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 screen resolution and graphics after upgrading 14.04

After upgrading ubuntu 14.04 the screen resolution of may laptop is seemed to be changed a bit. Also while using internet sometimes a thin horizontal black line is appeared on each of the photos and ...
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How to use NVidia Gpu simultaneously with intel HD

My laptop has an high-end NVidia Geforce GTX 860m graphics card and the intel integrated graphics (Intel HD 4600, pretty weak) So in my case, i have to work in ue4 (very heavy on the graphics card), ...
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High CPU load with only Firefox* open — are my GPU drivers misconfigured?

*Firefox and as well a terminal window. I have two machines, both running Ubuntu 14.10* and Firefox 39. (*I've tried the troublesome machine with 14.04 as well with the same issue described below) ...
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Intel Graphics HD 3000 Steam Problem

I'm having issues with my grapics, when i play on windows CS GO for example i can play it smoothly, but on ubuntu (14.04 ,14.10 and 15.04) and now im on ubuntustudio 15.04; i have FPS drops on a ...
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installing graphic card drivers: “Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV370” and “Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset”

I have problems with graphic card drivers both on my desktop and laptop (different ones "Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV370" on desktop and "Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset" on latitude E6500). I think ...
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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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Full downgrade from 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack to standard 14.04 lts stack

the issue is well represented by the title. How can I completely revert the 14.04.3 lts-vivid stack (3.19 kernel + updated graphics stack) to the standard 14.04.0/1 trusty stack? I know that the most ...
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How to install legacy nvidia drivers in 14.04?

I have an older desktop with an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500, which means only the 173.xx versions of nvidia's drivers work. In the "hardware drivers" thing, I selected the "proprietary drivers" option, ...
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Upgrading to newest nVidia drivers on a laptop that uses Optimus? (Ubuntu 15.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 on a laptop with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a nVidia GeForce 520M, joined by an Optimus. I'm trying to upgrade my graphics drivers to the latest provided by the vendor so ...
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High CPU with web streaming videos

Every time I start watching some video within a browser (both Firefox 40.0 and Chrome 44.0.2403.157 64-bit with no extensions) the CPU usage gets 100% (according to htop and system monitor) freezing ...
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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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Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia NVS 5200m not working and mini display port not working

so I have about 3 issues that may be all related. I have a thinkpad T430s with nvidia optimus. I cannot for the life of me get the GPu working with bumblebee (used all the guides posted around here) ...
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Games on Steam do not launch

I got through various problems to make Steam launch.. with my AMD Radeon R7 4 GB Graphics card and the XOrg (Gallium) Graphics, (I can't login, Login Loop happens, and I can't do CTRL + ALT + F1 / F2, ...
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NVIDIA drivers for Ubuntu 15.04 GTX 970 black loading screen

I can't seem to get anything to work on Ubuntu. I've struggled with everything that goes into installing, update and maintain the operation system and software. But I've manage to get it installed ...
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Second monitor not rendering correctly with NVidia drivers

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and NVidia Drivers 346. I have a Samsung monitor and it works nice except because it does not appear to render correctly. For example, when I scroll a page or something, it ...
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How to force GTX 970 to identify second display?

I have recently upgraded my system to a GTX 970 graphics card on which I hooked up my primary (HDMI) and secondary (DVI) displays. The first thing I noticed was the stock drivers not working at all, ...
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An X Error occured after attempting to launch Steam on Ubuntu 15.04?

I am using AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB (Sapphire) .. and have got through many problems. Steam not launching after switching Graphics Card? This was my first thread regards that.. I did what Sachin Kamath ...
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Optimus: Using optirun logs me out, then fails?

I have a Samsung QX411, with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a nVidia GeForce 520M GPU, both bridged with Optimus. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. Now, here's my problem. When I run optirun glxinfo for the ...
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Steam not launching after switching Graphics Card?

I recently purchased and installed an AMD Sapphire R7 4GB 240. Ubuntu automatically switched to some Open-Source Drivers named Gallium 0.4 on AMD OLAND. For some reason Steam is not able to launch ...
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LibreOffice is really slow refreshing the UI

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I haven't really had much luck using LibreOffice. I am currently using LibreOffice v4.2.8.2 build ID: 420m0(build:2). I attempted to switch to Open Office and this ...
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Hearthstone graphics glitch (shadows on Blackrock board)

Specs: VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 [GeForce GTX 560] (rev a1) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 83b5 Kernel driver in use: nvidia Ubuntu 15.04 - Linux-x86_64 NVIDIA ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu + Win7, Low Graphics Mode, Can't Access Terminal or GRUB

So I successfully installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 today. At first, there were no issues and everything went smoothly until I had the great idea to change the open-source ...
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How to get GPU info?

I'm looking for a command that would give me the same info as cat /proc/cpuinfo Except for the GPU (type of the chip and memory, frequency)
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Kubuntu/KDE Plasma OpenGL Graphics Issues

I'm running KDE Plasma Workspace on Kubuntu 14.04 and I'm having graphics issues. When hovering the mouse over bars, the info window that opens had a large black box around it, when trying to change ...
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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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Hybrid Nvidia and Intel cards, bumblebee optirun not working and OpenGL not being Intel

I have been fighting with the installation and correct usage of my Nvidia GTX960M together with an Intel i7-4720M CPU on Ubuntu 15.04. I have followed lots of links on this website, on ubuntu wiki ...
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AMD discrete graphics unusable on a MacBook Pro 8,2

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on a MacBook Pro 8,2 with a proper EFI single boot. All works like a charm and the boot process is really fast, I'm really satisfied. I have only one issue: I can use ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login when Nvidia driver installed

I have 2 graphics cards (Tesla k10, K40) in my supermicro SuperServer (7047GR-TPRF). I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04, but when I install cuda or Nvidia graphics driver (version 311 or 340), my Ubuntu ...
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How do I install AMD Drivers on Ubuntu 14.04?

I was planning on doing a Windows build but I had problems getting Daz to work so I'm here now. I'm trying to download the proprietary drivers for my AMD Radeon HD 6870 but nothing is working. I ...
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Enabling Bootloader Graphics

In Xdiagnose, I checked the box that says "Disable Bootloader Graphics". No longer requiring this, I realized I didn't know how to revert the function. Any help? EDIT: To clarify, I am locked to the ...
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Changing Nvidia Driver black screen

I searched everyone online for solution, but it is still not working. At first I changed the Nvidia driver to use the propriety driver from the additional tab, twice, and it shows black screen which ...
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Nvidia drivers not loading

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 with the latest kernel at the moment (4.2rc7) from here: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc7-unstable/ and the latest Nvidia drivers form ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 will NOT run on HP DV2845se with dual core AMD Turion and nvidia 630M graphics

I have been an Ubuntu user for about 5 years and have had Ubuntu on the subject laptop the entire time. Yes I have had some trials and tribulations with the nvidia hardware but always managed to make ...
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Display Issues with Ubuntu

I'm a huge Linux fan, however lately, I've been really disappointed by one thing, the issue is my graphics card, It works smoothly with two monitors on windows, but as soon as I use any Linux distro, ...
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Nvidia drivers cause Minecraft to crash

I play Minecraft on my computer, and whenever I press F3, it says "Gallium 0.4 on NV98" I looked up what this means, and found out that it is a default graphics driver. So, I looked around for how to ...
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low graphic cause by remove lock

I ran sudo fuser -cuk /var/lib/dpkg/lock; sudo rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock when I was trying to remove the apt-get lock and it crashed my OS directly... any one knows how to solve this
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Ubuntu 15.04 overheating

I have HP ENVY dv6-7357se laptop i was running windows for about a year yesterday i switched to ubuntu <3 but i'am facing an always noisy fan and heating of my laptop with windows i never faced ...
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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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trying to install drivers on ubuntu 15.04 for my r7 260x graphics card NEED HELP

I'm totally new to Ubuntu and I have looked over this PDF:amd-catalyst-graphics-driver-installer-notes-for-linux-operating-systems.pdf I am aware in the PDF it says 14.04 is supported, but on the ...
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colors from graphic card gets sometime inverted

Colors from graphic card gets sometime inverted. When I start Ubuntu 12.04 its just fine, but sometimes after some time the colors get inverted. I use a 40" lcd-tv as a monitor, and if I cahnge the ...
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Ubuntu lastest kernel update broke my GFX drivers [duplicate]

So, the latest kernel broke my AMD drivers and forced my system into a Low Graphics Mode on boot up now, the update I got was 3.19.0-26 and I'm now in ttyl consoles now instead of the Ubuntu desktop. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 how to install cuda 6.5 without installing nvidia driver

I am working on workstation with CPU core I7 4790 and two GPUs GTX 760 4 GB ram/1152 core the system's memory is 16 GB RAM I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after many tries and reinstalling Ubuntu many ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 frequent mouse freeze

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 on my Asus (i5 core and 8GB Ram) since Ubuntu is more and more growing on me. However I experience frequent freezes of my screen. I cannot move ...
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Error with Graphics program using C (Ubuntu 14.04)

Regarding this thread How do I use graphics.h in Ubuntu? , I executed the following program(shown below the block), but the program unfortunately ends automatically after a few seconds with the ...
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Macbook pro Power consumption /Graphics card [closed]

I have a 10.10 install on a MacbookPro 5,3. Ubuntu uses quite a lot of power and has a really low battery life. I've already disabled bluetooth and the iSight camera. The Macbook has two different ...
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Broken FGLRX DKMS module on latest UBUNTU Updates

(Ubuntu 15.04) After latest round of updates fglrx failed to compile dkms module on both of my laptops. 1 laptop has switchable graphics and the other does not. The laptop with switchable graphics ...
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What's the difference between getting graphics drivers from the new ppa vs from Additional Drivers?

I've heard a lot of hype about the new PPA, but is it any better/different than using the Additional Drivers tab of the Software and Updates program?
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How to force Xorg to use integrated video (ASPEED) instead of my Tesla K20?

I'm trying to get my brand new server up and running for gpgpu with 14.04LTS, but I'm having issues with the graphics drivers. If I install the CUDA Toolkit, it also installs regular nvidia drivers ...