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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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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How to install a second graphics card and use 4 monitors?

I finally decided to take the plunge and ditch windows. After several hours I got things working perfectly with all my apps installed. Only problem is that I run 4 desktop displays off 2 nvidia ...
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Switching on and off integrated GPU

I have a elitebook 8570w and use it to for both graphically heavy applications as well as normal stuff. I would like to be able to switch between the dedicated and the intergrated GPU. I know about ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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Haswell Integrated/NVIDIA Graphics Issue

I recently purchased a Lenovo Y510p laptop. The laptop has an NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card. Supposedly the laptop doesn't have integrated graphics but after installing Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Xorg can't find screens

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop. It installed successfully, but whenever I boot into it, after the GRUB screen I get a text TTY. I can log in with that and enter command-line commands. ...
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Ubuntu Nvidia Driver 310.14Beta Stretch OpenGL Feature

I have a HP Mini 311 running an outdated version of the Nvidia drivers (The recomended from the additional drivers option), alongside my Ubuntu 12.04. Now the problem I am running into is the feature ...
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Sony Bravia Unsupported Signal After Turning Off Display

Installed 12.04 over a previous hackintosh build a couple days ago and trying to iron out all the kinks. The most frustrating right now is my HDTV output through HDMI to a Sony Bravia KDL-40BX421. ...
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How can I use monitors plugged into my graphics card and motherboard?

I've decided to try out Ubuntu on my desktop, but I've ran into a problem. When I first booted into it, it only detected my small monitor plugged into my motherboard. I thought of this as a non-issue, ...
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Z87N-WiFi message “Unknown display” Howto fix?

Hi I have just built myself a mini-itx rig Motherboard = Gigabyte GAZ87-wifi Graphics = inbuilt HD4600 21" inch Iiyama monitor VGA connected via VGA to DVI convertor I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Can't change monitor to native resolution

I'm using a laptop running ubuntu 14.04 LTE, and I have secondary monitor LG Flatron M197WD, which according to the lg website can run in a 1366x768 resolution. This mode didn't show up in either the ...
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Using Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT and Intel HD 4000 at same time

I have been running Ubuntu in a VM at work for a while now to do my programming in and finally got sick of windows and decided to go full Ubuntu. I can't seem to get my 3 monitors to work. When I ...
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Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
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Ubuntu Trusty Tahr runs slowly in Virtualbox, with 3D enabled

I installed the latest Ubuntu in the latest Virtualbox. It is slow: frames are visible in animations and the mouse flickers. This question is different from many others on the net that suggest ...
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Unable To See Screen After AMD Catalyst Driver Install

I have the following setup: Z87 Extreme Motherboard. Asus HD 7790 Graphics card. Asus R9 280x Graphics card. Ubuntu 12.04 I have been able to install both the latest beta drivers and the latest ...
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No errors but some wanings in Xorg.0.log file,However X still black screen! Help please,ATI driver

My desktop is ASUS A43 with AMD Radeon HD 6730M Graphics.Recently I installed the Ubuntu12.04 system and I find that my cpu has a high tempreture since booted.So I realized there must be some wrong ...
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VMWare: Check if 3D Hardware is used for rendering or not

How do I check whether my VMWare installation is using the GPU on the computer or using software rendering? The output from glxinfo is OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 dimming screen flickering

When Ubuntu goes to sleep, the screen dims slowly before turning off. As it is doing this, about every second, the screen flashes back to maximum brightness before returning to dimming. My graphics ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade low graphics failure

Running 13.10 on older HP Pavilion with Nvidia G86M [GeForce 8600 GS] chip. I was using Nvidia driver before update. After update, no GUI possible. Even low graphics mode is in loop of trying to ...
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FGLRX Intel/ATI Hybrid Video, Dual-Display Flickering

I'm sorry if the same question is already asked, I checked several ones but the reported problems are different or solution doesn't work. So I've successfully installed FGLRX driver on my laptop DELL ...
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Laggy Graphics After Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I noticed some issues concerning the graphics after I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. More specifically: Dash tends to be more "laggy" than it used to be. When I switch desktops you can clearly ...
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monitor hdmi not working

I can not use the external monitor hdmi. I just installed ubuntu 12.04 and my configuration is as follows: $> lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core ...
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Xhost: Unable to open display (setting up Vino on VPS)

I'm currently trying to setup Vino (the VNC server) on a VPS of mine. However, whenever I try exporting and opening the display, it doesn't work. I've looked for hours last night for a solution for ...
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How to fix corrupted graphics on a Packard Bell DOTMA?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a Packard Bell DOTMA. Dad got it from his ex-wife and told me I could have it if I could fix it because he didn't have the password for it, so I thought why not Ubuntu? I ...
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How to clear up herringbone video problem?

I have Ubuntu 13.04. When I turn the computer on, most of the time I get a herringbone pattern. If I turn it off and back on. Sometimes that works. Then I get the opening screen with the programs. ...
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Ctrl+alt+F1 won't login

I'm having a "running in low-graphics mode" that won't ever take me to a login screen. When I enter the kill command, enter my login and password, it flashes a date and time stamp for an instant, then ...
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How to set up opengl on a dual graphics card laptop

I'm having trouble in getting newer version opengl. First, I get my graphics cards information using: lspci -nnk | grep VGA and it returns: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel ...
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Four GUIs off USB Boot

I am booting Ubuntu on a mac off of a USB drive. When I start it up there is a black screen giving me the options to try Ubuntu, install Ubuntu, or 2 other options. I select try Ubuntu and four GUIs ...
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xorg-video-abi-13 dependency problem

I'm trying to install the ATI driver for my Probook 4540s (3000/7650M) according to instructions given in How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers working?. After execute the following command: ...
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Weird hardware acceleration issue

I am having a really strange issue with my Ubuntu 12.10 computer. I have a computer that is left on 24/7. Lately, after the computer has been on for a while, when I log in to Ubuntu, the GUI is really ...
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How to change graphics options for Intel chipsets?

I have Acer Aspire 5349 with some integrated Intel GPU. On Windows I could just open an Intel program in which I could change my graphical settings like colors, but also 3D settings for improving ...
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Problem with screen resolution on installing ubuntu in Lenovo Ideapad Z580?

I am using Lenovo Z580 Ideapad. First when I try to install Ubuntu it was always displaying a black screen with things like no sdisk found displayed on it. When I changed graphics to UMA I was able to ...
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How to install additional drivers for AMD Graphics?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 mainly because I want to try steam on it. I am trying to update it and such to get it to working condition. Updating the software worked just fine. However, when I tried to ...
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How to adjust brightness in games with Radeon driver?

I recently installed Lubuntu 12.10 on an older laptop, an HP Pavilion zv6000. It runs GREAT with one exception. I am unable to adjust the brightness in any games. I realize I am stuck using the open ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Fresh Installation - Messed up Graphics

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 from scratch, and my OS looks like this in lots of places: It was already like that during setup, and I have tried reinstalling with no luck. Specs: i5 2500k OCed ...
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Display difficulties with Ubuntu 12.10, Dual Monitors, and ATI HD 5800

I have the ubiquitous and difficult display problems. I have a very limited understanding of everything regarding graphic display mechanics, and Gnome specific terms, so please let me know if you ...
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Asus Eee PC R101d videos don't play properly in Lubuntu 12.10

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on an Asus Eee PC R101D (Intel Atom N450, Intel GMA 3150). And there is a problem with video playback. It won't play videos properly, only stuttering, extremely slow, ...
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Xubuntu does not recognise second identical ATI graphics card

I have 2 ATI graphics cards and 4 identical Samsung LCDs (2xDVI on each card, no crossfire though the bridge is connected), and I am hoping to configure them in the following manner. Currently, LCD ...
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Ubuntu fails to load after installing fglrx

I am using a Toshiba Satellite notebook with Xubuntu 12.10 x86_64. Just now, I installed the fglrx package to be able to use the propriety drivers for my graphics card. However, once I rebooted after ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu boot screen clean install

I'm a new user of Linux. I made a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in my notebook Dell Inspiron N4010. The intallation went ok, but after restarting it got stuck on the purple screen with the logo. ...
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What is Causing my Graphics to Fail?

Occasionally when I'm viewing a program through VLC and I maximize it to full screen it will distort the video so I can only hear audio. Then when I minimize again it will only work at some ...
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Nvidia graphic drivers slowing system

I installed ubuntu 12.10 first, and tried for 2 days.... everything looks great and problem started after I installed graphic drivers. I installed "additional drivers" software from software manager, ...
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Additional drivers page shows nothing at all. (Not an nVidia problem)

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 because before the additional drivers page showed absolutely nothing. During the new install, I made sure to click install 3rd party software (I hadn't clicked this ...
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Minecraft runs really weird in Ubuntu 12.10

When I have Vsync on my framerate is capped to 30 instead of 60. Also, when I go fullscreen the mouse seems to have really fast acceleration and the game looks really jumpy. I could run this on ...
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ubuntu server 12.10 get input signal out of range on HP DL380 G4

After installed ubuntu 12.10 server on HP DL380 G4, I can't boot into it. And the LCD got message "Input signal out of range, recommened settings is 1280x1024". I can't see the terminal and tried ...
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GFX-drivers for HP Probook 4300s

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP Probook 4330s laptop and everything seems to run fine, besides the graphic card drivers. When I go into settings -> details -> graphics it says ...
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Radeon HD + vgaswitcheroo

I have a Hp Envy4 1025tx machine. I've tried vgaswitcheroo and amdcccle. I'm happy with Vgaswitcheroo powersaving efficiency and amdcccle's performance. I want both of them on my system. Is there a ...
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How can I get SLI working with 295.40?

I've been doing a lot of googling these last few hours and I'm not having much luck. Perhaps I don't know exactly what I am looking for. I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS x86_64. Looks ...
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Lenovo G550 - Intel GMA4500 slowness on 12.04

My machine is Lenovo G550 with Intel GMA4500 and clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 Every new version of Ubuntu and maby sometimes when I have time I came to Ubuntu and give it a try. But every time I ...
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How to define multiple xorg screens using the same device?

I have a video-adapter(Dell MMH11) that is connected to the display-port of my graphics card. The adapter identifies itself to the graphics card as a 3840x1200 display. The adapter has two monitors ...