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 to install NVIDIA GeForce 610M on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

root@wruslanAC-bismillah-rtai:~/Downloads/Linux-Drivers-ACER-4752G/xf86-video-intel-2.14.0# uname -a Linux wruslanAC-bismillah-rtai 2.6.32-122-rtai #rtai SMP Tue Jul 27 12:44:07 CDT 2010 i686 ...
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Ive given up on nvidia in ubuntu 64bit 12.04 what is a stable graphics card? [closed]

I can't handle any more crashes. I have tried many different fixes to the NVIDIA driver problem but none of them work. This goes to show you that open video drivers are paramount to Linux. I cant ...
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ATI graphics card installations issues- no monitor, no frontend

Summary: I am trying to install the Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. When I do, regardless of what drivers are installed/uninstalled I get a blinking monitor- not a black screen or a splash screen, but ...
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Unity 3D not working

The first time I installed Ubuntu 11.04, it said that my computer can't run Unity 3D. Now I upgraded my computer a little bit, and I want to try to enable Unity 3D again, but I don't know how. I'm ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on my computer. Black and white static appear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10 I've been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer for some time now. It works on my laptop, but won't install on my desktop. ...
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Gateway ZA8 Netbook graphics Issue

The graphics keep tearing and are barely usable anytime I try to use my Netbook. And I did a full install with Ubuntu so I'm pretty much stuck. These are the specs of the Netbook: Processor AMD ...
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Graphics Problems in Ubuntu 12.04 - Newbie [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I am new to Ubuntu so please go easy! I managed to installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Vista after a little ...
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Need graphics configuration for 12.04

I am trying to get the graphic interface running for a new 12.04 install on an embedded PC. There is no separate graphic card but the onboard graphic chip is an SM722. Is there a driver in ubuntu for ...
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Is there any need to install amd graphics drivers if I am running Ubuntu Server?

I run Ubuntu server (12.04, 64-bit). Is there any need to install AMD drivers for my GPU? I do not intend to use any graphical environment, but I am wondering about power consumption. PS: This ...
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Nvidia Card not detected — clean install — Have tried many solutions

I have a Dell L501x with a clean install (now clean, anyway) of 12.04. My issue is that I do not have anything in the additional/restricted driver dialog. I have an Optimus Nvidia 425m I believe with ...
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Intel I945GMS driver for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install drivers for an Intel HD Graphics? I can't find the proprietary driver of Intel I945GMS for Ubuntu 12.04! Does it exist for Intel i945gms notebook ...
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After upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 I'm getting minimal graphics problem

I've updated 10.04 to 12.04 recently using do release command but now it says minimal graphics problem. Internet is not working due to which I can't download from Internet. How to update graphics ...
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Nvidia drivers not working on Toshiba AC100

I had ubuntu 11.10 working well on this netbook, but I decided to upgrade to the latest release. I followed official ubuntu wiki tutorial and managed to install the system correctly. What bugs me, is ...
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Graphics cards that work well with Ubuntu?

I've recently embarked on a PC building project, I've got some of the components sorted out (well, the CPU!) and I'm trying to look for a graphics card to buy. I've been spending the past hour or so ...
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Can't access Ubuntu 12.04 (black screen appears when trying to login) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? This is the first time for me installing Ubuntu and I'm living a nobe's nightmare ever since I ...
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Typing `fglrxinfo` command outputs “Command not found” on 12.04

I have a simple question and I do not know if the answer is around, but I did not find it. My question is "why whenever I type fglrxinfo in the terminal its says command not found and when I was on ...
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Is is possible to render ONLY Compiz with Unity3D using llvmpipe?

Basically, I have very poor 3D performance on everything OpenGL when using Unity3D. GLXGears gives me an average fps of 33FPS on Unity3D, while using Unity2D gives me an average of 58FPS. So, I was ...
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12.04 Server does not honor GRUB_GFXMODE in /etc/default/grub?

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu server not showing the correct graphics on the terminal, similar to the issue here. The text is all garbled after grub. Unfortunately, the solution to that question ...
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How to add display resolution fo an LCD in Ubuntu 12.04? xrandr problem

I am fresh for Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and stuck trying to setup correct resolution for my LCD display. The native resolution for the LCD is 1920x1080 here is the ...
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Screen artifacts, particularly when scrolling through a webpage or document

When scrolling through a webpage or document, I get "artifacts", for lack of a better word. Part of the document will stay in the same spot and I wont be able to read what is under it. Since this is ...
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Cannot access external monitor on fresh install of 12.04 or HP laptop with Nvidia graphics

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on one of my laptops, an HP Pavillion with Nvidia graphics. This was a fresh install replacing 10.10 with the new 12.04. I use an external monitor plugged in via VGA ...
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Can't detect/use external monitor on HP Pavilion DV5

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a HP Pavilion DV5 laptop that was previously with Ubuntu 11.04. The installation was not an upgrade, was a fresh install to clean up the hard-drive with an ...
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How can I get out of low graphics mode on 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I cannot boot my laptop with 12.04 (or any older version) cos I keep getting the error message of "low ...
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Unable to log into Unity 3D session on Ubuntu 12.04 with NVidia graphics card

There has been lots of questions here on how to get Unity 3D working with NVidia graphics cards - I've read many of them, but I've still not been able to figure out a solution to my problem. My setup ...
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How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?

I've got troubles getting the i915 drivers to work correctly on my laptop (HP Pavilion DM4 2101ea). Specifically, the laptop screen goes black and stays black after the splash graphic when booting ...
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Screen display won't turn on

I installed Ubuntu with wubi, using 30GB of space on my third hard drive on my desktop. When I restarted my computer, I was shown the Windows Boot Manager. When I chose Ubuntu it made some noises ...
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Always boots into 2D mode

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and initially choosing normal Ubuntu at login gave me Ubuntu 3D. However, for a few days now, selecting either Ubuntu or Ubuntu 2D gives me 2D: ~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION ubuntu-2d ...
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Ubuntu update, Graphics not detected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I recently updated my Ubuntu operating system with the available updates. Now when I try to turn on my ...
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Extremely low 3D perfomance

I recently bought a Radeon HD 6850 and installed a fresh version of 12.04 on my computer. It has 4GB RAM, a somewhat fast CPU and a suprisingly fast S-ATA HDD. However I noticed that my 3D ...
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Installation is failing

I posted a YouTube video explaining what's wrong. Any help would be awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQgwMwT5n-Q
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I can't install ubuntu. The error is : speech-dispatcher disabled

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits in a new dell xps 13. When I am trying to install appears this message : speech-dispatcher disabled and after that black screen. Thanks in advance for the help ...
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Black Screen after Purple Page when using Integrated Graphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I am fairly new to Ubuntu, but love it already. I recently went into grub and switched back forth ...
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Unity 2d loading instead of Unity 3d at login

My problem is that after choosing Unity 3d at login the Unity 2d loads, Even though my graphics drivers seems to be working fine. Unity 3d is possible to load by following commands: ps aux | grep -i ...
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Will Ubuntu 12.04's proprietary AMD/ATI driver be updated to 12.5, 12.6, etc. once released?

I've decided to install the proprietary AMD/ATI driver in Ubuntu 12.04 repo, but before I do so, I'd like to know: Will Ubuntu 12.04's proprietary AMD/ATI driver be updated to 12.5, 12.6, etc. once ...
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AMD/ATI drivers from website vs. proprietary drivers in Ubuntu 12.04 Repos?

I have 2 questions regarding to different AMD Radeon drivers: What is the difference between the 3? AMD/ATI Driver ( 12.04 Repo ) AMD/ATI Driver, Post release update ( 12.04 Repo ) AMD/ATI Driver ...
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How to switch between GPU's on HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop?

I have two GPUs in my HP DV7 Laptol and I wonder how to switch GPU I'm using at the moment? I have ATI Radeon HD 4200M and ATI Radeon HD 6600M running on my laptop and I want to change from HD 4200M ...
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Error message “Signal out of range 92KHz - 58Hz ” when starting Ubuntu. What is wrong and how can I fix it?

My monitor has an Analogical connection. First I install windows 7, then I install Ubuntu 11.10, when this installation finish I restarted the PC. Any time there I turn on the PC I see the BIOS ...
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Unity 3D Display Lag [closed]

I find that there is quite a lot of lag when using Unity after upgrading to Precise. It seems that when I first start up the computer, everything is fine, but then if I put the computer on standy for ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an HP G62? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I've tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 and 12.04, but I have the same problem on both. I proceed like ...
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Unable to install any version of ubuntu in my laptop

I have MSI -CR400 laptop. Configuration of MSI-CR400 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.2O GHz RAM 4.00 GB VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GEFORCE 8200M – 512MB [256MB VRAM + 256MB (SYSTEM SHARED)] HARD DRIVE: ...
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How Do I Enable Nvidia Drivers in Recovery Mode?

How do I enable nvidia drivers in recovery mode? I've installed 12.04 via text mode with the alternate ISO. It rebooted into the blank purple screen; Ubuntu bongos played. I'm in recovery mode. Apt ...
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Setting nomodeset to fix blank screen on boot breaks browser rendering

I have upgraded my wifes netbook (Novatech X10) from 10.04 to 12.04 and hit the same problem I had with 11.04 and 11.10 with the blank screen on boot. I can fix this by adding the nomodeset option to ...
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12.04 and NVIDIA card problem with NVIDIA Geforce 7025 [closed]

I've installed 12.04 and I have the nvidia card - Geforce 7025/NVIDIA nforce630a. When I install the drivers (295.40), my ubuntu becomes unuseful just like many other user have reported: the Unity/X ...
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How do I install the new beta driver for Nvidia?

How do I install the new beta driver for Nvidia? With Ubuntu before 12.04 I could do this: 1) Downloaded it from the site www.nvidia.com 2) Logout, 3) Move to tty1 (Ctrl + Alt + F1), ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit after-installation help

I installed Ubuntu 12/04 64 bit on my desktop using the Nomodeset on boot screen. After the CD finished installing it asked me to restart, I hit restart button, my CD pops out so I take it out and ...
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Update to Percise seems to have broke everything display wise, my screen is now a mirrored garbled mess that is entirely unreadable. Help?

Update to Percise seems to have broke everything display wise, my screen is now a mirrored garbled mess that is entirely unreadable. Any ideas on how to get it working again? For obvious reasons I ...
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Graphics card is not recognized in System info

My graphics card is not recognized in system info, It is an onboard GMA 965gm (or x3100), but i can still play games which require 3D acceleration. How can i correctly install the drivers? Thank you ...
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Graphics corrupt after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I'm stuck at the moment with an ubuntu that boots into an unusable white screen after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04. I've tried booting into safe X mode but it just throws me back to the safe menu ...
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CUDA support in 12.04

I do not want to switch between cards. Install CUDA card (GT 420 48 cores), and the motherboard disables the ATI video on the desktop computer, so CUDA is the exclusive driver of the display. There ...
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Live CD boot/installation problem, blank screen - 12.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64 from my usb stick. When booting from usb I instantly get a blank screen (with a grey box at the left bottom) I checked the live system with my ...