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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Can I have fglrx's screen brightness settings and xorg's stable Chrome GPU processing at once?

THE GENESIS I have been using fglrx-updates - VESA:HONDO (AMD graphics drivers) for some time but Chrome GPU process kept crashing (it was sand-boxed). Therefore now I'm on xorg - Gallium 0.4 on AMD ...
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How to check whether Ubuntu uses my graphics card?

I have a n HP laptop with a fresh Ubuntu installed. How do I check whether it uses the nVIDIA graphics built in my laptop?
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HP laptop installed 14.04 from win 8.1. “The system is running in low-graphics mode”. How do I fix this? [duplicate]

I have HP laptop with Radeon graphics. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from win 8.1. After the installation system restarts and it stuck with the message "The system is running in low-graphics mode". How do ...
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How to install zotac gt 210 graphics card driver in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I tried many idea from ubuntu 13.04 support, googling but cant found better support. I want to install graphics driver as mention in title, but dont know how? I have Zotac Nvidia Geforce G210 1GB ...
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Removed all Nvidia drivers and Ubuntu won't boot

I installed a new Raedon R9 290X after upgrading from my old Nvidia GTX 570, installed the AMD Catalyst 14.6 drivers and everything booted fine but games where a little laggy. I decided to remove the ...
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Graphical error while installing

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and even newer to this community. Ubuntu refuses to install and the screen goes nuts. Let me lay out a list of what happens. Boot off USB and see grub boot menu with ...
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Lubuntu fglrx drivers not loading

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04 on my PC and it doesn't seem to load the fglrx drivers, it only loads the open source drivers. I have no idea what is happening with the drivers, purge and reinstall doesn't ...
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Graphics cards not dispaying videos

I have 2 graphics cards and with either installed in the AGP slot they fail to display videos (youtube etc). The cards are a "Ati Sapphire Radeon 9250 256mb 128-bit ddr agp 4x/8x" and a "FX5200 256 ...
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graphics problem in xubuntu 14.04: images and text disappear

I recently migrated from Win XP to Ubuntu, and I have been having a very annoying graphics problem ever since. I am currently running Xubuntu 14.04, but I do not have the impression that the exact ...
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No graphical interface at start-up

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 32bits. Suddendly at startup appears a black screen asking for my username and password, with a low graphics interface. After entering this nothing happens, only the cursor ...
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Fresh install no drivers

fresh noob here, I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop(acer aspire E1 572G) I installed over my win 8.1 partition I just erased the disc but while doing so I had control over my mouse and was able to ...
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Need Graphics Drivers foe AOpen MK77M-8Xn PC [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest or recomend a suitable Graphics drive? I can only find these for Windows OS. lspci gives VGA info: VIA Technologies KM400/KN400/P4M800 S3 Unichrome (rev 01) When running "Try ...
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Anyone have luck getting graphics working with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M (iMac)?

Here's what I've tried so far: running stock drivers installed by Ubuntu 14.04 default install: system is very slow, laggy and jumpy. installing nvidia-current: system boots up to black screen, ...
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Video suddenly unaccelerated, wrong resolution

Lubuntu 14.04 fully up to date. It was working fine until I turned on my laptop today and the screen was 1024x768 instead of the native 1280x800, unaccelerated. lxrandr shows 1024x768 as the only ...
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How do I run Ubuntu in headless mode?

I would like to set up Ubuntu in headless mode - configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; probably without access to graphics hardware altogether. The rationale for this is: I ...
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Boot problem 12.04.4 LTS [duplicate]

Good morning to all. I cannot make my system boot. I went into recovery mode and I always get the same message: The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen graphics card and ...
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Run Ubuntu hassle-free on Asus N56JN-MB71 [duplicate]

I was planning on buying the Asus N56JN-MB71. You can find the specs here: http://www.microcenter.com/product/431925/N56JN-MB71_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Black_Aluminum . I do not know anything about ...
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Invisible mouse on 14.04 with NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 [closed]

I installed a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is not visible on my screen. It works, but it seems to be invisible. How can I get it on screen? I had the same problem on a Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Finding out what AMD Radeon Chip and installing drivers [duplicate]

I have a lenovo G500 laptop which has a label showing "AMD Radeon Graphics". I want to find out what chip set it is and install drivers as I am unable to use graphics and am forced to use TTY mode. I ...
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Computer becoming unresponsive when changing display

I just had a weird issue come up today. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite laptop with an external monitor. Until today, everything was working fine, but I started having a problem. ...
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Why Can't I install the Intel Graphics Installer app?

Every time I follow the steps to use it, I click the file I downloaded and it pulls up Ubuntu Software Center with an error: Dependency not satisfiable: libglib2.0-0 (>=2.37.3). Now I thought I might ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Driver / Screen Resoloution Problem

I have an old laptop that I installed Ubuntu on from Windows XP previously. After the installation I noticed the screen resolution is wrong and not all of the screen fits on the display. After ...
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An extra line appears on the leftmost point of additional display. How do I fix it?

I have a screen which I attach to my laptop. When I use the "Extend" mode, one column of pixels at the right end of the left display screen creeps up to the leftmost part of my right display. Its ...
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fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error without internet

I'm very sorry for asking about this error in another question but all the solutions in here require for you to have internet. I only have wireless internet and when I am in that console the internet ...
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Double desktop problem in Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu. I have created a Ubuntu Virtual Machine on one of the ESX server. When I started the Ubuntu it prompted me for update installation and then reboot. After reboot I see double ...
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Catalyst Control Center

I have this installed, but then what? Is this an application that you can open up and modify or is it like a driver that you just download and not touch again?
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nvidia-prime with 14.04 problems

I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. History It's all worked OK with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee, but I really want to use 14.04 and nvidia-prime. I've basically been ...
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Laptop boots to a black screen after trying to install fglrx for AMD HD8670M in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing proprietary fglrx drivers by following instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/AMD However the installation failed with the error 'amdconfig: No ...
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Need help installing/updating graphics card

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my ASUS Ultrabook S56C. After installing it was running great for a few days and then it started to freeze on me. I'm not sure on how to install and ...
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Ubuntu install graphical error

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a (used and not that new) laptop. I booted with a normal installation CD (DVD) But it says it tried to start the graphic device but fails. After that the screen ...
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Why won't Steam launch properly? And why do I get these error messages?

I have indeed set this as standard in the additional drivers settings for my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780: Using NVIDIA GeForce binary driver version 311.38 from nvidia-311 (proprietary, tested) This is ...
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Fglrx always hard-crashes my hybrid-GPU laptop. How can I disable radeon and use only i915?

My computer only seems to boot when I have radeon.modeset=0. Xorg still loads the radeon drivers, which causes it to use llvmpipe for OpenGL rendering, which in turn makes my CPU fans sound like ...
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Is Radeon Dynamic Power Management Enabled By Default By Now?

I keep reading that it is, that it isn't. That it was supposed to be enabled by default in the Linux kernel version 3.13 or 3.14, or in Ubuntu 14.04. Or do you still have to follow these steps to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA graphic card GeForce 8400M GS error— striped lines on my screen

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and my graphic card is NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS. I was watching a video, when my laptop all of a sudden rebooted. It couldn't finish the reboot properly and got ...
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Black Screen after Grub menu with a underscore

Recently after trying to upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 my laptop will boot up until the grub menu and after selecting my OS it would just give me a black screen with a underscore at the top ...
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How do I get other resolution option other than default one in full screen? [duplicate]

I want to get my 1366x768 monitor to have other screen resolution 800x600 or 1240x768 in full screen. What option do I have? Thanks. Here what I did, shaharil@busuk:~$ xrandr Screen 0: ...
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What graphics drivers do you use? [closed]

What graphics drivers do you guys use nvidia/amd proprietary on opensource and why ?
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How to fix low graphics mode error on reboot [duplicate]

The system is running in low graphics mode I have a fatal issue with my Ubuntu 13.10 and I would appreciate any assistance I can have. Upon login I'm presented with "The system is running in ...
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Graphic card definition

how to download and install graphic card definitions , GEFORCE CUDA Thants :) . Iam new to Linux and i don'r know how to deal with compressed files . I've downloaded a CUDA Definitions but I didn't ...
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Having trouble installing kubuntu/Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer

I having trouble install Kubuntu & Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. The computer rebooted before it got to the desktop or any graphics (when using a CD). I managed to install Ubuntu server edition. ...
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Problems accessing my Ubuntu system

I have a problem accessing to my Ubuntu 13.04 system. Recently I updated from 12 to 13 and after some hard work I am able to input my password and user name, but I can't get any further, because the ...
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ATI Raedon 3800 HD Graphics Card

This is my first time using Ubuntu from Windows and I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04, which I think is excellent. The only problem is my ATI Radeon 3800 HD Graphics Card that I cannot get ...
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Mathematica 8 choppy surface plots on Ubuntu 14.04

Using Mathematica 8 on Ubuntu 14.04. While generating SphericalPlot3D with ColorFuntion the rendered graphics is very choppy. The smooth color variation seems pixelated. Initially on rotation the ...
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Tried FGLRX and other question's answers, graphics still not working right. (12.04)

I've tried every suggestion that I've looked at online. My card is a Radeon HD 4250. I've installed fglrx to no avail. After install I just either go into low graphics mode or it will detect my card ...
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Enable nVidia Card

My nVidia card was enabled and working fine, but then I tried to use nvidia-prime, but never got the PRIME settings in nvidia-settings. I found that there is a bug regarding this and decided to revert ...
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Which proprietary video driver do I need for a VTK Rad7K 64P graphics card?

Can anyone tell me which driver to use for video device listed in screen? I don't know but model number on box when I purchased card is VTKRad7K64P, my computer is running REALLY slow. ...
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nVidia graphic card seems not revelead by ubuntu 12.04

My laptop is an Asus f550c. If I execute the command lspci| egrep VGA it prints 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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How do I find out what Intel Integrated Graphics Controller I'm using?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to know what version of the graphics controller I'm using. The motherboard for my system is a Gateway 4000856 Thrasher. What I do know is my controller ...
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The system is runnng in low-graphics mode(Ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my new HP-15-Pavillion E026ax laptop with configuration AMD A10 processor with dual radeon graphics, when I starts the Ubuntu os it always says The system is running in ...
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14.04 only stable in recovery mode

Problem is that if loaded "normally" it gets to the desktop screen and then blacks out. I have tried many of the suggested fixes on the net but to no avail and my system is only stable when I start ...