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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Problems with Nvidia drivers 173 with Ubuntu 12.04

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.01, but I ran into serious problems (details here) I have installed 12.04.05 instead, but I still have serious problems. After installing I reboot, the system starts ...
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Ubuntu completely freezing a few minutes after system startup (ATI graphics)

I have Ubuntu for about a week. I downloaded the ATI graphics software from the Ubuntu Software Store to get my dual monitor set-up working. I have been using it a few days since downloading the ...
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Discreate GPU (7670M) not being detected Ubuntu 14.04 , Hp laptop with dual graphics ( 7640G + 7670M)

I have HP laptop (2005ax) with AMD A8 processor and dual GPU 7640G + 7670M I'm running ubuntu 14.04 with AMD proprietary drivers installed. I'm not able to select discrete GPU, hence not being able ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 AMD Dual Graphics 8650G / 8670M

I have a HP Pavillion Laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It has an AMD APU with integrated 8650G and a discrete AMD 8670M GPUs. ajith@SoulCube:~$ uname -a Linux SoulCube 3.13.0-34-generic #60-Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...
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Why is my Display Controller Intel when I have nvidia graphics card?

When I run lspci command i get this: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd ...
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Smaller screen after installing radeon driver from AMD's site

I don't know if this is fully Ubuntu related, anyway here's the question: After I put in AMD Asus 280X and booted the screen size was normal, but after I downloaded and installed AMD's original 14.4 ...
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How do i get Ubuntu to recognize my graphics card? (trusty tahr)

First of, hello! I have a Asus X552C laptop with a Nvidia Geforce 710m graphics card, and i do have some issues. I have looked online and I've tried mostly everything, but it just won't work for me! ...
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Switching between Intel and NVIDIA GPU

My laptop has 2 GPUs, the Intel HD Graphics 4000, and NVIDIA GeForce FT 650M. How do I switch between GPUs? I tried installing drivers from NVIDIA, but that ruined my Ubuntu installation, and I had to ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Instal Nvidia drivers

I have been looking all over the web, and tried every suggestion I found to get the nvidia drivers working on my computer with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, with no luck. Every time I install a driver or ...
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3 Display configuration help with intel intergrated graphics - Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome classic or Unity)

I've been trying to set up my dock station with 3 displays with no luck. I have a i5 HP Elitebook 8440p laptop docked on a HP VB043AA Docking station that has a vga, a dvi and a display port. I have ...
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Does the Radeon HD 8570M work with Ubuntu (Saucy/Trusty)? (no hybrid)

I'm planning to buy a new computer. It uses a AMD A8 processor with a Radeon HD 8570M. I've read lots of discussions on how to get this card work using Ubuntu or Mint. However, all of them were ...
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VGA output not working for Intel GS45 Express chipset

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my Toshiba Portege R600-10Q laptop (a model from 2009). I am now trying to display the desktop on a BenQ Senseye3 22" monitor, via the vga output, but it's ...
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Error: Cannot find backlight controller for radeon acpi graphics card

I get the following message every time I reboot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: drm: radeon_acpi_init Error: Cannot find a backlight controller What does this mean, and how can I fix it? Many thanks for your ...
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Multiple montior Issues, Xinerama ruined everything

I am new to linux/ubuntu, and I am having issues with getting my displays to work. My setup works perfectly fine on windows. but I am having trouble getting it to work on ubuntu. I have 5 monitors, ...
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How can I use monitors plugged into my graphics card and motherboard?

I've decided to try out Ubuntu on my desktop, but I've ran into a problem. When I first booted into it, it only detected my small monitor plugged into my motherboard. I thought of this as a non-issue, ...
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How to turn off graphic card

My laptop is over heating. I need to turn off the Radeon graphics card and use the built in Intel graphics. The lspci output is shown below. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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After installing 12.04.5 HWE having major video problems [on hold]

Everything on the system was fine. Graphics were good. Then I suddenly a few weeks ago got a warning that I needed to update to 12.04.5 HWE. I looked for what it did, but only got vague answers. I've ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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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 ...
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Gubuntu 14.04.1 : graphics reset (GUI -> CLI -> GUI remotely)

I am running ubuntu 14.04.1, gnome flavor. let's assume my amd graphics card has keeled over, but the OS is still running fine. (both fglrx and nouveau occasionally do this with a 30" 2560x1600 and ...
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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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How can I install a ATI video card driver (ATI Radeon HD 5700) for Ubuntu 12.10?

I've tried everything I could think of to the point of having to reinstall Ubuntu and try all over again.
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I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?

Problem: No GUI, Video Driver Problem OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (Mythbuntu) Motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V Evo with integrated Radeon HD4250 graphics card. $ lspci -nn | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lightdm and Unity optimal configuration

What I'm using: SonyVaio Vpcef2e1e (with 4GB RAM and Ati mobility radeon™ hd 4250) In the old days I never had issue with the graphics. I had to fight sometimes to add drivers to the graphic ...
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How to increase video memory in Wine? (Wine version 1.6.2)

I'm trying to run a program(BeamNG.drive) on Wine 1.6.2, and there seems to be a problem. See, here's the thing: I can actually get it to load most of the way. But just before it would have finished ...
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What does the kernel boot parameter “set acpi_osi=Linux” do?

I am facing an issue with brightness control in my laptop which has Intel HD graphics and Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. So when I searched for a fix I found that a common suggestion is to edit the GRUB file ...
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Problems running Grisaia no Kajitsu with Wine HQ on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with Wine 1.7. So here's the thing, I have downloaded a visual novel called "Grisaia no Kajitsu" from Fuwanovel; the game run without any errors until a certain point, the ...
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How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? cntd

So i was having the “The system is running in low-graphics mode” problem which is decribed in this question. In order to solve it I proceeded as in the answers there. I first tried: sudo apt-get ...
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What graphic drivers i need to install so my both graphic cards could run?

im new ubuntu user so i dont know much about it, i searched all over internet how and what drivers to install so my dual gpu lapotop could run both of them. I tried most of the methods still no luck. ...
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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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Play On Linux Not Intstalling Games Correctly

When I very first installed play on linux it mentioned that I may have a certain graphics driver that was incompatible (by memory). I proceeded to install as I am brand new to ubuntu and tried to ...
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Installed 4th Graphics Card; Now System is Running in Low-Graphics Mode

I had 2 Titan Blacks and 1 Titan. The system worked fine; after initial problems with Nvidia-driver related black screen which I was able to fix. Today I added a fourth Titan Black (3 ASUS Titan Black ...
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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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startx results in a black screen

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into ...
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Thinkpad T20 not booting from 14.04.1 32-Bit CD

A have download and burned Ubuntu 14.04.1 32-bit to a disc to install on my IBM ThinkPad T20, but it wont boot. It just sits there at a black screen with a blinking cursor(can't type anything either). ...
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CUDA 6.5 not performing any computation under Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I've installed CUDA 6.5 on my system (I did not want to use 5.5 since there are some features after version 6 that I need). My system is a Notebook with an NVIDIA GPU, namely lspci | grep -i ...
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Why does the Spotify client render certain pages completely black?

Spotify starts up fine, but when navigating to certain sections of the app, instead of the expected content a black square is displayed. What is causing this issue and how can it be resolved?
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ubuntu 14.10 flicker and freeze [on hold]

I just upgraded to 14.04 from 13.04. I thought the flicker I experienced using 13.04 would go away when I upgraded. It did, but only temporarily. I've done everything I can think of, read all the ...
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libcairo.so for Ubuntu 14.04 is dead-slow compared to Ubuntu 13.10

I'm running the video mixer software called Snowmix that uses libcairo extensively. After updating to Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop amd64, I noticed that mixing video required 8 times more CPU. Using oprofile ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidea GT 840M Graphics

I am having trouble with my Geforce GT 840M on my brand new Ubuntu instillation, it does not seem to be listed as my graphics card. Details Page However the card is listed under lspci lspci I have ...
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How to install Intel CedarView drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 or higher?

I am looking for instructions on how to install cedarview graphics drivers on Ubuntu 13.04 32bit. My graphics hardware is a GMA3600 aka Power VR SGX545. EDIT: It seems that they are not in Raring ...
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Thick black edges appear after coming out of sleep ubuntu

When my laptop comes out of sleep, there are thick black edges appear behind each window. This happens to all UI elements which cast a shadow, like some dropdowns an textbox suggestions. These thick ...
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how to get an nvidia control panel?

I have an Nvidia geforce 9500 gs card on an Ubuntu 13.04 os. downloaded the driver already but cannot change perfomance settings my streaming video is very choppy.I cant even find ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness issue with nvidia Quadro

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. Everything is fine, except the brightness of my laptop screen. When I change the brightness the screen simply does not respond. I figured this was a ...
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Removal of libsound2 file causes graphics loss [on hold]

I was trying to install skype on ubuntu 12.10 desktop. but it was giving some error related to libsound2:i386 file. to overcome this problem i removed file libsound2 thinking that will install it ...
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Lubuntu 12.10: Icon Display Problems

First off, I would like to let you know that I am new to Linux. I finally decided to give it a try and my first project was installing Lubuntu on an old PC and using it for a media server for my PS3. ...
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Install Graphics Drivers

How do I install NVIDIA GeForce GTX 610 drivers in Ubuntu 14? I've installed on VMWare running on Windows 7. I have already tried downloading and installing from Ubuntu websites, but files which I ...
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Nvidia Driver versions?

I've looked all over and can't find any reason as to why or how Nvidia names their drivers. for example they have a 330.xxx/340.xxx series that are current but also a 300.xxx and i've found that they ...
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New monitor - reset graphics 14.04

Have new monitor, but resolution stuck at that of old monitor. New monitor is 16:9 but resolution stuck at 5:4 so how do I reset the monitor detection and get a good resolution on the new monitor?