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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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 ...
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OpenSource ATI driver - Fan running at full speed all the time

I know this is a common problem and have read other topics but couldn't resolve. Anyways yesterday I found a solution - I have 2 graphic cards (hybrid) and they were both on. So I turned one off and ...
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Will Ubuntu be releasing an update for Cedar Trail Processors?

There is a file available on the Intel web site with the file name "cdv-gfx-drivers-1.0.1_bee.tar.bz2" and a date of July 6, 2012. It can be found by searching the Intel Download Center for the ...
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Graphic card Radeon HD 5450 or GeForce GT 210 with open source driver and HDMI

I want to buy a new graphic card. I want to use the card with an open source driver (Radeon / Nouveau), but I need HDMI output. Which is the better choice, Radeon HD 5450 or GeForce GT 210?
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How do I remove ATI video drivers? [duplicate]

I have a Radeon HD4850 video card and two monitors. When I try to activate the drivers from the "Additional Drivers" app, it either fails or it will not let me use two monitors. I downloaded the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 refuses to work with GTX 550 Ti

Ubuntu installation would not work with my GTX 550 ti, so I pulled it out and installed ubuntu just fine using my motherboards onboard graphics. But now I dont know how to get ubuntu to work with my ...
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Lenovo G550 - Intel GMA4500 slowness on 12.04

My machine is Lenovo G550 with Intel GMA4500 and clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 Every new version of Ubuntu and maby sometimes when I have time I came to Ubuntu and give it a try. But every time I ...
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How to compare performance between desktop graphics card and laptop graphics card? [closed]

For example, I know GT640 is better than GT640M. 1.Is GT630 better then GT640M? 2.Is GT620 better then GT640M? 3.Is GT610 better then GT640M? How to check for their performance if I don't have any ...
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How to get rid of buggy IntelliJ IDEA dialog that won't go away?

This is a bug I run into every couple of days, with IntelliJ IDEA's "Go to Class..." (or "Go to File...") dialog. Usually it closes normally (when a class is selected or Esc pressed), but sometimes ...
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How come ASUS sells Ubuntu installed 1225Cs, when we dont have drivers for gma3600?

I recently purchased a ASUS 1225C cedar trail netbook. It didn't come preinstalled with Ubuntu like it comes in some markets. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. While Ubuntu works just fine, I am ...
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Virtualization solution with decent graphical capabilities?

I've been using VirtualBox for a really, really long time and enjoyed it but now I need to run Unity3D (dev tool, not the ubuntu shell) and this seemingly simple task turned out to be too much for ...
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How can I disable one Graphics card/GPU on my system? (Interchangeable graphics involved)

The problem I have is this: I have a DELL laptop with 2 GPUs, an Intel integrated and high performance of AMD Radeon HD a 6470m, but Ubuntu does not detect it. However, the two are active at the same ...
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How to define multiple xorg screens using the same device?

I have a video-adapter(Dell MMH11) that is connected to the display-port of my graphics card. The adapter identifies itself to the graphics card as a 3840x1200 display. The adapter has two monitors ...
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I have tearing on lubuntu 12.04 32bit (on flash videos things are very bad) , on ubuntu 12.04 i dont have tearing

I have tearing on Lubuntu 12.04 32-bit (on Flash videos things are very bad). On Ubuntu 12.04 I don't have tearing. When I use compiz there is no tearing but my machine is low-end and has a slow ...
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Trouble Installing NVIDIA GTX 560 SE [duplicate]

The latest Nvidia drivers claim support for this card, but when I try to install them, my computer won't boot. The card shows up in lspci as: VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation ...
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“fatal error, no screen found” when installing 12.04 with live USB

I have downloaded 12.04 and made a bootable USB flash drive. Then I installed this version on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1510). Unfortunately my laptop does not run with Ubuntu. Actually just after the ...
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Black screen on boot and have to manually change the brightness

Issue:- Black Screen after boot-up Ubuntu Version:- 12.04, 64 bit Graphic Drivers Installation method:- Manually purged the old drivers and installed the new drivers provided by amd. Tried methods:...
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Why are most laptop wireless and dedicated graphics drivers are proprietary?

Why are most laptop wireless or dedicated graphics drivers proprietary? I have searched the Internet for this but I have found no answers.
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Ubuntu 12.04 - default Radeon driver does not work at all

I've recently upgraded to 12.04 LTS and I have an ATI Radeon HD5670. I've heard that the open source 'Radeon' driver is used by default. However, it wasn't showing anything for me. What I did was I ...
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Why isn't Ubuntu using the open-source AMD/ATI drivers?

I've recently installed Ubuntu-x open source drivers for my ATI card on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I did it with the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Freezes Randomly

I've been having slowdowns/freezes in Ubuntu only after upgrading to 12.04 LTS. I'm using an AMD Athlon II X2, 3GB Ram and an ATI Radeon HD5670. My PC freezes randomly and I suspect that it's really ...
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Graphics quality degrades when logging in

This is weird. When I'm on the login screen the graphics quality is very good, then background is smooth. But after logging in the graphics turns bad that I can see the layer change of colors. What ...
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Very Slow Framerates in Phoronix Tests

I am trying to setup my 3D graphics card. $ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV770 [Radeon HD 4850] [1002:9442] According to the ...
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USB Boot graphics corrupted on Macbook. UEFI mode?

I'm trying to run 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 off my USB stick on my Macbook Pro. USB stick is fine AFAIK, but when it boots I get corrupt graphics after the boot menu, so can only see random blocks of colour....
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3+ monitors, nvidia + intel graphics

I have seen lots of different posts on this issue, but I cannot figure out what to do. I hope we can collect the available information in one place, so that they can be useful for others. Is it ...
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changing ownership of usr, resulting on graphics and sudo not working anymore

I made a massive mistake by recursively changing the user of every file under /usr . I can't boot my laptop by any normal means following this mistake, and I'm looking for a way to revert the effects ...
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Image Editors with Layering Capability

I am a keen photographer and have tried many FOSS image editors, finally settling on DigiKam/Showfoto with Kipi plugins. I occasionally use Dark table also as I think it is a promising project. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot because of graphics problem

While booting my Ubuntu 12.04 I got an error telling my that my graphics is not identified and I have to identify it manually by modifying some configurations. And then it allows me the choose from ...
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Blank screen at login. Intel intergrated graphics, ubuntu 12.04

Whenever I boot ubuntu 12.04 from grub, it takes me to the login screen but the screen is completely blank (no backlight at all). I'm running a 64-bit Compaq Presario CQ45 with Intel Intergrated ...
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Distorted graphics problem

My laptop is Asus N53S. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Installed bumblebee to use nvidia optimus (Nvidia Geforce GT540M) - animations, performance in games are excellent. But sometimes when I'm working ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Nvida 550ti drivers

I can't seem to locate any working drivers for the 550ti. I have downloaded the file from nvidias site and run it, but it just doesn't seem to help. I am still unable to increase the resolution, ...
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How to install an ati hd 4200 driver and make it work good?

I keep wanting to use Ubuntu 12.04 because it looks nice, but it sucks at running my graphics card, under Windows 7 it works fine but under Ubuntu my windows move laggy. I've tried the compiz fix by ...
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Low Graphics Mode- NVIDIA. No way to desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? Ive been looking around here and seen many variations of this error but none that have helped me. Starting up ...
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List of supported graphics cards for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64bit on an Intel i7-3700 system, and I've just found out the hard way that my intel HD 4000 integrated graphics is not supported on the OS. Because of this, my dual ...
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Can I disable the mouse for LightDM?

LightDM is having major problems with the xserver and generic graphics driver on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for me, and I really don't like the look and feel of GDM or LXDM, so I just want to disable the mouse ...
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Can't detect my graphics card (Nvidia GT 620M) on Xubuntu 11.10 & 12.04

The title pretty much sums it up. I recently purchased a new laptop with a Nvidia GT 620M, in order to use CUDA. I also have an Intel integrated graphics card. I first proceeded to install the ...
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Different backgrounds on 3 monitor set-up

I currently have a 3 monitor set-up using an AMD HD6870 card. All monitors are 1920 x 1080 and in a 16:9 configuration. However 2 are orientated as landscape whilst one is in portrait. The way I ...