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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How do I tell if Ubuntu supports hardware-accelerated graphics on my laptop?

The new Gnome 3.0 requires hardware acceleration support. I wanted to try it out -- but how do I tell whether hardware acceleration is supported on my machine?
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Hardware acceleration of Chrome's Flash plugin

Running Flash in Google Chrome drains my CPU massively: I figured that the cause of this issue would be that hardware acceleration of flash is turned off. When I tried turning it by right clicking ...
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Acer D270 graphic support with GMA3600 [duplicate]

I have an Acer D20 with an Intel GMA3600 card. Is graphic acceleration for this card supported? Videos, flash, and other graphic intensive operations struggle with the current setup.
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How can I enable the SNA acceleration method for Intel cards, under Ubuntu 12.04 - 12.10?

SNA acceleration method considered as a "new" and better acceleration method compared with default. Lot of benchmarks shows us that SNA is faster. This acceleration method supported by the 2.20 Intel ...
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Why doesn't Adobe Flash Player 11.x have hardware acceleration?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with a Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT and a Nvidia Geforce 525M GT (drivers; nvidia-current-updates via Ubuntu). While Adobes Flash Player 11.x was working with full Hardware ...
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How can I tell if I'm using LLVMPIPE?

This question is directly based on a comment/question that can be read here. I have a netbook with a Radeon X1200 series (RS690M) that's using the radeon driver. Unfortunately, I'm experiencing ...
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No 3D acceleration in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with latest Vmware Workstation

I installed the latest version of vmware workstation (10.0.2) in ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have the following problem: I use the open source driver "Radeon" (Galium 0.4) and Mesa 10.1.0. My graphics ...
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Is Adobe Flash 11.2 working with Nvidia hardware again?

I installed the newest Nvidia-Linux drivers version number 304.43 on 12.04 installation and all Flash Videos now show me "accelerated video rendering". Previous Nvidia drivers + Adobe Flash only ...
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Xinerama with hardware acceleration at the same time

Is there some way that I can have Xinerama enabled and still use hardware acceleration? I have three monitors on 2 GPUs. I have enabled Xinerama, but now all hardware acceleration is gone. This ...
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Choppy video in vlc even with hardware acceleration on ATI Radeon HD 6900

After installing Catalyst 11.12 and studying instructions (1, 2) to enable hardware acceleration I ended up with the following command: sudo apt-get install xvba-va-driver libva-glx1 vainfo ...
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How to enable 3D acceleration with an Nvidia Geforce GT 540M

I have NVIDIA Geforce GT 540M. I have a problem with "3D acceleration". Every game I install tells me "you don't have 3D acceleration". What can I do to enable 3D acceleration on my computer?