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

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VBoxClient: Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernal service, rc = VERR_ACCESS_DENIED error. Unable to get past login screen

I am currently running ubuntu 32 bit on oracle VM Virtual Box. During starup, it would display the error message"VBoxClient: Failed to connect to the VirtualBox kernal service, rc = VERR_ACCESS_DENIED ...
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nvidia-settings crashing after selecting a display

After a fresh first install of ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer I had some issues with nvidia, especially with the nvidia-settings. When I try to change the resolution and press 'Apply' it just closes ...
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Need help with bumblebee --------Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I'm new to ubuntu. I have a ACER R7 with intel and gt 750m and I'm pretty sure they are using optimus. However, after I install and run bumblebee, I always get this error: legolas@Frog:~$ optirun ...
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How do I use two monitors on seperate graphics cards?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 MATE. I have integrated graphics (AMD/ATI) on my board, and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 750ti graphics card in the PCI-e slot. First, the integrated graphics card worked without ...
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Difference between VGA compatible controller and 3D controller

Why is it that I don't see my NVIDIA graphic adapter under VGA compatible controller but under 3D controller when I use lspci -vnn? What's the difference between the two and under which section should ...
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Google Chrome fps lag with Nvidia GTX770

I'm using the nvidia 352.63 drivers with a GTX770. When I open many chrome windows (like 4 or 5 windows) (not tabs) the windows' fps start dropping, sometimes reaching 20fps and it's so annoying. ...
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Nvidia driver broke ubuntu kernel!

I am running Ubuntu 15.10, it was working fine until I decided to go to Additional Drivers and select 352 under my nvidia card. After restart, I couldn't login. The login screen was stuck in a loop ...
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My ubuntu will not load after login or if does login it will crash eventually

enter image description hereI have Installed ubuntu 14.04 and every time I try to log in the screen will freeze and wont let me do anything else. I have tried running ubuntu from a usb as well but the ...
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apt-get CUDA installation appears to do nothing

I am looking for a way to install the CUDA toolkit without the use of a .run installer from nvidia's website. I tried this before (and it installed successfully), however it caused havoc every time ...
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Dual monitor not working - Intel Graphics & Nvidia 960m

I don't really know where to start looking to solve this problem. Searching the web didn't get me very far. I'm not using any special adapter, it's a straight HDMI cable. It's a fresh install of ...
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Resolution Limit 1152x864 - Ubuntu 14.04, Nvidia 8800 GTS 320Mb, 22" Monitor

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 while ago, and now I have been trying to fix the resolution problem for almost two weeks. I have gone through each and every forum and question here and on many other websites ...
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15.10 no desktop, black terminal, black window borders

I have no idea what happened, but when i log in i get to an empty desktop, i can open a terminal which works fine by right-clicking desktop and open terminal, here i can start compiz and unity, then ...
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Screen does not turn off after lock screen

Like How to fix: screen saver greys out but does not turn off the screen after update?, but that question contains no valuable information. I am using Ubuntu 15.10, amd64, on an NVIDIA card using ...
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problems with nvidia settings

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on my Lenovo Z510. I've installed the NVidia drivers 352.63. Now when I open my NVidia X-server settings, and I click on advanced settings, nothing happens and no more options ...
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Failed to load NVIDIA drivers

I have an NVIDIA NVS 5200, and my machine is running Ubuntu 15.10. I am trying to access a software that is currently installed on a server. In order to get the window of the software, I am using the ...
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Cannot get Nvidia GPU running on my HP laptop (dual graphics)

I'm trying to get the GPU GeForce 940M on my new HP laptop ENVY 17-n101ng running (need CUDA eventually), but have somehow extreme troubles switching from Intel to Nvidia... I've installed nvidia-352 ...
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Hp dv6t Laptop heated up after removing Windows and installing Ubuntu

I completely formatted my laptop (HP dv6t 7000), removing windows and installed Ubuntu which is required at work. But Ubuntu is quickly draining my battery and is also heating up my laptop to the ...
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How to find what causes my notebook to crash?

I have a new notebook and it crashes frequently. $ uname -a Linux bpgergo-notebook 4.2.0-27-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 04:49:08 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No ...
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Onboard audio not working after graphics drivers set

I have just built a computer and installed 14.04 (trusty) from USB. When I was trying Ubuntu running off the USB the audio was working, as it was after I installed Ubuntu. Then I changed my graphics ...
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Nvidia drivers black screen

while setting up a new workstation (2x XenonCPU, 2x SSD, 2xTeslaK40, 1xQuadroK620) First installation of Ubuntu 14 went fine, but then I realized that the Teslas were visible but I could not query ...
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nvidia dual screen

I can't use dual screen with my Nvidia card proprietary drivers (I've tried them all!), and if I'm using the open source driver it says I'm switched to an Intel graphics card. When the proprietary ...
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HDD overheating ubuntu 15.10

I've made a dual boot of Ubuntu 15.10 and Windows 10 but for some unknown reason my hard drive seems to be overheating. My laptop is a Lenovo z40-70 with an intel core i3 u4030, Intel graphics HD 4400 ...
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brightness indicator doesn't change backlight brightness (15.10, Cinnamon, Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M)

the problem My laptop's brightness adjustment keys affect the brightness indicator, but do not affect the real brightness of the monitor's backlight. related facts My Ubuntu version is 15.10. My ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Settings App Crashes On Opening “Displays”

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 - I had used V14 previously however I figured as 15.10 is the newest, I may as well give that a shot. As soon as I log in to my machine, I get this textbox that says ...
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“Additional Drivers” problem switching

I am running an old ASUS P4P800 motherboard,with a GeForce FX 5200 graphics card installed. When I bring up Additional Drivers, it shows the nouveau and also an Nvidia-173 driver, which is the correct ...
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Black screen, kernel panic and 'cannot enumerate USB' when installing Ubuntu on Lenovo ThinkStation P700

I just got a new Lenovo ThinkStation P700 with Windows 7 Professional on it, and I would like very much to install Ubuntu on it. I tried to install Ubuntu both 14.04 and 15.10, unsuccessfully. First ...
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I'm trying to install Starcraft II on my system but the Battle.net client is messed-up

I'm a Linux newbie trying to run Starcraft 2 on my 14.04 Ubuntu system, I downloaded and installed Battle.net launcher successfully, but when I open it to try downloading the game client (I'm using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ; Gnome 3.10 launcher is stuck off screen

sorry if this is off topic. i am posting here and hoping somebody knows how to fix this. I installed Ubuntu studio version 14.04 LTS and then installed gnome desktop. the left launcher where ...
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Screen flickers during 3D gameplay on 15.10

So this is not the first time this has happened. I recently installed an Nvidia graphics card, but even before that the screen would flicker from time to time on the Intel HD graphics. Installing the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't like my nvidia card

I've been trying to find a solution to this for around a month, with no luck. So I'm just going to ask. If I install the nvidia drivers, I cannot login. If I don't, the screen is too big. I've tried ...
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nVidia driver messed up Blender

I bought a new nVidia card for Blender. Simply to use it as a render node (I think it is called that if you don't use it for display only to render the scene). I downloaded the appropriate .run file ...
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Two independent monitors with two independent desktops

OS: Xubuntu 15.10 GPU: Nvidia Quadro K4000 with nvidia-352-63 driver I asked this question on the Xfce forum and got no responses, so I decided to repost the question here. I have two independent ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS keeps freezing, I feel like it's the Nvidia card I have

I've been having troubles with my computer as of late. I was running Ubuntu previously and it suddenly crashed on me so I did a fresh install and it has become a bit better but not really. 1) Whole ...
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nvidia-prime doesn't turn off Nvidia card while using intel graphics

So I'm using nvidia-352-updates and nvidia-prime. It also installed bbswitch and some other packages. I've set nvidia-prime to use the Intel card. It is using that card but powertop reports that the ...
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Error on boot, driver ebridge is already registered, cannot enter ubuntu

I run Ubuntu 15.10. After clean reinstalling drivers for graphics card I got the following error while trying to boot: Error: Driver 'ebridge' is already registered, aborting... ...after a few ...
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Cannot switch from Intel to Nvidia GPU somehow

I'm trying to get the GPU GeForce 940M on my new HP laptop ENVY 17-n101ng running, but have somehow extreme troubles switching from Intel to Nvidia. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (16-bit). I have ...
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Proprietary nvidia drivers for TitanX screen refresh problems (Ubuntu 14.04)

How screen looks like with proprietary drivers Hi all, I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new machine. (Machine specs: Nvidia Titan X, dual Xeon E5-2687W v3, 128GB Ram). The machine works fine ...
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How to use only the Nvidia GPU?

I have a laptop with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a dedicated GPU from Nvidia. Since the Intel HD Graphisc is crashing all the time, how can I switch only on the Nvidia GPU and never use ...
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unable to log in after tinkering with drivers

I was having some trouble getting steam to work on my ubuntu installation, while doing this I followed some suggestions about deleting/changing various files and changed a few packages. At some point ...
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15.10 - Bad performance, even with a SSD?

already asked this at the ubuntu forums, hopefully i get an answer here, I migrated from Windows10 to Ubuntu. I used Linux already in the past and distrohopped from Arch, to Fedora, to Debian and ...
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Secondary Screen & Mouse Click snafu

I think both my problems are related. When I connect my laptop (Dell Latitude E6410) to my TV, after some overscan tweaking’s, it looks good on the TV but when I move my mouse to any of the edges of ...
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Unity keeps crashing back into login screen

Every now and then my desktop freezes and after a few seconds i will see the login screen again. My system is only hours old, and did no bigger changes to the UI. There is no real trigger, seems to be ...
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Kubuntu: Second monitor not detected correctly

After a recent update, my second monitor is not detected correctly anymore. It is displays a copy of the first ones content. Strange is that it appears to be detected correctly on the login screen: ...
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How can I use my Intel HD GPU at the same time as my NVIDIA GPU on a Desktop system?

So, I've found only a handful of questions / articles about this topic but in pretty much all cases it's about laptops. This is very different because it's usually related to Nvidia Optimus sort of ...
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Screen Tearing GeForce 7300 GS

Im using this card with the priority driver, and somehow it works great with the LiveCD and after the installation without updating. but after installing updates, dragging a window or square select ...
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Fan is not detected

I'm trying to use ubuntu in my laptop. But the fan seems to not working.. I try use sudo pwmconfig but this is the result.. sudo pwmconfig # pwmconfig revision 6166 (2013-05-01) This program will ...
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Installing CURA 7.5 on Ubuntu 15.10 - difference between runfile and deb?

I have GeForce GT 740 on my computer, and I am trying to install CUDA toolkit, in order to use CUDA with Python. I think I have installed the driver correctly: ~$ lspci | grep -i nvidia 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Every new linux image update I get black-screen on login

Ubuntu pushes a new linux image through the software updater pretty frequently, i.e today I got; linux-image-extra-3.13.0-77-genereic linux-image-3.13.0-77-genereic Every time these updates are ...
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Blank Screen on Edubuntu 14.04 after changing the Home partition

Good day! I made changes to my system that was currently running out of space in the root and the home partition. So I popped in to gparted and adjust the sizes of the partition, everything went ...
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Acer Laptop with Nvidia GPU and Optimus: Can't get past black screen when trying to install

I've been using lubuntu for years on my laptops to save battery life tremendously, and this is the first time that nomodeset has failed for me, so I searched far and wide for all sorts of different ...