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

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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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How to check and set Refresh Rate with Nvidia Graphics Card

When I tried to update from Ubuntu 12 to Ubuntu 14 I got a warning message against updating stating that your machine does not have 3D support for running the unity desktop environment. My graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 display issue

I am having Acer Aspire 5742Z Model-PEW71 laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M.I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with dual boot with Windows 7. After installation it was working good. I installed Java ...
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Need ability to switch between AMD and NVIDIA drivers with script file

So I'm trying to basically take Kali Linux (penetration testing distro) and install all of it's packages (without more than one program that does the same thing) and install them into Ubuntu. I ...
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error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize DMA using bumblebee

I have gone through every question on Xorg errors I could find and googled for this DMA error, but none seemed to solve my issue. This is my notebook cnfiguration: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB ...
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How to find out which NVIDIA GPU I have

I'm trying to use the information in this page to optimize my GPU performance. For that, I need to know which NVIDIA GPU I have. I tried the command sudo lshw -C display and I'm getting the ...
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Xubuntu 14 Nvidia drivers problem

I have a Nvidia Geforce GT740m on my Dell vostro 5470. I've been having troubles with graphic drivers. When I use software&updates to seek for additional drivers it'll give me several selections, ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04: Blank desktop

I just upgrade my Ubuntu to version 14.04, but the desktop after logging in is blank (no sidebar, no menu bar). I can open tty with Ctrl+Shift+F1 (F2) and log in, so I did try some solutions posted in ...
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14.04 Nvidia Drivers

I have suffered the Nvidia drivers conflicts with suspend/resume in the past, and again with 14.04, both ubuntu and kubuntu. The latest update of 14.04 now causes the PC to reboot upon resume from ...
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OpenGL GLX context not using direct rendering (Steam)

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04, configuring it with themes and such, and decided to install Steam to play Team Fortress 2. Whenever I launch steam, I get an error that says: "OpenGL GLX context is ...
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Ubuntu failing to install on seperate HDD, blank screen, flashing cursor

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop ISO and burned it to a bootable cd and have made a bootable usb drive using both Universal USB Installer and Unetbootin. I have tried mutliple ways to attempt ...
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How to make Nvidia logo always visible before login screen?

After installing Nvidia drivers from the manufacturer's website, I sometimes get a nice Nvidia logo (full screen) right before the login screen appears, and sometimes I get straight to the login ...
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14.04 won't fully shut down laptop [on hold]

Okay so I recently did a clean install for Ubuntu 14.04 and Everything has gone well so far. But I've been having an issue where after the system shuts down it will still stay powered on. So the ...
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Unity3D Warning Updating from Ubuntu 12 to 14

When I try to update from Ubuntu 12 to 14 I get the following warning: Running the 'unity' desktop environment is not fully supported by your graphics hardware. You will maybe end up in a very slow ...
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Ubuntu freezes on the login screen after i close my laptop lid Ubuntu 14.04

I experience a Bug where the login screen doesn't work correctly after I closed the laptop lid. When i open it again the login screen appears and I can move the cursor but I cannot click anything or ...
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“deviceQuery error cudaGetDeviceCount returned 10 invalid device ordinal” on Ubuntu 14.04 Dell XPS 15

I am trying to install nvidia_340 driver and cuda on my Dell XPS 15 with GeForce 750M and Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS and following install instructions here and here I am running into problems using ...
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How to use multiple Xscreen?

I have a setup with 2 different NVidia cards and 3 monitors. I was using Xinerama to unite them all under the same desktop, but some random crashes and lots of googling lead me to believe that ...
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Mouse is blinking/flickering at my built in monitor with an external monitor, please help

I am using a Thinkpad W530, and due to my works, I need to use an external monitor. I am using nouveau and nvidia-prime to switch between intel and nvidia adapter. After I connected and switched on ...
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Odd flickering after video driver update

I'm not sure how to describe this other than to show you guys. I captured a video and uploaded it to YouTube here: http://youtu.be/Bp25Fyy_GsI Notice how the tab selection keeps changing by itself ...
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contrast/gamma different than in nvidia-settings

Hello fellow Ubuntuers! My Ubuntu displays less bright tones (like darker greys) much darker as they should, gamma and/or brightness seem to be messed up. When I start nvidia-settings the colors ...
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Nvidia update video driver

This is a really quick question. I tried looking around, but couldn't find a definite yes or no answer. In order to update my video card driver from 331.38 to 340 or higher, do I have to remove or ...
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problem with update ubuntu 14.04 dell vostro 3400

my problems is the next: I have installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop dell vostro 3400, before the installation ubuntu did not start due to the Nvidia video (black screen), so I was reading on ...
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How to change gcc-4.9-base version without removing dependecies?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 but cannot install nvidia-331 driver because of dependencies conflict: lib32gcc1 should be installed but it conflicts with already installed gcc-4.9-base ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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Unity not coming up / nouveau failed to idle channel 2

First up I am extremely fresh with linux so go easy lol.. after installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my Acer aspire the first problem I encounter is a flashing courser it doesnt seem to like being ...
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Zotac Zbox EN760 Won't Boot from USB

I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Zotac Zbox EN760. It is using legacy boot, as both the "Win7 uEFI" and "Win8 uEFI" don't get past the purple screen (don't know the official name, the one with ...
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Ubuntu freezes when Nvidia driver is used

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and when i check the nvidia driver (proprietary, tested) on additional drivers, my system freezes very often (keyboard and mouse both freeze), but when nouveau driver ...
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Dual monitor suddenly not working

I had dual monitors working fine on this machine for years. A few days ago, I had to borrow one of the monitors for another project. When I brought it back and plugged it in, it didn't work. Ubuntu ...
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nvidia driver 14.04 install fails

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 9300 with a new HD. Was working reasonably well, but was getting a 'black screen of death' with messages about problems with the nouveau ...
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Which graphic card driver is safer?

I have an Asus Laptop with hybrid graphic card. Several days ago I installed Nvidia driver and now for time to time I change my graphic card preference(by Nvidia-Prime) between Intel and Geforce. I ...
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Getting black screen every time after loging in to ubuntu 14.04

I am facing problem, whenever I am opening Ubuntu 14.04, I am getting black screen, after which I only have to press: Alt+print screen+R E I S U B My system is Dell XPS L502X, with NVIDIA graphics ...
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Weird screen tearing behaviour with scrolling after updating Nvidia drivers

So I updated my self to the latest stable Nvidia driver. It is 340.32 version. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with it. Everything is fine but if I try to scroll in some programs like for instance Gedit or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no login screen after install of nvidia driver

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from scratch, everything worked fine until I switch the graphic driver from Nouveau to Nvidia 331 (graphic card: Nvidia GeForce 9300M). I've installed the Nvidia 331 ...
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Graphics cards NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] cuda

So I'm having troubles. 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] [10de:03d0] (rev a2) I don't think I have the right graphics drivers. I updated ...
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Ubuntu resolution stuck at 800x600

Everything happened after I made sudo apt-get upgrade. Since then I cannot change the resolution. Even in xrandr LVDS does not show up. I tried to install Nvidia drivers. But I get: E: Package ...
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Nvidia GeForce 210 Xubuntu 14.04

My beloved old graphics card died, and a dirt cheap replacement had to be found for my business PC. This was done in the form of a GeForce 210 which at this time is so old that it should be compatible ...
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no login page - stopps on a splash

Couple a days ago I upgraded to 14.04. All was working fine until I decided to check nvidia propietary drivers via System -> Software+updates -> additional drivers. After I rebooted the system stopped ...
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Why is my screen misplaced? 5 inches of my tv screen (RGB out)

My question is: Why is my screen misplaced 5 inches to the left of my screen? Im using RGB out on an old computer runing 14. something. When it boots up and shows the imb logo the screen fits my tv ...
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Apps sometimes appear like all black windows

I'm with the nvidia driver and had this problem in 13.10 as well as now in 14.04 sometimes when you switch to an opened app it pops up in all blacked out window. You have to resize or move between ...
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Multiple-monitors and Nvidia Optimus not working after apt-get update

Just recently (late August / early September 2014) my multiple monitor setup and Nvidia optimus is not working. I had the symptoms characterized by this bug. After setting the BIOS to graphics card: ...
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Why does my NVIDIA X Server Settings look wrong?

Mine looks like like this: but I think it should look like this:
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Upgrading Ubuntu when having drivers from xorg-edgers

I noticed that xorg-edgers had some warning about Ubuntu distro upgrade. What is the problem exactly? Do I really need to completely remove my nvidia drivers when I do a distro upgrade? And would ...
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GTX860M/ROG ASUS G750JM Fans Max on reboot

Okay, on my own I discovered that following the instructions that I listed here: Ubuntu and ASUS G750JM, GTX860M / Nvidia problems my graphics card would work with my G750JM and it's GTX860M. BUT ...
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Disable nVidia graph card

I have a Asus with 2 graph cards - 1 nVidia and 1 Intel - and my battery life is being shortened because I THINK both gpu are being used by Ubuntu. I tried some called Bumblebee but or I configured it ...
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ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 nvidia driver conflict

My notebook is ASUS u36 which has two video cards. One is CPU integrated Intel 3000 and the other is NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce GT 520M]. When I do not install nvidia driver, there is a ...
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How do I fix black screen when switching to tty?

When I use ctr + alt + f1 to use the command line from the login screen (or anywhere for that matter), I get a black screen and cannot get anything to appear on-screen other than that I am able to ...
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why the nvidia drivers are never up to date? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity. Maybe there are some technical reasons why the drivers are not up to date. 14.04 64b In additional drivers I have 331, but at the nvidia website they have 340. I'm coming back ...
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Disabling Optimus / Graphics cards

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x. I using Ubuntu 14.04 duel booted with window 7. I looking to get more life out of my battery while in Ubuntu. I have no need for the nvdia card while using Ubuntu since ...
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How stop graphics from being slow despite latest NVIDIA drivers?

Time for yet another graphics card Q. Sorry in advance, but I have tried what I take to be the 'normal' way already (see below), so here it goes: I have an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz with a discrete ...
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How to properly remove mesa and install it from source?

I have xorg-edgers ppa added to my system ( https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa?field.series_filter=trusty ) with the latest x-org/mesa packages (almost) every day. Recently ( ...