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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No UMS support - Radeon 3450

I just performed a clean install of 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 420 with Radeon 3450. I get to grub, click to boot with Ubuntu, and then black screen. If I boot in a recovery mode with low graphics ...
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Screen tearing with Nvidia Prime

I've installed Nvidia-346 (that also installed Prime) and prime-indicator from the ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 repository in Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I switch from Intel to nVidia I get a general screen ...
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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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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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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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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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chopped up video/display picture

I have a laptop with a dedicated nvidia GTX 960M and an intel chip. I am currently using the 352.79 driver as recommended. But I am experience some unpleasant graphic glitches: Those glitches do ...
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LibreOffice Impress : transitions poor graphics - problem of LibreOffice or VGA?

I am using LibreOffice 5.1.1.2 on Ubuntu 15.10. The default version 5.0 that comes with Ubuntu 15.10 has no problem. But I wanted to upgrade to 5.1, so I used the solution from this answer. sudo ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Graphics Glitching

I had Ubuntu 15.10 running on an old Dell SFF tower (I think a optiplex 755). It uses integrated intel graphics. Both with a monitor attached and thru screen sharing into the computer I see the ...
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15.10 Problems :VLC strange screen blinking when going in fullscreen

Yesterday I moved from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 15.10. And now I have problems in VLC. With Nouveau drivers I have image tearing and with Nvidia drivers I have green screen blinking when going in ...
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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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What does “!!! Unknown header type 7f” error means?

I bought a new laptop, and I can't enable discrete graphic card. The output of lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|Display' terminal command: 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...
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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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Nvidia driver not loading properly for Geforce GTX 570hd

I'm having a problem with using the nvidia driver for my Geforce GTX 570. I've tried re-installing the drivers, installing using the .sh file from nvidia's website, and using every driver available ...
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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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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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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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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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Install Open Source AMDGPU driver on 16.04

How could I switch from using the "radeon" open source driver to the "AMDGPU" open source driver? I have man packages for both, tried setting an xorg.conf for Driver "amdgpu" but to my understanding ...
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Can I disable the discreet GPU in a hybrid Intel/ATI graphics?

Using 16.04 LTS at 4.5.2 kernel stable. Can I use vgaswitcheroo or something to disable the AMDGPU and the card? It's eating up my battery. In 14.04 LTS I could use the ATI Catalyst to switch between ...
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How to install AMD Radeon HD 6290 proprietary drivers in Ubuntu 15.10

I have been at this for days now. I have followed every guide that I can find. Purging and re-purging to get a clean start to try to reinstall once more but ultimately nothing has worked. I have tried ...
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upgradation from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in machine with GeForce GTX 750 Ti

My machine is running 12.04 LTS with nvidia graphic card support GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I need to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. However, the upgradation failed due to the error stating that the machine doesn't ...
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Dual monitors using different Nvidia GPUs not working

In my machine, I have two Nvidia graphics cards. I am running Ubuntu 14.0.4.2 x64. My primary card is a GTX650, and my secondary card is an 8600GT. I would like to have dual monitors, with one ...
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nvidia dual screen

I can't use dual screen with my Nvidia card proprietary drivers (I've tried them all!), and if I'm using the open source driver it says I'm switched to an Intel graphics card. When the proprietary ...
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Missing pixels with Intel Integrated Graphics

On the following pictures below this text, there are some missing pixels on the title bar of every application. Here's a example on the Terminal application: And from VLC:
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Ubuntu 15.04 - enter black screen after installing the upgrade of software ( Nvidia GTX 860M )

Host: 15.04 Kernel version: 3.19.0-41-generic Graphic card: Nvidia GTX 860M Graphic card driver: 352.63 from nvidia-352-updates CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710MQ I used Nouveau display driver ...
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My Nvidia GPU isn't detected

I'm using GTX 460. When I use 'Additional Drivers' it says "No additional drivers available." After running the 'NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.63.run' it gives me the following messages WARNING: You do ...
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Completely unusable software

I'm currently running Xubuntu 14.04 (the same issues were present under Ubuntu 14.04), some of my software is just impossible to navigate and use due to display issues. Software like Spotify, ...
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15.10 update killed my graphics drivers. Now it's either stuck in a black screen or not detecting my monitor correctly

I updated from 15.04 to 15.10, and then got a blank screen when booting up (the blank screen came after grub). After figuring out how to get to a console, I uninstalled and reinstalled different ...
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14.04 Multi-GPU Multi-Monitor NVIDIA, tried every guide please help

Asus Z10PE-D8 WS 2x Intel Xeon E5-2697 V3 128GB DDR4 ECC 3x EVGA GTX 980 (SLI) Ubuntu 14.04 3.19.0-28-generic system drive is encrypted I've followed every guide I can find online. First I ...
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Can't change brightness using DDControl with Catalyst driver

I have a Samsung SyncMaster SA100. This monitor doesn't come with buttons to change the brightness, only a power button. The guys at Samsung say that you should change the brightness using a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 overheating

I have HP ENVY dv6-7357se laptop i was running windows for about a year yesterday i switched to ubuntu <3 but i'am facing an always noisy fan and heating of my laptop with windows i never faced ...
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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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WINE - Installed Aion 4.7.1, Graphics not working & buggy text?

So I got Aion to work finally after creating a new 32 bit wineprefix. I installed all the components on the WineHQ page for Aion. But after launching the game and making it to the login screen, nearly ...
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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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Ubuntu Graphics Not Loading Properly even after fresh installation

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 in my workstation ( Dell T7500 ). I installed it successfully once but after recent problems and finally messing up while installing my Nvidia driver ( Nvdia ...
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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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Easy Nvidia to Nouveau switching

Recently installed the latest NVidia drivers (340), and the tearing, even while scrolling is unworkable. So, after trying various fixes with no avail, Iv'e decided to try and swicth back and forth ...