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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Xubuntu does not recognise second identical ATI graphics card

I have 2 ATI graphics cards and 4 identical Samsung LCDs (2xDVI on each card, no crossfire though the bridge is connected), and I am hoping to configure them in the following manner. Currently, LCD ...
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AMD catalyst driver 12.1 Kubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)

I have an ASUS N56DP laptop and I have Kubutu 12.10 working on it with the default graphics drivers. The system hangs if I use any of the additional drivers suggested by jockey-kde. I am thinking ...
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Ubuntu fails to load after installing fglrx

I am using a Toshiba Satellite notebook with Xubuntu 12.10 x86_64. Just now, I installed the fglrx package to be able to use the propriety drivers for my graphics card. However, once I rebooted after ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen clean install

I'm a new user of Linux. I made a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my notebook Dell Inspiron N4010. The intallation went ok, but after restarting it got stuck on the purple screen with the logo. ...
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Choose vga output on port replicator

I have an Acer laptop with a port replicator, the Easyport IV. System specs: Acer laptop, Travelmate 8172 Intel HD graphics Ubuntu 12.10 My problem: I have two VGA ports. One directly on my ...
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Unity really slow on Radeon 6950

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to do/if my system should be able to run Ubuntu 12.10 smoothly. Asus sabertooth x58, i7 3.2Ghz, 12 GB 1600 DDR3, x2 HD Radeon 6950 2GB, ...
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How do I rotate my display when not using an X Server?

I have a widescreen monitor that rotates. I'm trying to use it in 'landscape' mode (vertical). This is easy in the GUI. How do I rotate my display when I am not running an X Server or when I am ...
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Unsuccessful upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4 LTS leads to black screen with cursor blinking

During the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.4, I got stuck on a screen with background image, and nothing else. I restarted the computer, and after GRUB menu, screen gets black with cursor blinking. I've ...
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Proprietary drivers don't work with AMD Radeon HD 7640G on Ubuntu 12.10

My setup First off, my apologies if this is a duplicate but I could not find anything specific regarding my graphics card. So as the title states, I have purchased a new laptop with an AMD Radeon HD ...
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CATIA v5 under wine, screen flickers

I'm a fairly novice Ubuntu user and this is the first time I use this website. Currently I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 dual-boot (together with Windows 7) installation on my Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop ...
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Messed up my hybrid graphics configuration [closed]

I was trying to make the switch possible between my Intel and Radeon AMD graphic card following this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450, but apparently the installation of the ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Unity suddenly blur text and images?

Today after a reboot, Ubuntu blurs text (well, anything that is rendered on screen) whenever focus changes or on any interactions with the desktop. Example: Normal good look: Blurred state: ...
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Ubuntu does not keep settings for dual-monitor setup, how can I correct this?

First I have a Windows 8 PC with two monitors attached: A 24" primary monitor at 1920 x 1200, and A second 19" monitor at 1280 x 1024. Windows boots using the smaller 19" monitor before ...
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How can I enable Unity 3D with hybrid graphics Radeon 7970M?

When I log into Ubuntu 12.04, I don't get Unity 3D, even though I think I am seeing 3D acceleration at the login screen. I don't want to use the FGLRX drivers, the default one doesn't seem to work, ...
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Moving flickering graphic on Ubuntu desktop

I have a graphics issue in Ubuntu. There is a pattern of random short lines that flicker and move slowly across the screen. I have a dual monitor setup and the pattern first occurs on the top left of ...
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Nvidia problems with optirun when running WarCraft

Problem: I have Nvidia problems I don't know what happen because when I run WarCraft with optirun it display errors then if I type optirun glxgears, it displays the same errors as when im running ...
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how do I know if my laptop support switchable graphics and how to switch to it?

I am having issues installing the ati drivers on my laptop; just wanted to know a way if my laptop support switchable graphics so that I can switch to integrated graphic card for better experience on ...
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Which driver do I have installed?

I have installed AMD flgrx-updates from Ubuntu repos. Which version driver is it? On the AMD website the latest AMD Catalyst driver is 12.10 stable and 12.11 Beta.
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I'm considering dual-booting this on my desktop, but will everything work?

Ok so right now I have Windows 8 on my gaming desktop that I use constantly. The two games I run most are RuneScape and MineCraft. I am wondering one, will these work on Ubuntu? And two, will my AMD ...
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Any way to make switching between discrete and integrated graphics from the BIOS work with proprietary drivers?

What I would like to be able to do: I would like to be able to switch between my dedicated graphics card (AMD) and integrated chip (Intel) from the BIOS, that means: Restart → BIOS: set to ...
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How to use Intel N2800 / GMA 3650 in 12.10?

So my friends start buying these N2600/2800 netbooks. In 12.04 KDE kind of works. But now I tried to install 12.10 on N2800. Installation went fine but it won't boot and there are no cedarview-* ...
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Why is my display getting garbled?

I recently installed the latest Ubuntu version 12.10 on my USB stick and booted my laptop with it. The OS runs just fine and as expected but there are a few niggles though! Sometimes when I start a ...
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Video hangs while playing on VLC

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.I am unable to play any video.When I play video on VLC the video freezes and after few min it moves to some other frame and also the sound is breaking. PC ...
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GPU Compatibility

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 but haven't succeeded in getting a driver to work with My graphics card (Radeon Mobility HD 5650). Is there a graphics card out there I can purchase and add to my ...
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NVIDIA GT630M and Intel HD 4000 issues [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I have a Lenovo Z580 (12.10 Quantal). It has both an Intel HD 4000 and an NVIDIA GT 630M (CUDA and Optimus). When using ...
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Boot fails after “Checking battery state”

I am on Ubuntu 12.04. As I was working icons on the top bar started disappearing. I tried to switch between the various windows but Alt + Tab was not working. I tried using the mouse to switch between ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS fails to find Intel HD Graphics 3000 and video playing error

hello i'm new to linux i'm using Toshiba c850 notebook and i can't install ' intel HD graphics 3000 ' driver on ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (32 bit) the problem is when i play HD movies , video is not ...
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Overheating HP dv6 laptop

Ever since I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I've been having overheating issues, and poor battery life. Jupiter indicates that my CPU is 45° while idle, and 65-75° while performing common tasks. My battery ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 and my computer has the graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 My screen usually crashes with raster lines, flashing, and other junk on the screen. What ...
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Installing on a Vaio S

I have a new Vaio S 15" with Windows 8 pre-installed and UEFI. It had both Intel on-board graphics and nVidia discrete graphics. Installing Ubuntu has turned into a nightmare. Installing from Live ...
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Will my Nvidia GeForce GT 520 graphics card work with ubuntu?

I have an Nvidia GeForce GT 520 and was wondering if Ubuntu would be able to use it.
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How do i install HP 620 laptop graphics driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info? On the intel site there is no Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD driver for linux. They link this site though http://...
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What is Causing my Graphics to Fail?

Occasionally when I'm viewing a program through VLC and I maximize it to full screen it will distort the video so I can only hear audio. Then when I minimize again it will only work at some ...
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OpenGL log file (MESA)

Recently my firefox started to freeze I have a strong feeling that it has to do something with opengl, but I can't prove it, because I can't find any opengl or mesa log file. And yes I looked at /var/...
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Does every i5 i7 intel processor have intel graphics on board?

I am asking because I can make a bargain on such a laptop, but it is advertised with AMD graphics and AFAIK driver support for AMD is not that great. If so, how would Linux react seeing two graphics ...
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How to tell which graphics card is being used in a hybrid system?

How do I know which graphics card is being used in a hybrid system? From lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (...
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Cedarview drivers boot to a blank screen

I'm following the tutorial following tutorial to get my Intel D2700DC motherboard's graphics working: http://daily.siebler.eu/2012/06/ubuntu-12-04-driver-for-intel-cedarview-atom-n2000-und-d2000-serie/...
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What's difference between using nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates, 310.19.run, bumblebee and noveau?

I use Geforce 630M 2GB. I want to know which driver I should use. Which one is recommended? What's their advantage and disadvantages? And what's the correct way to install those driver? It ...
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Two screens in Ubuntu 12.10

Users, at work I'm using Ubuntu now for a while. I always try to keep the system up-to-date, so I also made the upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 in October this year. In 12.04, I had some trouble making ...
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screen starts up with lines running across?

I just transferred a HP pavilion dv2000 from windows to Ubuntu 12.04. When it starts up there there are lines across the screen and after I log in, The mouse can't reach the edge of the screen on the ...
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how to check if my graphic card is working proper

After I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 my graphic card driver wasn't recognized. To fix this I've installed "mesa-utils" package and my graphic driver now it's recognized. On browsers (Chrome, Firefox),...
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Nvidia graphic drivers slowing system

I installed ubuntu 12.10 first, and tried for 2 days.... everything looks great and problem started after I installed graphic drivers. I installed "additional drivers" software from software manager, ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu Properly

I have AMD Radeon 7470M 1GiB garphics card. I installed Ubuntu in the nomodeset, after my first boot, I just opened it from boot screen by pressing 'e' and replaced “quiet splash” with "nomodeset". It ...
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AO522 ubuntu 12.10 several reboot incase of black screen

My acer aspire one 522 with a new ubuntu 12.10 or Kubuntu 12.10 installation (dual boot with win7) sometimes has a black screen but if I reboot once or more, I can login on desktop. How can I fix ...
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Does linux support Intel DVMT?

Does Linux (Ubuntu in particular) support Intel DVMT? I've Intel i5-2500K, 8GB RAM with NO graphics card. It has inbuilt 32MB dedicated graphics memory. In my Windows OS, graphics memory is ...
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Display problem when adjusting brightness in ubuntu 12.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell 1554 laptop. I was adjusting my screen brightness when this happened : this has become a recurring problem which is really annoying. I also want to ...
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Can't get Past Login Screen -Graphics Drivers 12.10

Newbie Linux user here. I just installed Ubuntu 12.10, dual booting with Windows 8 Preview Release Build 8400 on a Dell Precision 490 workstation with Nvidia Quandro NVS 55/280 PCI graphics card. I ...
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Ubuntu on low powered laptop

First off, I am new to Ubuntu. I come from a Windows background (DOS before that) and am loving it so far. I installed it on an older Dell laptop that I wanted to get another year out of. I set ...
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External monitor resolution is 1024x768 (cvt+xrandr distorts the output)

I have a HP 2009v LCD monitor with VGA input which is plugged to my laptop with Intel graphics card. Windows recognizes the maximum resolution (1600x900) and displays the desktop correctly. Ubuntu 12....
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Xubuntu LightDM shows blank screen half the time [closed]

System info: (will be amended if any more info is asked for) My laptop runs Xubuntu 12.10. As it has a Solid State Drive, /tmp, /var/tmp, /var/log and /var/log/apt are set to tmpfs in the /etc/fstab ...