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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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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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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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. But when i try to install AMD graphics i got some issues like: "driver cant be ...
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What driver is appropirate for my GPU?

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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to install Nvidia proprietary drivers?

I get pretty poor performance with Nouveau, so I want to install the proprietary drivers. However, I've had to reinstall Ubuntu TWICE. I tried the "173" driver, black screen. "nvidia-current", black ...
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After install, Ubuntu loads but is frozen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 (both the 32 and 64 bit versions) several times over on two different hard drives in my tower. After the install, it will not do anything. It looks like it's frozen; the ...
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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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Widescreen Problem in Counter Strike installed via Wine

I have installed Counter Strike Condition Zero Ultimate Edition via Wine. The game is working perfectly. The only problem is that the game is not working in WIDESCREEN. When I used to play on Windows ...
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Borderlands 2 will only starts in a small window - Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I was having trouble running Borderlands 2 on a newly imaged Ubuntu 14.04 64bit install. The machine is a Lenovo X1 Carbon. I had trouble with the libopenal1 error, but was able to fix it. I've ran ...
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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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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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Looking for a driver for a tablet, I heard that I “need a kernel”- what does that mean? [on hold]

I'm new to everything and I've heard a lot about tablet drivers that work with a kernel. However, I don't know what a kernel is and how to use/download it. I've seen a lot of codes with the drivers ...
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How to render Minecraft on the GPU?

Hardware: Intel i7 AMD Radeon HD 6970 SSD with plenty of space 6 GB RAM Software OpenJDK 6, 7, and Oracle Java 7 (reproducible with all three) AMD Catalyst 12.8 and open source driver ...
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How to install proprietary ATI/AMD drivers on 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04, and the built-in driver for my ATI Radeon HD 5450 sorta-kinda works okay because I do get a signal on my monitor, but it lacks any kind of acceleration, making the ...
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Something is wrong with the appearance

I alredy install Ubuntu desktop the version of 32 b and I think something is wrong with the appearance in Ubuntu. When i do some actions as run the ubuntus menu or just try to shut down the computer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Incorrect Aspect Ratio for Monitor

I recently bought an SSD and added it to my system to install Ubuntu on. Below are the specs of my system. Intel i7 3770k @ 4.5 GHz 16GB RAM EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 660Ti The issue I am having is that ...
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Is the Sapphire HD 7770 GHz Edition compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 64-Bit?

I was looking at an upgrade for my existing graphics card, and I found this. My friend uses this and he says it works well...however, he uses Windows. Anyway, if it is compatible, do I need any ...
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About my GPU- is it integrated?

Here is my grephics card output on lspci | grep VGA: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1) I did not buy my computer, but I heard, so it has integrated graphics card. I want to know- is ...
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Randomly freeze and screen glitch

I got this very strange problem with my 14.04 system. For months I try to figure it out but no avail. After running a while in normal boot, the screen will glitches and freeze. It just happened, ...
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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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Does Ubuntu have support/drivers for my graphics card? [closed]

Some time ago, I had posted a thread on VMware's, all the details are cited here, but let me recite them. My computer was never modified, excluding the fact I once tried to switch to an NVIDIA ...
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System displaying “E” as “H” (?) from different font (?)

This is weird - and it just turned up yesterday. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and fairly vanilla. As of yesterday, the system wants to display the character E as H. Here are two examples. First, the ...
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Split screen problem with Nivida GeForce GTX 770M

The Info I am running a laptop with dual graphics cards: Intel and the Nvidia GrForce GTX 770M I have the Nvidia drivers installed I have Ubuntu 14.04 x64 installed The second monitor shows in the ...
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Ubuntu Hybrid Graphics automatic switch

My notebook have an integrated gpu (intel HD) and a discrete gpu (AMD Radeon 8850M). Looking into the ubuntu documantaion here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics I tried using ...
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vgaswitcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 - discrete Radeon always on, Dell Vostro 3350

I've a following problem - I've just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3350 and I can't turn off the discrete graphics. As instructed here and following HybridGraphics I managed to ...
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ATI/AMD Driver “Adapter not supported” strange issue

Yesterday I installed the AMD/ATI Official driver (Omega version 14.501.1003-x86.x86_64)from AMD's official site. The installation completed successfully using "Install Driver 14.501.1003 on X.Org 6.9 ...
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Display problem when adjusting brightness in ubuntu 12.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell 1554 laptop. I was adjusting my screen brightness when this happened : this has become a recurring problem which is really annoying. I also want to ...
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While using trackpad Ubuntu locks up graphics related

My computer is locking up while I'm using the trackpad. It seems to occur most after I install graphics drivers on a fresh install of ubuntu. It has occured once on a fresh install of 14.10. It also ...
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Will running dual monitors have any significant impact on system speed?

Will setting up dual monitors on a decent-but-not-too-powerful machine significantly slow down my system? For specifics to my system, this is a 2GHz Intel Dual-core laptop with 4GB RAM and a decent ...
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Graphic Glitches with cube

Ok, first I will apologize if this question has been answered and I was unable to find it. I am running Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ...
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Why does Ubuntu still use a blacklisted graphics card claimed by stub?

I am following Multiheaded NVIDIA Gaming using Ubuntu 14.04 + KVM tutorial and it seems like everything went well except that my ubuntu installation still shows HD7970 under Additional Drivers which ...
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Getting USB to VGA to work on ubuntu

I recently purchased this USB to VGA adapter for the third monitor I had and it works great with Windows along side the driver it had for it. However on Linux I can't seem to get it to work. I ...
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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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Why additional drivers don't let me select one driver

When I open additional drivers it shows a list of propietary drivers but it won't let me change them. I click apply changes and it simply goes back to nouveau. I don't mind nouveau but it causes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Nvidia GeForce (840M) compatability on 64-bit laptop

My laptop diagnostic shows several pre-fails and has other issues so I am urgently shopping for a new laptop, my second using Ubuntu. I need a laptop with good graphics capabilities and have come ...