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 12.04 hanging problem while working

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04. Frequently Ubuntu hangs while working. If I try to work with open source software like GIMP and Skype then my system becomes hang. What should I do to Solve this problem? ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 graphics problem

I can't boot since installing Ubuntu 12.10 When I try to run Ubuntu My computer never gets to the Ubuntu screen with the loading dots. I tried to run in recovery mode with safe graphics (failsafex) ...
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Screen brightness not working (Sony T Series) [duplicate]

I have a Sony T-Series notebook with an Intel HD 4000 graphics card. I use Ubuntu 12.04. The brightness control of the screen does not work (doesn't matter if I do it with the keyboard or in the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 flickering with AMD Radeon HD 6625M

I let my the software update update the kernel. but when it restarted, it started to flicker and flash the screen. I can only hear the login screen sound. I can restore this by selecting the old ...
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Graphics card only show 256mb insted of 512mb [duplicate]

I have a HD5450 with 512mb. But lubunto only show that it has 256mb memory. How can I correct this? lubuntu 12.04
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AMD Graphic installition error

i got this error when i try to install the amd grapich Supported adapter detected. Check if system has the tools required for installation. fglrx installation requires that the system have ...
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How to properly install graphics drivers in 12.10

Okay so im new to linux operating systems and im having trouble installing my graphics driver I asked a question before but I'm going to try to be more specific this time. I have a 19.5 inch monitor ...
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Nvidia GeForce 9600m GT not enabled [duplicate]

I am at Sony VGN-AW220j , I’ve installed Ubuntu 12.10 recently with Unity, i am facing problem with my Graphics card. i tried to install NVIDIA Current, NVIDIA-Linux-x86-310.19 but no result. when I ...
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How to install driver for ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF?

This is the driver in question, it promises to be the end of my graphics troubles with my old Rage 128 card. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTA5Mzk The only trouble is, I'm ...
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How to disable ATI 6490m and only use Intel HD

I have a Probook 4530s and just installed Ubuntu a week ago. This laptop has both an ATI 6490m graphics chipset and integrated Intel HD graphics. The ATI graphics seem to overheat the system, ...
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Proper install NVIDIA drivers

i have a problem and i want to get rid of it. I have a EVGA 480 GTX graphic card and i can't install the proprietary drivers. I tried lots of distro, its everytime the same problem : TTY console or ...
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No more Unity after AMD Graphics Driver

I seem to have a problem. I am running ubuntu 12.04(64 bit) on my HP ProBooK 4530s (i5-core, 8GB, ATI RADEON HD6790) and I had some heating problems. I've managed to install the graphics driver from ...
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ATI Raedon 68e1 Binary drivers not working in Ubuntu 10.04

I was using the amdcccle to set the graphical settings provided by the ATI graphics card, both fglrx and fglrx-amdcccle was installed by default. Then I followed the ubuntu community i.e ...
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Will ubuntu get better at supporting notebooks with switchable graphics?

I own a Dell Vostro 3560 with a AMD Radeon 7670M. With my limited knowledge, I couldn't manage to get Ubuntu running on it (I asked for help here back then). Reluctantly, I made the switch to windows. ...
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Virtualbox ubuntu 1204 guest - guest additions installed, but graphics driver unknown

I have an ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest in VBOX inside my native Windows 7. The graphics suddenly "stop drawing" or something, it stops updating the screen. I have tried adjusting the video memory (from ...
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How can I disable graphical boot, yet start x during boot?

My question I am not attached to the splashscreen or whatever. How can I configure a non-graphical boot that still takes me to the login screen? In other words, I do want X to start as the last thing ...
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Graphic problems on Nokia Booklet 3G

after installation (no problems) of the latest Ubuntu version (12.04 LTS) on my "Nokia Booklet 3G", I got problems with the monitor. When I started my Nokia, I got a black sceen and after a while I ...
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How to solve visual problems with the dash home?

Every time I try to use Dash Home I get this glitchy visual fireworks display with random colors and text missing. This is the screen-shoot: Is this in relation to how my graphics driver is ...
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Low Graphics Mode Error [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 910 and am receiving a running in low graphics mode error. I believe the error was caused by attempting to install a game I did not have the proper space for. I have tried a ...
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Amd driver problems!

Yesterday i installed the amd driver on my lubuntu 12.10 following this guide ...
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Graphics problem in Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (alongside Windows XP, dual boot), but there are two issues which are both missing graphics. 1) The first is that whenever I start up Ubuntu, I never see the loading ...
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GPU Driver Problem [duplicate]

I installed wubi 12.04 LTS. After restart, ubuntu says its starting for the firts time and gives an error: "stopping system v runlevel compatibility[OK]". Then monitor starts to go black and come back ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Boots to a Black Screen - Intel HD Graphics

I am a new to linux. I have an HP Pavilion DM4-1160US laptop. It has only one video card built-in (Intel HD), however Ubuntu seems to have a hard time with it. It started when I tried to boot from a ...
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Is this something to be concerned about? [duplicate]

I saw this on details: I'm using an Acer Aspire One D255E 1.66 ghz processor 1 Gb RAM 64 bit Intel Atom Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu are dual-booted. Should I be concerned about this?
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Ubuntu and MacOS X full disk encryption easily possible?

I got a Macbook Pro 9,1 (mid 2012) and plan on finally switching from MacOS X as main system and Windows for games, to Ubuntu as main one and MacOS X just for firmware updates. How would I do that, ...
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Hybrid graphics driver not working (12.04)

After two days of intensive research and two Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 installations later I've reached a dead end. I currently own a HP dv6-3315ep laptop, which comes with a 6550M graphics card, and ...
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How can I get Compaq Presario V2565US graphics driver? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and after I installed Ubuntu 12.10 I found that my graphics driver is unknown. Could anyone please tell me the solution?
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How do I put a graphics driver into use?

I just installed the experimental (version 310) proprietary NVIDIA driver for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti card. For some reason, the GUI did not come up, so I did it entirely through the terminal, using ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Intel Ironlake Graphics Driver

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 and steam on my laptop. I need to install the Intel graphics driver. When I go into details on my system in says the graphics is unknown. Some Steam games will launch, I have ...
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Black screen with sound when starting Counter Strike Source

I've recently installed Steam on 12.04. Whenever I try and run Counter Strike Source, it starts, makes the sounds, but the screen is black. I think it has something to do with my drivers not ...
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How to pick which graphic processor to use?

I just changed into Kubuntu from Windows 7. Normally, I would use built-in Intel GPU instead of Nvidia for normal operations. When using graphical software or games, I would change it into Nvidia ...
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unity // taskbar gone [12.10]

I tried to update my graphics driver to properly use XBMC, and suddently the taskbar // unity (not quite sure its called) the side bar & top bar vanished after a restart, As im quite new to the ...
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How to fix “your computer is running in low graphics mode” [duplicate]

I can get to the terminal from the screen that says "your computer is running in low graphics mode" but cant get to my desktop or anything. Please help!
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Ubuntu won't start properly after updating graphics driver

I recently tried to update my graphics driver. It then asked me to restart, which I did. After this however, I reach a black screen and am asked to enter my login and password. Upon doing this it says ...
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Graphic driver problem with Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 by upgrading from 11.10 32-bit and I am unable to display anything within any windows open when I load Ubuntu. My computer has the following video card: G86 [GeForce 8300 GS] ...
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12.04 losing display settings on startup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my desktop at work. It seems like every other week when I boot up my computer it loses its display settings. It's to the point where I have to bring up the virtual console ...
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Is there support available/a driver that works/ for the ATI HD 5650 Graphic card in 1210? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to install ATI Catalyst Video Drivers (fglrx)? I have used several distros of Ubuntu, but there seems to be a slight problem:my video card ...
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3 monitors and 2 video cards (intel and ati)

I've moved to ubuntu from windows 7. In W7 I had 3 monitors on 2 graphic cards. 2 monitors work from ati card and 1 from intel card. In ubuntu I can't make it to work like before. Now works only 2 ...
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How to set 1440×900 screen resolution?

I have an ASUS wide screen on a dual boot machine. In Windows screen resolution is 1440×900, but in Ubuntu the only settings available are 1424×768 or less. Is there a way to change this?
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Monitor flickers in a MSI U120/Wind U100

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. It came with Windows XP. My computer is an MSI U120. Now when I turn on my computer and go into Ubuntu my screen brightness is on low. When I then ...
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Problem with installation of ubuntu after after changing my video card with an amd hd 6570

after changing my video card to amd hd 6570 it's not possible to install Ubuntu anymore On windows (8), everything is just fine. my new video card works perfectly and I have no problem with anything ...
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How to manage graphics cards? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I recently installed 12.10. I have two graphics cards, and integrated intel and a nvidia. Is there a way to manage the ...
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how do I know if my laptop support switchable graphics and how to switch to it?

I am having issues installing the ati drivers on my laptop; just wanted to know a way if my laptop support switchable graphics so that I can switch to integrated graphic card for better experience on ...
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Which driver do I have installed?

I have installed AMD flgrx-updates from Ubuntu repos. Which version driver is it? On the AMD website the latest AMD Catalyst driver is 12.10 stable and 12.11 Beta.
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How to tell which graphics card is being used in a hybrid system?

How do I know which graphics card is being used in a hybrid system? From lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] ...
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Cedarview drivers boot to a blank screen

I'm following the tutorial following tutorial to get my Intel D2700DC motherboard's graphics working: ...
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screen starts up with lines running across?

I just transferred a HP pavilion dv2000 from windows to Ubuntu 12.04. When it starts up there there are lines across the screen and after I log in, The mouse can't reach the edge of the screen on the ...
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Dell Inspiron HDMI not working Inspiron-N5110

I`m now install ubuntu 12.10 the problem cannot connect my laptop to the TV via HDMI i read the this post problem to find setep one /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf This folder ("bumblebee") does not ...
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colors from graphic card gets sometime inverted

Colors from graphic card gets sometime inverted. When I start Ubuntu 12.04 its just fine, but sometimes after some time the colors get inverted. I use a 40" lcd-tv as a monitor, and if I cahnge the ...
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Desktop goes blurry / granulated

After few minutes using, desktop and fonts in unity-menu goes blurry. See screenshot: Closer image: In all applications (browser etc.) graphics seem to be allright. After rebooting problem ...