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 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] ...
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enable/install ATI x1250

I want to install my ATI x1250 on my ubuntu 10.10, i am running it on a HP 6515b. But when i run aticonfig it says adapter missing, even when i try to edit 3d settings, it says no mardware detected. ...
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How to remove flickering green lines on screen?

I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 on my HP Pavilion dv4-1430us Notebook. For some time now, I've been getting these thin green flickering lines at the bottom of my screen. And I've no clue as to what's ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10

I have installed 10.04 in june 2010 and last time while updating I messed up with my graphics driver. I am not able to apply the extra visual effects and also yet I am unable to find out driver for ...
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How to enable graphics card XFX ATI RADEON HD 4350

I need to enable the 3D effects in the graphics card under Ubuntu 10.10 OS
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Why is it so easy to install graphic card drivers and such a pain to install printer drivers?

It's easy to install nVidia or ATI drivers for graphic cards, just wait that Ubuntu detect it and propose you to install a proprietary driver. I've just change my old nVidia card with a new ATI with ...
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Compiling and installing Intel graphics card drivers

I have a laptop which has an Intel core 2 duo processor with in-built graphics card. I have some issues with the video drivers. I want to know from where I can get latest sources code for the drivers, ...
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System --> Preferences --> Visual Effects boots to None

When I boot--in System --> Preferences --> Visual Effects it always boots to None. I change it to Extra or custome but it wont stay there it reterns back to None @ next boot time. Also after I set it ...
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adjust resolution on Ubuntu Server 10.04?

Installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on an old laptop and I noticed that the system is trying to show the CLI below my screen. This means that if I run a script or a program with a bunch of output, once it ...
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“No required driver detected for unity” on Apple iBook G4

I know this question exactly looks like “No required driver detected for unity” on Dell Mini 1010, but like the title states, I'm not using a Dell Mini 10, but an Apple iBook G4. From what I ...
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Image map in montage

I want to make thumbnails in an montage hyperlinked (image map). Is it possible to do it with image magic. For example when a montage is generated, the hyperlinks get embeded from a text file ...
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Weird color problem with movie players

Both the built-in Gnome movie player and vlc both have strange color distortions : human skin color changes to blue; if it was pink it changes to green ; if it was yellow it changes to pink. The weird ...
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How to find out what Graphics Card is present in your system?

Is it possible to find the exact configuration and model of your systems graphics card in Ubuntu 10.10?
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High resolution and Java Apps [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 with an Ati Radeon X1300 pro, resolution 1600x1050. The problem is about slow speed when I use java apps. For instance, NetBeans is unusable cause of lack of speed. With ...
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Best graphics card to use with 10.10 [closed]

I am a gamer running on Ubuntu 10.10 with a G92 [GeForce 9800 GTX+] graphics card using the binary drivers. It runs alright, but even on simple games like teeworlds and minecraft I find they can max ...
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xorg.conf for Ati Radeon X1300 and Ubuntu 9.10

Does anyone has a "good" xorg.conf example for the Radeon X1300 on Ubuntu 9.10 ? Mine works a little slow... Thanks
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Keep getting kicked back to login screen after Xorg -configure

Im using ubuntu 9.10 I have the following mobo in the computer: http://www.netonnet.se/art/dator/datorkomponenter/moderkort/intel-775/ASUS-P5KPL-AMSE/127329.4026/ (ASUS P5KPL-AM SE) The mobo uses a ...
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What specs would a tablet need to run painting apps (mypaint, etc.) well?

I want to pick up a tablet or touch-enabled laptop to use for drawing and painting with a stylus. But I'm not sure whether one of the convertible netbooks from Asus and others would have the guts to ...
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What is an alternative to PowerDesigner or IBM Rational Rose?

I need a powerful development manager like Sybase Power Designer or IBM Rational Rose that support use-case, sequence diagram, data flow diagram and ... Can somebody suggest a good alternative?
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How do I set up an OpenGL programming environment?

I want to setup openGL programming environment on ubuntu. What packages or tools I should install and what is the best way of getting into openGL as a newbie.
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Blank screen at Ubuntu login

I am running a 64 Bit Ubuntu, AMD quadcore, with 4gb of RAM and a Nvidia gtx260 graphics card. The issue is as follows: Once Ubuntu has booted and I get to the login screen, my screen goes black and ...
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How do I fix “Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? First off, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on a 30gb partition, the rest of my hdd is for a vista partition. The ...
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Should I enable the ATI Proprietary Driver?

Have the ATI Drivers improved any? Are they any better than the default open source driver? Are they worth enabling?
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How do I fix an internal laptop monitor showing up as unknown connection?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu and trying it out but installing 10.10 via Wubi on to my old Samsung V25 laptop. For the larger part, the system seems to be working fine, apart from one key point, its ...
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Command to check graphics device and graphics driver

Is there a utility or terminal command to tell you what graphics device and driver you are using?
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Problems with graphics of Sony Vaio Z

I have problem with my Sony Vaio Z VPCZ1. It has physical selector of GPUs which Linux kernel does not detect. So after GRUB I see black display (I tried different distributions of Ubuntu and other ...
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Problems with Blender3D and ATI graphics [closed]

I recently upgraded to 10.04, then to an ATI graphics card (I used the internal graphics port before) and now noticed that blender is behaving very strange. Menus don't work or very slowly, fragments ...
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How can I run a fake X server & link it to a specific GPU?

On this page the final post mentions Xvfb as a way to run a fake Xserver. Is it possible to tie this directly to a specific card as if a display was attached?? Specifically, I'd like to overclock my ...
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How can I overclock a graphics card from within Ubuntu?

I would like to boost the Core frequency, shader clock, and memory clock on an eVGA GTX 480 I have in my development box running 10.04. Is it possible to overclock a recent graphics card from within ...
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Will running dual monitors have any significant impact on system speed?

Will setting up dual monitors on a decent-but-not-too-powerful machine significantly slow down my system? For specifics to my system, this is a 2GHz Intel Dual-core laptop with 4GB RAM and a decent ...
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Windowed SDL apps are all flickering with a SiS graphics card

So when I'm using an SDL app like Wormux, the screen flickers like the app was in fullscreen to the actual desktop with the SDL window. This doesn't occur on my other PCs, which use Intel Extreme 845G ...
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Open source graphics card options?

What graphics cards work best with open source drivers? Drivers must be open source Needs to support 2 or more monitors Compiz is desirable, but not required I don't care about games Is there ...
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Upgrade to Maverick broke the display resolution - Dell Studio

My system used to display the Full HD resolution - the native, very well on the Karmic. I upgraded my system to Maverick and the maximum 16:9 resolution X server supports is 1280x720. As far as I ...
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Old video card problem

I have an old Toshiba Laptop with a very old graphic card "Trydent CyberAladdin P4 v6.x" After installing of Ubuntu 10.04, my screen resolution is 800x600 and this is a maximum size? I can not find a ...
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Monitor won't display at native resolution.

Whenever i connect my monitor to my laptop, it won't display the video at the native resolution in Ubuntu, but my monitor works fine and does both in Windows 7! In Ubuntu it just gives me stripes and ...
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How to get GPU info?

I'm looking for a command that would give me the same info as cat /proc/cpuinfo Except for the GPU (type of the chip and memory, frequency)
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ATI drivers: delay when unminimizing

I installed the proprietary ATI/AMD FGLRX graphics driver through "jockey-gtk" to get rid of my computer's over heating problems. While my computer no longer overheats, I am stuck with a new problem: ...
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Once I attach a second display, when I then start my laptop without it, mouse cursor is invisible (but works). How to fix?

Once I use an external CRT display (explicitly disabling it before shutting down does not help) with my laptop, then when I next start my laptop without any external display attached, mouse cursor is ...
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Why does the XFORCEVESA command throw me onto the command line?

Hey all. I've suffered a major problem with my laptop over the last release or so; which is solved by appending xforcevesa to the boot options. However, in 10.10, instead of putting me onto low ...
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I managed to break my ATI drivers, what should I do?

Somehow, I managed to break my ATI drivers by trying to install a new driver from AMD's website. I tried uninstalling (amdcccle,fglrx and pretty much everything that seemed related to ATI in Synaptic) ...
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Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I have a new install of ubuntu. Upon first installing the nvidia drivers are not active and I get the correct screen resolution. 1680x1050 Then I install the nvidia drivers and the best resolution I ...
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How do I enable visual effects when running Ubuntu as a Guest machine in VirtualBox? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 64bit guest with Windows 7 64-bit host. I do have 3D Acceleration enabled in Virtualbox settings. Every time I enable visual effects in Ubuntu the Virtualbox GUI crashes. What do ...
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System76 using ATI cards in their laptops — good or bad?

I've purchased several System76 desktops and have been pleased with them. They can only be configured with nVidia cards. That's why I was surprised to see that their Pangolin Performance laptop can ...
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Netbook Remix goes to low graphics mode after booting up from hibernate [closed]

I am using an Asus 1005P netbook. What happens is when I wake up the machine from hibernate state, a while later x crashes and goes to low graphics mode. I stumbled on solutions in ubuntuforums but ...
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How to get more people involved in improving X.org for Ubuntu? [closed]

In Ubuntu, X is one of the more critical pieces in the stack. As such, we get a TON of questions and bug reports about it, probably about 100 times as many as we have manpower to handle. Canonical ...