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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Ubuntu 11.10 monitor suspend glitch help?

my monitor gets extremely glitchy after waking it from suspending it is there any fix to this problem? here is a picture of the issue this is right after i wake it from it being suspended.
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Switchable Graphics switching from Graphic Card to another

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and a switchable graphics Intel/ATI After many and many troubles with proprietary drivers, I last uninstalled them to install the opensource alternative. But now my question is: ...
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Ubuntu or Debian package for creating book covers?

I need to create a book cover, and would like to know what are the possible ways to do that using Ubuntu or Debian packages -- but I'm not an expert in graphic design. So far I know of: LaTeX: it ...
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No desktop showing Dell Latitude D531

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell D531 Laptop instead of Windows 7. The install finished and I rebooted the laptop. To install Ubuntu 11.10, I used a cd. When logged in, the screen shows the ...
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Can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges

For some reason I can't open Catalyst with administrative privaleges on Xubuntu 11.10. The regular Catalyst Control Center works fine, but it doesn't allow me to make necessary changes to my multiple ...
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Is switching to Raster graphic system speeding up KDE4?

While searching for methods to optimize my KDE4 installation on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS , someone suggests the raster graphics system instead of the default. Change the default paramter in startkde4 script ...
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My graphics card is not working, everything is really huge

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:1040] (rev a1) thats what i get when I do lspci -nn | grep VGA I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 , I'm getting really annoyed ...
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Blank screen after ATI video card installation on Ubuntu 11.10 amd64

I am new to Linux, and don't have much knowledge on the OS and its technical terms. I brought a new ATI/AMD Radeon video card, and installed on the new Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 system (this is my first ...
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Help with 1080p on tv via laptop

UPDATE 1: According to this and this, 1920x1080 should be possible: ORIGINAL QUESTION: According to lshw my laptop has: VGA compatible controller product: 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device ...
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How do I adjust the screen contrast?

I am using an Acer Aspire 3680 with Intel GMA 950 video running Ubuntu 12 and I cannot find the setting to adjust the screen contrast setting. Too many colors and grays are washed out on the current ...
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Graphics lag on Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Nvidia 9400 GT on Admin user [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Kernel 3.0.0-14-generic Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz 2 GB Kingston DDR3 NVidia 9400 GT, driver 280.13 My admin account has a graphics problem. It glitches and fractures. But the ...
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How do I get the Radeon HD 6650M in my Lenovo G770 laptop working?

As stated in the topic, I have the following problem: there're two VGAs in my Lenovo G770 laptop with Ubuntu 11.04, namely Intel Mobile HD and AMD Radeon HD 6650M. And if integrated videocard is ...
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How to make multiple monitors show same screen but with different resolutions [closed]

Is it possible to have 2 or more monitors show the same screen, for example the same desktop but with different resolutions. Like the clone option in Nvidia or the mirror option using the Display ...
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At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia?

I've been using nVidia cards in Ubuntu boxes for years. The closed source drivers have been great and I've even found my way around the nvidia-settings program when I've needed to. I'm now in the ...
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What should I do before changing graphics card?

I'm thinking about buying a new graphic card. What should I do before removing the old one, other than removing proprietary drivers?
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I cannot activate my ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver (post-release updates)

I have recently have upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I have not been able to activate by ATI Radeon Mobility HD5400 driver. I have been able to activate the ATI/AMD propreitary FGLRX graphics driver ...
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Help with Graphics Card - GeForce 9500

Bad quality video on Internet! I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my machine that is an AMD Athlon x2 5000+ 4 gb ddr3 GeForce 9500 GT/PCI/SSE2 When I play some video on Internet, like you-tube, in 480 ...
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When I try to boot from live cd I get a blank screen HELP!

I've created a bootable USB and tried a Live CD. Both times when I boot from them I can hear the Ubuntu drums but have only a blank screen. I have an Asus with quad core A6 processor and Radeon HD ...
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Intel HD 3000 (Sandy Bridge) 3d games problem

I can't play any 3d games on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit because of texture gliches, desktop looks ok but games terrible with Intel HD 3000. Any solution for this? The laptop is HP 4530s. exaple Minecraft ...
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Cannot install ATI proprietary driver

When I try gladoscc@comp001:~$ sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle (The additional drivers doesn't work, gives me errors) I get: update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/pxpress/ld.so.conf ...
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Black screen after installation [closed]

I have an Acer laptop with a Intel GMA4500MHD graphic card, after the installation of Ubuntu from an alternate install cd I get only a black screen after the grub selection pages. I tried something ...
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GNOME Shell in 11.10 - corrrupted panel and fonts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ati incompatible with Gnome-shell? I recently installed GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 11.10.. But top panel and fonts are look like corrupted..? Can you help me please..? ...
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How do I reinstall graphics drivers after swapping my nVidia for an ATI?

A highly foolish thing to do, i know, but now the poor old pc is stuck bios & grub start ok booting into recovery mode is possible, can get a root shell botting normal mode gets as far as the ...
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I think my graphic card is not being recognized properly

I own an Acer aspire 4736z and I had some problems right after installing Ubuntu. Had to put the patch for the graphic card, like to make it run as it's a basic graphic card. Now I notice it's very ...
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How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info?

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad y510. System info says Graphics: unknown. Driver: unknown, Experience: Standard. What should I do to use all my ...
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What graphic cards support OpenGL ES 2.0?

I read this post yesterday on Google+ that talked about the increased smoothness of animations due to the adaption of OpenGL ES 2.0 in the version of Compiz in Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 1. I was curious if ...
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Getting drivers to work for intel gma 950

I recently switched over my netbook to Ubuntu 11.10 and I'm having issues with detecting the graphics chipset. The closest I've come to finding a solution that does not require messing with git ...
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How do I get an Nvidia Geforce 310M working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I have NVIDIA GeForce 310M (Hybrid) Graphics in my Samsung QX 410s02 laptop. I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Before installing ...
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Performance issues with Radeon HD 5450

I have a Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. Running Ubuntu 10.04. When I install the proprietary graphics drivers I get good video rendering (YouTube) and appropriate screen resolution. But when I open a ...
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Compatibility with the MSI K7n2g motherboard?

I have a MSI 6570g (k7n2g) mainboard and just downloaded Ubuntu 11.10. It booted from the CD, when through the progress bar but at the end the display just showed colored stripes. The system works ...
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libpython2.6 removed and now I have problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removed python from my install, how do I get it back? I am new in ubuntu and generally in linux. I didn't, I think, a great mistake yesterday and I would like your help. ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 not starting in Graphical mode?

I am in deep trouble. I am using Ubuntu 11.10 in dual boot mode with XP. Originally my touch pad was not working, (sometimes). To fix that, I installed something. After reboot my Ubuntu is not ...
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GNOME Shell crashing with 'purple haze' effect [closed]

I've just got GNOME with 11.10 up and running with my netbook, and liked it so much I thought I'd get my parents' old machine sorted with Ubuntu too. Unity works fine but when I try to switch to GNOME ...
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Activate PDF/X-3 support in Scribus

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with Scribus 1.4.0.rc3 and created a photo book that I would like to get printed now. From what I understand I should be using PDF/X-3 as compatibility level for the pdf ...
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AMD 6870 Twin Frozr II video adapter issues

Hardware: AMD 6870 Twin Frozr II (1GB), ASUS 990 chipset Software: Ubuntu 11.10 Built a new PC from scratch, loaded it with Ubuntu 11.10. It's displaying, but with poor resolution, unable to change, ...
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Problem installing libva (VAAPI), vainfo fails

I'm following a wiki on how to make VLC use the GPU in the Core i3 integrated graphics chipset, but I'm stuck at one of the first steps, installing VAAPI. I installed libva1 and vainfo by using "sudo ...
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nvidia-current as default graphic driver

I'm just recently used Ubuntu 11.10 for a change. I've install it on a Dual-boot with Windows 7 - but eventually going to remove Windows. I'm using a Asus K42Jc having an NVidia GeForce 310M chip. ...
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How do I get TV out working on an ATI X800 GTO²?

Is there any way to make my graphics card (ATI x800) work with tvout? I know there are no proprietary drivers for this card only the opensource ones. It uses this cable for video out: ...
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Backlight screen flickering on a Sony Vaio VPCYB15AL

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10, and everything went just now when the computer got into suspension, when it got back the screen started flickering, specially on the dashboard, it trends to disappear ...
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How do I get nvidia drivers working on an Ideapad z570?

I have a Lenovo z570 i3, Ive installed the packages available for nvidia and my graphics card is still not recognised? It displays the following error upon trying to configure it You do not ...
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How do I install the NVIDIA driver for a GeForce 6200?

I have been recently trying to find a solution for this on the web but did not find something useful or accurate for Ubuntu 11.10. I also consulted the NVIDIA help, but things there did not work for ...
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Computer won't start after install of Ubuntu [closed]

I installed Ubuntu and now i get black screen with a blinking line when I start my computer. How do I fix this?
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Screen resolution is low in tty with fglrx?

My screen resolution is 1600x900p normally. Without specific graphic drivers it 900p in GRUB and ttys, too. If i install fglrx as driver it is set to 640x480p when i start a tty, and the widescreen ...
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Do open source(or amd's) drivers work well for hd5570 graphics card?

Do open source(or amd's) drivers work well for hd5570? Especially on ubuntu 11.10 I don't have it but i want to buy so if anyone could tell me i would be greatful. Thanks!
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Radeon X1550 problem

I'm new to Ubuntu and tried read some similar Q&A without success. I have an old computer - Athlon 3000 XP, motherboard Gigabyte GA 7N 400 pro2, ATI Radeon X1550, 1.8 GB RAM. Istalled Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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How reinstall the default graphics drivers?

When I installed ubuntu 11.10, 64 bits I didn't have to install any kind of graphics drivers and all 3d efects were working fine. Now, it seems to be that graphics drivers are uninstalled. I can't use ...
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How to enable 3D acceleration under VMware workstation 8?

I saw there are similar questions, but I don't think they answer exactly my questions. Did anyone managed to get 3D acceleration work under VMWare workstation 8? I have VMware 8.01 installed on ...
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ATI Driver version 11.11 and Gnome-shell

I just installed the latest ATI graphic drivers version 11.11, by first removing the old ATI drivers from jocky. The installation went smooth and afterwords i ran the commando sudo aticonfig --initial ...
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Can't get whole picture on the screen of a new monitor

I have a 24inch, VM2453mh-LED, Viewsonic monitor using a Radeon 6570HD video card. Both are new. Viewsonic says the optimum size is 1920x1080. At this size the picture is beautiful, but it overlaps ...
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Unity 3D does not work on Dell system with a AMD Radeon HD 6470M

I am running 64 bit Ubuntu on Dell with 1GB graphic card. I login with "Ubuntu" hoping to see Unity 3d but it doesn't. Unity 2D runs instead. when I type in echo "$DESKTOP_SESSION" it confirms ...