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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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 ...
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Laggy Graphics After Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I noticed some issues concerning the graphics after I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. More specifically: Dash tends to be more "laggy" than it used to be. When I switch desktops you can clearly ...
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Screenshot of current window

When I select to "Grab the current window" using the Screenshot app which comes with Ubuntu, the image is b0rked. The same window captured with "Select area to grab" looks normal: I am using ...
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Import vector graphics to inkscape

I'm producing vector graphics in my research with Maethematica and/or MATLAB, and I want to combine a few of them. I thought the best would be to use inkscape to do that, but unfortunately inkscape ...
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Display difficulties with Ubuntu 12.10, Dual Monitors, and ATI HD 5800

I have the ubiquitous and difficult display problems. I have a very limited understanding of everything regarding graphic display mechanics, and Gnome specific terms, so please let me know if you ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu using the open-source AMD/ATI drivers?

I've recently installed Ubuntu-x open source drivers for my ATI card on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I did it with the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update ...
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Extremely low 3D perfomance

I recently bought a Radeon HD 6850 and installed a fresh version of 12.04 on my computer. It has 4GB RAM, a somewhat fast CPU and a suprisingly fast S-ATA HDD. However I noticed that my 3D ...
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Installation is failing

I posted a YouTube video explaining what's wrong. Any help would be awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQgwMwT5n-Q
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Which graphics driver alternatives do I have for Intel HD Graphics?

Having an Arrandale-based notebook with an on-die Intel GPU, which graphics drivers can and should I use?
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How can I run a fake X server & link it to a specific GPU?

On this page the final post mentions Xvfb as a way to run a fake Xserver. Is it possible to tie this directly to a specific card as if a display was attached?? Specifically, I'd like to overclock my ...
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Graphical system broken after AMD->Nvidia upgrade. How to re-install all graphical components?

I've upgraded my AMD HD4770 with an Nvidia GTX 960. When I boot into Ubuntu, the screen is mostly black with some red artifacts at the top. I can switch with Ctrl+Alt+F1 to a terminal. I've tried ...
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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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Amd Catalyst installation

After I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 I can't install Catalyst. When I try to install the driver it displays an error that there is no compatible adapter. I tried it with the stable and the beta ...
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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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Mac Book Pro 6,2 Nvidia graphics & suspend don't work

As soon as I suspend my mbp the led starts pulsing after a while but by opening the lid Xserver hangs, I get a black screen and am presented with the login screen after 2 minutes. Logging in results ...
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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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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...
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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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How can I switch back to Nvidia card from Intel with Nvidia-prime

So I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and found that the primusrun command no longer works, so ditched bumblebee in favour of nvidia-prime. This lets you switch video card from nvidia-settings rather than ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fixing the Nvidia Graphics Screen Flicker Issue

I know there are a lot of questions about this -- I've read at least 100 questions about it but still can't find a solution to the Nvidia screen flicker issue. I've had this issue since 11.10. The ...
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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?