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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Question about graphics (absolute newcomer here)

i have an nvidia geforce gt 430 installed, i do have the "proprietary driver" x servers setting thing, but yet everything looks kind of rough, like rough edges and with a LOT of contrast, similar to ...
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Black screen on Radeon HD 6790 (DVI), working on integrated graphic card (VGA)

My computer: Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 GoodRam DDR3 4GB/1600 CL11 Intel Pentium G3420 AMD Radeon HD 6790 Is there any chance to repair ubuntu on Radeon? I have also Windows 7 and everythink work good, ...
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Genymotion problems

I wanted to use Genymotion on my computer but the on-board graphics were far too low for the emulator to work (I worked but VERY slow). I bought a new graphics card and now when I run my device on ...
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Lubuntu: text on system menus/bars appears blurred when memory usage is high

I have an old system (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM), running Lubuntu 14.10. When I run memory intensive applications, the text on title-bars, menu-bars and notification panels appears extremely blurry ...
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Nvidia GT218 repository drivers don't work

I upgraded all packages with sudo apt-get upgrade command on my Ubuntu 10.04 box and I have Ubuntu 12.04 3.2.0-29-generic-pae now. I have two monitors and the following GPU: 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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nvidia prime on HP ENVY 15-J186na

How do I get the nvidia prime hybrid graphics working on my HP ENVY 15-J186na? The laptop comes with an integrated graphics card in the Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB of DDR3 and a NVIDIA 840M graphics ...
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Random screen artifacts on integrated graphics

My laptop sometimes experiences strange screen artifacts on the screen, like this : It also has some notable characteristics: It happens on both integrated and discrete graphics card. It is ...
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Install NVIDIA FEGORCE GTX 850M driver

I just bought a ASUS laptop which uses NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 850M. However, it doesn't work under Ubuntu 14.04.1 lts. I have tried to download driver from NVIDIA official website and install it according ...
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What is with this static when I open this menu?

When I open this menu my dock goes all staticy, how can I fix this?
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Issues with ubuntu restart

Recently I installed the Nvidia-CUDA package. It asked me for a restart. After restart, my pc starts but doesn't load the desktop (after logging in). How do I recover? I need to do it since most of my ...
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vgaswitcheroo: client 101 refused switch (Radeon HD5650/Intel Hybrid), can't use discrete graphics card

I'm trying to use my discrete graphics card (Radeon HD 5650) so I can run some more graphics-intensive applications. I have an HP Envy-14 Beats Edition laptop. The fglrx drivers don't work at all for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop Doesn't Display Correctly

This is a fresh install. Upon start up I am able to move the mouse pointer around a black screen with a blinking text cursor in the top corner. If I switch to a terminal and then try to switch back to ...
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NVIDIA drivers problem

i recently installed ubuntu 14.04LTS. My PC configuration is Core-i7 4770 16GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2TB HDD I am new to Ubuntu. Before installing NVIDIA drivers the window transitions are slow ...
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Problem with Ubuntu, CPU and GPU and lag

So i just installed Ubuntu, the newest version of course, and when i want to see my graphic card it's Gallium 0.4 on NVE7 and of course, that is not my graphic card. I do not remember what my graphic ...
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Failed to get size of gamma for output default when trying to add new screen resolution

I'm trying to adjust resolution on my new MSI GT70 2OC. In settings, only one resolution is available: 1920x1080. This is fine, except that I need to decrease the resolution and make it more ...
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Need help with Nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu or linux at all. I'm trying to install the drivers for my GTX 550 Ti from nvidia's official website. I'm downloading the drivers for linux 64 bit (What i'm using). I'm choosing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

Is it possibly to speed up the graphics of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V anyhow? I've already decreased the screen resolution and disabled the COMPIZ video effects, but it's still ...
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Unity crash to a blue screen after login

I recently updated to 12.10 quintal and to my surprise the desktop won't load. After logging in it brings up my wallpaper for a while then it turns to a plain blue screen. After all this I have to ...
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Unable toboot with Nvidia GTX 750 ti, even with latest beta drivers

Yesterday I got a Nvidia GTX 750ti for my htpc (ubuntu headless 12.04) but the computer wont boot with it installed. I've tried booting with nomodeset parameter and installing the latest beta driver ...
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can't get back to default graphics driver after apt-get remove nvidia-304

i've removed nvidia-304 and after i've rebooted the system i've lost my graphics driver so now i don't have any of unity effects . i've tried to install nvidia-304 again both failed to initialize ...
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<SOLVED> Can't boot with the correct driver Ati Radeon HD 3650

I have a desktop ACER, with an Ati Radeon HD 3650 (RV635). I always have to boot with "nomodeset" checked. It happens to me with ubuntu 12.04 and it's happening now, with ubuntu 14.04. I have ...
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Where can I find ASROCK E350M1 Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics driver?

I just built a desktop computer using an ASRock E350M1 board, powered by an AMD Fusion E-350 APU (AMD Radeon HD 6310 GPU Model). I installed Ubuntu 10.04. Did all the updates. Almost everything works ...
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System is running in low graphics coupled with BSOD (Dual Boot)

I had a nicely working dual boot until I shut down my laptop yesterday. Today, when I booted it up, I got this error on my Ubuntu: I tried changing my display manager to gdm. It got worse, I ...
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switchable graphics install 14.10 problem

Just bought a new Dell laptop (Inspiron 15 3542) with switchable graphics (Intel + Nvidia) .. but can't install drivers the right way .. so, how to ?
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{14.04} No boot graphics (Not a problem just annoying) [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and when i boot, the bootloader graphics dont show. I am using the proprietary Nvidia drivers so i can edit videos. This isnt a big problem, its just annoying.
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Installing AMD & Intel dual graphics

I have amd 7670m and intel hd 4000 series graphics on my laptop. 1st I installed Ubuntu 14.04 erasing windows 8. i have installed the AMD graphics but after i install the intel graphics then reboot i ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install Fatal server error: no screens found

Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my UEFI ASUS laptop. Upon my first boot I am presented with a terminal instead of the GUI. I get a no screens found error if attempting to use startx. I am using an ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 - ATI Radeon HD 3650 & Steam issues

I have just installed Steam on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) and it seems to be giving me the following error: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems. ...
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Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and the performance is extremely sluggish; windows open and close in slow motion. Presumably my graphics hardware has not been recognized by the system. I think that I ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing NVIDIA drivers

If I install any of the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (nvidia-*) from the repositories, Unity does not load after I log in. I just get a blank desktop background with no icons, panels or launchers. If I ...
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Is the ASUS Strix GTX 970 completely incompatible with Ubuntu?

I've been running Ubuntu for a long tim (since 6.something) and I'm completely stuck on this one. Until recently I was running a geforce 670, dual-booting Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 with no issues. ...
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GTX 760 software help needed for this nube

I have Ubuntu 14.10 desktop and a ASUS geforce gtx 760 graphics card. I got the drivers to install just fine (with lots of reading). Now I need the software to go with it. I have the disk with the ...
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install nvidia driver instead nouveau

3 days ago I got installed Ubunto 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that as default ubuntu install nouveau. I googled how to remove ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 - desktop performance degraded when certain apps are running

I have upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 to 14.10 yesterday using standard Software Updater GUI. The upgrade went smooth, however once upgrade was done I've noticed significant desktop performance ...
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Which Graphics driver works smoothly in ubuntu 14.10?

I have AMD radeon graphics card, I faced a lot of problems with graphics drivers from nvidia (like unresponsive black screen) already. Can someone please suggest which drivers to use without any ...
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On a Ubuntu PC graphics became slow and jumpy after making changes with GRUB2

On my Ubuntu system all worked well until I created a separate dedicated boot partition and got GRUB2 working on that partition... It boots, but my graphics became slow and jumpy. The resolution is ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) freezes on laptop when disconnected from power

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 installed along windows 7 (dual boot). My laptop is a HP Compaq 6710b which has an Intel CPU and an Intel graphics card. When I boot my laptop on the power adapter, no problems ...
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What driver is appropirate for my GPU? [closed]

Here is what I have: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1) Here are my aviable drivers in Additional drivers tab: NVIDIA-bin-331.113 NVIDIA-bin-updates-331.113 ...
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Why does Ubuntu gets stuck on the loading screen?

I've been experiencing many problem lately since I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my SONY VAIO VPCEH with Windows 7 previously installed. Sometimes when I try to boot Ubuntu, it gets stuck at ...
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Youtube problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

when I open youtube.com, my notebook almost always get monitor blank. I think the system still works because it still make a sound from youtube.com and the machine also still works. So, what happen ...
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Black screen after installing hardware support

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my VMware Player. Update Manager popped up this morning with a bunch of updates and I installed them and restarted the OS - I didn't face any problems at all. But I ...
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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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Installing binary NVidia video driver results in “No screens found”

I just bought a new ASUS G751JT laptop and have a problem with installing a proprietary driver from NVidia (the video adapter is 970M). Open source driver works, but I need a binary one. For example I ...
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Why is NVIDIA driver version different in two places?

I have been having some issues with the GUI crashing in 14.04. I have checked the NVIDIA driver version through 'Additional Drivers' and I have 304.125 (GPU is NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT). However, when I ...
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Strange screen freezing/hangs

I have a laptop with hybrid intel/nvidia graphics (core i5 and gt650m). At random moments the screen, and just the visual part, will freeze/hang. Using Ctrl+Alt+F1 & Ctrl+Alt+F7 to switch the ...
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Why won't my graphics work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm very new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general, and took the leap and formatted my PC to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS very recently :) I seem to be having some trouble getting my graphics card to run properly, I ...
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Do the newest amd graphics drivers still crash Ubuntu?

I've had a lot of trouble with fglrx drivers in the past, and I don't particularly feel like re-installing Ubuntu today, so does anyone know if the current amd software(seeing they've made an entirely ...
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Can I use Intel HD 4000 Graphics and discrete Radeon HD for dual monitors?

On windows I have a dual monitor setup. I have one monitor connected directly to the motherboard, running off of Intel HD 4000 graphics. I have another monitor connected directly to my Radeon HD 7850. ...
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How to draw a picture with text in the center of that via command-line?

I need to paint an image with text in the center via command-line to further put into the video. A simple yellow text on black background. I tried FFmpeg way: ffmpeg -loop 1 -r 1 -i b.png -b:v 1M ...
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Chrome Hardware acceleration not working after upgrading ubuntu from 14.04 to 14.10

Graphics Feature Status Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable Flash: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable Flash Stage3D: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable ...