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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Apply a kernel patch [duplicate]

I wantet to ask how to apply the following two patches. https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/9/517 https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/5/30/513 I don't see any download for the patch files so how do I apply these two ...
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My ubuntu (14.04.02 LTS) doen't recognize my graphic card

I installed linux Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS 64 bit on my computer. I have sapphire radeon r7 265 graphics card and I tried to install the latest drivers following this guide (Installing via the command ...
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The System is Running in Low Graphics Mode 14.04 / Intel graphics card

After a software update through the GUI software update tool, my machine always boots into an error screen noting: The system is running in low graphics mode Your screen, graphics card, and ...
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What might be screwing up my display?

I have recently installed Ubunutu 14.10. For some time of usage after booting up, the graphics is fine but after some time it gets screwed up (specially the fonts)[See attached image]. I am not able ...
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ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo x250 graphics problem

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo x250 and I am experiencing graphics problem. Whenever I re-sizing a window fast (the browser window for example) I am getting annoying lag. It looks like ...
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Ran apt-get clean now I can't boot

This may a bit of a long story, but there were a lot of parts and i'm not sure what exactly caused my problem so please hang in there :) So i was having trouble with running out of space when trying ...
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“updated” graphics card driver won't boot Ubuntu 14.04

I picked up a link in Google saying "updated drivers." My graphics card is old, an ATI (AMD) Radeon hd 4670? definitely 4600 series. From looking around Recovery mode I found out that the drivers ...
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How to install adobe after effects with wine on ubuntu 14.10?

I'm a video editor and a film maker. I want to use Adobe After effects to make graphical contents for my work. I would like to install it in my Ubuntu even while I have Windows. Can I install it on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64(AMD) First time isntall FROZEN after login

I'm here because everything I searched online as a fix will not fix this I'm a new ubuntu user or at least trying to this was my first time ever downloading ubuntu, I installed ubuntu 14.04 64 AMD ...
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UI is smoother with Nouveau than with Nvidia proprietary drivers

I have been having this problem with every Ubuntu version since 12.04 (the older version I have ever installed in my laptop). With Nouveau drivers everything is fine, the UI is smooth as h3ll, BUT ...
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Ubuntu Sometimes with slow graphics and locking

long time since I installed Ubuntu x64 on my machine (Del Inspiron 3421 with Intel graphics) always realized that the graphics were not working as well as they should, I used Ubuntu 4.12 LTS x64 and ...
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AMD Radeon HD 6730M/6770M/7690M XT driver on 14.04.2

My laptop is Asus K43SA with Intel Core i5 and AMD Radeon HD 6730M (1GB). As title says I can't properly install the graphic driver on Ubuntu 14.04.2, since I'm new to Ubuntu. I have searched a lot ...
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How can I be sure that I have removed the Intel graphics driver?

I wanted to use openGL on my laptop (HP-dv6500), with the Intel GM965 graphics chipset. I used the Intel graphics installer to install the driver, and the installation succeeded. However, after I ...
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Will libdrm-nouveau2 library conflict with proprietary nvidia-346 driver?

I recently installed the nvidia-346 driver from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa because prior versions of the nvidia driver in the official repositories were not compatible with my Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 graphics ...
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Linux not recognizing nvidia 540m graphics chip

I've tried to enable the 540m@1Gb nvidia chip on my Asus N53SV laptop(i3-2310, 2x4Gb RAM@1333, 500Gb Seagate HDD(LVM split into an 80Gb, Ext4 / and the rest also an Ext4 for storage)). I've updated ...
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Which one is active? How to switch it off? Or Switch GPU? Switchable Graphics Ubuntu GNOME

This is what I get when I run lshw. Which one is active? rahul@rahul-hp-dv6-dev-pc:~$ sudo lshw -c display [sudo] password for rahul: *-display description: VGA compatible ...
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Radeon HD 7470M Black screen issue on Ubuntu 14.04

I own a notebook with mentioned discrete video-adapter. I've especially installed Ubuntu 14.04, as specified in AMD web-site. I've downloaded installer, successfully built and installed packages: ...
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Removing Utopic HWE-Stack and downgrading X.org and Kernel to use external projector on ThinkPad T450 running Ubuntu 14.04.2

As indicated in the previously asked question: 14.04 Thinkpad T450: Text getting messed up on large screens I am also experiencing this problem (garbled text and missing letters) when using an ...
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Low Graphics Mode Error after clean 14.04.2 LTS installation

I know this thread seems like a duplicate, and maybe it is, but I've tried to figure this out using other related posts, but with no success. A couple of days ago I decided to install Ubuntu on my ...
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Linux Intel Graphics Installer Fail [duplicate]

I am trying to install the Intel graphics drivers for my i7 4790k. I receive the following error. Failed to fetch .... (a bunch of these with links) Some index files failed to download. They have ...
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switch from ati to intel using opensource driver

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 in a HP Pavilion dv6 3049tx with a Radeon HD 5650 and a Intel graphics (Switchable Graphics). I wish to use my Intel Graphics while using the Open source driver. How do ...
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ubuntu 14.04 resolution and mouse messed up

Yesterday night when I closed my computer everything was working fine but when I booted it up this morning everything was messed up.My screen resolution was set to very low, my mouse was not working ...
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HDMI and graphic issues

I just recently bought a new ASUS F550J laptop. Here are my specifications: Intel Core i5-4200H 2.8GHz 8GB RAM 240GB SSD Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 2 GB, GDDR3 1920x1080, FULL HD Windows 8.1 I am also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 very low graphic performance

I have problem with Ubuntu 14.04, graphic performance is really poor. I was looking for solution on forum but all solutions are dedicated to NVIDA/ATI graphics and I have VIA Technologies cn896 vn896 ...
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Blank screen on boot 14.10 (Possible AMD drivers problem?) [duplicate]

I wonder if someone can give me any suggestions on how to fix this. I have an HP 255 G3 with AMD A4-5000 running Ubuntu 14.10 (using Cinnamon). I was having problems with videos and movies and tried ...
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Graphic glitches, icons and text disappears with Thinkpad T450 and Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome [duplicate]

I bought Lenovo ThinkPad T450 with hope that it would work straight out of the box, most ThinkPads have really great support early on imo. But this laptop isn't really coping with me. The problem I ...
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Official Nvidia drivers not compatible with ubuntu

So i'm sort of at a loss for words here, I have a brand new gaming laptop with a Nvidia Geoforce GTX 860M gpu. I noticed that the computer wasn't recognizing it. If I "optirun" anything I get the ...
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Radeon Card not showing up on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Radeon HD 8770 M on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). I wanted to follow the instruction here to load the proprietary fglrx driver. When I run the first command lspci -vvnn | ...
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Black-screen after enabling SLI or MultiGPU

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed. My Graphics Card is Nvidia GeForce GT755M SLI Whenever i enable SLI or MultiGPU the screen goes black after bootlogo. The bootlogo appears, when the bootload is ...
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MacBook Pro 8,2 Ubuntu dual boot - why is the OpenGL profile low?

My GPU is AMD Radeon 6750M. I get up to OpenGL 4.1 in OS X. However I get this output from Terminal in Ubuntu: hdl@HDL-MacBookPro:~$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL ...
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Sound, graphics stopped working after selecting 'system summary' in recovery mode

I was just looking around recovery mode and I selected 'system summary' option in recovery by mistake and restarted my laptop. Since then i cant change my brightness, sound doesn't work and laptop ...
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AMD radeon hd 8750m driver problems

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Samsung 3-series laptop. I've got some troubles and I've come to the conclusion that it is my graphics card/chipset (don't know exactly what to call it) - ...
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Radeon HD 4850 drivers

So I am trying to get Beyond Earth to load correctly, currently it just comes to a black screen with a mouse cursor, I suspect it to be a driver issue. I have tried installing FGLRX and then Ubuntu ...
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Video memory size should be 2 GB but shows less

I got this free pc with a terrible graphic card (memory = 128MB...) and I decided to buy a new one. I found out the Radeon HD 6450 was pretty good for the price (less than 40$ on the net) and since ...
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Is this a display driver issue?

I can't really work out how to correctly describe my issue, but my best attempt would be that there is a artifacting error each time the system redraws the desktop. This means that a region of my ...
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Issue when loading steam and some games

So when i launch steam i keep getting the following error message: "OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. For more information visit ...
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Blurry screen during and after install process

Alright so I've been stumped on this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm trying to migrate from Windows 8.1 however when I try to install Ubuntu (or any other OS that supports ...
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Inkscape “Export Bitmap…” not working

When I click "Export Bitmap..." in File menu or even from shortcut it brings no effect, no popup, no error. I use Inkscape on Ubuntu 14.04. EDIT: Regarding to your answers: yes, program restart does ...
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Game not showing correctly, Graphics Card Issues?

I'm trying to play Cities Skyline on my laptop but am having graphics issues (all though frame rate appears to be ok). For example when I start a game images of base map don't show, I can't see roads ...
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Web GL not supported

Whenever I try to play a WebGL game in my HP 15 r247tu it says that WebGL is not supported. I tried everything found on forums including chrome://flags Overriding blacklist,installing mesa-utils and ...
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Pixelated wallpaper/background

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P today. Everything worked fine, but after installing my graphics card driver the background became pixelated (Nvidia GeForce GT755m). I downloaded ...
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Can't see loading screen with NVIDIA graphics card

When I boot my computer, and my monitor is plugged into my NVIDIA graphics card, I see the motherboard brand, then GRUB, but after I see a black screen. But after some time the monitor springs back ...
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How to get nvidia-346 driver with optimus to work on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using notebook with optimus technology (Asus K73SV). I have installed proprietary nvidia 346 (346.47-0ubuntu4~xedgers14.10.1 from ppa xorg-edgers) on Ubuntu 14.10. If I select to use an intel ...
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Trying to Remove Manually Installed AMD fglrx drivers

I need to remove some manually installed AMD fglrx drivers from my computer because of an issue with Steam. The backstory: I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. I wanted to be able to use ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 LTS update, nothing works

Ubuntu updated and I rebooted. I get to the login screen and am greeted with incredibily low resolution, leading me to believe that this is a graphics driver problem because i have installed my nvidia ...
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Direct rendering disabled

Originally games lagged a lot so I found out I should switch my driver to one that wasn't open source. I did that through the additional drivers setting and I chose what I believe is the most ...
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NVIDIA GTX 750Ti Doesn't Work

My graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 750Ti) will display the BIOS, GRUB, then a black screen on launch. I know that this is a graphics card problem because the only way to see Ubuntu is by switching the ...
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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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NVIDIA Graphics Card Issues

Apparently Ubuntu and NVIDIA graphics cards don't get along. This is because I have received a multitude of issues while trying to install and use my NVIDIA GTX 750Ti graphics card. ISSUE 1: I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 After installing nvidia property drivers unity became strange

I have an ASUS laptop, model X550LN-BRA-DM550H, with intel graphics and geforce 840M card. I downloaded nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.47.run) and installed after. The ...