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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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" appeared....
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Graphical error on moving from 11.10 to 12.04

I was on ubuntu 11.10, I have tried to update the OS to 12.04 (with 12.04.1 version). All has worked, except the fact that when I reboot : I stay blocked on the loading page I can access the consol ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Experience is fallback

The graphics experience is in fallback mode for me. And I checked the settings and it says the graphics driver is Chromium. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual box. I didn't like unity much. So ...
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Absolutely Nothing Apearing in “Additional Drivers”

I just got Ubuntu the other month or so. I'm running the 11.04 version currently and trying to install drivers for a Nvidia graphics card (it's my brother's computer and he currently cannot find the ...
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Low Framerate ATI Radeon HD 5670

When I try fgl_glxgears, I'm getting a framerate of under 60 fps. All the forum posts and askubuntu posts I've read suggest that I should be seeing at least triple digits. When this machine had ...
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Sony Bravia Unsupported Signal After Turning Off Display

Installed 12.04 over a previous hackintosh build a couple days ago and trying to iron out all the kinks. The most frustrating right now is my HDTV output through HDMI to a Sony Bravia KDL-40BX421. ...
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Laptop shuts down upon waking up from suspend

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile v5505 with the following configuration: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5750 2.00GHz Graphics card(integrated): Intel 965GM ...
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Tearing on onboard intel graphics with mythbuntu hd playback

Im having tearing occur at the top 5% of the screen with an intel onboard graphics when playing HD video during motion. I'm using mythbuntu 12.04 with updated kernel and updated intel graphics driver ...
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Screen shifted on an HP LP2065

My graphics performance with ati radeon HD3200 used to be terribly slow with unity (even the 2D performance). Installing the proprietary fglrx driver via the OS interface caused errors and problems. ...
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graphics card not found? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my Intel integrated graphics to be recognized in System Info I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and absolutely love it , but when i go to system details it says ...
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NVIDIA driver error in 12.04 - NVIDIA GT 540M [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server”(screenshot included) I removed all packages associated with NVIDIA from Synaptic Package Manager and ...
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Why does Ubuntu gets stuck on the loading screen?

I've been experiencing many problem lately since I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH with Windows 7 previously installed. Sometimes when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gets stuck at ...
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Monitor flickering while using Nvidia card

I have an Nvidia GeForce GT 500 series card, and cannot install the video driver needed: Additional drivers doesn't find any Downloading and installing the driver from the Nvidia website doesn't ...
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Installation of amd 12.8 drivers failing, Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers? I recently downloaded the latest version of the amd raedon driver 12.8 from this link:- Driver_12.8 for my ...
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fglrx installation without success - gl_conf issue

I followed the steps of this guide. I've installed the drivers without any problems with sudo dpkg -i fglrx*.deb. The next step is Generate a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, but I can't do this due to ...
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Can't install Ubuntu12.04.1 LTS; is the Graphics card responsible for that?

Specs: Intel Core i7 Win7 32-bit nVidia GeForce GTX 560 23 inch monitor I have an Ubuntu DVD. It boots fine, but when I select any of the options (like "Install Ubuntu") I get a blinking cursor which ...
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Blank Screen on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? Can hit Ctrl-Alt-F1 and login but no fixes work. Tried nomodeset and everything else appears to ...
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Open-source driver for AMD Radeon HD 6490M

I have HP ProBook 4530s laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics card. After installing Ubuntu it runs on Intel Sandybridge graphics. The Ubuntu community page says: "By default Ubuntu will use the ...
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ATI Hybrid Graphics Over Heat. Intel GPU not working!

I just followed this guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450) and installed the proprietary ATI drivers on my laptop which have ATI Hybrid Graphics (ATI Radeon HD 6770 M GPU). It ...
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How can I get SLI working with 295.40?

I've been doing a lot of googling these last few hours and I'm not having much luck. Perhaps I don't know exactly what I am looking for. I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS x86_64. Looks ...
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nouveau driver issue when trying to boot ubuntu

i just installed ubuntu, and it says nouveau failed to idle channel 1 and 2. it also says nouveau playlist update failed. i believe this is a video card driver problem. what can i to to resolve this? ...
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How to disable DisplayInfo for Intel i810 when there is no xorg.conf?

I'm testing 12.04 on an office desktop. This machine has an integrated Intel i810. This very machine used to run Ubuntu (or Kubuntu) quite well, until the Natty Narwhal release, when the X server ...
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Missing Graphics Card Driver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Details window showing “unknown” driver for Graphics When I open "details" at dash home, I check what graphic driver my computer is using but it says unknown. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 two graphics cards

I have been struggling to get my two graphics cards to work. One is on the board and one is not. I can change the BIOS on my MSI motherboard to "Internal, PCI, or PCI-E". Internal of course the one ...
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ATI Radeon 4200 has graphics and performance issue; how to rectify?

I have a ATI Radeon 4200 graphics card. When ever I launch runescape the graphics tear and get shifted all over the place. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Upgrade graphics card

I have a Pentium dual core ES 8000 at 3.20 GHz my graphics card is a nvidia GF or GeForce GT 430 with 1 GB of ram What would be the best graphic card to get for my PC so I can run games such as dayz ...
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How to make “xrandr” work with GMA500?

Is it error at driver of graphic chip or Xorg or kernel? I am Asus T91mt with GMA500, Ubuntu 12.04.1. I would like too see only a notice of connection at least. A log of xrandr: $ lspci | ...
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ATI graphics problem

I am using HP Compaq 6735b laptop and it comes with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Graphics card. I have recently installed 12.04 on it. Can someone tell me how will I know if the Graphics card is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 HybridGraphics (ATI and Intel) problem (Acer Aspire 7745g)

I have problem with my graphic cards. By default Intel driver had installed. But i cant' install ATI driver. I want to install both this drivers, or to remove Intel's driver, install ATI's driver. How?...
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DXTn texture support, no “Enable S3TC…” option

I am having the same problem as described here. I'm looking for support for DXTn textures. I ran worldwind in terminal and got the following error message: Aug 22, 2012 5:28:12 PM gov.nasa.worldwind....
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Kubuntu 12.04 looks very bad on IBM T23

I'm using a Linux OS for the first time (Kubuntu 12.04) and I'm absolutely amazed of it. I learned a lot in the past few days, and everything works great on my old machine but the looks of the OS is ...
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Is it possible to use onboard graphics for Ubuntu and dedicated card for Windows?

I'm having lots of problems with my ATI Radeon HD5670 card on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've tried all the possible drivers and they were all giving me frequent freezes and slowdowns which is not at all ...
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Are Discrete Graphic Cards needed to run Unity 3D?

I was using 10.04, upgraded to 12.04 15 days before. My system specifications are: 512 MB Ram ( 2 slots each of 256 MB 184pin DDR DIMM RAM ) i686, AMD Athlon ( 1150 MHZ ), without graphics card. I ...
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What packages/programs should I install to get better graphics and performance on gaming?

So, I want to install some packages/programs to get better graphics and performance while playing a game on Ubuntu 11.10. What packages/programs you guys recommend to me?
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Can't revert to the previous state of graphic experience

This might seem so similar to many other posts regarding Nvidia Optimus Graphic Cards troubles and the pain it inflicts on its Linux users but my question is actually simply how to go back to my last ...
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How to review the current state of open source vs. closed source graphics drivers?

How to know whether it's worth it to replace open source drivers installed by default with proprietary ones. Are there any benchmarks? Major known issues summaries. I don't mean 'at the time of ...
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Nvidia GT218 repository drivers don't work

I upgraded all packages with sudo apt-get upgrade command on my Ubuntu 10.04 box and I have Ubuntu 12.04 3.2.0-29-generic-pae now. I have two monitors and the following GPU: 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Black screen after installation of a command-line version of ubuntu 12.04

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 (command line version) on an old machine (athlon 1,2 GHz, 1GB RAM, [SiS] 65x/M650/740 graphics). When I boot the screen turns black after the BIOS messages. Even grub ...
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How to force Ubuntu 10.04 / 12.04 to install and boot in low graphics mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unsupported Video Chipset - How do I force Low-Graphics mode? Unlike others who are trying to get out of low graphics mode, I want to force Ubuntu into low graphics mode. ...
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Asus P8H77-MLE graphics on ubuntu 10.04

Running Ubuntu 10.04.4 with all the latest updates for the main server. Like to install my on-board motherboard graphics drivers for my asus P8H77-MLE Motherboard. I currently don't have a graphics ...
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How can I set the resolution on a Dell 19 inch monitor to 1368x768?

I am using a Dell 19 inch LCD monitor.Every time I boot, I get output at 1368x768, 60Hz. In my display settings I have set "Laptop" to 1024x768, but my monitor is compatible with 1368x768 (16:9). How ...
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Video quality too bad while playing (any) videos in Intel GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller Ubuntu 12.04

I have searched blogs and forums, installed several drivers, but can't find a solution that can provide equivalent video quality as that of Windows 7. Kindly help. Video quality specially color is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't recognise my 2 monitors

I've got 2 monitors plugged into my nvidia quadro fx1700 graphics card but Ubuntu only recognises my HD monitor (says its a laptop monitor) and ignores the other one. Is there any way I can force it ...
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Unable to use “graphics.h” header file in 12.04

I am new to Ubuntu and I need to write some graphics programs in C which uses the header file graphics.h , but I am not being able to run any of my code without that header file, which is not present ...
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Pointer problem on external monitor

Pointer looks and work fine on laptop but when I connect external monitor it appears there as a shaking, square shape. Videos are not showing either. my laptop hp 2133: Graphic card: VIA ...