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 do I stop my fans from going crazy after resuming after suspending?

I'm kinda new to ubuntu, and I have an HP Envy 14-2020nr. The computer has hybrid graphics, and since Ubuntu doesn't yet handle them very well I've been using vga_switcheroo to disable the discrete ...
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Desktop lagging and general problems with an ATI X1550

So recently i installed Ubuntu 11.10 and first thing i always do is checking additional drivers but nothing shows there , and when i go to "System Info" > "Graphic" there is "Driver:Unknown Experience:...
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Why won't my flat-screen TV work with Ubuntu?

Why will the same graphics card that allowed me to use the flat screen TV when running Windows not display with Ubuntu? Keep it simple please. I am new to Linux, still feeling my way around.
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Loading screen wrong resolution

I've got a problem when booting: I see the GRUB screen where I can choose what exactly to boot into - after hitting Enter my screen simply shows me that purplish background and after some seconds it ...
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amdccc Tear Free option cannot be enabled anymore?

After installing the ATI proprietary driver, I disabled the Tear Free option because it causes laggy windows and general slowdown of everything. But now I want to enable it again, to see whether it ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 graphics errors?

See the problem here? The GUI for the file browser looks strange like this. I have an EVGA GeForce GTX560Ti graphics card. I got the drivers Ubuntu asked me to get. However this still happens from ...
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Compiz Grid feature abruptly stopped working correctly. Now ctrl +alt + num 4 and num 6 only allow half screen tiling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands? I've used the Compiz Grid function for a long time and I generally use it to set my browser to the ...
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Which ATI driver should I use for a Radeon Xpress 200M?

So my laptop that I'm using with Ubuntu 11.10 so far is working great. The thing is that in the driver on my system info says its using Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS480. My Laptop is old and is using the ...
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How do I install the drivers for my ATI 6850 graphics card?

How do I install the drivers for my graphics card, which is an ATI 6850? I know that sometimes things stop working when I download a third-party driver, so I'd like to know the right way to do this.
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HP Pavilion dv7 Graphics Driver [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I did all the software updates. When I went into Additional Drivers, I saw that my ATI/AMD Proprietary FGLRX Graphics Driver is not activated. It says (post-release ...
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Performance problems with FGLRX driver

I have moved from ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 today and I am not impressed. I expected more in this version. There is some improvement but also many bugs. It works very slow for me. Graphic is very very ...
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No hardware acceleration with hd4850 card

I have a selfbuilt computer with asus a7n8x-e motherboard that has given me headache ever since lucid. Bought a new graphic card, hd4850, agp8x.1gb memory. Fglrx no luck, games ok but otherwise laggy ...
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extension “GLX” missing on display

When I try to confirm than I can run Unity 3D on my Asus U31SD with intel's i5 Sandy Brigde and Nvidia 520 and Nvidia Optimus I receive this error: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Of ...
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How to fix overscanning with nVidia 9800 GT? On Live Cd it wasn't happening?

As the title says, i'm looking for a way to resolve it. in nvidia-settings I've found the overscanning resizer, but the screen looks awful! It was looking perfect on the live cd! What should I do? P....
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Is/will the AMD Radeon HD 6650M be supported? [closed]

I have a discrete AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphic card. I can't run it, whether with the free radeon driver and vga_switcheroo nor with fglrx and sudo aticonfig --px-dgpu. Will Ubuntu support this ...
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Windows go blank when resizing

Usually it happens when I make a window bigger. I just updated to Ubuntu 11.10. I'm using an AMD Athlon and this is my driver's configuration: (I remember I removed my video card though). Any ...
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GNOME top panel discolored when running fglrx [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ati incompatible with Gnome-shell? I installed Gnome-Shell on Ubuntu 11.10 and the top bar has a strange glitch: I also installed ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics ...
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How do I make Unity 3D work on my Dell D2400 desktop?

On my 11.10-running desktop, Unity 2d seems to work, Unity 3d does not. I ran a test, and here is what I got. Not software rendered: no Not blacklisted: no GLX fbconfig: ...
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Graphics card drivers - dual-link DVI?

Running default install of Ubuntu 10.04 on PC with Geforce 9500GT graphics card - would there be any problems running a monitor that needs dual-link DVI cables?
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How to get Unity working on dual gpu laptop?

I recently bought a new laptop (Asus X53S series) that has two GPUs, an NVidia GeForce GT 540M and an integrated Intel GPU (I believe it's called Intel HD graphics 3000). I installed the recommended ...
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Will installing ATIs drivers fix the choppiness of my ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4250?

I have some questions about the drivers for ATi video cards. I recently downloaded and installed the drivers for my machine, and the experience became very choppy and laggy, though it did fix the lag ...
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Intel HD Graphics in Dell Inspiron n4030 detected as unkown

I have a Dell Inspiron n4030 with an Intel HD graphic card but it's detected as "unknown" graphics card and it's not working well when I use it with an external monitor Samsung Syncmaster 933sn I ...
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cannot open files since workspaces act weird [closed]

Yesterday, I began having difficulties opening files, both when trying to upload things to the internet and when trying to open files in for instance LibreOffice. Instead of the popup window which ...
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Radeon HD 6950 temperature is way too hot

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with the default video driver because with the proprietary one the animations/window moving/video play is laggy and slow. With the default driver everything is fine except that ...
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One monitor getting spilled over into other monitor: how to do a 100% reset of gnome graphics configuration

I had to kill a VMWare process and afterwards, my monitor's configuration is buggy. I have 2 monitors in a side-by-side configuration. My right-hand monitor is the secondary monitor. Upon its right-...
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Amd HD 6850M, Acer 7750G driver issues

I have the configuration mentioned in the title. To name the exact problem : I wanted to be a full Linux convert from windows. Bought very fast laptop but did not check graphics compatibility. Now ...
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Why is my video RAM 256MB when it should be 2GB?

I upgraded from ATI Radeon HD 5670 256MB VRAM (or whatsoever) to ATI Radeon HD 6450 2GB VRAM. When I was booting my PC it seemed quite slow. I began to panic when I saw 256 MB in PCI devices listed in ...
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I have a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V3515 laptop. Where can I get the proper drivers?

I have been using Ubuntu for several weeks now. (With some prior Linux usage.) Several programs I have used have given me this error message: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". I think ...
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3D support for VirtualBox/VMwarePlayer guests?

I have been using VirtualBox VMs under Ubuntu for some time now, and, with the guest additions properly installed, the VMs always had 3D support - at least enough to run Unity in Natty. But, when I'...
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Can't get Optimus to work with Ironhide on an Asus N53SN

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Same issue in 11.04 btw) and then I installed Ironhide. I went through the configuration, chose the one with the highest confirmation for my system and tested it: > ...
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HP Pavilion with Radeon 6470M hangs with Black Screen on Boot

I have recently purchased an HP Pavilion with a Radeon 6470M graphics card. I subsequently found out that this card is not yet supported for Ubuntu by ATI. I followed the instructions of Post #2 in ...
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Advice for a high-end Ubuntu-friendly laptop?

Since I figure the collective computer knowledge on these forums is pretty high, I was wondering if someone could give me advice for buying a new laptop. I'm looking for something with: -High linux ...
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Won't install on an hp Pavilion with a Radeon HD6470M

I have recently purchased an HP Pavilion with a Radeon HD 6470M card that is not supported. Until I found that out I reinstalled Ubuntu several times and eventually got some basic drivers to work. Due ...
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Take screenshot of terminal

I'm Using Gnome2. I have on My first workspace two terminals open (gnome-terminal). I want a screenshot of the whole terminal1 window. I don't want set up the bounding box of the screenshot with my ...
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nvidia-96 drivers causing garbled text, display on Geforce4 Ti 4660

I have a sony vaio desktop (PCV RZ221) which runs windows xp. I installed ubuntu on a separate partition. The install runs fine but the graphics runs on fallback drivers even though it has a nvidia ...
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“Window Creation Error” in Second Life client [closed]

With the latest Oneiric updates, I've been unable to use Second Life, a virtual reality simulator, in Ubuntu. I assume it has something to do with the NVidia driver, since the error in the console ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 displays white lines when falling to prompt

First, I tried installing Ubuntu Server 11.04 on an older PC of mine in order to make it a file/ftp and web server. The installation went fine, but when I tried booting I only got a bunch of white ...
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Graphics issues: black screen [duplicate]

I cannot enable desktop effects from system>preferences>appearance. There also seems to be a big problem with my graphics in general, because many times I get a blank screen on booting. I have to ...
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What's the latest video card that will work on a 64-bit system?

What kind of recent graphics card can I run under Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit?
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How good are the open-source Nvidia drivers (Nouveau)?

I learned that Ubuntu 11.10 would come with Open-source Nvidia drivers by default. I have an Nvidia 9600M GT graphics card and have always had to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers after ...
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Why does my screen go gray?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. However, very often things get VERY slow and windows start blinking with gray color. The system is then almost unresponsive... This goes on and off in about ...
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How do I get the GRUB menu to display?

I've been having this issue with my hp dv7t laptop. I fixed it using the recommended option: set GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.modeset=0" and run update-grub. However, that caused ...
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Radeon HD 5800, Ubuntu 11.04, Proprietary Driver installed, graphics not displaying properly

I have a Radeon HD 5800 (not sure how to find out which) and I have the proprietary driver installed. I can watch movies, etc, and play some games, but I don't think the 3D part is working properly? I ...
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How do I get Unity working again after installing the wrong video driver? [closed]

First off I did something stupid. I downloaded a Nvidia driver even though I have an integrated chipset. After installation my unity was still working. However, when I restarted my computer I got an ...
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Why can't I get my Dell Latitude to output to an external monitor at 2560x1440

I've got a Dell Latitude E6520 and I'm using the E Port dock to get a DisplayPort output to plug into a Dell U2711 monitor. The native resolution of the monitor is 2560x1440 and I'd really like to ...
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Blender Distorted UI

I have just downloaded the latest version of Blender from the website on to my Xubuntu machine, when I open it, I get this: The screenshot below is a zoomed in version of the top left of the screen, ...
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Ubuntu wont detect my second monitor anymore

Is there a way to restart it to its default settings? i've tried everything else sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg does not work
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How to Get nvidia driver working properly ( running experimental 3d support)

When typing into terminal lspci, the output for the graphics card is VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) BUT, further down there is VGA ...
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How do I disable my Intel graphic card in Asus k53sv?

How do I disable my Intel graphic card in Asus k53sv. I can't use my nvidia gt540. A already did as described in How do I disable intel graphics in a hybrid graphics setup? using bumblebee. But it ...
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Driver for proper HD-playback using ATI FirePro M5800 [closed]

I have a HP 8540w notebook with a ATI FirePro M5800 graphic card and have tried several drivers: the default one, the proprietary one (available through the additional driver dialog) and ati-driver-...