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

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How to change default GPU for XCOM on Linux

So, I picked up XCOM: Enemy Unknown (with the Enemy Within expansion) on Steam recently. Great game, even with the bug, but I'm finding that now and then FPS will drop to like seven, especially after ...
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What is the best way to install graphic card drivers?

I have a 64bit laptop with two grapgic cards (and one of them is Nvidia). In application Additional Drivers there was nothing under the tab "Additional drivers". So I wondered - should I download GPU ...
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Blurry tty with nvidia drivers

I recently upgraded my computer, and after installing the latest Ubuntu there, have found an issue. I'm using the latest nvidia drivers (nvidia-346) from xorg-edgers ppa, along with a GTX 970 gpu. ...
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Easy Nvidia to Nouveau switching

Recently installed the latest NVidia drivers (340), and the tearing, even while scrolling is unworkable. So, after trying various fixes with no avail, Iv'e decided to try and swicth back and forth ...
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How do I access the 3D settings in Ubuntu?

By searching online, I figured that the NVIDIA X server is the closest thing that I can get to a NVIDIA control panel. I installed it, and the only options I see is Application Profiles and ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver after Intel driver installation

I installed the latest Intel drivers today using this tool: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads I wanted to play Dota 2 with my nVidia graphics card. I loaded up the game and it never loaded. I ...
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log files too big

I have a lot of kern.log files with sizes of 10GB+ which have many lines similar to: AMD-Vi : Event logged [IO_PAGE_FAULT device=01:00.0 domain=0x0014 address=0x0000000000001000 flags=0x0000] A few ...
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Can't install nvidia-3xx, missing requirements lib32gcc1 and libc6-i386

Missing requirements lib32gcc1 and libc6-i386. Installing lib32gcc1 says I need libc6-i386. libc6-i386 says I need libc6 (= 2.19-10ubuntu2.1), but libc6 is already installed.
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Software updates crashes on nvidia driver

I just downloaded and installed 14.04 to replace a xubuntu 14.10 that has been crashing on every reboot. Now, with nothing else installed, Software updates crashes when it gets to the nvidia driver. ...
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Ubuntu dual boot Yosemite issues

I'm running a dual boot (mac os/ubuntu-12.04) on my mac book pro. Yesterday I upgraded to Yosemite and the boot loader went to pot. I used rEFInd to reinstall using the following ...
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Sound not staying on HDMI, fresh install

I just downloaded and installed 14.04 to replace a xubuntu 14.10 that has been crashing on every reboot. Now, with nothing else installed...My sound is through the HDMI port, which I have selected and ...
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14.04 fresh install multitude of issues [on hold]

I am only permitted to submit one question every 20 minutes on askubuntu, and the ubuntu subreddit reminded me that I cannot post support questions there, so... I just downloaded and installed 14.04 ...
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How do I clear up textures on my desktop?

I have an nvidia Geforce GT 430 installed, I do have the "proprietary driver" x servers setting thing, but yet everything looks kind of rough, like rough edges and with a LOT of contrast, similar to ...
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How to change resolution (with Bumblebee)?

I need to change the resolution on my laptop, unfortunately, xrandr only shows something like that. By nvidia-settings doesn't work. xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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nomodeset no longer working

I've always needed to set nomodeset on my machine on first boot before installing the Nvidia proprietary drivers (GT340 graphics card), which has always been easily achieved via the LiveCD's Boot ...
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How to run ccminer 1.2 on Ubuntu 14.10?

I'm having trouble running ccminer 1.2 on my Lenovo IdeaPad-Z500 with a NVIDIA GT 740M which is a CUDA capable GPU according to https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus. I installed the CUDA toolkit ...
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missing nvidia-xconfig

I'm trying to install an nvidia driver for my graphics card (optimus unfortunately), and the instructions I have say to run nvidia-xconfig. But I don't seem to have it. Earlier I did sudo apt-get ...
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kubuntu 14.10, screen goes blank during HDD icon loading

I am in a pickle with this relatively new installation of Kubuntu 14.10. Not knowing where to start, I will go from the beginning. I installed the system a few days ago. Everything installed fine ...
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nvidia prime on HP ENVY 15-J186na

How do I get the nvidia prime hybrid graphics working on my HP ENVY 15-J186na? The laptop comes with an integrated graphics card in the Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB of DDR3 and a NVIDIA 840M graphics ...
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My Xonar audio card has disappeared upon installing Nvidia card (980 GTX). What can I do to restore it?

I've installed a brand new GTX 980 and my Xonar audio card (plugged in!) has suddenly disappeared (I'm using one HDMI and DVI port for my two displays). In order to listen to something I had to ...
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Install NVIDIA FEGORCE GTX 850M driver

I just bought a ASUS laptop which uses NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 850M. However, it doesn't work under Ubuntu 14.04.1 lts. I have tried to download driver from NVIDIA official website and install it according ...
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS freezes after login

I am having trouble getting Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to work on my laptop, which is a Medion MD 96320 / WAM 2070. I think the specifications are: Turion 64 X2 @ 1.8 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, GeForce Go 6150 ...
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Nvidia drivers problem again

so i have upgraded to lubuntu 14.10 and to surprise i cant find any drivers through 'aditional drivers' neither can i install the drivers via the .run file because im missing a 'file' nescessary for ...
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NVIDIA drivers problem

i recently installed ubuntu 14.04LTS. My PC configuration is Core-i7 4770 16GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2TB HDD I am new to Ubuntu. Before installing NVIDIA drivers the window transitions are slow ...
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Second Monitor does not detect on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS but detects on Windows 8.1

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS on my secondary partition on my Solid State Drive. I noticed that when I went into System Settings --> Displays --> Detect Displays, my system is not detecting the ...
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Unity 3D not supported on GTX 980

I've just plunged from Windows to Ubuntu on my main machine. I've been using it on an old laptop for over two years, where it was silky smooth. After I installed 14.4 LTS on my desktop, everything was ...
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Problem installing CUDA on Ubuntu 14.04

Please let me know if anyone has suggestion as to how to get around this problem.... # ./deviceQuery ./deviceQuery Starting... CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking) ...
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`startx` fails. could not find module by name='nvidia_304'

I get this output: $ startx X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-70-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current Operating System: ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 ignoring Nvidia settings

I'm having hard time setting up my new Ubuntu 14.10 to work with my Nvidia gtx 760. I managed to download proper drivers ok (which is already quite something as this didn't work at all with couple of ...
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Driver ISSUE Gateway 6860 fx running ubuntu 14.04

Problem with nvidia, running a 8800m gts graphics but used both 340 and 331 drivers and black screen shortly after boot. Have to boot to grub and purge all drivers and switch it back nouveau. How do i ...
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dual display cutting off/computer freezes when you press a task bar app

lets start with the computer; 3.0 ghz dual core celeron with 2 gigs ddr2 ram two 500 gig WD sata drives geforce 8800 gts 512 video card. ubuntu 14.04 64bit fresh install, load nvidia-current ...
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can't get back to default graphics driver after apt-get remove nvidia-304

i've removed nvidia-304 and after i've rebooted the system i've lost my graphics driver so now i don't have any of unity effects . i've tried to install nvidia-304 again both failed to initialize ...
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latest kernel killed my ThinkPad W520 hotkeys

for some reason after latest kernel/nvidia and other updates on my 12.04.5 LTS running kernel Linux ThinkPad-W520 3.13.0-43-generic #72~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 9 12:14:18 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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switchable graphics install 14.10 problem

Just bought a new Dell laptop (Inspiron 15 3542) with switchable graphics (Intel + Nvidia) .. but can't install drivers the right way .. so, how to ?
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Nvidia GPU temperature shown twice in conky

My problem is, that in Ubuntu 14.10 the old ${nvidia temp} code is not working, I use this code instead: ${execi 60 nvidia-settings -query GPUCoreTemp | perl -ne 'print $1 if /GPUCoreTemp.*?: ...
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GTX 760 software help needed for this nube

I have Ubuntu 14.10 desktop and a ASUS geforce gtx 760 graphics card. I got the drivers to install just fine (with lots of reading). Now I need the software to go with it. I have the disk with the ...
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Can not log into Ubuntu after update software and remove nvidia driver

The story began when I updated the software (I swear I will not update it again in future). The updater installed nVidia driver (I don't know why the updater installed nvidia because the ubuntu I use ...
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14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
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How do I update NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have a GTX 640 4 GB. I need help with drivers and how to install them please. I'm still very new to Ubuntu. I've been using it as my dedicated OS for about a week but I can't get my graphics card ...
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ThinkPad W530 - Mini display port doesn't work

I have a ThinkPad W530 Laptop. It has Nvidia Q K1000M installed. I am unable to make mini display port work to be able to connect to an external monitor using mini to hdmi display cable. My guess is ...
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What driver is appropirate for my GPU? [closed]

Here is what I have: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 610] (rev a1) Here are my aviable drivers in Additional drivers tab: NVIDIA-bin-331.113 NVIDIA-bin-updates-331.113 ...
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Graphic card Nvidia gtx 745 and intel D graphics 4400

Hi all I'm having some issues with trying to install Ubuntu. For the past day's when I get to the boot menu I select my usb key which I turned into a bootable Ubuntu drive. When I click try or install ...
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error opening display after lightdm stop

I'm trying to install CUDA and following these instructions. Eventually I get to a point where I need to run: sudo service lightdm stop At that point the GUI shuts down but instead of a terminal ...
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Dual monitors - HDMI Monitor doesn't display top menu bar

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.1 desktop that I recently built and I'm having issues getting my HDMI monitor to display correctly. I also have a DVI monitor that I've been using that I haven't had any trouble ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognise second monitor on HDMI

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and beginning to get the hang of things, so please consider this in your reply. I've scoured the internet, but was unable to fix this specific problem. Problem: My Dell XPS17 ...
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Installing binary NVidia video driver results in “No screens found”

I just bought a new ASUS G751JT laptop and have a problem with installing a proprietary driver from NVidia (the video adapter is 970M). Open source driver works, but I need a binary one. For example I ...
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Ubuntu shaky display problem

Good afternoon, I recently got the lenovo y70 touch laptop and got it ready for Linux, however, Ubuntu has a display problem where the screen looks like it's shaking or tearing, I've tried nvidia ...
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Why is NVIDIA driver version different in two places?

I have been having some issues with the GUI crashing in 14.04. I have checked the NVIDIA driver version through 'Additional Drivers' and I have 304.125 (GPU is NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT). However, when I ...
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How to Install NVIDIA Cuda without EULA/prompts?

I'm currently installing with the following commands: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` curl -O ...