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What alternatives are there to NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards?

Most long term Linux OS users will be all too familiar with the pain of using either of the two main makes of cards. For years I've had to put up with drivers crashing, features seemingly being ...
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When buying a computer for Ubuntu, what should I look for? [duplicate]

I am buying a computer with the main intent of running Ubuntu, would I get the best compatibility and performance with a Windows based computer or a Mac based computer? If it runs better on ...
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Can't install on AMD systems [closed]

I have a 32 bit 11.10 HDD in my PC, but I'm trying to change to 64 bit so I can take advantage of my 16 gigs of RAM. For some reason, booting from this system, (a gaming PC I built myself) at least, ...
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Display not showing properly in Ubuntu 13.04. 16:9 resolutions missing

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC with an integrated Intel display Intel® Ironlake Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2. The display is stuck to 1024x768 and can only be changed to 800x600. How do I get higher ...
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UEFI dual-boot not working anymore

I've recently bought an Ultrabook with "Hybrid" HDD (500 GB) + SSD (32 GB) (Intel caching technology) that came with Windows 8 pre-installed in UEFI mode. I wanted to dual-boot it with Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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HDMI 5.1 not working. Only Stereo

I´m using Ubuntu 13.04 with the latest updates. I plugged my HDMI cable connecting my TV/Home Theather to the computer. I cannot make 5.1 sound to work. Only Front-Left and Front-Right is playing ...
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Laptop is it only viewable in VGA mode

I'm having a problem. I have the 1st gen i3 and when I boot up my Ubuntu 13.04, It loads into my VGA port. The only way I can fix it is if I go to display from my VGA screen and select duplicate, then ...
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Can I install Intel Smart Response Technology?

I already installed Ubuntu in my system. I have 1 500gb Hdd and 64gb Ssd in the system. My ubuntu installed in hdd. Can i have intel rst without sacrificing my ubuntu?? Rst = rapid storage ...
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Autoswitch GPUs using vgaswitcheroo?

I have a hybrid graphics laptop with AMD/Intel GPUs , I use vgaswitcheroo to disable/enable the external GPU , and I'm looking for any way to make it autoswitch . Is that possible ? Ubuntu 13.04 with ...
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Full power not delivered to front USB ports

For some reason the power supplied to devices connected to my front USB port is too low. I have a wifi dongle that is very low speed on the front ports, and full speed on the back. There was another ...
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Intel wifi gets flooded when I move or download files

Whenever I try to move a file locally on my network, or I download larger files, the download hogs all the bandwidth on my laptop, and I'm unable to use the browser until the download is complete. Is ...
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Graphic card drivers

I installed Ubuntu on my HP ProBook 4740s. When I tried to install new graphic card drivers, Unity doesn't start, or worse, I get the low graphic mode(and the screen freezes). I have tried installing ...
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Ubuntu reboots when viewing flash videos and while gaming CPU or GPU problem?

i had a Nexoc Notebook with a Intel E6850 dual core 4Gig ram and a GTX 9800 but my graphic card broke and so i desided switch notebook. I took my old HDD's from the old one and integrated them in the ...
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No wireless with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 7260

I have just bought a new laptop. Acer v7-582PG. Everything works great with Ubuntu, exept the wireless module. I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 Beta. Still no luck. It is kind of a new wireless ...
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12.04 - Screen glitches / freezes after “Lock Screen”

Ubuntu 12.04, 3.5.0-36-generic kernel through LTS Hardware Enablement stack. HD4600 GPU on top of an Intel Core i7-4770. When I use the "Lock Screen" feature of the desktop, sometimes I will go back ...
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Display issue on Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200

I am fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu and I am sure this is a simple issue. The screen is really dark on the boot up and it looks like it is off. I've found out that if I plug a monitor and boot, I can ...
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Why is Unity not as smooth with the proprietary Nvidia driver as with open Intel? [closed]

I have a Thinkpad W520 with Intel HD3000 onboard graphics as well as an Nvidia 1000M graphics chip, and I'm running Ubuntu 13.04. I experience a rather big difference in how smooth Unity appears with ...
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What should I take Intel PAA / x86_64 GNU / Linux

I have an Intel graphics card on 3.5.0-36-generic #57~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 20 18:21:09 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux lspci-nnk | grep-i VGA-A2 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller ...
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How to set cpufreq governor to performance?

I am on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. I have heard that setting the cpufreq governor to performance will, well, increase performance. Unfortunately, I am a bit of a newbie at this sort of thing, and I am not ...
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Would 12.04 work well on my VAIO with single core 1.86GHz Centrino and 1GB RAM? [closed]

Used to run on 10.04, dualbooted. Hard drive got replaced and now I have a blank piece of paper to work with. What system do you recommend? My laptop: Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270 CPU: 1.86 GHz Pentium M ...
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Where to see or set a color-depth for display with Intel 82865G integrated graphics in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

In Resolution HD 1920x1280 with Intel graphics in ubuntu 12.04 LTS I asked for help with resolution. As I tell in my answer, now I need to set or at least see if the color depth is really full-color ...
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How do I troubleshoot system slowness seen when viewing PDFs or videos? [closed]

Whenever I watch videos, either online of local via Totem and/or open PDF files using evince. The system gets really, really bogged down. All apps get really slow, menus take forever to display, ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an older laptop

I am trying to install Ubuntu on an older laptop. I made a bootable CD and restarted the computer. The following error came up: This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 Minimal on an Intel Atom D2500HN based system

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 Minimal on a new Intel Atom D2500HN based system. The full desktop install runs absolutely fine (but cripplingly slow) and I can get Lubuntu running from the CD ...
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Intel Core i3 vs AMD A8-6600K

I would like to buy a new computer but I dont know if the video and network cards will be compatible with Linux. Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU Model: 3220 Processor frequency (GHz): 3.3 Standard RAM ...
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OpenGlES code runs gives error: X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)

I am using a Intel GMA 4500 on my Dell Vostro 1015. Recently migrated to Ubuntu 12.04. The code compiles successfully but on running gives the above error. After perusing through some more posts, I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 overheating my laptop [duplicate]

I use dell Inspiron 5520 laptop with latest BIOS version A13 with 4GB RAM and Intel core i5 processor. Recently I have removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 by disabling the UEFI mode. Since ...
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Use both suspend-freeze and pm-suspend

I'm using Ubuntu Raring and mainline kernel 3.9.4 I like the fast resume times pm-suspend-freeze is capable of, however I still want to have the lower power consuming suspend available. From what ...
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Intel HDMI audio no device listed

I've tried the latest 3.9 kernel, and even downgrading to 3.8.0-17 (as was recommended in another solution.) It doesn't show up in sound config. It doesn't show up in aplay -l or pavucontrol. If ...
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Why is the Intel Turbo Boost Mode not running at maximum speed?

I tested CPU frequencies with either the Intel tool i7z and turbostat from the linux-tools package (sudo modprobe msr, sudo turbostat) and what I find as maximum frequencies for two different ...
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“No screens found” after apt-get upgrade with Intel video card

My Mythbuntu installation (based on Ubuntu 12.04), which has been running without issues for years, suddenly won't start X Windows after doing a simple "apt-get upgrade". Several packages were ...
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ALTERNATIVE TO Installing ubuntu from USB in iMac5,1 with buggy EIF that does not allow to boot from non HFS+ drives? [duplicate]

*strong text*To put you into perspective: I'm no newby AND I'm close to nuclear meltdown. I have tried to create a bootable USB stick using a 4GB stick and using the method with dd and the IMG file. ...
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Integrated graphics: does Ubuntu work better with Intel HD Graphics 4000 or with an AMD APU (AMD Radeon 7660D)?

I'm planning to build a computer for myself, on which I'll install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit. This computer will be used for light gaming and office work. In order to save some money, I'm planning to use ...
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is intel turbo-boost option good for life-time?

here is intel-core-i-7 with 2.8 Ghz resp. 3.5 Ghz as turbo-boost option. with this question I refer to this link: Does Intel turbo boost work in Ubuntu? Is option of turbo-boost not harming the ...
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Taking The Cores Offline

I have Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz × 8 process which has 4 physical cores and 4 logical cores. Most of the time i been on AskUbuntu, Watching videos, Basically no processor hungry ...
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Black screen after booting for the first time (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

So I've faced this really annoying issue that I can't seem to fix. So, I recently installed a Ubuntu 12.04 and everything went smoothly as you would assume. I created 3 partitions (swap, one for home ...
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What does amd mean in the name of an Ubuntu iso image download? [duplicate]

I have an Intel 64 architecture and want to download Ubuntu 13.04. The image downloaded has amd in its name. Does that mean it is an AMD architecture iso image? Is it also compatible with the Intel ...
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Unity 3d Support

I have hp pavilion g7-1260us laptop. I recently installed Ubuntu(12.04), when i login on unity 3d, my screen starts flashing weirdly.If somebody can help me please.
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Dell M6700 ethernet (e1000e) not working in 13.04

I have 13.04 64-bit on my Dell M6700. Wired ethernet worked for a while, but now stopped working. As an extra information, the ethernet works through the docking station (port replicator), but not ...
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The dreaded Brightness issue (Fn keys + Max brightness)

EDIT: Updating to Ubuntu 13.10 solved this issue for me out of the box. I'm trying to get some control over the brightness of my Samsung QX411 (Integrated Intel and discrete Nvidia, though Ubuntu ...
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Does Ubuntu 13.04 conclusively support TRIM? [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to install (dual boot) Ubuntu, but I have heard conflicting information on how well supported TRIM is. I'm solely using an Intel 330 and would not install it if I don't know whether ...
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Ubuntu 13 change drm_kms_helper poll param

I had ubuntu for 3 years( since version 11). Every version I had, had the Intel Graphics bug in it's kernel - randomly freezing mouse. I fixed this problem using "echo N> ...
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ATI Mobility Radion 4650 drivers on Ubuntu 13.04

Hi I just updated from 12.04 to 13.1 and the first thing I did was try and install the official ATI drivers from there site. After downloading while installing the drivers I get a message that says ...
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How to check motherboard chipset? [duplicate]

I am trying to enable Intel VT-x on my Clevo W150ER. The processor is an Intel i7-3610QM and it supports Intel VT-x. However, I've read that my motherboard also has to support it, namely, the chipsets ...
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How to enable Intel VT-x? [closed]

I have a CLEVO w150erm, with a i7-3610QM processor, which supports Intel VT-x. However in order to use it I have to activate that option in the BIOS (or so that's what I believe) but I simply can't ...
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Gaming on 13.04 using more advanced drivers for Intel 3000 HD lagging?

I recently found a beta version of portal for steam. I install the beta version and started it up to find the graphics didn't look right at all. I looked through the comments from OmgUbuntu seeing ...
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How does synaptic package manager work?

I always wondered how the synaptic package work? I always wanted to know it's secrets. Can someone tell me?
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How to make a recovery partition on a ubuntu laptop? [duplicate]

I have been wondering, how to make a recovery partition, such as System76 does with its Ubuntu laptops: There isn’t an included recovery disc you can run off of in case your system gets messed ...
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My ubuntu 13.04 keeps freezing [closed]

I have just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC dual-booting it with Windows 7, then reboots but when I start to use Ubuntu for about 20 mins it freezes every thing but the mouse. The keyboard doesn't ...
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Compiz uses 80-85% of CPU while idle [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 earlier. Installation went on smoothly but after I successfully installed it, it became so sluggish! I checked it using system monitor and found out that Compiz uses 80-85% ...