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Toasted install, migrating users/data to 2nd install?

My Ubuntu 13 install went flaky after behaving well for quite a while. I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 14, and ended up in either the "black screen on boot" state (fix by ctrl-alt-F1 for a terminal, then ...
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What is Wrong with Ubuntu 14.04? Font Rendering Bugs

My Ubuntu is being very very irritating after upgrading to 14.04. Every once in a blue moon, certain glyphs just disappear from the screen. Every once in a while, (even as I'm writing this question), ...
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Graphics problem (Dualhead MSI nVidia GeForce 660)

The computer boots up fine, however after only a minute or so of running, the applications and icons begin glitching (large verticle bars of solid color or missing text, similar to what I'd call ...
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Update broke graphics driver, no GL, no Unity 3D, GeForce 610M

About a month ago an automatic update and a seven day-streak with no reboot somehow broke my graphics capabilities, rendering me Unity 2D'd and video-game-less. I suspect it is to do with driver ...
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Can't install Nvidia 304 Updates on HWE 12.04.5

I've upgraded my 12.04 LTS to the new HWE bringing the Kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic #57~precise1-Ubuntu. My graphics card is a Nvidia 7600 GS and needs to use 304-updates to work. When upgrading to ...
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ViewSonic Monitor and Nvidia Graphics Card: Overscan

I am struggeling now for almost half a year with my graphic-configuration ( ViewSonic VX2835wm, nvidia GeForce GTS 450). On a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with the proprietary nvidia driver Version ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 driver for Nvidia 320M?

I checked my graphic card in the terminal by lspci | grep VGA and i've got this: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216M [GeForce GT 320M] (rev a2) So it is thinking that my ...
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Screen shuts off and doesn't respond

This happens on 12.04 64 bit and 14.04 32 bit. This does not occur with the same hardware on Win7 64 bit. Monitor is also okay. Hardware is as follows: MB: Asus ROG Maximus Formula RAM: 4GB CPU: ...
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Add custom resolution to built-in laptop screen in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

My laptop is a Lenovo W530. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and after some problems, I managed to get it working at 1920 x 1080. However, this resolution is a bit too high for me, so I would ...
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What are the best tweaked Nvidia drivers for my laptop?

I need drivers and tweaked drivers for Lubuntu. Details: HP Pavilion dv7-1025nr Nvidia GeForce 9600m GT Lubuntu 14.04 - 64bit Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2.26GHz 2.27GHz 4GB RAM If you need more info. ...
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After nvidia driver update: freezes after login

This is my first time installing Ubuntu. I'm using 14.04. I'm using an aspire 5750g laptop with two gracphics chips(graphic intel hd 3000 and geforece gt520). I can swith between them in Windows. ...
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Ubuntu unusably slow on Acer Aspire One [duplicate]

It's a dual core Atom 1.33Ghz processor (2G ram). Bought it with Windows 7 illegally installed, but it always ran extremely slow anyway, so I wiped it and installed 14.04. I expected it to be slow, ...
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Why are my launcher and panel all glitchy when I open dash since updating my nVidia drivers?

As you can see in the image, launcher and my panel look a bit glitchy when I open dash. I have used unity-tweak-tool to set the transparency to static blur on dash, and this always worked in the ...
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Can't detect external monitor on Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04; I've tried connecting external monitors via both VGA and DisplayPort, but neither are being detected. I turned off Optimus, and am only using the discrete ...
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HDMI TV Issues with Acer V3-571 laptop

Im a complete Linux novice. Iv installed Mint today on my laptop. So far so good. However Im having a few teething issues with regards to my HDMI connection. When I connect to my TV via HDMI the TV ...
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Incorrect Resolution via HDMI [on hold]

I've just installed Linux Mint (well, went from deepin, to ubuntu, to mint) and in all of the three distros I've been having issues with the HDMI output on my Nvidia GTX 660's (two in SLI). The port ...
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Switching on and off integrated GPU

I have a elitebook 8570w and use it to for both graphically heavy applications as well as normal stuff. I would like to be able to switch between the dedicated and the intergrated GPU. I know about ...
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screen noise playing videos on 14.04 using nvidia GeForce Gt610 with nvidia driver 340

The noise looks like little horizontal white streaks/broken lines that come and go very briefly, remeniscient of a noisey video cable. When I used the nouveau driver, it doesn't happen at all. I tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lagging a lot, not updating

Ok, so first of all I had an issue where the whole system would completely freeze and I'd have to hard reset it all the time. I googled around a bit and found a bunch of people saying that updating ...
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How do I make my nvidia settings permanent on every login?

I want to make my nvidia settings permanent on every login/boot I do. I am currently the only one using this pc so it is just a hazzle to change it everytime I start up the pc. I have read and used ...
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External Display HDMI out not working

I know this may be a stupid question but are Samsung monitors supported in Ubuntu? I ask because I've recently switched over from windows to Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I have a Samsung monitor I user ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 High CPU Temperature but Fans Remain Silent

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-32-generic) on my new ASUS n550JK laptop. It has Intel i7 4700HQ CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M graphics card (I have installed 340.24 driver from xorg-edgers). The ...
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Brightness buttons on Macbook Pro 7.1

I'm following the steps here. The website says to set the driver to NVIDIA binary Xorg driver and nvidia-current (not nvidia-current-updates), but I don't see that option. I set the driver to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on HP S7620.uk with Nvidia GeForce 7500 LE

Hi I am looking to setup a dual boot on a HP S7620.uk with Win XP and Ubuntu 14.04 When I tried running Ubuntu 14.04 from a DVD without installing I got several lines of errors saying the GPU had ...
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WQHD HDMI GeForce 460M

I have the proprietary nvidia driver installed in Ubuntu 13.04. I have a toshiba qosmio laptop with the GeForce 460M GPU. In windows, I was able to use the configuration utility to successfully get it ...
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How can I install nvidia-331-updates without automatically installing a full-fledged unity desktop?

I'm trying to run XBMC from an ubuntu 14.04 sever install. In order for my HDMI audio to function properly, I require the latest Nvidia drivers, located in package nvidia-331-updates. Here is the ...
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new windows very slow to launch

This problem shows up a day or two after rebooting. Launching any new window will be very slow. It comes up first with either just a transparent overlay or with the window grayed out and the rest of ...
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Team Fortress 2 won't launch?

So, I recently installed Bumblebee on my computer, running 12.04 LTS. I used the optirun command to launch Steam, and it worked just fine. I try to launch Team Fortress 2 within Steam, it'll play one ...
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Nvidia-settings closes after applying settings instead of applying them

I have a problem with my ubuntu system. The NVIDIA proprietory driver doesn't work anymore as it should. I freshly installed Ubuntu just a few moments ago and the first thing I did was update ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04_64 Display Problem

Please somebody help me out to configure my graphics on hp laptop with 14.04 LTS, Its uses Intel HD3000 & Nvidia 630M in hybrid mode. its works perfectly on win7 & my earlier Ubuntu 12.04x64. ...
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How do I update to Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0 on 12.04 LTS without breaking the Nvidia graphics driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 "LTS" on a Lenovo W530 (Nvidia Optimus architecture) and updated the kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic as the version of the kernel I was running was going out of support, ...
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Save Display Configuration, depending on the connected Displays

I was wondering why Ubuntu does not save the Display Configuration, depending on the connected Displays. I have a Laptop using a Dockingstation. If the Laptop is connected to the Dockingstation I ...
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3D Stereoscopic with nVidia

I have a 3D compatible tv (over HDMI) and a nVidia GTX660 (should be 3D compatible and has a HDMI port). Can I make things in 3D? (Watch a movie in mkv, playMinecraft with stereoscopic MOD...) Thank ...
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Using NVIDIA Visual Profiler Ubuntu 14.04 CUDA 5.5

I have just installed Cuda 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine. Everything works fine. Basic Cuda programs are being executed with nvcc command. I need to optimize my code and hence require the use of ...
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Ubunut 12.04 freezes after yesterday's hardware package update?

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04/Win8 system running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 graphics card. All worked beautifully until today, doing the first boot after the Ubuntu update yesterday regarding a ...
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Boot and/or screen problems after each upgrade

After each upgrade my system does not come back. After today's upgrade I face the same problem again. Some cmos battery message and when it goes to the point that it should start loading the os it ...
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Updated Software: Now, NVIDIA Module Won't Load

Graphics card: NVIDIA FX 5200 uname -a: '[...] 3.13.0-30-generic #55~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 4 21:56:07 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Yesterday (previous kernel version), my Update Manager ...
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Installing NVIDIA drivers for GeForce GT 525M on 14.04

I've been trying to install NVIDIA drivers for 14.04 so I can use a HDMI output on my laptop. However each time that I have tried to install nvidia drivers my screen is blank after logging in. I've ...
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Unable to start Genymotion in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to start Genymotion in Ubuntu 12.04, but I am getting the following error : ~$ sudo lshw -c video *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: ...
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HDMI connection between TV and a laptop with Ubuntu (14.04) + NVIDIA Optimus possible?

Question briefly: Is it possible to connect a Ubuntu laptop with NVIDIA Optimus to a TV via HDMI connection? The connection should also have sounds included, because otherwise it would be easier just ...
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Nvidia gtx 760 drivers?

Running the nouveau driver I can use my max resolution of 1280x1050 However trying to setup 3d cube I get a weird tearing like effect as if I ran out of a source-game map Trying to switch to the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - problem with nvidia drivers

I installed 12.04 LTS recently. I installed Nvidia drivers running the following in the terminal : $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates ...
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14.04 LTS on HP EliteBook 8740w with NVIDIA and DreamColor

I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 for quite some time and though I would upgrade to 14.04 LTS as I also wanted to migrate to a larger SSD disk. In the past it was tricky to install Ubuntu because the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - incorrect graphics information

I am checking my system settings, but see Graphics as unknown. I have Nvidia graphics card. I tried this answer, and ran : sudo apt-get install mesa-utils Now if I check it, instead of showing my ...
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Installing NVIDIA Drivers to 14.04? [duplicate]

I am running a Samsung Chronos 7 with an NVIDIA Geforce GT 640m graphics card. I would like to utilize this graphics card so that I may use my computer for various computer games. Previously, when I ...
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Upgraded Hardware-Enablement-Stack on 12.04. Nvidia isn't working, and won't install

There also seem to be some weird behaviours related to the network (taking a very long time to pull updates, but also load webpages, etc.) Note: I can't do a full update to 14.04 for work reasons. Is ...
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boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
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Solution for installing cuda by 'apt-get' on Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install CUDA on my laptop which have the GPU GeForce 760M. Here is the official page for .deb files for 12.04 and 13.04. When I set up the .deb for 13.04, I find out that it has a chain of ...
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Checking Nvidia (610) GPU temp

I have had a terrible time with my new computer, constant crashes in really any flavor of ubuntu or mint. I am now on Mint 13, which is better, but just had 2 crashes in 12 hours, one while the ...
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NVidia-prime with 14.04 problems

Heeeelllppppp! System: I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. Annoying History: It's all worked ok with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee. But I really want to use 14.04 and ...