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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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS rendering problem

I have a problem with using default ambiance gtk theme. Sometimes when I boot my Ubuntu and the theme cannot be loaded, all the windows theme are strange like that: But after a few reboot, and it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installed AMD Drivers -oops

I upgraded Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 today... I wasn't thinking today, definitely failed to read the myriad of warning signs to not install AMD drivers -- but I did LOL facepalm Note: I downloaded and ...
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Need help playing a game

I installed NFS carbon and when I run it my screen gets like zoomed in and a little bit of the game is in the background but all pixelated. I don’t have Direct X and my graphics say Intel Haswell ...
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Steam Errors within selected Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm installing nvidia-prime and select nvidia by the default. (I have proprietary nvidia-361). Then when i trying to launch Steam i'm getting those errors: $ steam Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Problems with OpenGL Ubuntu 16.04 Dota

I'm having some trouble with openGL, when i start dota 2 i got: "Failed to create an OpenGL context. Your graphics card must support at least OpenGL v3.1" I'm using my notebook with HD Graphics ...
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Desktop is blinking

I recently upgraded from to 15.10 to 16.04 (backed up /home, repartitioned, and reinstalled). Now, everytime I log in, the Unity launcher at the left does not appear, and everything is blinking ...
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Lost virtual terminals + low graphics mode

First, I had low graphics mode. I logged into tty1 and realized that i had lost sudo as well. How any of this happened I have no idea. To take back sudo, I did following in root shell using grub ...
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Installing Intel graphics driver in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a dual Intel 2nd gen./AMD Radeon HD graphics, and I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I was prviously on Ubuntu 14.04, using Intel graphics driver in Ubuntu 16.04, installed from ...
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Yet another login loop problem with Nvidia Graphics Driver install

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I followed close instruction on how to install the nvidia drivers. I did sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* then I did sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa ...
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Xorg repeatedly tried to add built-in webcam as keyboard

First time poster here. I'm having a problem with xorg and my laptop Dell Inspiron 15 7537 running Ubuntu 15.10. I'm not configuring the nvidia GT750M in my system so no nvidia stuff at all in my ...
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Is it safe to install outdated intel Linux Graphics Installer for 14.04.4?

I have ubuntu 14.04.4 and intel hd 4000. Recent releases of Linux Graphics Installer only support 15.10+ versions, but after little but of googling I found a working link to an outdated version that ...
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How to disable ATI discreet 16.04 LTS

I'd like to save battery by disabling the ATI discreet graphics in 16.04 LTS, and use only my default power-saving onboard Intel. Could someone guide me step by step accurately through the process? ...
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How can I switch graphics (Intel integrated/ ATI discreet) in 16.04 LTS

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Lenovo system with an onboard Intel graphics and an ATI Radeon display controller. I was wondering how I could switch to the ATI display or make it my VGA ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 can't do graphical log in

I have done clean install recently of Ubuntu Desktop 15.04. And I was able to log in to the graphical environment until I enabled "boot to text" like said there: How do I disable X at boot time so ...
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14.04: How to use NVIDIA Graphics instead of Intel integrated graphics?

I previously tried to install my nvidia graphics card driver more than 50 times when this version was released (14.04) and every time i always got either blank screen, terminal only with no x-server ...
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Wake from suspend not working after closing lid only when AC power source connected

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad E460 which I recently bought. (AMD Graphics Processor) I installed Ubuntu vanilla and the latest version (16.04). Each time I close the laptop lid with the power source ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 nvidia drivers don't work

I've just installed a new ubuntu 16.04 , fresh install clean , logged in the first and only thing i did is selecting the proprietary driver 361 for nvidia , rebooted the machine . anfter rebooting i ...
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How to update Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 without graphic card (nVidia) problems?

I usually have problems when upgrade Ubuntu with nVidia graphics card. Is there any way to prevent these potential problems before updating? Change to the Nouveau driver before updating solve me the ...
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16.04 - Radeon R7 M260 errors

I am running Xubuntu 16.04 on my HP Elitebook 840 G2 and got several error messages because of my Radeon R7 M260X. dpkg -l | grep amdgpu ii libdrm-amdgpu1:amd64 ...
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CPU overloads when playing 3D games

Starting today, every 3D game I try to play slows down to a crawl of 1 FPS, and the CPU goes past 100%. This is seen specifically in Minecraft, Counter-Strike: Source, and Europa Universalis IV. ...
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List of confirmed working Nvidia cards

Is there a crowd-sourced list of Nvidia cards which are confirmed to actually work on Ubuntu with the proprietary Nvidia drivers? A matrix of Ubuntu version, Nvidia model and whether they work with ...
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Why does my computer run slower on ubuntu than on Windows?

I recently installed Ubuntu and am multi-booting with Windows 7, but I would like to switch over to Linux full time. Now I am seeing that it runs a lot slower; I have a few examples: I've tried ...
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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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Graphics lock up on 16.04 with Cape Verde 7770 using radeon driver

It seems that any activity that uses hardware acceleration, and when the screen is allowed to sleep lockup the graphics with the current packages. With Error [ 371.336625] radeon 0000:04:00.0: ring ...
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AMDGPU with hybrid graphics 16.04

I have an onboard Intel graphics card, and a ATI Radeon accelerator in hybrid graphics. In 1404 LTS, my previous version, I used ATI's catalyst driver, and I could switch betweeen the graphics system ...
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Is there any Ubuntu 16.04 derivative which support by default proprietary AMD graphics driver?

Generally speaking, I like an idea of using Open Source drivers, not only for AMD graphics. However, I'm unable to run application which requires OpenGl 4. fglrx is deprecated for Ubuntu 16.04, so I ...
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Online Videos with HP 355 G2, Radeon R5 M240

I got a laptop (HP 355 G2 K7H44ES) recently and installed Ubuntu 14.04. There's a Radeon R5 M240 grafics card. Watching videos offline works (although patchy), but I can't watch any online (youtube, ...
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radeon r9 270 boots only in safe mode

I have Kubuntu 16.04, so radeon driver only, my old graphics card is working fine, but my new r9 270 doesn't boot. The monitor turns on, then turns off, then turns on but there is only black screen. ...
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Qtbase5 installation modified graphics significantly

I was trying to apply a patch, which has been a problem because information on this subject is very limited. I use Kubuntu 16.04 LTS, by the way. For some reason I thought that the package to be ...
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Problem initializing Ubuntu 16.04 - “system running in low-graphics mode”

I'm having problem booting up my ubuntu 16.04. I started up my computer today and my login screen looked like something out of the 90's (A 256 color looking square box asking for login and password). ...
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Graphics acceleration (overlay) not working - cannot resize video

I am following up on my question regarding missing i915 module. On my Dell XPS 13 (9350), if I enable the graphics acceleration in VLC (overlay), I cannot resize the video at all, it stays at native ...
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nvidia-current vs ubuntu-drivers for graphics card?

The Problem: I recently installed Ubuntu and I realized I'm probably not using the Nvidia drivers. I found that I could get the right driver via "Software and Updates," but wanted to learn how to do ...
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graphics card enhancement

I have the following specs on my system76 laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit) Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4750HQProcessor ( 2.0 GHz 6MB L3 Cache - 4 Cores plus ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Graphics card being detected wrongly, battery getting drained

I use an Inspiron 7548 which ships with an AMD Radeon R7 M270 graphics card. However, Ubuntu is detecting it as an R7 M265. LSPCI: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Broadwell-U Host Bridge ...
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How to reinstall the Nvidia graphic driver in the recovery mode of Ubuntu?

I use Titan X graphic card in Ubuntu. But it crashes yesterday and I can't login after reboot. But I am able to login in the recovery mode. I think it is the driver that caused the problem and I wish ...
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Speed up Ubuntu or to walk away?

I did install Ubuntu 14 32 bits in a Pentium 4 3GHz HT with 3GB RAM (max possible). First I used an IDE HD, but since it was too slow, I'd put a SATA HD and the speed increased a little bit. But ...
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How can I automatically try a specific resolution if I connect an (any) external monitor?

Is there any way to configure Ubuntu to set default "first-try" monitor resolution whenever a (or two) monitor plugged in. Regardless of what graphic cards or graphic driver that being used. For ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 black screen on boot

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 3543 (Intel i5 at 2.2 Ghz, 4GB ram, nvidia 820m) and every time i boot it, i get a black screen. I did not install any proprietary ...
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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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16.04 can't use external monitor with nvidia drivers

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (did a clean install of 16.04) on a Lenovo W540. The only important thing (hardware-wise) is that it has an intel CPU and Nvidia Quadro K2100M that supports prime. I install ...
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BIG desktop glitches with Ubuntu 16.04 and AMD [on hold]

I'm new with Ubuntu and I'm scared to mess around with drivers, as every single time I end up with an unusable system and I have to reinstall the OS from scratch. I've installed Ubuntu yesterday and, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Suddenly Fails to Boot [duplicate]

My Ubuntu installation has decided not to work anymore. I suspect it's something graphical or to do with memory. Read on for more. Background. I installed Ununtu 14.04 on my laptop a few months ago ...
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Can downloading GPU drivers help stream in HD and prevent 100% CPU usage? (Lubuntu 16.04 on Sony Vaio)

So I've got 64 bit Lubuntu 16.04 running on a Sony Vaio laptop with AMD E-350 CPU (dual core 1.6Ghz) with integrated Radeon HD 6310, plus 4GB RAM. In general it seems to run great but Chrome (and ...
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HDMI not detected Ubuntu 12.10 - ATI Radeon HD 6670

Brand new to Linux, so help a young blood out :-) (I'm a novice/hobby programmer, but completely new to Linux command syntax, etc) Brand new everything Rig. Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu ...
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16.04 - How To Purge Intel Default Drivers & Reinstall Intel Graphic Drivers

I posted this question as I am encountering display problems after upgrading Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04. I went into 'additional drivers' & noticed this: I was wondering whether purging the current ...
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Nvidia GEForce GT 610 installed via additional drivers changed the default color to blue

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 LTS - 64 bit along side Windows 10. When the default nouveau driver was used for my graphics card..the color was purple - default color of Ubuntu Linux. ...
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How to get all four monitors working?

I have 4 monitors on my desktop setup: ASUS z97-E/usb3.1 NVIDIA GTX 750 ti graphics card Intel Core i5-4690 Two bottom monitors are hooked up to NVIDIA card. Two top monitors hooked up to Intel ...
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Do I need to install Bumblebee for Hybrid Graphics system to enable Optimus on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am asking this question because I have found articles basically saying that some computers have enabled Optimus technique with some propriatory graphics drivers, for example this one from Ubuntu ...
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Nvidia GT 700M Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am new to Ubuntu and just have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my HP laptop I am unable to install the Nvidia GT 740M drivers. First I tried it from settings additional drivers and then tried all the ...
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16.04 ; power off discrete graphics (ATI/AMD)

On 12.04 I used to utilize this procedure, to power off my ATI graphics and prevent my system from overheating, it worked fine. After installing 16.04, I've been trying everything I could find on the ...