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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Games are playing but very slow response and poor graphics

The graphics memory of my notebook is 2.5 GB , 1 GB dedicated memory. After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I activated the graphics card from Applications->additional drivers. I have dual boot, all high end ...
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Driver video NVIDIA nvidia-173 uninstallable on 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

Packages are available from the archive but uninstallable. nvidia-173 : Depends: xorg-video-abi-11 or xorg-video-abi-12 but it is not installable Recommends: nvidia-settings but it is not going to be ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 detecting wrong graphics card

I have just done a fresh install of 12.10 on my laptop details are below and it is detecting the wrong graphics cards so now the fan is running very loud. If any could help me I would be very ...
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Does Ubuntu support all video cards equally? [closed]

I've heard Nvidia cards usually have better support than ATI, but even within brands, is the support pretty even across different cards or how would I find which video cards are best supported?
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Ubuntu blackscreen after grub

After first viewing Compiz Cube Ubuntus graphics driver crashs and after that I turned the power of and restarted it but now there is a blackscreen after grub loader. It still works with Windows or ...
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Boot with Radeon 9600

I'm trying to boot in to the live environment but i get a odd cloud of colour. I'm guessing There is something up with the graphics card. I've tried video=ofonly. I managed to get to the command line ...
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Radeon HD + vgaswitcheroo

I have a Hp Envy4 1025tx machine. I've tried vgaswitcheroo and amdcccle. I'm happy with Vgaswitcheroo powersaving efficiency and amdcccle's performance. I want both of them on my system. Is there a ...
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Boot screen appears to be asking a question but garbled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 black screen during boot I'm running 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Kernel 3.2.0-32 w/ GNOME 3.4.2 I perused the prior questions/answers ...
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Dual graphic (between graphic card and mainboard graphic)

Can I do the dual graphic (use two same monitor, the monitor 1 is next to monitor 2, monitor 1 use the graphic card, monitor 2 the mainboard graphic) on Ubuntu? What driver I should install to do the ...
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Compiz has broken after installing 12.10 with ATI Catalyst 12.10 drivers

After upgrading to Quantal yesterday I installed the new ATI Catalyst drivers, the 12.10 version, for my ATI Radeon HD 7850 card. Upon logging into Ubuntu I am presented with no Unity. I can access ...
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Which is the best low/mid level GPU in terms of compatibility for 12.04 and 12.10? [closed]

I'm tired of dealing with the disaster that is catalyst on a 4xxx IGP and I want to buy some discrete graphics that support both Unity and alternative environments like GNOME3 and Mate-Cinnamon ...
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when using fglrx unity does not display and slow moving windows

two issues when using the fglrx driver: when i move to the propriety fglrx driver, unity does not load the side bar. the login screen loads (with top bar displayed), but when logging in, the unity ...
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Unity launcher autohide leaves “ghost” behind? [closed]

In 12.04 I had the launcher set to autohide, which worked perfectly. However in 12.10 I am getting a strange "ghost" issue. Take this screenshot, with me having a maximised google chrome window, ...
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upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu 12.10 (lower graphics mode)

I just upgraded my 12.04 based Dell Inspiron laptop to 12.10 but after the reboot I got a message saying system is running in lower graphics mode. But I'm still not able to access Unity and GNOME. ...
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How to enable 3D acceleration with Sis Vga 771/671 on Ubuntu 12.04

It's been a while since I configured a good resolution with my sis vga 771/671. How can I enable the 3D acceleration with this video card?
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Has anyone been able to get Ubuntu 12.10 to run on a LT4004U netbook?

I recently purchased a new netbook (Gateway LT4004u) and am realizing I should have taken the thing back the instant it started having issues. When I upgraded the hardware (RAM and battery) in the ...
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Black screen in installation when Nvidia graphic card plugged

When I try to install any recent version of Ubuntu, the screen shows some green and purple mess (like analog TVs when thers no signal). Then, a black screen. I guess it keeps booting in live/install ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dash transparency problem

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and there is following problem. When I press super button to show Unity Dash I get wrong background image behind the dash box. Especially I can see part ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Low Graphics Mode [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my HP Pavilion d6 having Nvidia GeForce GT 630M. Now I'm not able to boot into Ubuntu. I get a error saying that the system is running in low-graphics mode. In the ...
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How do I install nvidia GT 440 graphics drivers on Ubuntu 12.10

I have been having a problem where the screen 'blinks' twice every 5-10 seconds. The blink is like somebody is turning my monitor off 2 times quickly. I believe this is due to my graphics drivers, if ...
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Upgrade popup says my graphic hardware is not supported. Is this true?

I have an hp pavilion dv7 with a Radeon HD4200 graphic card. When I try to upgrade i get this message -Your graphics hardware may not be fully supported in Ubuntu 12.10. Running the 'unity' desktop ...
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Never before had a problem with Ubuntu desktop graphical display; Trying to use nvidia GT630

I've been using ubuntu since 9.04 and never had a problem with Ubuntu bringing up the desktop graphical user interface. However I am currently not able to see anything graphical past the install ...
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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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How stable is wow on linux? [duplicate]

Hi I have a very simple question for anyone who has played wow on Linux. The title says it all but how is wow on Linux running wine.
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How can I make Linux behave better when EDID is unavailable?

I'm using Mythbuntu 12.04 with a TV which only provides EDID information when it is turned on. Since the computer will be used for recording video via MythTV, I don't want to always have the TV on ...
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Aspire one 722 graphics driver installation boots and freezes to blank screen? [duplicate]

Acer Aspire 722 - Dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7. As I have updated my Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the restricted hardware (graphics) drivers, the system boots and freezes to a blank ...
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Blob And Conquer: SDL not showing textures

This is something that has happened since I upgraded to 9.10, but hasn't got fixed yet. I'd like you to look at Blob And Conquer and some of his screenshots, like this one: Now, install the app ...
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Can't access vgaswitcheroo file, access denied?

Hi I'm trying to change my integrated graphics card to my discrete graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 540m) and when I use the vgaswitcheroo method, I can't access the file doing this: $ls -l ...
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Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? When I start Ubuntu, I get a window with a message: Ubuntu is running in low graphics mode your ...
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Your system is running in low graphics mode on 12.04 + no space left on device (issue)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? EDIT: I managed to solve it myself... First of all I searched for the command to see my disk space... I ...
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How to disable the notification for additional driver

We have chosen to use the Nouveau driver for our PCs with nVidia graphic cards. Unfortunately every user who gets connected to those PCs get the message "Additional drivers available" ... even if they ...
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High Resolution graphics laptop misconfiguration (1920x1200 15,6 ")

After searching all similar topics, I found no answers concerning a configuration issue on Kubuntu 12.04 on a nw6440 Compaq laptop with 1920x1200 display. As the standard size of police was ...
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get Geforce gt630m driver issue

I have this hp pavilion 5008tx laptop: Core i5 (2nd Generation) 2450M 6 GB RAM DDR3 Mobile Intel HM77 Express NVIDIA GeForce 630M 2 GB DDR3 I'd just installed 12.04lts 64-bit (kernel ...
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How can I get Geforce gt630m working?

I have this hp 5008tx laptop: Core i5 (2nd Generation) 2450M 6 GB RAM DDR3 Mobile Intel HM77 Express NVIDIA GeForce 630M 2 GB DDR3 I'd just installed 12.04lts 64-bit (kernel 3.2.0-23-generic)
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How do I configure an Intel HD Graphics 4000?

First off, please note that last night I already posted this question to a launchpad mailing list, so this could be considered a cross post. However, I think this is a better place to ask the same ...
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System in low-graphics mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I am totally new to Linux, and Ubuntu. I bought ASUS X53E Notebook, erased Windows and installed Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu Display Issues

I installed 12.04 about 3 days ago. I was not very happy with the results, when I start, it takes a lot of time. I have also display problems. For example, the movement of windows, the selection box, ...
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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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How do I deactivate dynamic contrast on a Dell XPS?

I am experiencing annoying automatic backlight brightness changes under ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell XPS ultrabook. It seems to be connected to the amount of white pixels on the screen (switching ...
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How to render Minecraft on the GPU?

Hardware: Intel i7 AMD Radeon HD 6970 SSD with plenty of space 6 GB RAM Software OpenJDK 6, 7, and Oracle Java 7 (reproducible with all three) AMD Catalyst 12.8 and open source driver ...
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How to change back to xserver-xorg-video-nouveau? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau I try to install GT 630M driver--NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.51.run and nvidia-current, but they decrease the resolution. That ...
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How to install gt630M driver on ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nvidia GeForce GT630M/GT640M/GT650M graphics card support? I use ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I try to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.07.run and ...
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Cannot boot from K/Ubuntu install disk on my UEFI system

I just got a new system and have been trying to get it set up w/ Win7 & Kubuntu dual-boot, but I've got a major problem. The BIOS of my motherboard (an Asus Crosshair 990FX) is strictly UEFI -- ...
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White screens when switching to application

Sometimes when I alt-tab between applications, the application will just be a white screen. This has happened with terminal and with firefox. I can fix the problem and get the program to render by ...
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Error while installing nVidia driver

I'm trying to install the latest (as of 27/09/2012) nVidia drivers for my GTX 660 through the Additional Drivers tab in System Settings. It ends up aborting, producing a log that says something about ...
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Radeon HD 6290 terrible performance on a certified laptop [closed]

I bought Asus K53U laptop, which is Ubuntu certified with pre-installed 11.10. The graphic card is Radeon HD 6290 but 720p playback is terrible. Even page scrolling in Firefox is very laggy. ...
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Wobble effects not working in Compiz

Just couple of days before installed Ubuntu 12.04 with all the necessary upgradations. Also installed Compiz Settings Manager & loved the animations & wobble effects of windows. But after ...
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Torchlight is missing some textures

I am using a Radon HD6850 and just bought the indi bundle. Torchlight is missing all face textures (and face textures only). I have had problems with shaders before (graphic would be displayed as ...
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How do I get Graphics drivers / bluetooth / card reader working on an Acer Aspire V3-571G?

A couple of days ago I bought an Acer Aspire V3-571G laptop without a system installed on it. The only thing that was there was Linux Linpus. I created a bootable CD with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit - I read ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't use mouse and internet

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a while on my Acer Aspire One-722. It was ok, but then, after some updates, the next time i started it, an window "the system is running in low-graphics mode" ...