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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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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Can not enable 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox [closed]

I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.12 on MacBook Pro 15.4" with OSX 10.9.3. Inside VirtualBox I have Ubuntu 14.04 (upgraded from 13.10). I'm almost sure, that 3D Acceleration stopped working after ...
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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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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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Does Firefox support hardware acceleration on Ubuntu?

After I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bits), Firefox 12 works fine but without hardware acceleration. Needless to say I have the latest nVidia's proprietary drivers installed and my Firefox ...
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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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Force Enable Hardware Acceleration in Firefox

Currently, in about:support (Firefox 30) the "Graphics" section states the following: Now, I know that Firefox has (for whatever reason) disabled the hardware accelerated features for Linux users. ...
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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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Simplest way to use graphic acceleration to watch videos

I've heard about the possibility to play videos using graphic processor of video card instead of normal processor. I've read a few tutorial but I haven't see improvement in performances, processors ...
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3D-accelerated Adobe Flash?

How can I get Flash to be 3D-accelerated for a computer with a powerful discrete graphics card? Is there any specific version of Flash required or specific configuration for it?
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What is the state-of-the-art for using Broadcom Crystal hardware?

I just bought a Dell Mini 1012, which comes with a Broadcom Crystal media accelerator chip. I'd like to know what is the current state-of-the-art with regard to using this hardware on Ubuntu? What I ...
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vmware/virtualbox 3d acceleration

Can Ubuntu guests get 3d acceleration in vmware / virtual-box? I just want to enable desktop effects under virtualization, not 3D games.
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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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Buying a videocard: do AMD cards support hardware acceleration on Ubuntu?

I am buying a new video card and am now doubting between AMD and NVidia. As I won't be upgrading my processor and mainboard atm, but I want to play some bluray movies I think it is necessary that the ...
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How to tell if graphics processing in Ubuntu is utilizing hardware acceleration [duplicate]

May I know how I could tell if graphics processing (3D, video encode/decude) in Ubuntu is utilizing hardware acceleration (ie. using GPU). Is there a utility to tell? Thank you for the suggestions ...
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Hardware acceleration unavailable under Chrome with proprietary fglrx driver

When I fullscreen a HD YouTube video or do other stuff that should be hardware accelerated, Chrome slows to a crawl. Taking a look at chrome://gpu shows this: Canvas: Software only, hardware ...
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Do all webcam programs depend on 3D acceleration in Virtual Box?

I'm trying to use my webcam from an Ubuntu virtual guest. When I start cheese from a terminal, it tells me that it depends on 3D acceleration. Are there alternative ways to test a webcam that don't ...
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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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Virtualbox 3D Acceleration does not work

I have virtualbox 4.3.16 with a 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest on a Windows 7 64Bit host. Everything seems to work fine, except the fact that any graphics related stuff is very slow. Here is what I did: ...
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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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VirtualBox hardware acceleration on Ubuntu Server [closed]

I have Ubuntu Server 10.10 64-bit installed on a relatively good motherboard with AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor and integrated Nvidia graphics card. VirtualBox 4.0.6 has been installed over ...
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How can I accelerate my Radeon 9200 graphic card?

I installed a ppc port of Ubuntu 10.10 on my rather old eMac (G4, 1.25 GHz). So far i have a good impression so far, but the graphics don't seem to be really supported out of the box although there is ...
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Why does the Spotify client render certain pages completely black?

Spotify starts up fine, but when navigating to certain sections of the app, instead of the expected content a black square is displayed. What is causing this issue and how can it be resolved?
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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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Ubuntu doesn't work with 3d acceleration in virtualbox

Running virtualbox on a pc. I have virtualization enabled in BIOS. Installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on virtualbox without 3d acceleration enabled and it works fine, but when I enable it and restart, the ...
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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?
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Enable 3D HW acceleration on VMWare Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to enable hardware accelerated 3D graphics in a Win 8.1 VM in VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to play the game Smite smoothly. I have checked that the HW ...
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How To Enable Glamor On Ubuntu?

How do I enable Glamor mode which accelerates 2D graphics with OpenGL on Ubuntu? See Choose acceleration method on Arch Linux wiki.
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No hardware acceleration with hd4850 card

I have a selfbuilt computer with asus a7n8x-e motherboard that has given me headache ever since lucid. Bought a new graphic card, hd4850, agp8x.1gb memory. Fglrx no luck, games ok but otherwise laggy ...
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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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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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Is Intel Celeron 1019y supports Ubuntu 12.04.3 (3d accelerating)?

Does Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS supports Intel Celeron 1019y? On intel's sitee defines Intel HD Graphics, on partners's sites specifieds Intel GMA HD. I have a bad user experience with Intel GMA HD and ...
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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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Hardware acceleration and webgl not working on Intel g33

I have an Intel g33 board with Ubuntu 12.04 lts on it, I noticed in Firefox that webgl and Hardware accelaration is disable due to driver issues, since I am certainly not a pro in linux, is there an ...
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problem with Dell 14z 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I just bought a Dell 14z (in Brasil) and installed the latest long term Ubuntu (12.04.1). I managed to get the aditional ATI/AMD installed. The problem is that it will not work with 3D acceleration ...
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Problem with my graphic card

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. However I'm having some problems with the graphic drivers. My graphic card is GeForce 7150m / nForce 630. I've installed a lot of updates, however I can only run ...
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Issue enabling/installing hardware acceleration for ATI Radeon 6600M on precise (12.04) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem installing libva (VAAPI), vainfo fails How can I enable hardware acceleration for an ATI Radeon HD? I have recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad which comes with ...
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3D Acceleration for Intel Corporation N10 Family [closed]

I get an Asus eeepc T101m (with a rotating Touch screen). I install Ubuntu 11.4 and with additional packages from : http://ppa.launchpad.net/plippo/t101mt/ubuntu all work fine... except 3D ...
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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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Hardware accelerated Flash Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? According to Adobe statements they gave up support for hardware acceleration in newest flash player for linux :( Is there any other ...
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Why is ubuntu so slow on windows 7 capable system? [duplicate]

I love Linux and I think it is the best OS out there, but for some reason it is noticeably slower than windows 7 on my machine. It hangs a lot, and none of the animations are smooth. It is a HP ...
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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 enable hardware acceleration for Unity on Ubuntu 14.04?

Hardware Acceleration is disabled by default on my fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I did a $/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p in the terminal and got the result the everything is supported except ...
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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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Enabling hardware acceleration with AMD fglrx on firefox

The flash movies can be quite sluggish and even worse google streetview is terrible when I run them on firefox. Yet if I enable HW accel on chromium I have no problems whatsoever. I'd like to try and ...
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RM laptop shutdown itself

My Rm mobile one laptop (with 3GB and 150GB hard drive) shutdown itself and won't boot successfully until I wait for up to one hour. When I even wait for the one hour I can't use it for more than 30 ...
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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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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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Enable Hardware Acceleration (HW)

I have a HP-Mini 110-1013TU Netbook with Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome) and Elementary OS installed. I have tried many Ubuntu based linux distro (Linux Mint 16 KDE & 17 MATE, Lubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04, ...