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Second monitor available without beeing connected

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, and everything worked better than thought, but: My laptop recognises two screens. I mean, you can connect a second screen to it by HDMI or VGA, but both ...
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My laptop monitor does not turn on in KDE and I only have display when docked

I use Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Currently using the nvidia drivers for my Dell E6510. When the laptop is docked the two multiple monitors are working perfectly. When I restart when I am undocked the ...
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Laptop shuts down immediately upon starting game from Steam [on hold]

I have just reformatted Ubuntu, and have updated the drivers. Games from Steam crash and the computer shuts down immediately upon loading or starting the game. This happens both on Windows 7 and ...
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ASUS Laptop fan being extremely loud after installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

From what I have read it is because I have an integrated intel CPU and GPU (4000) and a dedicated NVIDIA 740M graphics card. I do not have Nvidia drivers and I'm not sure if that is the issue or not. ...
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Disabling Nvidia card on Asus UL30JT

I'm a new Linux user, and I recently installed Ubuntu on my Asus UL30JT. The PC runs quite hot, and I randomly stumbled upon this: http://www.grimsby.us/ubuntu-on-asus-ul30vt/ From what I understand, ...
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Will Ubuntu work on MSI GE40?

I am going to buy a new laptop and I am thinking about MSI GE40 2OL-276 because of it's power and relatively low weight. But at the same time I am going to use it with Ubuntu. There are not too many ...
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What to do about 6 year old laptop [duplicate]

I have a Dell XPS M1210 with a Nvidia 7400GO and 3GB of RAM. I would like to run Ubuntu again but I have found it to be sluggish and slow with Unity, Even the Gnome Fallback seems sluggish. I don't ...
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Nvidia optimus driver

Got laptop aspire v3 771g with nvidia optimus tehnology. Installed nvidia driver bumblebee, everything seems ok glxspheres 21 fps, optirun glxspheres 200fps. But, desktop appearance seems working with ...
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Problems with connection laptop to TV via HDMI

Sorry for my English. I am from Russia. Laptop - Compaq presario cq61. Ubuntu 13.04 TV - Panasonic - VIERA TX-PR42C11 I need connect my laptop to TV via HDMI. When I had proprietary driver nVidia I ...
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Laptop Nvidia Bumblebee clarification

So this is partly clarification (to help future users) and partly questions to make sure I understand what's going on. Recently attempted to make the switch from MacOSX to Ubuntu as I can't afford ...
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Something strange is going on with the search

When I click the Search icon it creates a blue screen which covers the whole screen except for the button bar. It goes back to normal when I click the button again. What can I do to get it back?
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Trouble with CUDA 5.0 on a laptop

I am currently trying to run a program called MC-GPU V1.3 ( https://code.google.com/p/mcgpu/ ), on my laptop. First off, let me explain my situation. Using a Lenovo y400 Laptop with Nvidia 650m ...
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How to install NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me the steps to install NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M? My laptop is a SAMSUNG Series 7 NP700G7C-S01US. I have Ubuntu 12.10.
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Use laptop with external screen closing its cover

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 with an Nvidia GeForce GT 230M running the privative driver version 304.43 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64. I am able to clone the screen and use "extended desktop". The problem ...
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Black screen after boot (after installing nvidia drivers)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my old laptop. I downloaded new nVidia drivers that released yesterday (my Vcard is 7000M) and installed it as described here . After rebooting, I see for 1 second login ...
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Only see wallpaper when resuming from lock and closed lid [closed]

Running Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with kernel 3.4.0-030400-generic on a laptop, when I lock with ctrl + alt + L and close the lid, then open the lid, I expect to see a prompt asking for password, but instead ...
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External display not detected on Lenovo T520

In Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, I installed nvidia-current-updates and enabled the discrete NVIDIA card only in BIOS (Optimus completely disabled). Ubuntu uses the nvidia driver but fails to detect an external ...
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cpu fan always working and the air is hot

My laptop is a Dell N5110, i3, two video cards: Intel HD3000 and Nvidia GT323M. Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04. After I login in the system, the fan starts working non-stop, the fan air is hot ...
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Is it possible to turn the video card off in a laptop to use it as a headless server?

Since I recently upgraded my IT infrastructure, I decided to use my old laptop as a home server. The problem is that the machine sports a powerful nVidia card that even at idle generates enough heat ...
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Low graphics mode error on startup with NVIDIA graphics (12.04 LTS )

My problem is similar to two other posts concerning ATI cards and 12.04 LTS: Post1 & Post2. In my case I use a Dell Precision M4300 laptop which uses a NVidia Quadro FX 880M. Doing a lspci | grep ...
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Can't adjust backlight on an Nvidia 335m GT

I have a laptop mySN QMG6 / Chiligreen Mobilitas NW which is Quanta TW9 barebone with intel i3 and nvidia 335m GT onboard. On ubuntu distros 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10 i had problem with changing ...
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Notebook MSI GT640 - noisy fan - Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I have all time this issue when using Ubuntus, the fan (fans?) runs most off the time and between 60%~100% even in idle which is weird. The GPU temperatures are mostly around 80 degrees and I don't ...
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Cannot change screen brightness on my lenovo z 570?

I am not able to change the screen brightness on lenovo z570. Even the function keys for the brightness are also not working. Any idea ?
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Cannot adjust brightness on on an LG laptop with an Nvidia card

I'm currently using a LG laptop with Nvidia Cuda GeForce GT 335M. I have difficulty adjusting the screen brightness using FN+Arrow Up/Arrow Down. The brightness indicator will appear and the bar will ...
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Is it normal to not have desktop effects after installing on an Asus N53S?

I've just installed 11.10 and so far so great, except I just discovered (after looking at another installation) I'm missing some effects. First of all, I am using unity 3d (I chose ubuntu at the ...
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How can I use the NVIDIA Optimus Graphic Card as Primary Card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I'm checking around but I can't find an answer. I have an eeePC 1215N with Nvidia Optimus (Intel+Nvidia) Graphic Card. I'm ...
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How do I disable the Nvidia GPU on a Dell Vostro 3500? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Ubuntu website stipulates that Dell Vostro 3500 is a certified laptop with a condition that only integrated Intel GPU is ...
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Fix for blinking Nvidia GTX 460m?

I have an Asus G73-JW Laptop and on official drivers, it will blink every time that the Powermizer will change the speed of the card. The only workaround I have found so far is to set it to maximum ...