The use of computer hardware to perform some functions faster than is possible in software running on the general-purpose CPU.

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Hardware acceleration error

I was running Xubuntu 14.04 on a notebook with AMD A8 4500M CPU and dual graphics (HD 7640G + HD 8500M). I chose to upgrade to release 14.10 and then to 15.04, so I wiped the fglrx proprietary driver ...
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NVIDIA Driver troubles on GeForce2 Go at 1600x1200

My system (Dell Inspiron 8100) uses Nvidia NV11 GeForce2 Go at 1600x1200. All is working, save I cannot get any hardware acceleration, making video playback and animation unbearably slow and jerky. ...
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how to get vdpau hardware acceleration using ffmpeg on ubuntu?

I am developing a multimedia player using ffmpeg. I am trying hard to get hardware acceleration through ffmpeg using vdpau hardware accelerator. I didn't get any success so far. Below I have mentioned ...
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Flash settings doesn't appear Firefox

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with all updates applied. Launch Firefox, and go the flash about page, and right click to click on flash area to go to Global settings (settings option is disabled). ...
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VLC can't take snapshots anymore due to corrupt VDPAU video surface error

I'm using VLC - 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04. VLC is able to play the videos but I'm unable to take the snapshots using it. I tried disabling "Use Hardware Acceleration" by going in Preferences->Video and ...
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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 : Synapse suddenly crashes while typing

I've been using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and have used synapse for as long as I'm testing it. Synapse has not received any updates and now it suddenly starts crashing like a nut-job. I use the GPU ...
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Hardware acceleration. Please help

I installed windows 7 in Virtual Box. I enabled 3D acceleration and I was downloading hardware acceleration.The downloading failed 4 times. It always says unknown network error.Please help me.
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No WebGL in Chrome [duplicate]

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 recently (64 bit version) and Google Chrome (Version 50.0.2661.86) doesn't play nice with WebGL anymore, as I keep getting the yellow bar at the top... Update: Tried ...
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Nvidia drivers breaking after updates

My Ubuntu 15.10 install breaks graphics when installing new nvidia drivers for my GTX 970. After the update, the hardware acceleration doesn't work as evidenced by: Cinnamon telling me (unity is also ...
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ubuntu 14.04 firefox hardware acceleration (AMD GPU)

Without hardware acceleration youtube full hd videos are lagging and 4k videos not possible to watch at all. Ive tried to do this ...
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KMV hardware pass through problems

I'm trying to get hardware pass through to work in Ubuntu server 15.10 following this guide. But when it gets to the part involving kernel modules my system wont boot. It seems like I don't have the ...
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I do I know whether hardware acceleration is working on VLC?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and I've installed packages related to vaapi shown on this link How do I enable hardware accelerated video in VLC with Intel HD 4000 GPU? I've tried playing a 1080p vid ...
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Can you disable graphics acceleration of nouveau driver during session?

I know it could be set in kernel parameters during boot, but I seem to be unable to change those boot parameters for live USB media, so I would like to be able to change the setting after I have ...
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My video performance is very slow. Is there something I can do to improve it?

I find my video performance to be quite slow, especially with flash videos and anything 720 or above. The sound will cut out or the video gets very pixelated if I try and multitask. Also, VLC ...
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3D accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470

I've got an ATI Mobility Radeon HD5470 on my laptop running on Ubuntu with windows 7 as guest on VMware. In order to run games etc I need 3D acceleration activated on VMware. I tried installing the ...
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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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Hardware accelerated video playback using mplayer [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I need video acceleration for MPlayer. I found this blog that gives me the information. http://www.webupd8.org/2012/11/install-mplayer-with-va-api-hardware.html But the ...
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Unable to use Hardware Acceleration for Radeon HD 6490M card

I've followed steps in this guide. Here is output of vainfo command: me@hostname:~$ vainfo libva: VA-API version 0.32.0 libva: va_getDriverName() returns 0 libva: Trying to open ...
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3d acceleration for acer travelmate 5740z

Hi I have installed ubuntu 12 and I wonder if there is 3d acceleration support for my graphic card: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02) ...
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How to enable hardware acceleration for Unity on Ubuntu 14.04.1?

Hardware Acceleration is disabled by default on my fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1. I did a $/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p in the terminal and got the result the everything is supported ...
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No graphical effects in Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi inside windows on my laptop. I get standard graphics at start. But when I install the graphical driver through the additional drivers it installs the ...