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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ubuntu 15.10 32bit steam for linux says “preparing to launch” and does nothing.I am also experiencing screen tearing on my desktop

AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor × 6 AMD Radeon (TM) R9 200 Series memory 9.9GB This is my first experience with linux. Yeah I know should have 64bit linux installed however I reinstalled linux ...
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Cannot play CS:GO on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my old PC. This are my PC's specs: Processor: Intel® Core™2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz × 2 GPU: Radeon X1600 PRO Memory (RAM): 2GB Disk (space): 155GB So, I decided to ...
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Why the screen is turning black and white in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Frequently I am facing this issue of screen turning black and white for few seconds(20-30) and in that time I cannot use that application. I felt like(dont know this is ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Unable to start X after changing display driver [closed]

its been a few years since I used Linux last, so bear with me. I have a Lenovo Ideapad 700 with a Nvidia GTX950M graphicscard, but after changing the display driver I'm unable to log in to the GUI. ...
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Laptop compatibility

I am looking at purchasing an Asus k55vd-dh71-ca and installing Ubuntu 14.04 on it as my OS. I will probably start with a dual boot just to be safe, but I was wondering if anyone has used 14.04 on ...
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LibreOffice Impress : transitions poor graphics - problem of LibreOffice or VGA?

I am using LibreOffice 5.1.1.2 on Ubuntu 15.10. The default version 5.0 that comes with Ubuntu 15.10 has no problem. But I wanted to upgrade to 5.1, so I used the solution from this answer. sudo ...
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Missing / garbled text & error-filled 15.10 live install session from USB?

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 on one machine, but have found the Live USB session to be full of errors. Much of the text has missing letters or strange renderings of fonts. When I try to ...
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Installing AMD fglrx 15-201-2401 on ubuntu 14.04.4 lts 64-bit on HP Z420 with FirePro W9100 GPU

I have successfully installed fglrx driver 15-201-2401 on Oracle Linux 7.2 and SUSE 12 SP1. All I added from my default installation are gcc and kernel-devel packages. I just installed ubuntu ...
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Can't install any Ubuntu distro on my PC [HELP]!

Just built my PC FX 8350 250gb SSD AMD R7 370. (Also have an Nvidia GTX 960) Every distro I try, it doesn't work, I've tried: Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Xubuntu 16.04 Ubuntu 15.10 It goes to "Install ...
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Apply GPU Clock Speeds on Startup

I have an NVIDIA GTX 760 graphics card that I overclock. I already have coolbits set up properly, and I have a stable overclock. I want to know if there is a way to set the overclocked frequencies on ...
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Nvidia 361.28 and Intel graphic instaler 1.4.0 return login loop

When I install the latest nvdia driver 361.28 from ppa:graphics-drivers I got a login loop. Currently I've installed the intelgraphics driver for linux with Graphics Installer 1.4.0 that is published ...
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Automatically switch gpu graphics driver when gaming

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. I installed the nvidia tested proprietary driver and then I restarted. Afterr that I selected as primary GPU the Intel driver for normal use. However, when I enter ...
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How should I investigate laggy graphics in Ubuntu 15.10, particularly with Google Chrome?

I have two installations of Ubuntu 15.10 on two different machines and on both of these machines I am occasionally seeing a lot of lag in the graphics displayed. This manifests as, for example, ...
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blurring of screen in kubuntu 15.10 with NVidia graphics card

Dear ladies and gentlemen, Computer: 16GB ram Zotac Geforce 750GT ASUS board Driver: Recommended NVIDIA binary driver - version 352.63 Problem: Blurring effect like in the screenshots everywhere ...
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Upgraded to 15.10, ATI drivers not working

I'm running on an HP 8730w laptop with aRV635/M86 [Mobility Radeon HD 3670], video card and upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10, and X is using the VESA driver, and not giving me anything but 1400x1050 ...
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desktop freezes frequently when working on high performance mode (nvidia graphics card) : ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Lenovo Z40 laptop with hybrid graphics Indtel HD + Nvidia 820M and ubuntu 14.04 with a kernel 3.13.0-79-generic. My desktop keeps freezing on me very frequently but only the keyboard ...
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does rolling back the kernel in Ubuntu compromise security

I recently updated my kernel, and noticed that it was affecting my graphics drivers. As a quick fix I rolled back the driver , but would like to know if this affects my system security in any way? ...
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Intermittent video glitches - Ubuntu 14.04

I recently started witnessing small graphics glitches with my Ubuntu 14.04 installation which has been running fine for a while with no graphics issues. The glitches usually happen at most bottom area ...
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How to setting up the third monitor on the built in graphics card

I can't setup my third monitor on Ubuntu. System: Ubuntu 14.04LTS Graphics card: nvdia geforce gtx550 and the built in intel Nvidia driver: NVIDIA binary driver - version 352.63 from ...
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Radeon crossfire problem UBUNTU

Good afternoon, I wondered, a little understood what was happening, so that's my laptop hp15-p029eg chipset A8 + the graphics card Radeon r7 m260, and so on windows AMD Crimson sees as the APU and ...
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Lubuntu 15.10 MAME 0.160 Issue

I'm trying to figure out why there is an error when I load the following in terminal: $ mame libGL error: failed to create dri screen libGL error: failed to load driver: i915 $ locate *i915* ...
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Where's my HD video?

I like to record videos with my camera. And it's recording HD, but I can't see that High Definition wow effect on my Ubuntu differently than I see it on Windows. But I hate Windows. I would like to ...
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Dual monitors not working properly

So I've been using Windows 10 for a while with 3 monitors and I wanted to give Ubuntu a shot, because I heard a lot of positive things about it. Anyway, when I first booted up Ubuntu, all my 3 ...
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xubuntu 14.04 running slow!

I did a fresh install of xubuntu 14.04, 64bit, on my Kingston (ssdNOW 300), and OS is running slowly, occasional "temporary" freezes. Here is my hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, ...
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Graphic artifacts on 14.04

I've updating everything I can update. Here's a photo of the issue, look at the icons on the menu there. That's not the only place it happens. My graphics card is an intel mobile 4 series. Which ...
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ValleyView Gen7 display does not work on Ubuntu 12.04.5

Installed 12.04.5 from the ubuntu-12.04.5-desktop-i386.iso image. After installation, I was able to boot into the graphical user interface desktop every time. Did sudo apt-get update, then sudo ...
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Fresh Ubuntu install on Lenovo e460 issues ![HELP]

fellow Ubuntu user here and I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (updated to 14.04.4) on my Lenovo e460. The current setup: CPU: i5-6200u GPU: Intel HD 520. [Mesa DRI Intel(R) Skylake ...
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I have black screen when i try to switch to a terminal via alt+F1,f2 etc

I have black screen when I try to switch to a terminal via Alt+F1 or Alt+F1 etc. I can't see anything! This happens in many Ubuntu derivatives. I can login blind and enter a command but I can't see ...
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What's wrong with my gpu?

I decided to update my drivers and i checked the internet, then i tried to do the same but when i write that; $ lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 i get these in both ways: i really don't know ...
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FR : Sharing textures between apps like - IOSurface

I want to switch to Linux for my professional projects with real-time vidéo, but the biggest obstacle on the way is the lack of a technology like Syphon on OSX or Spout on Windows. The benefit of ...
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How do I fresh install when Ubuntu doesn't come with my Graphics Card driver?

I've been using Ubuntu on my laptop for years, but I've just built a new desktop and can't install Ubuntu. Looking at my graphics card online, I can tell that Ubuntu doesn't come with drivers for it. ...
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How to enable / use nVidia GeForce 8400 GS

I am having difficulty getting my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to work with my new graphics card. I don't really understand the Linux display stack, so I hope it is something easy. I don't know best how to ...
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why ubuntu slow open any application ubuntu 15.10

My Ubuntu is running slow(slow in terms of booting up). Other applications like firefox is also taking long time to load. I am using nvidia driver from additional drivers. Please help me to make it ...
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A few issues related to GPU Rendering with Blender

As the title says, my system is pretty messed up after I tried to solve my own problems, so I'll just list them in hopes that you can solve them. Ubuntu logs out to virtual terminal tty1 Blender ...
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How do I install latest Graphviz on 14.04 LTS?

i tried installing it from http://www.graphviz.org/Download_linux_ubuntu.php but it says dependency is not satisfiable: libcdt4 there is no version specifically for 14.04 ubuntu
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Nvidia 3d acceleration for Nvidia 620M (Kali Linux {Debian})?NOTWORKING? [closed]

i'm currently learning linux but i'm familiar with Computers. I am using Kali 32bit i386 2.0 with kernel 4.3.--(BASED ON DEBIAN) my problem is i can't play games with wine on the high speed as i could ...
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switching from nvidia to intel gpu keeping nvida driver

I want to debug a cuda application in the nvidia card. However it shows an error All CUDA devices are used for display and cannot be used while debugging Hence I want the display to use intel ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 | Xserver not starting up | The system is Running on Low graphics mode after playing with NVIDIA drivers | Rewriting xorg.conf

I am kinda new to linux when it comes to debugging, I do understand this might just be another repetition, but I've tried out almost every probable solutions out there for a month now, hence new ...
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Graphic elments fall apart after install new RAM

I have installed a new RAM module and after that graphics elements in Unity are falling apart. (See attachment.) In some applications this problem appear, but non in others (ad.: in Chrome). I ran ...
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xubuntu showing me the wrong graphics card model

I have a Lenovo y40-80 and I know it has the AMD R9 M275 graphics card, but for some reason it shows as M275X. This has happened on my Windows installation aswell but a simple driver update fix the ...
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14.04.04 amd 64 installation issues

Installed from usb....14.04.04-amd-64. Fresh install, did not retain windows. At "Installation Type", I selected only the Erase and Install option. Everything installed ok the best I could tell. ...
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normal startup “freezes” before loginscreen

I recently installed 15.10 besides W8, really happy with it as a new ubuntu user. Today I replaced a old casefan and used my vacuumcleaner for removinging dust in my PC. Starting up ubuntu left me ...
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Can't get Nvidia graphics to work on Lubuntu

I have a laptop with an Nvidia GeForce 8400m GT. As of now, all of the windows lag when I drag them or scroll. The desktop resolution also doesn't match the display's. I went to "Additional Drivers" ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - League of Legends - Nvidia GTX 960 - 15 FPS

I'm using a Nvidea GTX 960 on my Ubuntu 15.10 machine. I've gotten everything setup and working well on my machine after a few days of tinkering and I love it. The only downfall is that when I use ...
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Performance with Intel skylake 6500U with integrated graphics HD 520

I just got a new laptop (razer blade stealth) with the following configuration : Intel skylake i7 6500U Intel HD Graphics 520 8Gb of RAM 512Gb SSD 4k Display I know this question might seem too ...
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Update of Graphics Drivers

I know that the graphics drivers are updated automatically while updating the Ubuntu Software repository. Since I am getting an error on Eclipse and it is happening due to the old graphics(which I ...
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Nvidia 980ti ubuntu 14-4 - New Installation refused old Installation not starting

is there any way to get a ubuntu 14-4 to work with a nvidia Card 980ti? A new Installation hangs and an old Installation wont work any more. Even the newest Knoppix refuses to work. I could get the ...
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How do I verify that Ubuntu recognizes my discrete graphics card (Radeon HD8750M)?

My lenovo g500h has integrated intel 4000hd graphics card and discrete ati hd8750m radeon card. It looks like by default the intel graphics driver is installed ( when i type lspci | grep VGA in ...
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Ubuntu GNOME vs Fedora graphics driver

I dual booted ubuntu gnome 15.10 with windows 7, both clean installations. I had a great time using ubuntu but i had a problem with the gpu driver i guess. So after updating everything and installing ...
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Which NVidia proprietary driver for GT 745M (Ubuntu 14.04 - Toshiba laptop)

I'd like to know which driver to use for my configuration (Toshiba laptop P50 A 14P + NVidia GT 745M/PCie/SSE2 - 14.04LT) to work. Up to now, I've tried all available ones (340.96, 340.96-updates, ...