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

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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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Is nvidia-cuda-toolkit broken in 14.04.02?

I've been trying to install CUDA-5.5 from the repositories on a fresh install of 14.04.02. This was no issue when I ran it in 14.04.01 as far as I remember. However, now it seems to want to remove a ...
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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 ...
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Black borders around windows/apps missing from dash after kernel update on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some weird issues with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I updated the kernel to 3.18 (or at least I think I did...) using this guide here: ...
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Unity Desktop not loading after auto update and installing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed CUDA 6.5 in Ubuntu 14.04 and am using NVIDIA driver version 346.35 [Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 960]. I have successfully compiled the sample codes that come with CUDA and they have been ...
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Lenovo z50-70 Nvidia 331 Graphics Freeze

Problem : Random graphics freeze when using Nvidia drivers. Installation : Ubuntu 14.04.2 64bit Workaround : Use Intel integrated graphics instead of Nvidia. Bug has been already reported in ...
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How to find out the HDMI version supported

How can I find out which HDMI version the laptop supports, in particular if it is HDMI 1.3? Full story: I'm considering acquiring either a Dell U2414H or Dell U2515H/Dell U2715H (or similar) ...
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Issue with graphics drivers after install

I have been having an issue and I hate to say Windows comes better :( I have an old laptop HP Pavilion DV2000 to be exact I can install windows fine. Windows XP, 8 and 8.1 Ubuntu 12.04 installs and ...
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Nvidia 850m driver install fails [closed]

How do I fix the installation for the driver for Nvidia 850m keeps failing on Ubuntu 14.10? The laptop has an 850m graphics card installed but in about computer only the integrated graphics shows up. ...
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Why does my screen flicker when I move my mouse

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I love the simplicity and the design, but when I move my mouse pointer, my screen flickers and strobes. Is there a reason to this and is there anything I can ...
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Drivers for Nvidia GTX970M

I have a problem that may sound already heard, but I can't find a proper driver for my Clevo laptop with a GTX970M, using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit uefi, here are the ways I tried: Installed version 346.35 ...
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Problems with 14.04.2 LTS and Nvidia GT218 and nouveau [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.2 server install to which I have added Unity (sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop) so that I can get a couple terminals on the monitor. I'm seeing a ...
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freeze and restart

I've got problem with my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I had Windows 7 -> completely formated my disk and installed Ubuntu...everything was OK but after installation when I open every app it freeze, restart and ...
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Mac Pro1,1 Mid to Late 2007 wont boot anything at all

I've tried making numerous install disks and live usb's on both 14.04 and 11.04 amd and intel build and If I'm lucky enough to get something to come up its "error cannot load device path" (something ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loses screen arrangements on reboot

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu 14.04 I re-arrange the monitors in Screen Display to match the physical arrangement of my 3 monitors: DFP-0/GPU-0, DFP-1/GPU-0, DFP-3/GPU-0 Every time I reboot, ...
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Black screen dual graphics (integrated + nvidia)

I can't for the life of me get my Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop to use the nvidia graphics card over the integrated Intel card. My machine has a really hard time even identifying the nvidia card and I had to ...
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Installing CUDA toolkit for GTX9XX cards

I tried to install drivers for NVIDIA GTX 980 card version 343.22 and CUDA toolkit but unfortunately When I try to run the procedure (caffe) on GPU the screens go blank. I looked around for similar ...
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Followed some instructions to get wine working with nvidia, now sleep mode broken

I followed the instructions here to get wine to work on my laptop with 14.04, but now when I lift the lid I get page after page of errors and no desktop. How do I undo the fix in that thread? This ...
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The same monitor shows up as two displays

I have a monitor plugged into my Dell Latitude running Ubuntu 14.04. I have the problem that my monitor shows up as two separate displays. But it is actually showing only one of the displays. And ...