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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Screen issues (image shifted to the right) with AMD Radeon HD 6850

Since I installed my graphics card - a AMD Radeon HD 6850 - I couldn't get Ubuntu to work. I've just installed Ubuntu again but still no success to run it properly. I've installed using updates and ...
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Which dual-head video card(s) are guaranteed to work in twin view on 10.04 or 11.04 with minimal tinkering?

After trying (quite unsuccessfully) to get a Matrox G450 to work in twin view, I've gone another direction and am shopping for new, compatible hardware. I have searched the threads and found the list ...
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sony vaio vpcy21s1e black screen

I've seen this post on the linuxmint forums on a laptop model I'm interested in: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=77810 I would like to know if anyone got this or similar laptop ...
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“Cogs” startup problem

When I try to run the game Cogs from the command line, the game spits out the following error and dies immediately: Couldn't set 800x600 OpenGL video mode: Couldn't find matching GLX visual What ...
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Duplicated, interlaced and distorted graphics on my HP dv6000

Issue When I boot from the live USB, after selecting "Try Ubuntu ..." all graphics are interlaced, shifted to the right, duplicated and distorted -- Even the terminal when I access it by pressing ...
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HD 6450 Radeon problems with installation

I bought a Asus Pundit P6 with an iCore5 and a Radeon HD 6450. Starting Ubuntu 11.04 from a Live-USB-stick doesen't make any troube, but after installing 11.04 (64bit and 32bit, subquestion: what's ...
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How to install driver for AMD Radeon HD6470M

I've just bought new laptop ASUS K42J with no OS pre-installed. I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 on it. Everything is fine excluding video card performance - it looks like wide screen pulled on ...
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Black screen on login and then flickering of GUI elements on Nvidia 9500GS [duplicate]

Last week i tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 and i have a problem i cannot solve. Mit Grafics Card is an Nvidia 9500GS which worked well with Ubuntu, Compiz and stuff before. The Problem: i installed ...
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A published fix for 11.04 Classic graphics mode only partly repairs my problem [closed]

The published fix (Fix Ubuntu / Linux Mint forgetting the theme) for the Classic graphics mode as outlined below only partially fixed my problem. With the fix in place, Top Panel remains in high ...
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External display is showing and reporting wrong resolutions

I'm running 11.04 in dual-boot on my macbook pro (2010). I've got an external monitor connected which I've configured through nvidia settings to be it's own X display. When I open the nvidia settings ...
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Dual Screen gets very slow with NVidia

When I enable a dual-screen with the NVidia X-Server Settings (TwinView) my laptop becomes very slow (you can't work anymore) after a short time. Strangely enough this occurred with Dell and Samsung ...
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I have slow video acceleration, is there any way to fix this?

I have a an x700 mobility, and can't seem to find the drivers. I have the default Gallium drivers, but I would like to have proprietary drivers. Is there any way to do this on 11.04?
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Screen keeps freezing, then kernel panic

I have a Hp DV6-3079tx. It has a ATI Radeon graphics chip. The system seems to randomly freeze up, sometimes it will unfreeze, other times it will un-freeze, freeze, then go black. Looking in the ...
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Which GPU with my CPU for 1080p flash?

Based on the following site: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/systemreqs/ I need the following minimum spec to play 1080p flash video via a browser: CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core Duo, AMD Athlon ...
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Lag when recording with xvidcap?

I used Xvidcap to record my desktop, but the quality of video was too bad (it lagged so much). I also tried with all output formats that xvidcap support, increase the frame-per-second as much as ...
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Trouble installing additional driver

I tried to enable ATI/AMD FGLRX graphic driver (I'm currently using ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics card.) using System / Administration / Additional Drivers. However, every time I tried, I got ...
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Can't login to 11.04 ~90% of the time [closed]

Since I installed Ubuntu 11.04, one of the following things happen when I try to login: I see my wallpaper and my mouse cursor, but nothing else loads. Every ~10-20 seconds, the screen goes black ...
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How to disable VGA

If i run lspci | grep VGA I get below output which tells me below VGA cards are present on my computer. 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 220] (rev a2) ...
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Is a Zotac Geforce GT 220 supported?

I am planning to install Ubuntu 11.04 on a machine using Zotac Geforce GT 220. Does anyone know if this card is supported? Thanks
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How do I find out the correct amount of video RAM of a radeon card when using the open source driver?

I was surprised that lspci and the nvidia x server settings application didn't give me the same amount of video memory for my nvidia card. A bit of googling brought me to this site. There it says that ...
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Graphics problems with applications

For some reason, I've got some graphical issues sometimes. Mostly with AbiWord, LibreOffice (and OpenOffice.org), and Wine applications. I've added some screenshots below t oclarify a bit. This is not ...
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Shader problems: Heroes of Newerth

I am getting strange "artifacts" in 3D games such as Heroes of Newerth. I have Ubuntu Natty, I am not running the propriety graphics driver as I am using GNOME3 and the driver does not work well. I ...
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Which graphics driver should I use on an Asus N43?

I have a notebook (ASUS N43) with a geforce GT435M graphics card. This card has the optimus technology. The notebook has a blue/white indicator which shows when the geforce is active or inactive, ...
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Is there a program for vectorial house plans \ sketches?

I'm trying to plan my new garden, and want to sketch it professionally - with dimensions of every element in it. Is there an Ubuntu program for sketching house plans with vectorial elements, like ...
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Some Menus look incorrect

Can someone explain to me why a clean install of 11.04, x64 is having these strange menu issues? Example: This seems to happen on a few "Right-Click" menus, and not all system menus are affected. ...
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Need drivers for Matrox G400 [closed]

I need Ubuntu 11.04 drivers for a Matrox G400. I put the video card in and nothing came up on the screen, so I guess there are no drivers of any kind for Ubuntu 11.04. So do I have to load the ...
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Is there an alternative to Redshift and F.lux which only dims the screen?

I want one where it reduces the screen's brightness, either by time or on demand (I don't mind). I have onboard Intel graphics. I don't want it to be like Redshift where it changes the screen's hue.
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I keep getting a syntax error when trying to install Bumblebee

I'm getting a syntax error when trying to install Bumblebee (Hardware graphics switcher). I'm running Ubuntu 11.04. My computer is a Sony Vaio Z (VPCZ122Gx). The github page is here: ...
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Where is the difference between using `pdfimages` from poppler-utils and using the one provided by xpdf-utils for image extraction?

I need to extract a bunch of images from a PDF file. pdfimages should do the job. When trying to install, I got two alternatives poppler-utils and xpdf-utils so i wonder, whicht to choose. Where are ...
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Low graphics performance with Intel HD graphics

hey, my laptop should be capable of running some games fine but doesn't. Examples are egoboo and tome. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/237739 this is my laptop. I tried the gears test and i only get 60 ...
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How do I update my graphics drivers?

I am using a laptop and ubuntu 11.04. I would like the easiest way possible because I am new to linux. here is my display information: *-display description: VGA compatible controller ...
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Ubuntu gives black/no graphics after waking up from sleep

First,though this is a duplicate question,but i am asking because the other posts didnt help me,and my case is a little different i guess. This problem is not recent but since 4-5 ubuntu releases... ...
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How to I get suspend/hibernate working with my proprietary NVIDIA driver?

I'm using a Sony Vaio Z. (VPCZ122GX to be precise) I have to use a modded kernel to boot and then reboot into the new kernel in order to get accelerated graphics. This is due to the nature of the ...
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Which Intel video cards do not have an open source driver?

Nearly all Intel video cards have open source driver and therefore work fine under Ubuntu, however, I would like to know which are the ones that don't? I want to buy a laptop and need to know which ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 + Radeon 4850 = performance problems and graphic problems

I did not install Ubuntu 11.04 on the first day because i tought: okey maybe there are some bugs, i give them some days so they can fix them. But now i got it with the hope the most anoying bugs are ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 and ATI Catalyst 11.5 graphics artifacts

I have installed ATI Catalyst 11.5 driver (fglrx) on my laptop with Ubuntu 11.04 and switchable-graphics technology (ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470). Everything seems ok, fglrxinfo shows my discrete video ...
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Graphics Effect not available in 11.04 like in 10.10?

i used to like the graphic effects in Maverick. but i cannot find way to apply graphic effects in natty unlike Maverick. or Natty dropped those effects??
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What happened to the Visual Effects tab, in the Appearance window?

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 10.10 to the latest 11.04, but I'm not seeing the Visual Effects tab in the Appearance window. I want to enable/disable extra visual effects like in 10.10. Please help!
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Dual monitor broken in Ubuntu 11.04

I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 and now my dual monitor support seems broken. When booting, I see the screen duplicated just fine on both my laptop as my external monitor; after logging in, however, ...
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Nvidia graphics problem with suspend and resume, system hangs

Am on 11.04. When I close my laptop lid (NVIDIA graphics - HP Pavilion) it goes onto sleep mode. But when I reopen it, instead of resuming onto the password prompt, it shows me a screen of random ...
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How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?

I know that editing the boot options line and adding 'nomodeset' solves my laptops problem during LiveCD mode, what I don't know is how to set it at boot up through Grub2 after I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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moving windows lags after update to Natty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Performance being really choppy with ATI drivers I just upgraded my main machine to Natty. I have an ATI 2600 with the proprietary ATI driver. It worked fine with ...
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Asus 1215n GPU driver/s don't give me a “full” OS experience

I'm use to not having specific drivers from a manufacture on my laptop when running a Linux OS and that has always been fine - there's been adequate FOSS drivers for my needs and it hasn't ruined any ...
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Which backend does Cairo use on Ubuntu?

Does Cairo on Ubuntu use the X11 or the OpenGL backend? And if someone knows: Does the OpenGL backend render everything on the CPU and then just display it using OpenGL or does it use the shaders to ...
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What's a good cheap video card?

Can anyone recommend a good, cheap video card that can handle modern desktop requirements? Cheap is somewhere under $50. I'm talking about decent 3d effects for Unity and friends, as well as playing ...
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GNOME 3 shows a striped striped bar on top of the screen

I recently installed the gnome-shell for natty, I am getting a couple of strange graphical issues. 1) whenever I press the super key, or try to show the bottom menu I get a strange flickering, the ...
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Point cloud software

Where can I find software for creating point clouds similar to MS Photosynth without being a programmer.
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Graphics very jerky on Natty Narwal

I just got a new laptop, and installed narwal on it. Things like youtube videso play fine, however "system graphics" (for lack of a better term) are extremely jerky, for example closing a tab will ...
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How to use Hybrid Graphic Switch on Sony Vaio Z?

I got it to install nicely and it's all working, but I don't know which graphics card is being used nor how to switch between. I tried installing the official Nvidia drivers, but then I could not boot ...
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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...