Questions related to the Nvidia graphics and motherboard chipsets and the related drivers.

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installing nvidia grpahics driver for cuda computation only

I am having screen freeze after nvidia graphics driver installation. Is there a way to restrict the nvidia drivers' use for cuda computation alone (not for the desktopn gui display)? I am trying to ...
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Who is behind nvidia.ko?

Were the files nvidia.ko and nvidia-uvm.ko loaded by the Ubuntu update or were they made by the NVidia corporation?
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Make second monitor show workspace that's on the left of primary monitor

I have been searching for a while now, but didn't find the thing I want. I have 3x4 raster of workspaces. I want to configure the workspaces as such that the second monitor shows the workspace that ...
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How to install Nvidia driver from .run file?

I downloaded the driver from nvidia's site and it appeared in my downloads folder as a .run file. It opens with gedit and a progress bar appears for a long time and eventually it stops saying that ...
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bluetooth not working on Lenovo Z50-70

I have new Lenovo Z50-70 with NVIDIA 820M graphics card. I am using 340v driver for it. Bluetooth is not working, it says bluetooth is disable while wifi is working fine output of lsusb; lsmod | ...
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Ran nvidia-xconf as root, NVIDIA X-server settings utility still says I'm not using Nvidia X driver

I have an Nvidia GT 740M graphics card on my HP envy-j049tx. Running 14.04 UbuntuMATE. I wanted to use the proprietary Nvidia drivers in place of the noveau ones. Using the installation instructions ...
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intel-virtual-output freezes

I have been successfully running a triple-monitor setup with my ThinkPad W530. Suddenly at some point within the last days the command stopped working though and freezes. I would activate the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 update = ugggg, no unity

I bought all new hardware after a processor fail. Got more than what was needed for typical life sciences stuff. Intel i7 quad 4GHz, Nvidia 970, 16GB RAM, SSD (because the Google Android dev takes so ...
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Definitive answer for enabling Cuda support in blender for 14.04?

I am totally lost, trying to enable Cuda support in Blender. It's been days & my 'solve it with an axe' urge is getting stronger... There are hundreds of pages with instructions, I'm pretty sure ...
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Display hangs on Lenovo z50-70 with NVIDIA 820M

I have new laptop Lenovo Z50-70 with NVIDIA 820M graphics card. I am currently using proprietary drivers for it. ( dont want to use Nouveau driver because it does not use NVIDIA graphics card instead ...
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Trying to install new graphics card and get beeping on start up [migrated]

I am trying to install an EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Super Clocked The card does not require external PCIe power. It requres a 300 watt minimum power supply, which is what I have. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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Blue screen on Ubuntu 14.04.2

a few days ago I ran into a blue screen issue after downloading some updates. Since then I've been searching for information and trying countless procedures to solve it, to no avail. Here's some info ...
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Guest account works, but regular account does not

My System is Samsung R580 and I am having a problem logging in to Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS. Yesterday, I ran sudo apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and have not been able to log into my admin account ...
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Ubuntu-desktop not working when suspend/resume or connecting an external monitor -after upgrade this week (14.04)

I was happily using 14.04 with my Lenovo Y50. When I installed it, I had some troubles making my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB works with hardware acceleration, etc, but at the end everything was OK. ...
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My system shows the loading screen then goes blank. Is it a driver problem?

My system says "Ubuntu" and those dot things representing it's loading. When it then should show the log in screen, it goes blank. If I push the system power button, it says it's shutting down. Could ...
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Ubuntu freezes abruptly. I have to switch over to one of the tty and then back to tty7 in order to unfreeze it. How can I solve the problem?

I use ubuntu 14.04 on Asus X552CL. (i3/4GB ram/1.8Ghz/1GB graphic card). I didn't face this problem earlier. However, it started occurring frequently since this week. Major changes that I did this ...
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Graphics Performance

My system specifications are Intel Core i5 2500; NVIDIA GeForce 520GT and I am running Windows and Ubuntu 14.04 as dual-boot . I prefer to use Ubuntu, but the Gaming Performance (Minecraft) is better ...
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NVIDIA force GPU to AC performance state

I have a Dell M6800 and a K4100M and Optimus disabled. When it is not on the official DELL 230W charger, the system will limit the GPU to lower power states. Even when just on battery, the GPU ...
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Bad resolution (max 1024x768)

I installed Ubuntu (Elementary OS) a week ago and the resolution was always max 1024x768, but I want 1920x1080. I have searched in the internet for solutions, but I didn't find working ones. I tried ...
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v86d not installing correctly?

I have it installed and have tried reinstalling it, yet it's commands nor it's directory exist. Not sure what else to do, I need this installed in order to have tty at any decent resolution.
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Why does HDMI output to television not always work?

I have a Toshiba LED TV and Acer laptop (E1-530G) and HDMI cable. The laptop is with Intel HD Graphics as main GPU and nVidia 820M. The cable stays always connected. Sometimes when I start the ...
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How do I enable automatically nvidia-uvm?

in order to use darktable with OpenCL everytime before starting darktable I have to issue sudo modprobe nvidia-uvm sudo mknod -m 666 /dev/nvidia-uvm c 250 0 What is the right way to enable ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) boot animation is different/lower graphics after using nvidia graphics driver

My system used to have a problem where it would hang on wake up from suspend. I started using the proprietary Nvidia drivers as suggested in some AskUbuntu post. After that Ubuntu would always boot ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 installation in blind mode

I've try to install Ubuntu Gnome from USB stick on my old fashion Acer-Aspire 5520 with Nvidia chipset on board. It's extremely tedious because installation screens displays incorrectly and I'm unable ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 fan noise Ubuntu 14.04

my problem is fan in my Dell 7720. It's running on high speed all the time and it irritates me a lot. I have good quality cooling pad. The laptop is cold/normal. So why is the fan is on top speed? ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 720M + closed drivers + hdmi means crashed

I tried submitting this question on Linux Mint forum but nobody answer me. I understand it's dedicated for Ubuntu but this should be similar. From over a year i'm using my laptop asus X550VC using ...
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Cannot set monitor to use 2560x1440

I have a laptop and am trying to plug in two monitors, one of which should run at 2560x1440 I have installed the proprietary nvidia-331-updates drivers and (I think) configured it to use those by ...
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Ubuntu Issues on HP Pavilion Slimline s3713w

This is my grandfather's PC specifications and I'm trying to get any version of Linux to work on it. I like Ubuntu the most, cause I can customize it to only give him what he needs. It tries to boot ...
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prevent software updater from updating nvidia driver [duplicate]

Not sure if this is possible, but I want to prevent the ubuntu software updater from updating the graphics driver. I've install nvidia cuda driver 7.0. and each time I run the software updater, ...
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Screen Brightness Hotkeys with NVIDIA Graphics Card

I just installed the Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm loving it. I've used other versions before, but it's getting better and better. But there's one problem: screen brightness. I use an LG R570 laptop, with an ...
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Active window is back after installing graphic card driver

Im running Ubuntu 14.04 and got a GeForce GT 720M and installed a graphic card driver lately Now i cant see anymore whats going on at the aktive window I know i can just uninstall it and it should ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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xorg-edgers or mamarley ppa?

I've been having issues (it seems many have been experiencing the same problems) with the NVIDIA drivers and NVIDIA prime lately. More specifically, being unable to switch to the card and getting ...
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Unable to login during boot without reinstalling Graphic drivers

My system has a recurring problem where I am unable to login after certain packages have been updated. Below is s list the most recently install packages taken from /var/log/dpkg.log and upon reboot I ...
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14.04: How to use NVIDIA Graphics instead of Intel integrated graphics?

I previously tried to install my nvidia graphics card driver more than 50 times when this version was released (14.04) and every time i always got either blank screen, terminal only with no x-server ...
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How to change which graphics card a program uses?

I recently installed Steam to run Rust on my Ubuntu 14.04. The game, even at the lowest graphics settings possible, lags incredibly hard, to the point where the game is unplayable. I have two ...
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how to install nvidia driver | ubuntu 14.10

i want install Nvidia geforce 630M driver on ubuntu 14.10 (Laptop Acer Aspire v3 571G) Yesterday i install << nvidia 331 proprieatry,tested >> and after restart screen Black(This problem was ...
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Asus f550c, double graphic card: what is the best setting? nvidia driver, using only integrated card lags too much

My laptop is an Asus f550c, with double graphic card. I have installed nvidia driver (version 331.113-updates) and using the integrated card as default. The problem is that sometimes it lags too ...
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Laptop keep freezing when using propriertary Nvidia drivers [on hold]

My laptop (Fujitsu LB AH532) with Intel graphic and Nvidia (Nvidia Prime) graphic-card is freezing when using proprietary drivers. I selected the binary nvidia-331 (tested on) and after a time the ...
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On every single kernel update, I need to reinstall the NVidia driver and Unity is broken

Every time I do a kernel update (with the regular standard update manager in Ubuntu 14.10), Unity breaks completely. I need to reinstall the Nvidia drivers and I need to manually repair Unity. If I ...
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14.04 Gnome problems after installing drivers (Macbook Pro)

I am installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my early 2013 Retina Macbook Pro 15. As far as installing and booting the first time, I have had no issues. Once I boot for the first time into the the ...
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How to properly use latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 14.04

As a newer Ubuntu user switching from Windows a few months ago (and couldn't be happier), I have to seek help with the proprietary Nvidia drivers. I've only been able to get the nvidia-331-updates ...
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Second display won't work with nvidia drivers

I have recently installed Ubuntu but the drivers from x.org are not so good, because: the display with NVidia graphics card (plugged by HDMI) has some problems server x from x.org nouveau driver ...
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Nvidia/Intel hybrid graphics with cinnamon and mdm

I have looked everywhere but i can't seem to find an answer I Have a laptop (Acer V3-5726-54S6) 1tb 8gbRam with an integrated intel gpu and a Nvidia GT840m(2gb). Running Ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon ...
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After update, I have to reinstall Nvidia driver to solve problems with unity!

How can I solve this problem_ I have a Nvidia 745 4 gb and after reinstalling everything is fine. Can I add the driver to the update_ wbr
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Screen tearing on KDE with NVidia drivers

I get major screen tearing with desktop animations, I have tried fixes for similar problems, and I've seen multiple unanswered questions exactly stating my issue to the decimal, with very very few ...
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What's the correct driver to use with a GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 on lubuntu 14.10?

I've tried three other posts about how to install drivers for NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE Nvidia geforce 6150-unity 3d won't work The problem ...
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What is the difference between nvidia-current and nvidia-331?

Ubuntu Bumblebee wiki suggest installing bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic which pulls in nvidia-current whereas Ask Ubuntu and various blogs suggest installing bumblebee ...
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I need help getting my games to work (graphics driver issues)

Specs: Xubuntu 14.10, Intel Core 2 Duo P8800, Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M. Here's some threads of where I've asked in the past: ...
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Consistent graphical issues damaging my Ubuntu experience

I recently switched from Windows to 100% Ubuntu. So far everything has been an improvement except consistent graphical issues which just happens to be the single most important factor (can't see ...