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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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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How to prevent switch to text mode during boot

I'm trying to get a full graphical boot in ubuntu. That is using burg/grub in graphical mode and launching the kernel directly in graphical mode, without switching to text mode and then back to ...
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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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MacBook Pro 3,1 (late 2007, g84m), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Nvidia won't boot

Let me be clear - this is only a problem when using the Nvidia drivers. I can boot the machine with nouveau, however the machine won't sleep properly and I have no 3D acceleration. Any time I install ...
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Screen tearing in video playback - Ubuntu 14.10 - Unity - Intel Ivy Bridge

I am experiencing severe screen tearing while playing full screen video. Ivy Bridge graphics - Ubuntu 14.10 x64 (Unity). Existing answers such as Screen tearing in 11.10 with intel graphics do not ...
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When watching videos in VLC on Ubuntu 14.10, it flickers

I have Ubuntu 14.10. When watching videos full screen with VLC the video flickers. Only on full screen. And it's not happening on other players (the default player and smplayer). How to fix this? I ...
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How do I install the latest Mesa release?

Which is the preferred way to install the latest stable version of Mesa on Ubuntu? I believe that would be a PPA, but not the bleeding-edge one like xorg-edgers. I would like to see a PPA that ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 and 13.04 have terribly slow graphic performance

I think I've asked and googled this a lot of times. So many that I've lost the count. Anyway I have installed the three versions that I mentioned above and they all have the same issue and it is that ...
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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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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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nvidia vs. nvidia-updates?

OK, so I haven't find any answer, only one that claims the "nvidia-updates" is newer versions, yet the driver instalator says this: 4 options: nvidia 331.113, nvidia-updates 331.113, legacy nvidia ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Visual Glitches

I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 onto my computer, and I am receiving some strange graphical/visual glitches when I boot up. First off, there is some black terminal grub screen that comes up, tells me my ...
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Driver for Lenovo PCI-E graphics card ADD2-R

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit desktop on an old Lenovo ThinkCentre A57 There is a simple grapics card inside the box, marked Lenovo ADD2-R On the card is only one chip, marked CONEXANT CX25904-13Z ...
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How can I confirm that I'm using Adobe Flash hardware acceleration (VDPAU) with Chrome on Ubuntu with integrated Intel card HD4xxx and default driver?

The title tells it all. I have found one similar question but it is outdated from 2013 and not related to Chrome. How can I enable hardware acceleration for flash on Intel graphics? When I go to ...
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nvidia-settings not working after reboot

It seems nvidia-settings are getting wiped away (or are never really saving anywhere) upon reboot. There are several other questions like this but none of the solutions have worked for me. I have ...
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Not typical miltimonitor xorg.conf - 2 GPUs (nvidia) and 5 Monitors

I installed some time ago elementary OS Freya. I'm fighting for a couple of days to get the correct configuration for my not typical multimonitor set 2 nvidia graphics cards GeForce GTX 660 Ti & ...
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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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14.04 - How to use integrated CPU graphics with NVIDIA driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and am having some graphics troubles. Basically, what I want to do is have the NVIDIA driver installed, while still use CPU graphics for the display, and have my NVIDIA ...
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Color became weird after running a game in Wine?

Alright, so, I'm not entirely sure how to explain this... Screenshots don't show anything wrong, and Skype friends on screen share say it looks fine. But restarting fixes it. (For the most part (more ...
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Team Fortress 2 displays black screen on Ubuntu 14.04

I can run Team Fortress 2 on Ubuntu 14.04, however the screen is black when I run the game. I can hear the music in the background so the issue seems to be with the graphics. This is what I got from ...
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Lenovo W530 Ubuntu 14.04 discrete graphics mode random crash

Recently I switched my Lenovo W530 to Ubuntu, and after struggling with Nvidia drivers for about a week I finally got them to work after lots of googling. Then I was unable to get my second monitor ...
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Screen tearing with fglrx-updates and Radeon HD 8790M in Ubuntu 14.10

As the title says, I am having some pretty bad screen tearing issues on the desktop in Ubuntu 14.10, with both the latest fglrx-updates and fglrx drivers on a Dell Latitude E6540 with a Radeon HD ...
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bumblebeed: No integrated video card found, quitting

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and NVIDIA OPTIMUS: - Intel HD3000 (don't know which drivers are used: I've installed Intel(R) Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7 while being ...
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No Desktop after suspened or logged out 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 w Cinnamon When the system suspends or logs out sometimes(see time note below) the login menu does not reappear or sometimes the desktop and all features do not appear and are not ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Super slow after trying to install nvidia drivers

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that has both an Intel Graphics Media chip, and a GeForce GT 525M Graphics Card. I recently clean installed Ubuntu 14.10 after having upgraded from 14.04 and running into ...
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Lubuntu: text on system menus/bars appears blurred when memory usage is high

I have an old system (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM), running Lubuntu 14.10. When I run memory intensive applications, the text on title-bars, menu-bars and notification panels appears extremely blurry ...
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Can't boot with the correct driver Ati Radeon HD 3650

I have a desktop ACER, with an Ati Radeon HD 3650 (RV635). I always have to boot with "nomodeset" checked. It happens to me with ubuntu 12.04 and it's happening now, with ubuntu 14.04. I have ...
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Configuring Ubuntu to use 2 graphics card

I have a desktop that as 2 graphics card that connect 5 monitors. They are a Radeon HD 7970 and a Radeon HD 8490. Ubuntu detects both of them however only the monitors connected to the 7970 are ...
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ATIConfig returning incorrect graphics cards

I just upgraded to 14.04 (from 12.04) which ended up being a bit of a hassle. I now have almost everything working, except that my second graphcis card is being a bit weird. if I run aticonfig ...
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Low Color Depth on only one screen

I have recently updated to 14.10 using the update manager, but now I have one problem: On my internal laptop screen, it looks like the color depth is something lower than 24bit. When using an ...
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Guake flashes white when closing

When I close Guake, using F12, instead of fading out as it does on my laptop, it just flashes white. The activation animation works fine, it flies in from full transparency and quickly fades in. ...
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Second Screen not working Ubuntu 14.04 Intel Graphics

I've been trying to solve this problem for a while now so I'll appreciate your help. I can't make ubuntu 14.04 recognise my second monitor. This is my graphics card info ~# lspci | grep -i vga ...
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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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Blacklisting Nouveau not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I know there is plenty of documentation on blacklisting the Nouveau driver. However the normal methods are not working for me. I tried adding the below lines in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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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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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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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. ...