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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Ubunu running low graphics mode

Ubuntu seems to be running in low graphics mode after updating it. I have a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics card. It was working fine before I updated it
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Video suddenly unaccelerated, wrong resolution

Lubuntu 14.04 fully up to date. It was working fine until I turned on my laptop today and the screen was 1024x768 instead of the native 1280x800, unaccelerated. lxrandr shows 1024x768 as the only ...
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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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14.04.1 on Dell Vostro 14 3445? [closed]

I wanted to install 14.04.1 on my laptop, my question is about drivers. I got all the drivers downloaded but they are for Windows 8.1 and the official Dell site doesn't provide them for Ubuntu. My ...
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Intel Graphics Installer for Linux ends with an error in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Everytime I try to install the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux it always end up with this 2 screens looking like this. and I hope anyone here can help me.
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Stuck with 12.04 for now

I was hoping to upgrade our 12-year old desktop to 14.04 (from 12.04) yet when I forced a distribution upgrade in the terminal & started to run the wizard, I got a series of errors in the terminal ...
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How do I run Ubuntu in headless mode?

I would like to set up Ubuntu in headless mode - configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; probably without access to graphics hardware altogether. The rationale for this is: I ...
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Boot problem 12.04.4 LTS [duplicate]

Good morning to all. I cannot make my system boot. I went into recovery mode and I always get the same message: The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen graphics card and ...
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dot doesn't recognize any formats

My installation of graphviz 2.36.0-0ubuntu3 doesn't seem to support any output formats: $ dot -Tpng Format: "png" not recognized. Use one of: $ dot -Tsvg Format: "svg" not recognized. Use one of: ...
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Run Ubuntu hassle-free on Asus N56JN-MB71 [duplicate]

I was planning on buying the Asus N56JN-MB71. You can find the specs here: http://www.microcenter.com/product/431925/N56JN-MB71_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Black_Aluminum . I do not know anything about ...
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only one resolution option 480 x 620(4\3)

I have installed oracle virtual box on my HP laptop and set up a virtual hard drive with 21GB of memory. However I cant get the resolution to change from 480 x 620 (4/3). the laptop has a 2GB Nvidia ...
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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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Continuous low-graphics mode on reboot after installing nvidia-331 driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After installing nvidia-331 driver, my machine continues to go to the low-graphics mode troubleshooting. The weird thing is that if I choose a recovery mode on boot and ...
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How do I install graphics drivers for NVIDIA GT 555M series on a Lenovo Ideapad (Y570)?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y570 and it has a 1 GB NVidia GT 555M graphics card (ubuntu 14.04). All I want to do is to run cudaHashcat (64 bit one) on it. When I ran it initially I got a message like ...
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Invisible mouse on 14.04 with NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 [closed]

I installed a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is not visible on my screen. It works, but it seems to be invisible. How can I get it on screen? I had the same problem on a Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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So I built a new rig and put ubuntu 14 64bit on it as only Os, i have 2 xfx radeon 6870 cards in

one is dual dis and the other is not I have the Cd for the non dual dis but I have no idea how to install the drivers, im sooo noob to ubuntu but i rly like it... I want to dual boot windows also ...
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Mouse & Program Windows Problem [CANT DO ANTYTHING]

The programs windows keep flickering back and forth/up and down and my mouse keeps flashing also, and I need to go on a different account to do this, is there any way to fix it?
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How can I recover from system crash after graphics driver update?

I had been using Ubuntu 12. After 4 months the update manager recommended a hardware upgrade for the first time, apparently a video card driver update. I updated and the system crashed. I have no ...
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Genymotion problems

I wanted to use Genymotion on my computer but the on-board graphics were far too low for the emulator to work (I worked but VERY slow). I bought a new graphics card and now when I run my device on ...
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is it possible to configure 6 Monitors with a Amd r7 260x in different graphical virtual consoles?

I have a project to configure 6 monitors using eyefinity technology from amd so i'm figuring out the way to do it, i'm thinking to use tentatively the xfx r7 260x card with 2 dvi ports (DVI-i, ...
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Graphical Glitch when Logging in

Every I log in, this pops up for a few seconds. It isn't that big of an issue but it's annoying. Also, my screen occasionally jumps up and down and sometimes flashes. This does not happen in ...
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Rendering problems with Seiki 4 and Sapphire HD 7770

I've been trying to use a 39" Seiki TV (SE39UY04) as a monitor -- running at 4k resolution. The video card is a Sapphire HD 7770. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I've been experiencing a lot of rendering ...
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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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What is Wrong with Ubuntu 14.04? Font Rendering Bugs

My Ubuntu is being very very irritating after upgrading to 14.04. Every once in a blue moon, certain glyphs just disappear from the screen. Every once in a while, (even as I'm writing this question), ...
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Finding out what AMD Radeon Chip and installing drivers [duplicate]

I have a lenovo G500 laptop which has a label showing "AMD Radeon Graphics". I want to find out what chip set it is and install drivers as I am unable to use graphics and am forced to use TTY mode. I ...
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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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Update broke graphics driver, no GL, no Unity 3D, GeForce 610M

About a month ago an automatic update and a seven day-streak with no reboot somehow broke my graphics capabilities, rendering me Unity 2D'd and video-game-less. I suspect it is to do with driver ...
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Issue with AMD drivers (14.04) [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation and my system has an AMD 7730M HD Radeon Notebook graphics card.I installed the Nouveau drivers and tried switching graphics card through the catalyst center by ...
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Problem with AMD HD Radeon 8570M Graphics Card [closed]

I Have a Lenovo Essential G505s. I Have tried various linux distros but my graphics card seems to have very less support for linux distros. I have an AMD HD Radeon 8650G (int) / AMD HD Radeon 8570M ...
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Computer becoming unresponsive when changing display

I just had a weird issue come up today. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an external monitor. Until today, everything was working fine, but I started having a problem. ...
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Why Can't I install the Intel Graphics Installer app?

Every time I follow the steps to use it, I click the file I downloaded and it pulls up Ubuntu Software Center with an error: Dependency not satisfiable: libglib2.0-0 (>=2.37.3). Now I thought I might ...
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Use on-board graphics card instead of ATI Mobility Radeon?

i've been given this old laptop that i am trying to see if it can 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 ...
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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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Ubuntu Graphics Driver / Screen Resoloution Problem

I have an old laptop that I installed Ubuntu on from Windows XP previously. After the installation I noticed the screen resolution is wrong and not all of the screen fits on the display. After ...
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Switching on and off integrated GPU

I have a elitebook 8570w and use it to for both graphically heavy applications as well as normal stuff. I would like to be able to switch between the dedicated and the intergrated GPU. I know about ...
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screen noise playing videos on 14.04 using nvidia GeForce Gt610 with nvidia driver 340

The noise looks like little horizontal white streaks/broken lines that come and go very briefly, remeniscient of a noisey video cable. When I used the nouveau driver, it doesn't happen at all. I tried ...
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An extra line appears on the leftmost point of additional display. How do I fix it?

I have a screen which I attach to my laptop. When I use the "Extend" mode, one column of pixels at the right end of the left display screen creeps up to the leftmost part of my right display. Its ...
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Corrupted Windows 8 Virtual Machine Start Screen

I'm running GeForce GT 330M/PCIe/SSE2 with proprietary driver (nvidia_331_updates). Everything works normally with no issues until I suspend my Ubuntu 14.04 host. If I suspend from the drop-down menu ...
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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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I want be sure before install ubuntu desktop on laptop [duplicate]

Ok,this my question.If my laptop can run window vista,can i run ubuntu desktop 14.04 as well.Just want be sure.
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Desktop cube graphical errors on macbook pro

Okay, So I was recently fiddling around with ccsm and the desktop cube, and I enabled it, but the cube (or should I say sphere, since I changed it) has odd graphics. Here is a video of it acting ...
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Z87N-WiFi message “Unknown display” Howto fix?

Hi I have just built myself a mini-itx rig Motherboard = Gigabyte GAZ87-wifi Graphics = inbuilt HD4600 21" inch Iiyama monitor VGA connected via VGA to DVI convertor I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Drivers ATI Radeon HD4350

I have a problem with drivers for ATI Radeon HD 4350, namely to have a default maximum resolution of 1024x768 and small problems with the games. It is a good driver who, after instaalcji as those of ...
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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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Ubunut 12.04 freezes after yesterday's hardware package update?

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Win8 system running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics card. All worked beautifully until today, doing the first boot after the Ubuntu update yesterday regarding a ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - problem with nvidia drivers

I installed 12.04 LTS recently. I installed Nvidia drivers running the following in the terminal : $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

Is it possibly to speed up the graphics of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V anyhow? I've already decreased the screen resolution and disabled the COMPIZ video effects, but it's still ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - incorrect graphics information

I am checking my system settings, but see Graphics as unknown. I have Nvidia graphics card. I tried this answer, and ran : sudo apt-get install mesa-utils Now if I check it, instead of showing my ...