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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

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?
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HDMI connection to external monitor causes laptop screen blackout in 14.04, nvidia graphics

I have had some serious issues with my external monitor and graphics display since installing Ubuntu 14.04, and no one else seems to have had the exact same problem so I figured it best to post here. ...
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Problems with AMD Display after upgrade to 14.04

Was using 12.04 OK for last 6 months with my PCI graphics card which is AMD Radeon R7 200 series. Had some initial problems but installed Catalyst 13.101 driver and all worked fine. A few days ago I ...
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How do I install the latest Mesa release?

Which is the preferred way to install the latest stable version of Mesa on Ubuntu? I believe that would be a PPA, but not the bleeding-edge one like xorg-edgers. I would like to see a PPA that ...
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Ubuntu live cd : black screen and blinking cursor

I try to install ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. I can get to the purple screen on the live cd but then, if I choose "Installing Ubuntu", I have a black screen with a cursor blinking (and nothing else ...
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What does the Gradient Stripes section mean in the Libre Office print preferences?

I guess that Reduce Gradient means that it isn't as high quality, but what is the option for Gradient Stripes or Intermediate Colour?
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How to revert from 14.04 back to 12.04 [duplicate]

My first Ubuntu installation was 12.04 LTS about a month ago on the desktop PC detailed below. This worked well but I forgot that if it works don't try to fix it and I upgraded to 14.04 LTS. ...
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How to install “intel graphics driver installer ” in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

My system specification is as follow:- Microprocessor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 I want to install graphic driver provided by intel for linux. Need help ...
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Blank black screen with kernels newer than 3.8.0-19

I currently get a blank black screen with latest kernels. Even moving to any of the terminals (using Alt+Ctrl+F1) is not possible. I have tried both Ubuntu and Linux Mint, with the same result. I am ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 graphics problem

I can't boot since installing Ubuntu 12.10 When I try to run Ubuntu My computer never gets to the Ubuntu screen with the loading dots. I tried to run in recovery mode with safe graphics (failsafex) ...
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How can I install the driver for Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am new to the community so please forgive me if I don't provide the necessary details... So, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 in a dual boot, and I'm having issues with my video card in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Switchable Graphics ATI Lenovo G510

Sorry if my question sound stupid, but I'm not very clever with linux yet I'm facing well known problem around here namely switchableGraphics. In --here-- you can find information that in linux ...
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gnuplot make a chart with one column witch in not exict

I want to write gnuplot command for a file which just I have one column of that. In the file and that column is Y, But in the file I don't have X's column.X's column element are 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 .Pay ...
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No Unity after ubuntu 12.10 upgrade

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, there was low graphics and no Unity. Just the mouse and the wallpaper. So, I got into the terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T, launched Chrome and searched for a ...
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Low graphic mode after switching to fglrx drivers

I have another problem on my laptop after trying to fix another issue. So, because of this issue, I wanted to switch to fglrx to fix it and after restart, I got this screen: I went back to ...
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Can't run Ubuntu 14.04

I asked this Question previously in this forum and offered bounty as well and didn't get rid of the problem. And now the question is Closed as off topic, I'm not quite sure whether it is good to ask ...
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No graphical interface at start-up

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 32bits. Suddendly at startup appears a black screen asking for my username and password, with a low graphics interface. After entering this nothing happens, only the cursor ...
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Weird graphical glitches with Xubuntu 14.04 including folder icons disappearing on mouseover

I’ve just installed the above version on my ailing Dell Dimension tower PC - great to be able to get it up and running again... The only thing is that there seems to be a strange graphics issue - ...
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Fresh install no drivers

fresh noob here, I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop(acer aspire E1 572G) I installed over my win 8.1 partition I just erased the disc but while doing so I had control over my mouse and was able to ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 650M Drivers for Ubuntu on Lenovo Y500 [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. I have used it and installed it on an old pc for my family which works wonderfully even playing SimCity 2013 through wine. I am looking to switch my Lenovo Y500 to Ubuntu. ...
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How to restore system after losing control on X, probably because of second screen?

I broke my Ubuntu 14.04 polish version, and have no idea, how to get it back without reinstaling it. How my Ubuntu looks like Right now when I start Ubuntu I got only Desktop with folders on it ...
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After installing 12.04.5 HWE having major video problems

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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garbled log-in screen

There are similar questions, but all suggested questions refer to after log-in problems or refer to earlier releases. I upgraded to 14.04 as suggested in the update process. It's the log-in screen ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 very slow even with video card

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my computer that already had windows installed system. The graphical windows is very peforming due to the video card that I have installed. But the ubuntu was not so well. ...
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Screen problem when playing Planetside 2 on Ubuntu 12.04

Recently started using Crossover and installed Planetside 2. I have tried to install Planeside 2 in steam and as a standalone from steam but i keep running into the same graphical problem. Each time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS HD 7750 AMD drivers freeze

I had some problem with my graphic on pc. My configuration: AMD FX 6100 16GB RAM Samsung EVO 120GB Radeon HD 7750 I use 42" Toshiba TV for screen and this might be a problem i think. Connected via ...
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how to update/install ATI Radeon graphics to play wow

I installed Wow Cataclysm and my computer should run it smooth but I get 5-15 fps and when any other player is near i get 0-5 fps, even with all the graphics low, so I read that I should ...
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Black Screen on Ubuntu Install + garbled installer

My desktop is black and every window is garbled. In have 2 AMD Radeon 7790s in crossfire And fx 8core CPU at 4.6ghz each. 16gb of ram. The unity bar and dash icon are coloured with the default ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow on Asus EeeBox PC EB1030

so i upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04 with a usb but i have internet ,my computer is really slow at 1024x768 definition ,everything works super slow ,windows closing and opening and streaming ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 two graphics cards

I have been struggling to get my two graphics cards to work. One is on the board and one is not. I can change the BIOS on my MSI motherboard to "Internal, PCI, or PCI-E". Internal of course the one ...
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NVidia Optimus: how to disable onboard Intel GPU so that NVidia drivers work - other than in BIOS

BACKGROUND: I have an Acer Aspire V3-571G laptop which has an NVidia GeForce 710M GPU with "Optimus" technology (meaning it is capable of automatically switching between the onboard Intel GPU and the ...
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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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Graphics Drivers?

I have a Radeon R9 270, where can I get the proper graphics drivers for this card? I've tried a few graphics drivers already but none of them seem to have any affect towards performance and ...
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shutdown using keyboard

After I installed Ubuntu 13.10, for some reason my video card does not have output, I just wonder if this is the case, are there any way to shut down Ubuntu using keyboard safely without harm the ...
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Need Graphics Drivers foe AOpen MK77M-8Xn PC [duplicate]

Can anyone suggest or recomend a suitable Graphics drive? I can only find these for Windows OS. lspci gives VGA info: VIA Technologies KM400/KN400/P4M800 S3 Unichrome (rev 01) When running "Try ...
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12.10 Ati X1950XT No boot cd no consol no access and system is running in low-graphics mode [duplicate]

I guess my case is desesperate and i don't know where to start so If there is some expert this is the big problem. 1- When pc start i got The system is running in low graphics mode. 2- Then any ...
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Graphical slow response issues?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 but my Ubuntu is not running smoothly. It is becoming stuck. Is there a problem with my graphic driver? I say this because 1 out of the 2 ATI graphic drivers failed ...
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i needed to install a driver directly from nvidia, how to use it correctly?

i needed to install this driver http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/73221 because no other driver seems to support the geforce 825m. under "additional drivers" "continue using a manually installed ...
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No desktop display

I upgraded 12.04 lubuntu to 14:04. There was no desktop so I downloaded nautilus. The display now shows gtk-warning cannot open display What do I need to do to get my desktop working?
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How do I install the Intel Graphics driver in my system?

Can someone help me out and explain or point me in the right direction on how to check video drivers and see if my video card running okay? I had 10.04 installed on my Thinkpad r61 with Compiz ...
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How To Set Screen Resolution To 1280x960 In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Here is the output of xrandr: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 VGA1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm ...