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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How does GImp compare to Photoshop? [closed]

Please be specific (apart from the obvious, eg. free and open source vs commercial support). I need this information in order to be certain as to what to expect and what not to expect from Gimp.
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Check graphics card activity

I have an application installed which can make use of my CUDA graphics card, but I'm not sure if I have it configured correctly. Is there a way to check the graphics card activity (throughput, power ...
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Which video card for a 1680x1050 resolution?

i've a 22" monitor, i'm using Ubuntu 10.10. My video card is a Radeon X1300 and i've poor performance at that resolution. If i decrease resolution to 1280x1024 for example, i can use netbeans, ...
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What's the best way to install the GD graphics library for Nagios?

While trying to install Nagios 3.2.3, I ran their ./configure script and got these errors: checking for main in -liconv... no checking for gdImagePng in -lgd (order 1)... no checking for gdImagePng ...
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What does the kernel boot parameter “set acpi_osi=Linux” do?

I am facing an issue with brightness control in my laptop which has Intel HD graphics and Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. So when I searched for a fix I found that a common suggestion is to edit the GRUB file ...
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Which is more efficient, Gimp or Inkscape? [closed]

Can someone tell me which is more efficient -- Gimp, or Inkscape? I am new to linux.
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Why doesn't my Nvidia driver support 1280*1024?

EDIT: I think the problem is in the NVIDIA x server, that doesn't support an RGB screen from 1990. The screen was the best of them all when it was released. This a strange thing! In windows the ...
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Video freezes every few seconds

I have problems playing videos on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine. The video FREEZES every 20-25 seconds, while I could still hear the audio. I use Totem Movie Player (GStreamer) & have nVidia on-board ...
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I'm using Pencil Evolus 1.2 gtk and I can't see the grid [closed]

Screenshot: Why is the grid not showing up?
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What Flash button generators are there?

I have a client that wants to have Flash buttons on their website. As much as I hate Flash, I am trying to comply with their request. I have not been able to find a single Flash button generator for ...
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Is it already possible to enable Compiz on an i5 Thinkpad laptop?

Besides a number of other issues, I still cannot enable Compiz or any effects with Maverick on a Thinkpad X201. I understand this laptop is supported by Ubuntu, yet I have found a good number of posts ...
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How to get SRGP working? [closed]

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10, and I'm trying to make SRGP work. SRGP is an old graphics package that accompanies the book "Computer Graphics" by Foley, van Dam, et al. I have installed ...
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Keyboard freezes when xorg crashes [closed]

Situation is like that. Many times has happened that Xorg freezes and with it also keyboard. Quite some times because of some Compiz effects or Flash (fullscreen switch). Keyboard becomes totaly ...
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failed to get i915 symbols, graphics turbo disabled error on boot

Whenever I boot my laptop, I see this message and it makes the boot process very slow as my screen stays black for a long time before this message appears. It shows just for a split second but today ...
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No GUI boot; startx error, I suspect no filesystem corruption

Till yesterday, my Ubuntu 9.10 was working fine. I had watched a movie using vlc. I had also charged my ipod using the laptop. Today, when I started it, I automatically booted into command line. ...
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How to research graphics cards

How would you go about choosing which graphics card to purchase. In the past I've run into situations with graphics cards whose drivers weren't that solid in Linux.
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graphics problem and no volume control icon after installation

After my installation, I saw a message saying 22 files were broken. Then a window appeared, and I selected the broken files and removed them. Since then, I haven't had a volume control icon on my ...
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Solutions for cheaply replacing poorly-supported onboard ATI card with discreet graphics on desktop machine?

I have put Ubuntu on my mum's desktop computer. Unfortunately, the open source radeon driver does not work well with the onboard ATI graphics, and ATI's proprietary driver no longer supports the ...
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Problems with the colors on my screen. How can I check if it's a hardware problem?

On my EEE PC netbook some colors are not displayed properly. Specifically, dark gradients such as in the window title do not look very smooth, but rather look like a sequence of a couple of different ...
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ATI graphics, Minecraft, and Compiz?

When I installed Ubuntu on my desktop, everything seemed to "just work" -- I used the proprietary ATI graphics card for my ATI Radeon HD 5870 and everything from Compiz to video to Amagetron Advanced ...
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How well does a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370 graphics card work?

I`m going to buy new laptop with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370 graphic card, and i want to ask could be any problems using ubuntu on my laptop with this card?
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When I full-screen a flash video, it takes over both monitors

If I play a Hulu video in a browser on one monitor and then click the "full-screen" button, the video takes over the whole screen. But a glitchy copy of the video also takes over my second screen. But ...
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Input signal out of range?

Whenever I try to run a 3D app, I get this error, and I can't do anything; I have a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 graphics card.
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Reading Photoshop PSD Files with Layers

(There are a few existing questions on Photoshop alternatives, but none seem to focus on reading PSD files specifically) Say I'm a programmer working with a web designer and would like to implement a ...
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How can I find what video driver is in use on my system?

I know that sometimes I have the option to change my video display driver, and I can access this functionality by using System→Administration→Additional Drivers. But what's the simple way to see what ...
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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Crash on shutdown when using second monitor

I have recently added a second monitor to my setup. Instead of one VGA monitor, I now have one VGA and one DVI monitor hooked up to the computer. The displays work just fine. However, ever since this ...
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Will Ubuntu 11.04 work on my old pc? [duplicate]

It has an old SiS based graphics chip with 64mb memory, there were never 3D drivers for them. Ubuntu 10.10 doesn't even boot on it and my laptop, a Lenovo N200 with intel 9something graphics 128mb so ...
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When will we get Sandy Bridge support?

I'd like to build a machine running Ubuntu and using the new Sandy bridge (i5 2500 specifically) intel cpu's. I heard that 10.10 doesn't have the best support (or simply won't work) with the new cpus ...
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Doesn't boot after installing fglrx for ati 5650

I'm a complete noob here, I recently bought an HP 3161 with an ATI 5650 hd card, when I installed 10.04 LTS everything was working fine until I was prompted to activate proprietary driver fglrx, after ...
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Driver for a ATI Radeon xpress 200m graphics card? [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 10.10. where could i find my graphics card driver for my graphics card ati radeon xpress 200m. Thanks in advance.
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How to start Ubuntu with no working video card?

I have a laptop with broken video card. It has two operating systems installed - Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition. It has GRUB to manage which operating system to boot up. Windows is ...
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Unreadable characters in programs (graphic glitch)

A picture is worth a thousand words... Screenshot (gVim) - Screenshot (LibreOffice) - The Appearance Preferences dialog - Anyone know what causes it and how it can be fixed? If it's ...
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Why doesn't /dev/fb0 exist?

I am attempting to install and use fbgrab, but it requires /dev/fb0 to exist. How can I create this file? My computer specs: Dell Studio 1555, ATI Radeon 4500, proprietary graphics driver
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Garbled display after Ubuntu upgrade to 2.6.32-2* kernel

I was running Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) with no problems. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10 (Lucid Lynx) and cannot use it normally. After I log in, the screen scrambles (a purple/green ...
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How to manage two video cards on a laptop (ATI and Intel)?

I have a laptop with two video cards. One ATI and on integrated Intel. On Windows, I can choose which video card I want to use. For example, I use the Intel card for normal use and for gaming, I ...
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Screen resolution higher than monitor specs

Is there any magical or non-magical way to increase screen resolution for my monitor that officially does 1366 x 768? With my graphics card, I could do 1920, and when I actually do that, the image is ...
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Theme changes after resuming from suspend

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1520 and Ubuntu 10.10. I've read a lot of questions about graphics problems after resuming from suspend, but most of them are much more serious than mine. I can boot, login ...
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How can I determine which GPU card is running at PCI Express 2.0 x16 & which is using x8?

Is there a way to determine the speed of the PCI Express connection to a specific card? I have three cards plugged in: two Nvidia GTX 480's (one at x16 & and one at x8) one Nvidia GTX 460 ...
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How can I speed up the graphic display on an HP Mini 110 series?

I have an HP Mini 110 series, and I see that anything that involves grahics or window management is getting very slow. I have the usual 1GB of RAM and the Atom N450 processor. Is there any special ...
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Screen is rotated. How to adjust it?

When I installed the ubuntu 10.04 amd 64bit, the screen is shifted to left and cannot be fully showed on the monitor. I cannot even seclect the list on the top pannel. How should I adjust it?
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Ubuntu 10.10 not normal boot screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Boot screen in low graphics/text mode Hi everyone, I have installed the latest ATI Drivers from AMD's website and everything's working fine. It's just that with these ...
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Video Bug after a fresh installation [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 (I'm brand new to Ubuntu) on my laptop. I seem to have a video bug that I don't know how to deal with. When the log-in screen comes up, the boxes are way off in the ...
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Best Graphics Card For Ubuntu [closed]

I am trying to find a useable graphics card which has support for compiz and the unity interface.
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No sound after installing a new Graphics Card

I've just upgraded my graphics card to an Asus Geforce 210 and now my system has no sound. I've ran Update Manager and the Additional Drivers utility which installed the latest Nvida driver. The ...
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Generate powerpoint slides automatically

I'm often faced with the tedious task of generating a PowerPoint from a collection of pictures. Each picture is to be placed with in its own slide, centered and enlarged so that it fills the screen. ...
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No kernel modesetting detected, can only boot Xorg in fail safe graphics mode with intel video card?

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 and while I can launch it in fail safe graphics mode, I only get a text console when I try to launch it normally. Apparently there is a problem with my drivers or ...
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Which graphics driver alternatives do I have for Intel HD Graphics?

Having an Arrandale-based notebook with an on-die Intel GPU, which graphics drivers can and should I use?
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How do I get window title bars to stop glitching? [closed]

Ever since the upgrade to Maverick, I've noticed that window title bars (or at least the names listed in them) take forever to refresh. I sometimes see them cut in half horizontally. Also, the ...
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Better drivers for SiS 650/740 integrated video?

I installed Xubuntu 10.10 on an old box today and the graphical performance is horrid. According to lspci, the video card is this: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] ...