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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Install Intel gma 3150 graphics drive [duplicate]

Google Earth requires graphics drivers. The Intel driver provided from the Intel website is not supported by Ubuntu. My card is Intel gma 3150. How do I install drivers for this card in Ubuntu?
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System is running in low-graphics mode: 13.10

Been trying all the different answers out there about this issue and still have nothing working. I ran the updates today, April 5th, and upon rebooting I started getting this error. I'm running on an ...
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Problems with nvidia gt630m drivers

Hello i have used Ubuntu 12.04 for some time now but now i have encountered a really annoying problem that drives me crazy. I first got this problem when i updated my nvidia drivers, version 331 ...
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Launcher and some icons do not appear

This is the first time I use Linux (Ubuntu - 13.10 ) After installation, there is no Launcher bar and some icons, like minimize / maximize and close, are missing in any window. What I've realized is ...
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low-graphics mode after update to 13.10 and reinstaltion of nvidia drivers

I recently updated to 13.10, it broke all my opencv installation (impossible to compile or run previous programs that were ok on 13.04). I've found out that cuda wasn't installed anymore, nor were the ...
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Having internal error on 12.04 with intel video

I get the xserve-xorg-video-intel problem where it says I need to install it but I'm unable to find this anywhere. I do the sudu apt-get install -f but still there is nothing that changes. I have ...
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13.10 Nvidia Drivers

I am having a brutal time getting Ubuntu up and running on a new machine I recently put together. The key hardware is: i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H motherboard 16G Corsair Vengeance RAM @ 1333MHz ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 randomly freezes [closed]

Hello. I use Ubuntu 12.04 with wubi. The problem is that ubuntu randomly freezes when i move the mouse cursor. The system doesent have to restart i just have to press (ctrl+alt+f1) and then ...
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Some noob questions

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I've had some issues which I want to make sure are OK. Whenever I boot I get two lines of text. It's hard to read because it flashes very fast, however it's something ...
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I need to update my opengl drivers to play counter strike source ubuntu 13.10

I get an error glgeterror when I launch counter strike source. Normal counter strike runs fine, this is all through steam. I've done some digging and I need to get newer opengl drivers, My laptop has ...
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12.04 Radeon HD 4200 crap graphics

I am stuck with 1024x768. Display comes up as a laptop. It's a Philips 17" I have no composition, 2D and fuzzy lines going up the screen. I used the software centre to install the ATi X.Org binary ...
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Any way to get an AMD HD4250 Graphics to work in 13.10 with good performance? Mine gets slower until unusable

I have an ASUS M5A88-V EVO motherboard with an integrated AMD/ATI RS880[Radeon HD4250]. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit and it seems to get slower until it is unusable. Especially the graphics ...
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Blackscreen after installing nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I am running into black screen problems after installing nvidia drivers in my notebook. I have a nvidia mobile 540 but everytime I try installing the driver, I boot to a black screen. Only the cursor ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers on ThinkPad w530 [duplicate]

I am on a ThinkPad W530 and have just installed Ubuntu. Which one of these drivers do I install? Does the command sudo apt-get install nvidia-current install current drivers? EDIT: I used sudo ...
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Install ATI Radeon HD 3450 (RV620 LE) in Ubuntu 13.10 (64bits)

I failed to install the driver for my ATI Radeon HD 3450 (RV620 LE) card in Ubuntu 13.10 (64bit) someone could help me with this, to know if they can or not. I have tried several ways to install ...
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ATI Driver issues - 13.10

I am installing Xubuntu 13.10 on an old laptop I have. When I boot up to the installer, the display is fine, everything seems to be working perfectly, however, on the Xubuntu boot screen, the colours ...
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How do I get the driver for my graphics card?

I would like to get the correct driver for my graphics card. I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I think I have an ATI Radeon HD4200 integrated graphics chip, but when I go into system details, Ubuntu says ...
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“System is running in low-graphics mode” error [duplicate]

I am very new to working with Ubuntu and working with command line input. Last night I tried to install Netflix desktop app which required wine-compholio, wine-browser-installer and lib(I forget the ...
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Poor performance in Ubuntu 13.10 with Intel i5 4670K (intel hd 4600)

My fresh install of ubuntu 13.10 is not giving me a smooth desktop experience. Every time I minimize windows, I get an animation delay/lag. Showing all open windows results in tearing. I am using ...
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Unable to connect Ubuntu 12.04 to a projector using the vga port

Whenever I try to connect my Lenovo G570 with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit to a Projector, it gets detected, but the display on both, the projector and on my laptop keep blinking continuously making it ...
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Problem with safe graphics mode

Im installing dual boot ubuntu 13.10 along win8.1, I have an acer aspire 522 with a graphics card AMD Radeon HD 8400, this graphic card gives problems, soy I installed it with the nomodeset in the ...
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Install ATI Radeon HD in Ubuntu 13.10

I saw this. And downloaded this in AMD page. Which of these two should I use?, my graphic card is ATI Radeon HD 5450. Also, I don't understand what exactly amd64 means when talking about this ...
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12.04 Kernel Upgrade, Graphics problem. Can not access system [duplicate]

I have a desktop machine with an MSI motherboard running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed a GT520 graphics card a few weeks ago and it has been working fine. This morning I let the system upgrade run ...
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opengl help on lenovo think pad t61

I received a lenovo think pad t61 the other day and installed xubuntu 12.04 onto it. Well last night I was able to run minecraft after installing bumblebee. Well I tried to see if Gary's mod would ...
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How do I install/use the fglrx-installer? [duplicate]

I tried updating my graphics card using the additional drivers but that didn’t work, nothing showed up. I tried installing it using the graphics card driver made by AMD but that just broke my computer ...
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Everytime after updating system, i have to reinstall NVIDIA driver to get my unity work properly

Every time after updating system, i have to reinstall NVIDIA driver to get my unity work properly. Every time i update my system, after restarting top panel and side bar goes missing and graphics ...
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How to find which graphic card is there on my laptop? [duplicate]

I bought new laptop, in specs they had given nvidia GT 740m. How can I confirm whether this is correct or not? How can I see which graphic card is installed?
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“no screens found” on Live CD with Nvidia Optimus

I have a Lenovo y410p, and I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 in EFI mode side-by-side with a Windows 8 installation on a GPT partition. I have already disabled secure boot, and I have the LiveCD ...
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How to install AMD graphics divers on hybrid system with intel onboard graphic card?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my PC, but without 2 AMD graphics card on PCIe. So I am using PC with Intel graphics card which is on board so far. But I bought 2 AMD graphics card HD7970. But for ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 9200 Ubuntu 13.10 driver

What is the best driver to use with this GPU? Ubuntu is running fine with the internal driver, but is there a better one available?
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Play video files problem, Graphics card issue?

Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS; Problem: When I play video files, I only get sound, no video whatsoever, Youtube video work though. How do I fix this ? There's not video card installed, just ...
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Coreect drivers for ATI Raedon hybrid graphics

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 laptop with i7, and hybrid graphics(Intel HD 4000 with 2GB ATI Raedon HD 8730M. As expected, it ran into overheating problems when installing Ubuntu. Thats ...
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How to improve Graphics in Virtual Machine VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander 32Bit with Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2. I have a Virtual machine with XP using VirtualBox with the following settings: I've tried setting the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 dual monitor setup

Using Ubuntu 13.10, I'm trying to setup a second monitor. My installation is working just fine. In System Settings > Displays all the options are working properly. "Mirror Displays" is unchecked, the ...
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Why am I losing video sync on Ubuntu 13.10? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10. When I want to search something my screen freezes and the video loses sync, with something like this appearing: My System configuration is: * Processor AMD Athlon ...
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Problems with a Radeon HD 5450 card on Ubuntu Server

I'm having a hardware/driver problem with my Radeon HD 5450 card. Very grateful if anyone could help! I'm setting up a new Ubuntu Server. I've assembled a machine and installed "Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 ...
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choppy animation with glmark2

I just installed ubuntu and currently I am suffering from poor graphics performance. I ran glmark2 to test graphics and while it prints a good fps in console, it does not feel so. Animation is not ...
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System settings doesn't display graphic drivers in Ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus K55VD Ci3 with a 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and a 2GB NVIDA Geforce610m graphics card. I followed all the steps given on Bumblebee wiki. Yet I am unable to see my ...
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Why does ubuntu 13.10 on a AMD fusion boot into a corrupted graphical screen?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 via the USB installer on my HTPC with Asus F1A75-M with AMD A4-3400. It doesn´t startup to the graphical mode. I do see the Ubuntu boot logo (with red dots) then it ...
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Can't install nvidia drivers, multiple methods tried, all failed, have reinstalled Ubuntu multiple times

I have never used a linux distribution before in my life. After downloading Ubuntu 13.10 because it is the only one compatible with my motherboards onboard lan, I wanted to install the drivers for my ...
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(Urgent) Hybrid Graphics: AMD Card faulty, need to use Intel card ONLY

EDIT: Using VGAswitcheroo is NOT possible because it's accessible only if the radeon module loads. But my whole problem is that the radeon card doesn't load, if Ubuntu tries to load it, it hangs. ...
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Dark Arts Required to Get NVIDIA Driver Working [duplicate]

Okay, so I know there are a metric ton of "Why doesn't my NVIDIA gfx work on Ubuntu [x.xx]?" here already; in the process of trying to get my own drivers to even install correctly, I've read them all. ...
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DISPLAY command on the command line

What does the command export DISPLAY=:0on terminal do ?? Is it possible to change the number from 0 to some other value..
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Help in wiping off Ubuntu 12.04!

I installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and my laptop is running on high temparatures(70-80 C). I tried to figure out the graphics card issues (I have intel and AMD radeon), i activated both and none of ...
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issues with fglrx and catalyst - have there been changes?

I have never had any issues with AMD proprietary drivers, but is seems maybe something has changed in Ubuntu that is causing issues? When switching to proprietary drivers the computer returns from ...
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Intel Graphics Driver for Intel GMA 3650 on 12.04 [duplicate]

I just obtained a small computer from ASUS with Ubuntu pre-installed. The scrolling, video, and animations are sluggish and choppy, though. The Details from All Settings states that the driver in use ...
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what graphics drivers are now in use on this NVIDIA card?

Given the following /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which graphics driver is the X server currently using? This log is too confusing for me to parse (I had to snip hopefully irrelevant parts to be able to post ...
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Graphics driver for ubutu 12.04

My laptop is a Toshiba Tecra M9, running Ubuntu 12.04. When I unplug my laptop from charger it freezes and I cannot do anything. I need to restart it every time to get it to work correctly again.When ...
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Driver Nvidia problem

My graphic card is a Nvidia GT540M gDD3 1GB_Hybrid on an Ubuntu 12.04 install. Installed Ubuntu one day ago.Yesterday it started without any problem but since today I get "The system is running in ...
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After Login no window borders, sidebar or task bar - 13.10 Nvidia

Lenovo W530 (Nvidia) 13.10 64bit - after some updates and a reboot. Now just after normal login I log in I have no window borders, no sidebar or task bar. Have tried remove/purging and reinstall of ...