and AMD Graphics Comparison

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 with the integrated intel X3100 graphics. I also have an advanced dock in which I can put a PCI-E graphics card. How well will ubuntu behave when being booted up with ...
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How do I install the drivers for my Mobility Radeon ATI card?

On this question I figured out that i needed to install drivers for my graphics card. The output of lspci says I have 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV200 ...
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Laptop boots at low color depth, close lid and reopen and voila--normal?

I boot the computer and the color depth is low in the sense that gradients don't look impressive as you can see banding in them. That is they don't appear to be dithered. I know this is a sign of low ...
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Video quality too bad while playing (any) videos in Intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller Ubuntu 12.04

I have searched blogs and forums, installed several drivers, but can't find a solution that can provide equivalent video quality as that of Windows 7. Kindly help. Video quality specially color is ...
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Switching from integrated Nvidia to a Radeon card?

I'm new to Ubuntu 11.10. My father has a dual boot of Windows7 and Ubuntu 11.10 but had activated a driver for his Nvidia integrated card when he installed Ubuntu. The other day I installed a MSI ...
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Can't install fglrx or boot computer

I ran an update on Ubuntu 11.10 to update to the 3.0.0-15-generic kernel today (Friday 20th January). I restarted the computer to find that I could not log in. I'm using a Dell Studio 1555 laptop ...
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How do I get TV out working on an ATI X800 GTO²?

Is there any way to make my graphics card (ATI x800) work with tvout? I know there are no proprietary drivers for this card only the opensource ones. It uses this cable for video out: ...
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Split screen problem with Nivida GeForce GTX 770M

The Info I am running a laptop with dual graphics cards: Intel and the Nvidia GrForce GTX 770M I have the Nvidia drivers installed I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 installed The second monitor shows in the ...
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videos are running too fast [closed]

I am very new to Linux, facing a very different problem of running videos on Ubuntu 14.04 While watching videos the frame rate is three times faster, than the original speed i.e. the shot of time ...
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Horrible graphics on my Dell Inspiron 17 with Ubuntu 13.10

I just got a new laptop: Dell Inspiron 17 (3737) BTX Base. The graphic card is Intel® HD Graphics 4400 I installed Ubuntu 13.10. The graphics are just horrible. It looks like an old 4 bits color ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation fail on ASUS S551LB (Hybrid Graphics)

I've just purchased a new ASUS S551LB. It comes with an i7 4500U and NVidia Geforce 740M, with the NVidia Optimus feature (hybrid graphics). The full specification can be found at ASUS VivoBook S551LB ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA (NVS 5200m) for Dell Latitude E6430 laptop in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have a new Dell's laptop E6430 with two VGAs (the Intel and nVidia). I tried to download the file from the official site of nVidia but it caused the system to crash. I'm now on a new fresh system. ...
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What drivers do I need? How do I install them?

I have been trying for quite some time to install AMD-drivers to my Ubuntu 13.04 computer. A lot of try-and-fail have been done and a lot of tutorials have been read, and a lot of questions have been ...
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ATI RADEON HD 3600 DRIVER FOR UBUNTU [duplicate]

does anyone know how to install "ATI RADEON HD 3600" Driver on ubuntu 12.10 , 32bit version ? where should i download it and how should i install ? thanks ;
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Ubuntu 12.04 Making Laptop super hot

Hello I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with windows.) The laptop is getting really hot and fan starts running wildly on Ubuntu even if no applications are open.Windows 7 is running absolutely ...
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How to manage graphics cards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I recently installed 12.10. I have two graphics cards, and integrated intel and a nvidia. Is there a way to manage the ...
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Amd HD 6850M, Acer 7750G driver issues

I have the configuration mentioned in the title. To name the exact problem : I wanted to be a full Linux convert from windows. Bought very fast laptop but did not check graphics compatibility. Now ...
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How to research graphics cards

How would you go about choosing which graphics card to purchase. In the past I've run into situations with graphics cards whose drivers weren't that solid in Linux.
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How Do I Install Intel HD Graphics Driver on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my Intel integrated graphics to be recognized in System Info How do I install drivers for an Intel HD Graphics? How do i install intel hd graphics driver ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Randomly Freezes on Ivy Bridge - Intel HD Graphics 4000 [closed]

I recently built a new PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with an Intel Core i5 3450 CPU and am using the built in Intel HD Graphics. Immediately after the installation, I noticed the desktop freezing completely ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not recognizing installed Intel graphics driver

I'm completely new to this. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Dell desktop. I am having a problem with Xorg and compiz using >60% of a CPU. I think this is because my graphics driver is not being ...
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Compiz high CPU

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 (my first Linux) alongside Windows 7. When I booted for the first time and ever since Compiz is eating up my CPU. When idle and doing nothing window management ...
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Does Ubuntu support ATI Dual Graphics?

I currently own the AMD A8-3850 APU (GPU+CPU), and I'm wondering if Ubuntu supports AMD's dual graphics, or if I should focus on buying a more powerful card that isn't compatible.
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Switching between Intel and NVIDIA GPU

My laptop has 2 GPUs, the Intel HD Graphics 4000, and NVIDIA GeForce FT 650M. How do I switch between GPUs? I tried installing drivers from NVIDIA, but that ruined my Ubuntu installation, and I had to ...
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2 folders in Sys/Class/Backlight?

ISSUE: Backlight brightness does not change. More Detail: Brightness will not change, using both 'System Settings->Screen', or FN keys (Brightness bar shows and moves, but screen brightness does not ...
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Why are graphics so slow/jerky/lagged with an ATI 4250?

Never had a problem with Maverick, always very fast. I upgrade to Natty and the graphics seem to be very lagged. CPU, load, and memory usage is low, all graphics are choppy and lagged though. I have ...
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How do I install the latest Mesa release?

Which is the preferred way to install the latest stable version of Mesa on Ubuntu? I believe that would be a PPA, but not the bleeding-edge one like xorg-edgers. I would like to see a PPA that ...
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Issues with Unity after installing and uninstalling FGLRX again

I tried to install FGLRX drivers on Ubuntu 13.04, but that didn't work out. I then went back to the open source drivers (via update-manager) but I couldn't boot into a graphical OS. I got a black ...
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Xubuntu LightDM shows blank screen half the time [closed]

System info: (will be amended if any more info is asked for) My laptop runs Xubuntu 12.10. As it has a Solid State Drive, /tmp, /var/tmp, /var/log and /var/log/apt are set to tmpfs in the /etc/fstab ...
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Driver for Nvidia graphics card on 12.10

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and the default driver for my Nvidia GTX670 is an open source XorgX. I intend to play games on Wine. What driver should I use?
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How do I remove ATI video drivers? [duplicate]

I have a Radeon HD4850 video card and two monitors. When I try to activate the drivers from the "Additional Drivers" app, it either fails or it will not let me use two monitors. I downloaded the ...
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nvidia graphics scrambled ubuntu 12.04

I am using a Nvidia GeForce 550Ti graphics card, with a 55" Samsung TV Everytime I install the Nvidia drivers (either via the gui manager or "apt-get install nvidia-current" The graphic signal gets ...
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Graphics experience?

Hi there. I Have a question about a option in system preferences. If i go in Details and select Graphics, i can find tis 2 options: Driver (mine is GTX470/etc...) Experience (mine is standard) ...
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Is there any need to install nvidia graphics drivers if I am running Ubuntu Server?

I have googled this question and arrived at no answer, so here I am. If I am going to be running Ubuntu Server, (as before I was running 10.04 Desktop) is there any need to install the Nvidia drivers ...
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Where can I find ASROCK E350M1 Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics driver?

I just built a desktop computer using an ASRock E350M1 board, powered by an AMD Fusion E-350 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU Model). I installed Ubuntu 10.04. Did all the updates. Almost everything works ...
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Monitor will not be detected, stuck at 640x480 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers I'm completely new to Linux but know the basics of command entry. Here's what I've tried: First off, I installed my ...
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GNOME 3 shows a striped striped bar on top of the screen

I recently installed the gnome-shell for natty, I am getting a couple of strange graphical issues. 1) whenever I press the super key, or try to show the bottom menu I get a strange flickering, the ...
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Compiling and installing Intel graphics card drivers

I have a laptop which has an Intel core 2 duo processor with in-built graphics card. I have some issues with the video drivers. I want to know from where I can get latest sources code for the drivers, ...
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Monitor won't display at native resolution.

Whenever i connect my monitor to my laptop, it won't display the video at the native resolution in Ubuntu, but my monitor works fine and does both in Windows 7! In Ubuntu it just gives me stripes and ...
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Nvidia 840m Boots to Blank Screen Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Ubuntu but I have been trying to get my Nvidia 840m graphics drivers working correctly for months. My set up - HP Envy 15 - i7 - 8GB - Nvidia 840m graphics I have installed the Nvidia ...
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Corrupted graphics on Kubuntu 14.04 under VMware

After updating my Kubuntu 13.10 VM to 14.04, there is some graphics corruption. The image seems to repeat horizontally every 800 pixels: I have tried: using a different guest resolution disabling ...
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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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Installing AMD HD 4xxx Propriety Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu, have only been using it for 2 days. I am running 14.04 I experienced a few graphics problems while running Dota 2 (Linux version). Fps was fine but a few weird glitchy marks ...
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Weird graphics issue only on Desktop and other ubuntu apps [closed]

I was having an issue after a game caused a GPU hang that forced me to have to do a hard reset and I was having a scrambled display issue, but I fixed that by switching to sna acceleration. But now ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode on hybrid gpu

im running ubuntu 13.04 on my Sony VPCSB37_GA with intel and amd Graphic cards I followed this tutorial so i can switch between intel and amd and it was working good, till yesterday. now i can only ...
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Targus usb 3.0 docking station support

I am planning to purchase a Targus 3.0 docking station, does anybody have experience with it on Ubuntu. Will the display work? ...
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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 ...