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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What is the difference between optirun and primus run?

Fairly self-explanatory question. What is the difference between optirun and primusrun? I stumbled across primusrun today - usually I just use optirun. Note: This may be useful: ...
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fglrx won't detect AMD Mullins R3 card on fitlet/14.04: (EE) No supported AMD display adapters were found

I'm currently testing a fitlet-XA10-LAN Barebone with ubuntu 14.04.2 x64. Everything seems to work just fine, but I cannot get 3d acceleration to work. "lspci -v" says the box has a 00:01.0 VGA ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Enable hardware acceleration in WINE

I used WINE to install Bejeweled 3 from my game disk. When I start up, the resolution is set to a low 800x600. http://i.imgur.com/bDxfvng.png When I try to increase it I get the following message: ...
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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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Graphics acceleration (overlay) not working - cannot resize video

I am following up on my question regarding missing i915 module. On my Dell XPS 13 (9350), if I enable the graphics acceleration in VLC (overlay), I cannot resize the video at all, it stays at native ...
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Does compiz use hardware acceleration by default?

How do I find out if Compiz is using my graphics card? If it's disabled how do I enable it?
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What's the state of hardware accelerated HTML5 video on Ubuntu?

Flash hardware acceleration never really worked in Linux due to various APIs (VDPAU, VA API, and what not), buggy drivers, and end-of support from Adobe for Flash on Linux. Recently several sites, ...
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Firefox flickering issue

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 The image below shows the problem with the new animated homepage. I got the same kind of problems with some some videos that don't come from youtube. It seems like there ...
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VirtualBox isn't enabling video acceleration

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 In virtual box I enable 2d and 3d acceleration as well as CPU acceleration. I did it after installation but I don't believe it would matter. I installed windows 7 and did the ...
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Hardware acceleration in video playback

I have ubuntu system with amd apu a6 llano. when I play hd videos on ubuntu using vlc or some other media player it takes so much cpu usage but when I play same video on windows 7 it takes just 5% cpu ...
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avconv to use hardware acceleration

I have a radeon card and would like avconv to use hardware acceleration if possible. I have the proprietary driver-updates from the additional drivers tool.
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Is the Radeon HD 7790 supported in Ubuntu?

I have an MSI Radeon HD 7790 graphics card and I cannot figure out whether it's supported in Ubuntu or not, and to what extent (2D, 3D accel., VDPAU, etc). I tried asking on a few forums but got ...
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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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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 ...