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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VNC connection not displaying correctly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and trying to vnc to a netbook running Ubuntu 32 bit 14.04. Whenever I connect I just get a grey image of a screen and my mouse appears as a black x (can't attach images ...
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Nvidia geForce 7100 driver problem Ubuntu 14.04

i dual booted my PC with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 and there is a graphic card Nvidia GeForce 7100 installed on it. However i am getting some problems while using Ubuntu. First the system ...
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OpenGL on Ubuntu 14.04

On a Dell XPS 13 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 I have problems to get OpenGL example programs (www.opengl-tutorial.org) running. Everything compiles fine, however the window on the screen either is ...
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Blurry screen during and after install process

Alright so I've been stumped on this issue for a while now and I'm not sure how to fix it. I'm trying to migrate from Windows 8.1 however when I try to install Ubuntu (or any other OS that supports ...
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Nvidea drivers GTX 960m

I have the new lenovo y50 with the gtx 960m gpu. When i go to "software updates"-"Other Software" it dosen't apear any drivers, how can i install them? Im using elementary os Freya. Best regards.
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14.04.2 hangs after updates installed

After I installed the latest updates to 14.04.2 (including the new linux kernel) my display was wacky and the computer hung as soon as I tried to do something. I tried reverting to the previous kernel ...
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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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Screen is unreadable On fresh install

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 The screen looks as if it is in 320 x 240 and then upscaled to 1920x1080 My monitor tells me "suggested resolution 1920x 1080". So my guess is that the monitor is ...
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Hybrid Graphics Issues (HD7870 and Intergrated Intel)

New to Linux/Ubuntu and having issues with 3x 1080p displays and hybrid graphics. Current Rig:- Intel i5 2500K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Mobo 8gb (2x 4Gb) Giel Corsa Enhance DDR3 WD 2Tb Sata HD ...
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New installation hangs up after restart

My Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS system hung up after latest updates were installed in it. Then, I tried installing a fresh copy of the same distro from a DVD onto a new clean HD. The installation proceeded ...
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nvidia-prime with 14.04 problems

I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. History It's all worked OK with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee, but I really want to use 14.04 and nvidia-prime. I've basically been ...
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14.04 Nvidia issues - black screen, freeze etc

I have some issues with nvidia drivers on ubuntu 14.04, switchable graphics (intel HD + nvidia GT 740M). Currently installed (from xorg-edgers repository): nvidia-352 (was recommended by ...
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Ubuntu Powerbook G4 video card driver help

So I am looking at my sysinfo, and my video card, which is a Mobility Radeon 9600 M10, says *-display UNCLAIMED That means a driver is missing right? But above there, it says configuration: ...
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At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia?

I've been using nVidia cards in Ubuntu boxes for years. The closed source drivers have been great and I've even found my way around the nvidia-settings program when I've needed to. I'm now in the ...
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Weird (and annoying) screen flicker on Compaq Presario CQ50

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop. It is running Windows Vista Home Premium and Ubuntu 14 LTS. I have a NVIDIA GeFORCE 8200M G. I installed 331.79 drivers for it (as recommended in another post) to ...
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After updating ubuntu 14.04, only the mouse shows onscreen. How do I fix?

I have an eMachines T5246 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS set up as a home media server with Plex. Everything has been running well (if slowly) up until today when I installed the updates that showed up in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & AMD 14.6 Driver issue R7 260X

Okay I have searched and for some reason I am just having problems installing the Beta driver 14.6 on Ubuntu 14.04. This is my second installation today as I messed up my last one following other ...
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AMD Radeon HD 6450 Proprietary Graphics drivers won't work, and essentially broke my card, How can i fix? [on hold]

SYSTEM: Dell Optiplex 380 2.7 GHz Dual-core CPU with Intel integrated graphics and AMD Radeon HD 6450 low-profile PCIe card. OS: Elementary OS 0.3 Freya (Ubuntu 14.04) 64 bit CPU and OS Recently I ...
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Two video cards (32 and 64 bits)

I have two video cards on my machine as the lspci above: 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4200] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ...
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Creating a virtual display device and connecting the display to an arbitrary graphic card virtually

I want to create a virtual display device (like virtual monitor) in Ubuntu and connect it to one of the graphic cards virtually? Anyone know how can I do that? The reason which I am going to do this ...
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Graphics and font problem in Ubuntu 14.04 with Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics

My fonts, windows are often affected by graphic distorisions, bugs, sometimes disapear without any reasons. When I reboot it is generally solved. This is happening since I update my kernel and ...
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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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lagging minecraft

I've started playing minecraft, on my windows pc it works flawless but when playing on my ubuntu laptop it runs verry slow. I allready put all minecraft settings to minimal, i'm running oracle java 7 ...
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Ubuntu Powerbook G4 Graphic Adapter Install

ATI RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] I have done almost everything, and I can't seem to get this installed. This is a fresh install of ubuntu, and sysinfo says the driver for this is unclaimed. I ...
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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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Video card recommendation

I have a Club-3D CGNX-G952YLI GeForce 9500GT video card in my PC with VGA and DVI output, for a while it is started to getting warm, therefore I would like to buy another one, however I couldn't find ...
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Characters problem since kernel and graphic update

I have this annoying issue since yesterday when I updated my kernel and graphics. I have a Dell xps 13 2015 running ubuntu 14.04. It doesn't happen all the time, it can happen in any program, ...
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Can graphics drivers cause checkboxes to not show up correctly and make line numbers in gedit disappear?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with the Intel HD4000 graphics and recently my checkboxes have been not been showing the boxes. Only the checkmark shows. Same with many other options like dropdown menus. Today ...
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Black screen after boot in Ubuntu 15.04 (x86_64), Intel HD5500 (i915 driver) (reposted)

I know this question has been asked so many times (since 2011 from what I found out), but none of the responses seem to resolve the issue in my laptop, so apologies for the repetition. I tried ...
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How to install ATI Radeon Graphic drivers on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have recently updates my 5 yrs old HP dv5 AMD laptop to Ubuntu 14.04, all good so far just that I am not able to grasp the right process to install drivers for the ATI Radeon card provided in this ...
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Hybrid Graphics problem - Discrete graphic card doesn't work

I am using a Lenovo G510 with an Intel integrated card and a Radeon R7 M265 discrete card. Ubuntu version is 14.04 trusty while the kernel is 3.13.0-46-generic. I've spent quite a few hours trying to ...
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desktop graphics choppy after waking from sleep using nvidia driver

anyone know how to resolve this? when this happens, the desktop performance is noticeably slower and choppy, and sometimes in terminal i have to hit Ctrl+L to get the screen to update after typing ...
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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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Radeon HD 6630M

I have a "Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520" This is my GPU: "Radeon HD 6630M" Running: obs Gives: Attempted path: share/obs/obs-studio/locale/en-US.ini Attempted path: ...
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VLC player only using 1/6 cores

I am using VLC player to take a camera feed and stream it to a web server. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 server in vmware with a GUI installed. The stream works fine but VLC is only using 1/6 cores. The ...
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Where can i get safe Nvidia driver to laptop

I tried to install GPU(GT 635m) driver on my linux(kubuntu), but last 3 times update are failed. Because after reboot i get black blank screen and haven`t ability to repare video drivers. When i ...
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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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Severe graphical distortion in Minecraft - Xubuntu 14.10

I have only noticed this issue in Minecraft, no other 3D applications. It started happening somewhat recently (maybe related to an update, I'm using the Xorg Edgers PPA) - I have an R9 290X, and am ...
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Help needed in switching from ubuntu 14.04 to lubuntu

i am currently using linux ubuntu 14.04 on my very low end computer (it has pentium 4 2.8 ghz, with 1 gb ram and 40gb hdd)! the problem is that it gets really slow every now and than however is much ...
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Strange Graphical Behavior

(This is xposted from ubuntu official forum. Nobody answered there, i hope i will be more lucky here) Since when I have installed xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on my new laptop I got this strange behavior that ...
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is it possible that my intel video driver is malfunctioning?

So, I've installed Steam on an Acer laptop aspire V5-131 which has a duo-core processor (model: 1017U) and 8 gb on RAM with Xubuntu 14.10. and installed some games, particularly hotline miami, and ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 CLI visual details

Basically I am trying to find out everything that there is to find out about the visual details of CLI of Ubuntu Server 14.04. Before using Ubuntu Server 14.04, I used Ubuntu Server 10.04. When I ...
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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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No VSYNC on the upper part of the display

On my laptop, a HP Pavilion 17-e026sg with AMD Radeon dual graphics (primary graphics: 8670M), i've got the problem that it tears in the upper part, while the rest is working normally. In Catalyst I ...
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Horrible graphics on my Dell Inspiron 17 with Ubuntu 13.10

I just got a new laptop: Dell Inspiron 17 (3737) BTX Base. The graphic card is Intel® HD Graphics 4400 I installed Ubuntu 13.10. The graphics are just horrible. It looks like an old 4 bits color ...
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Video driver under lxc container?

Since LXC (Linux Containers) is a kernel level super-chroot, I've been wondering what sort of video driver the containers have: My host is Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit machine with ATI gpu. Will the LXC ...
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How can I switch back to Nvidia card from Intel with Nvidia-prime

So I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and found that the primusrun command no longer works, so ditched bumblebee in favour of nvidia-prime. This lets you switch video card from nvidia-settings rather than ...
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How bumblebee Nvidia works in Ubuntu?

As far as I know bumblebee enables nvidia gpu when a selected client is running or run with optirun. But in wiki page Bumblebee mentioned the following line. Using Bumblebee, you can use your NVIDIA ...
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Inkscape “Export Bitmap…” not working

When I click "Export Bitmap..." in File menu or even from shortcut it brings no effect, no popup, no error. I use Inkscape on Ubuntu 14.04. EDIT: Regarding to your answers: yes, program restart does ...
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How can I install nvidia driver 331.113 on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

Is there a way to install nvidia driver 331.113 because this is only driver who works fine on my graphic card (Nvidia Quadro NVS 5100)? I upgraded my system from 14.10 where I had 331.113 and now I ...