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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colors from graphic card gets sometime inverted

Colors from graphic card gets sometime inverted. When I start Ubuntu 12.04 its just fine, but sometimes after some time the colors get inverted. I use a 40" lcd-tv as a monitor, and if I cahnge the ...
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Nvidia Drivers, Ubuntu 12.10, GeForce GT 540m

How do I install Nvidia drivers for Ubuntu 12.10? I have a GeForce GT 540m and have been trying to do this for the past 2 months with no luck. I tried the official repository, then I added the x swat ...
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Flashing screen during videos and games

I recently switched from Vista to Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP laptop and I've been having issues with my graphics. Everything is fine till I watch a video/play a game or (sometimes) when I visit the ...
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Upgrading Graphics Card (from ATI to nVidia). How to do it properly?

I am thinking of upgrading my old ATI/AMD Radeon 4870 to nVidia (610 or 620, maybe 630). I am not playing games. I like Compiz effects though. I use ubuntu 12.10. Anyway, I would like to ask how to ...
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Black screen using dedicated graphics

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I also have win 7. the thing is I can only boot into both when I change graphics settings in the BIOS menu and I have to make it integrated. If I have it on ...
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LOVE2D Graphics are not working

I sudo apt-getted (grammar ftw) LOVE2D Lua API, and when I try to run a game on my machine, it doesn't work at all. When I use a simple love.graphics.print("Hello, World!") I get a blank screen, and I ...
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Minecraft runs really weird in Ubuntu 12.10

When I have Vsync on my framerate is capped to 30 instead of 60. Also, when I go fullscreen the mouse seems to have really fast acceleration and the game looks really jumpy. I could run this on ...
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Problems with my Intel HD GC

I'm running Ubuntu and I have an Intel HD graphic card, I installed Counter Strike 1.6 and I cannot launch wide screen display mode, parts from the both side of my screen are black. Also when I am ...
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Desktop goes blurry / granulated

After few minutes using, desktop and fonts in unity-menu goes blurry. See screenshot: Closer image: In all applications (browser etc.) graphics seem to be allright. After rebooting problem ...
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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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Why the poor graphics from my Intel VGA over Thunderbolt/Displayport?

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Mac Mini Server 2012 (6,2 I think). I have a Dell U2412M (1920x1200@60Hz) connected via a Thunderbolt-Displayport cable. From the moment rEFIt hands over to GRUB, the ...
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Unity does not load when selecting Xorg open source radeon driver

When I select the X.org Radeon open source driver, Unity does not load. However, when I select the Proprietary AMD Driver from the official Ubuntu repository, Unity does load. Why is Unity doing this? ...
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 compatible with 12.10?

I was wondering if the MSI NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 1GB card is compatible with ubuntu quantal quetzal. If it is not, suggestions are welcome.
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How do I install the X.org Radeon/ATI driver?

I recently downloaded version 7 of the Radeon/ATI X.org Driver from this link: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati My question is how do I compile and install it? I don't like ...
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VLC lagging while running HD videos

My vlc player keeps lagging while i play hd videos. To be more especific, it has been lagging in mp4 files with 720p and 1080p. It keeps stopping like 10 seconds to 10 seconds. The stopping time is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - nVidia driver problems

I recently purchased a new Dell XPS 14, I was dual booting Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10. Initially, I had problems with getting the NVidia drivers to work correctly. When I reboot after the driver ...
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How to deactiviate blinking cursor on 12.04

my mouse cursor is blinking frequently when it's moved, especcially within the system settings application and similar types of windows (it s also blinking when hovering over the "post your question" ...
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Can I get some advice on graphics cards please? [closed]

I know that Steam for linux is on the way and have been seen a lot of games appearing in the Ubuntu Software Centre of late but my system lacks a decent graphics card and was hoping I could get some ...
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ubuntu server 12.10 get input signal out of range on HP DL380 G4

After installed ubuntu 12.10 server on HP DL380 G4, I can't boot into it. And the LCD got message "Input signal out of range, recommened settings is 1280x1024". I can't see the terminal and tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 (dual boot with Windows 7), doesn't boot after I deleted some files from Windows. What can I do?

The Ubuntu 12.04 I have installed (in Dual-Boot with Windows 7) using WUBI worked perfectly for over a month. Then it informed me that I ran out of space on the hard drive and I assumed it was because ...
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How to update my Intel video card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the Intel Graphics driver in my system? My video card is an Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics card How do I update it?
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How do i install Nvidia geforce GTX 460 on a fresh 12.10 Installation?

I've installed Ubuntu on my computer for the first time, so I'm an Ubuntu-noob. Can anyone please tell me how I install my gfx? I've tried to install it by using some guides, but I can't do it the ...
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Inconsistent Purple Screen After Boot

Ubuntu 12.10 - HP Pavilion g4 - AMD Radeon HD 6480G Discrete-Class Graphics After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have encountered a random "purple screen after boot" issue. Here is the nature of the ...
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How to update graphics card driver in ubuntu 12.04.1

I have an Asus eee r101 pc,and wonder if anyone knows how to update the graphics drive in Ubuntu 12.04
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How to install graphics drivers (no additional drivers under software sources)?

I am using ubuntu gnome remix 12.10 with ATI mobility radeon HD 4300 graphics card. Software sources do not show any additional drivers. How do I install the graphics drivers for my system? $ lspci | ...
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HDMI not detected Ubuntu 12.10 - ATI Radeon HD 6670

Brand new to Linux, so help a young blood out :-) (I'm a novice/hobby programmer, but completely new to Linux command syntax, etc) Brand new everything Rig. Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu ...
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Satellite L750 Screen resolution problem

I am new in Ubuntu, I just replaced my windows 7 with it, but after installation I am stuck with a resolution of 1024x768 and I have tried most of the fixes I find here and this is my 3rd time ...
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'X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)' after installing the AMD binary driver on 12.10

I have just installed the binary driver for AMD hardware on Ubuntu 12.10 using the "Installing upstream drivers directly from AMD's website" method. But now when I run 'fglrxinfo', I get this message: ...
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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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Drivers not listed under “Additional drivers”

I have an Asus K55V laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics adapter. I want to install NVIDIA's latest proprietary drivers, but the list under the "Additional drivers" tab in "Software Sources" ...
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W520 External monitor setup with Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 64-Bit Desktop on my Lenovo W520. It looks like there are a lot of challenges around making it work with out of the box Nouveau drivers or propriety Nvidia ...
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Weird graphics in software center

I just installed ubuntu 12.10, and everything is running great, except in the software center. I have a Nvidia GeForce GT 430, and whenever I go into the software center insted of seeing words there's ...
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Extension GLX missing…on a desktop PC

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a new PC with an Nvidia GTX 560 graphics card, but after installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (either -current or -current-updates), Unity won't start. When ...
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Bypass low-graphics mode 12.10 when no monitor connected

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and have set it to auto login, and have set up permissions to allow remote connections via VNC (using the default 'Desktop Sharing' application offered by Ubuntu). ...
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12.10 with GeForce GT630 can not have driver installed

i have newly installed 12.10 ... it feels good until i tried to install the graphic driver ... i have these drivers ... model : GK107 [GeForce GT 630] vendor : NVIDIA Corporation driver ...
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kvm disabled by bios after installing nVidia driver

Whenever I try to switch from the nouveau driver to any nVidia driver (304, 310 or nvidia-current) and reboot my machine after selecting a driver Ubuntu boots with the following error: [2.4556] kvm: ...
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GFX-drivers for HP Probook 4300s

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP Probook 4330s laptop and everything seems to run fine, besides the graphic card drivers. When I go into settings -> details -> graphics it says Driver:...
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After nvidia driver update screen is 640x480. How to undo?

I recently tried to upgrade/update my graphics drivers in Ubuntu 12.04. Now the screen is all zoomed to a 640 x 480 resolution and I can't figure out how to undo what I did. How can I revert to the ...
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Ubuntu Nvidia Driver 310.14Beta Stretch OpenGL Feature

I have a HP Mini 311 running an outdated version of the Nvidia drivers (The recomended from the additional drivers option), alongside my Ubuntu 12.04. Now the problem I am running into is the feature ...
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Lubuntu 12.10: Icon Display Problems

First off, I would like to let you know that I am new to Linux. I finally decided to give it a try and my first project was installing Lubuntu on an old PC and using it for a media server for my PS3. ...
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Java graphics slow Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Java application I am developing and I would like to use Ubuntu to work on it at home. The application displays some images and allows a user to pan and view. The same application runs ...
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12.10 Weird graphical artifacts

Installed 12.10 everything went well, until after I login. I get weird graphical artifacts and can't do anything. The plus side is that I still have Windows 7 running well. I am extremely new to ...
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Unable to boot ubuntu 12.10 after installing latest amd catalyst drivers

I started using linux about a week ago and chose ubuntu 12.10 to start out with. I ran it dual boot with windows 7. Played with it for about a week and everything was going great then I loaded up ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing NVIDIA drivers

If I install any of the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (nvidia-*) from the repositories, Unity does not load after I log in. I just get a blank desktop background with no icons, panels or launchers. If I ...
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No Unity after ubuntu 12.10 upgrade

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, there was low graphics and no Unity. Just the mouse and the wallpaper. So, I got into the terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T, launched Chrome and searched for a ...
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Starting Linux in text mode using Grub2

For Virtual Machines I create, as well as on old computers I use, I'd like to turn off gdm/lightdm in order to get better performance. I don't like to boot into single user mode ("linux single") ...
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How do I enable/disable graphics card at will without logging out?

My battery backup hardly lasts for 45mins. I searched for a similar problem but din't find any solution applicable to me. I use Nvidia GeForce 525M graphics card and use Nouveau. My laptop gets ...
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Distorted graphics on start up

So I am using dual monitors and every time I boot up my machine after entering my password to login, both screens show distorted graphics which eventually go away. I am on Ubuntu 12.10 the OS type is ...
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I Can't install UBUNTU on my new PC

I have a Advent 9111 PC with Radion ATI HD 6670 2 gig graphic card (it appears there is no on board graphics on M'board) I can't install any of the latest versions of UBUNTU. When I try to install ...
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Where is unity?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I installed updates and graphics card driver. after that, i lost desktop. this is screenshot. no unity, panel and others. Driver = ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430. Driver ...