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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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...
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How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?

I know that editing the boot options line and adding 'nomodeset' solves my laptops problem during LiveCD mode, what I don't know is how to set it at boot up through Grub2 after I've installed Ubuntu. ...
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Graphics issues after installing Ubuntu 16.04 with NVIDIA graphics

I installed or upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, but I'm having some problems with my graphics card. The display is blank The display flickers Items on the screen do not display correctly Certain programs ...
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How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info?

I am new to Linux/Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Lenovo IdeaPad y510. System info says Graphics: unknown. Driver: unknown, Experience: Standard. What should I do to use all my ...
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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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Can't use nvidia card/driver on optimus notebook

I installed (once again) the latest official nvidia driver for my GT540m on Ubuntu 11.10. Even though everything seems OK with my xorg.conf file (I've manually added BusID "PCI:1:0:0", since lspci ...
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How can I find what video driver is in use on my system?

I would like to try a different video display driver, but I'm not sure which one I'm currently using. What's the simple way to see what driver my system is using currently?
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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 install NVIDIA.run?

I have a Nvidia Ge force Ge6150 SE graphics card. I am running ubuntu 12.04. When I try to install the .run file it fails. It shows the message like this: I Itried to install it after ...
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How can I Install Nvidia Driver GT 520 and Cuda 5.0 in Ubuntu13.04?

I'm just newbie with Ubuntu/Linux. Actually I am attempting to install Pyrit which requires GPU acceleration. I have dual-booted Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 in my Desktop PC Gigabyte G31M-ES2C with: ...
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What does the kernel boot parameter “set acpi_osi=Linux” do?

I am facing an issue with brightness control in my laptop which has Intel HD graphics and Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit. So when I searched for a fix I found that a common suggestion is to edit the GRUB file ...
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How to add display resolution fo an LCD in Ubuntu 12.04? xrandr problem

I am fresh for Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and stuck trying to setup correct resolution for my LCD display. The native resolution for the LCD is 1920x1080 here is the ...
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Install Nvidia driver instead nouveau

3 days ago I got installed Ubuntu 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that Ubuntu installs nouveau as default. I googled how to ...
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How do I find out the model of my graphics card?

I would like to know the model of my graphics card. I think it may be an ATI, but I want to be sure! I have Ubuntu 11.10 (32 bit) and an Asus A6 VA laptop.
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How to change proprietary video driver using the command line?

My laptop computer has a Nvidia video card and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit. During an upgrade yesterday it seemed as a new Nvidia driver version 304 (if I remember correct) was installed. After ...
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How to install Radeon Open Source Driver?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7850 card. MSI provide no Linux support, and the AMD driver gives me an Unsupported Hardware watermark that does not show up in screenshots. I uninstalled the proprietary ...
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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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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 ...
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How to safely remove proprietary Intel driver

I recently installed the proprietary Intel drivers for my Toshiba Satellite A105 s4284 running Ubuntu 14.10. Nouveau was working just fine, I was just attempting to make it so that I was able to run ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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Switchable laptop graphics issues on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Z570 laptop with Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics, and a switch to enable the dedicated GT630M graphics card. I've been having issues in general with my graphics ...
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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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Where do I get a SIS mirage 672 vga driver?

I need to obtain a display adapter for SiS mirage +3 gpu (closed source), so I can run a stable system on Ubuntu. I need to find a driver for this adapter that is open source and gives completely ...
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How to fix graphical issues with Skype, Gdk-WARNING?

For some reason I have graphical issues with Skype. I had less of them 3 days ago and thought that if I reboot pc everything will work fine. But it didn't hit the mark. While reinstalling Skype I can ...
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How can I get my monitor's maximum resolution without the proprietary AMD graphic driver installed?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have an AMD Radeon 5570 HD graphic card. Actually, the default open source REDWOOD drivers aren't allowing me to choose my monitor's maximum screen resolution(which is 1366 ...
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How to install photoshop cs6?

I'd like to install photoshop cs6 on ubuntu 12.10 I've tried searching software center but didn't find anything except gimp, but I want photoshop cs6 not anything else Anyone can help?
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OpenSource ATI driver - Fan running at full speed all the time

I know this is a common problem and have read other topics but couldn't resolve. Anyways yesterday I found a solution - I have 2 graphic cards (hybrid) and they were both on. So I turned one off and ...
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Can't get nVidia drivers working with 16.04, logs out right after login

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 beta 2 on Monday, Apr 18th. When I try to install nvidia-current, nvidia-361 or the version that jockey installs, either lightdm fails to start entirely or I can't get ...
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14.04 Thinkpad T450: Text getting messed up on large screens

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on think-pad T450. When using an external monitor with higher resolution than the in-built laptop screen, the text of dialog boxes are getting messed up. Looks like I need ...
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Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I have a new install of ubuntu. Upon first installing the nvidia drivers are not active and I get the correct screen resolution. 1680x1050 Then I install the nvidia drivers and the best resolution I ...
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extension “GLX” missing on display

When I try to confirm than I can run Unity 3D on my Asus U31SD with intel's i5 Sandy Brigde and Nvidia 520 and Nvidia Optimus I receive this error: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Of ...
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“Distribution not supported” when trying to install Intel Graphics Installer in Ubuntu

My Ubuntu version is new, and Intel Graphics Installer doesn't allow me to install the Intel video drivers. It says "Distribution not supported" How can I resolve this problem?
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Installing nvidia-opencl-icd-367 breaks the package manager

I am using the graphics-drivers ppa. I got an update dialogue today which stated that I can update my nvidia driver to 367.18 (~gpu16.04.6). I started the update just like every time, but it failed ...
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How to solve black screen problem after installing nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 15.10?

I have a Asus K550JK (Ubuntu shows X550JK) with a intel hd 4600 and nvidia 850m. When trying to install Ubuntu 15.04, the same error nouveau unk06 used to flood, I would just set nomodeset to the ...
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How reinstall the default graphics drivers?

When I installed ubuntu 11.10, 64 bits I didn't have to install any kind of graphics drivers and all 3d efects were working fine. Now, it seems to be that graphics drivers are uninstalled. I can't use ...
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No 3D support on Lenovo W520 with nVidia Optimus

i know about projects like Bumblebee but i don't need them. I've got a Lenovo W520 and i can choose in the BIOS which graphics card I'd like to use. And now my problem: I've installed the nividia-...
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Very slow graphics performance after upgrade 12.04 => 14.04

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and the performance is extremely sluggish; windows open and close in slow motion. Presumably my graphics hardware has not been recognized by the system. I think that I ...
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Unable toboot with Nvidia GTX 750 ti, even with latest beta drivers

Yesterday I got a Nvidia GTX 750ti for my htpc (ubuntu headless 12.04) but the computer wont boot with it installed. I've tried booting with nomodeset parameter and installing the latest beta driver ...
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12.04 and NVIDIA card problem with NVIDIA Geforce 7025 [closed]

I've installed 12.04 and I have the nvidia card - Geforce 7025/NVIDIA nforce630a. When I install the drivers (295.40), my ubuntu becomes unuseful just like many other user have reported: the Unity/X ...
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Can't get Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake i7 6700) to work

I've updated the kernel to 4.3.0, but the driver still seems to be off. What else can I try? starfall@nx ~ $ IBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo name of display: :0 i965_dri.so does not support the 0x1912 PCI ...
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NVIDIA Additional Drivers Empty - maximum resolution 640x480 - Driver disappears

EDIT: Optimus card. For resolution please read this thread: "You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server"(screenshot included) And this: Ubuntu 11.10 problem with Nvidia Thanks! ...
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How to set up multiple GPUs (12.04)?

I have two GPUs: one Intel i915 integrated, and one NVIDIA 560 Ti. This is NOT a hybrid setup, nor a laptop. In Windows 7, each card is connected to a different monitor, with the NVIDIA doing any "...
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How to review the current state of open source vs. closed source graphics drivers?

How to know whether it's worth it to replace open source drivers installed by default with proprietary ones. Are there any benchmarks? Major known issues summaries. I don't mean 'at the time of ...
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Details window showing “unknown” driver for Graphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info? I have Intel Graphics Card, which have model number GM965. It is on a Notebook, (Lenovo 3000 Y410). My ...
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MSI Radeon R9 270 Graphics drivers

How am i supposed to download these drivers and utilities? I am a complete newb to linux, any help will be greatly appreciated! Note: The drivers and utilities are windows based
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ATI 6470m & intel HD graphics 3000 drivers?

I have a Dell 15R 2nd Gen with an ATI 6470m GPU and Intel HD graphics 3000 (form the i5 processor). I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and can't get the graphics card to install. In system information it ...
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Is there an easy way to enable S3TC on Intel graphics?

S3TC is a patented graphics mechanism for compressing textures. It's so widely patented that distributions (Ubuntu included) does not ship it with its free drivers. Closed-source drivers have this ...
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How can I fix broken i915 drivers for Intel GPUs?

I've got troubles getting the i915 drivers to work correctly on my laptop (HP Pavilion DM4 2101ea). Specifically, the laptop screen goes black and stays black after the splash graphic when booting ...
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Correct nvidia+intel graphics setup in 14.04

Just upgraded to 14.04 to try to fix some other issues. Now, something has gone wrong with my graphics. I have a Thinkpad T530 with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. $ inxi -SGx System: Host: xyz ...
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Dell Chromebook 11 - unable to set backlight and /sys/class/backlight/ folder is empty

I have installed Lubuntu on my Dell Chromebook 11 and everything works except for the backlight. Can't set the backlight with the brightness keys, neither with xbacklight,xdotool or any other GUI tool....