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

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How Can I get Xubuntu to give me the option for additional drivers? (looking for NVIDIA drivers)

I will start with a disclaimer: I have been using Xubuntu for a few years now, but I would still consider myself a beginner. When I first installed(12.04) my computer detected that there were ...
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Wrong monitor recognIsed 14.04

I'm hoping someone can please help me with my display/driver, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and my 42" LCD is being recognised as a 52", resulting in the screen being oversized and not fitting within ...
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Ubuntu thinks I have a manually installed driver

Ubuntu seems to think I have a manually installed driver when I am using the default drivers (Nouveau) and therefore I cannot switch to the other Nvidia drivers. I want to install them this way and ...
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GPU lockup during Trusty Tahr 14.04 installation

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I boot up the disc, it loads, then it takes me to a white empty screen and gets stuck for a while. After that terminal opens telling that my GPU has ...
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How to solve overheating problem?

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 12.10 installed. My laptop specs are Dell XPS 15 4gb RAM Nvidia gt540m I've been searching for hours but can't figure out a solution. I am a complete newbie to ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freeze Constantly!

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday on my before using Win 8.1 Laptop using USB. I've installed drivers for Nvidia and other default programs like Chromium, Pidgin, New version of LibreOffice, Spotify ...
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Any Patches Available for Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tested Ubuntu 14.04 and Xubuntu 14.04 and in both cases I had issues with installing the latest nvidia driver from nvidia.com and also with being able to perform a scheduled shutdown using a ...
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Gnome Desktop Flickers on One Monitor

Recently, I've run into a strange problem with Ubuntu Gnome. I installed 14.04 last Saturday and everything was fine. However, I woke up one morning to find my Asus HDMI monitor saying "VGA No ...
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Random blackscreen / freeze - Nvidia drivers

I currently use Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit with Nvidia drivers 304 (installed from the "Additional Drivers" Menu). The problem is that sometimes (usually a few minutes after login) my screen randomly either ...
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Chromium display is remanent since 14.04 upgrade with gpu acceleration enabled

Since I updated ubuntu to 14.04, I have some issue with chromium, the display is remanent when switching virtual desktop or appear when the application is minimized. I found that the issue is ...
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HDMI connection to external monitor causes laptop screen blackout in 14.04, nvidia graphics

I have had some serious issues with my external monitor and graphics display since installing Ubuntu 14.04, and no one else seems to have had the exact same problem so I figured it best to post here. ...
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Graphics hardware warning when updating to 14.04

As I use Ubuntu at work I just update only LTS versions but now I'm not sure if I can/should. As my computer is now ten years old I would change if was mine but as it is owned by my employer I have to ...
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Nvidia GPU not upto satisfactory level after 14.04 upgrade

Before upgrading from saucy to trusty, I was happily using nvidia drivers for my GeForce GT 635M GPU. The heating and battery draining rates were under check. and the fps were high. After the ...
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Does Lenovo ideapad series support Ubuntu y510/z510/u510

I am going to buy a new laptop and I need it with nvidia graphics card .. I searched and I found lenovo ideapad series z/y/u 510 have my suitable hardware specs but I cannot find any resources about ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze a lot. How to fix it? [duplicate]

Since the day I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I face frequent freezes. Today it happened for about three times. When it freeze the mouse barely move. It stays that way for a long time. My GPU is Nvidia and I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Screen freezed

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and all was working fine but today after a while working on my Laptop Ubuntu freezes after a random amount of time. First I had installed the nvidia proprietary ...
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Graphic driver not working for games (12.04)

This is my first post so please excuse the noobiness of this. Not really sure how to describe the problem so bear with me on this. I have been experimenting with graphics drivers recently in order to ...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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Ubuntu won't login after installing nvidia drivers

yesterday i installed ubuntu 14.04 without any problems. I want to use my nvidia drivers instead of the integrated intel graphics so I tried to use the driver checker provided by ubuntu, the problem ...
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After trying to install nvidia driver 331 login will not work in graphic mode [on hold]

I was trying to install the NVIDIA 331 driver on my laptop with a GeForce GT 540M running ubuntu 12.10 but the instalation failed and now I am unable to login on graphic mode. When I attempt to login ...
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Connect 2 VGA monitors for dual screen in ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to connect 2 VGA monitors to my computer. My graphic card is an Nvidia Geforce GTX660 and I'm working with Ubuntu 12.04. I have one connector DVI-I to VGA and one DVI-D to VGA to connect ...
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Dual-Boot (Win7/14.04) / Dual Video card issue, monitor response inconsistent

After a couple years off I've decided to go back to dual boot, mainly just for tinkering purposes. Anyway, I'm encountering a weird problem that hopefully you can help me with. I am running 2 x GTX ...
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just guest session available, can not login

I'm desperately trying to login into ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After boot I see the guest session asking for my password. After login it appears a black screen for just a half second and I will redirect to ...
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nvidia-settings does not work since upgrade to 14.04

Since I upgraded to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, it is impossible to change any parameter in nvidia-settings without this program crashing. nvidia-settings is starting correctly but if I try to change ...
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how to trigger for some action on package upgrade?

I've got some problems. I have vga passthrough setup on my desktop. And I had to apply some patches to kernel and Nvidia driver. Now I've got custom patched kernel installed and patched nvidia driver. ...
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nVidia upgrade, no OpenCL

Have been running BOINC with a GeForce GTS450 GPU for some time under earlier Ubuntu versions and and has always run OpenCL flawlessly. I've just done an online upgrade to 14.04 and now BOINC log ...
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Install specific nvidia driver

I have a problem there, before ubuntu 14.04 I was able to install the old nvidia-319, they work the best with minecraft using shadermod. Now when I type sudo apt-get install nvidia-319 it installs ...
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Ubuntu 14 and Nvidia Prime error

I have an Asus S550CM with an Nvidia 635M. I have just install Ubuntu 14.04 and Prime 6.2 and Switch indicator 0.1 to change between my Intel and my Nvidia chipset and the switch indicator tells me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: nvidia drivers cannot be installed

I have an Asus laptop with a nVidia card. lspci tells me: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] (rev a1) I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit ...
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Nvidia version for (12.04) kernel 3.2.0-60-generic

What is the appropriate nvidia version for (12.04) kernel 3.2.0-60-generic? I am asking because after recent updates, Unity reverted to 2d only. I tried to purge and re-install the driver, but the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unresponsive

Here's what I've done: Fresh install of 14.04 64-bit Installed FAHclient and monitor. Wanted to install Nvidia drivers so I could fold with my NVIDIA cards. Opened a Terminal window and ran: sudo I ...
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installing and testing cuda in ubuntu 14.04

no one seems to have asked already and since 14.04 is LTS I might as well go ahead and ask now: I am uncertain about how to install cuda in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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Splash screen messed up through nvidia driver

When I installed Ubuntu 13.10 I had some issues with the opensource graphic driver. My desktop was messed up and afterwards I found out that the driver was not able to allocate enough memory. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 install NVIDIA driver

After I have managed to get running Ubuntu 14.04 (look at my last question about booting upgraded Ubuntu) now there is another problem: To continue with that story: I found a way to burn the image on ...
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Reconfigure Nautilus and Gnome Terminal and Gnome Tweak Tool

I have followed the instructions from http://www.muktware.com/2013/12/install-nvidia-331-bumblebee-optimus-cards/18271 to install nvidia-331 drivers on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, using ...
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Screen freezes after Nvidia

SO far I haven't figured out what driver to use and the ones I pick tend to lock the system. What tools can I use to troubleshoot this? Ubuntu 14.04 Thanks
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one of dual monitors not showing correct resolution by default

Hoping someone can help me with my situation. I have two Asus PB287Q monitors connected to my GTX 680 desktop. One is connected via a dual-link dvi port and getting the 2560x1440 resolution by ...
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mouse clicks don't register with 14.04 upgrades

I did a fresh install of 14.04 on my emachines pc(Athlon XP 3000+ / 2.17 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX shared video memory (UMA) 2gb ram) and my toshiba laptop(Celeron M 390 (1.70GHz), ATI Radeon Xpress ...
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Is it possible to install the same version of ubuntu on the same hdd?

I would like to have ubuntu 14.04 installed two times on my laptop. One is for actual day to day use, the other for testing how ubuntu copes with my hardware under different circumstances, without ...
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3.13.0-24 Kernel and NVIDIA Drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed Nvidia drivers from additional software. Everything was working fine. After a few days an update notifier came out to install kernel 3.13.0-24 (and ...
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ubuntu 14.04 macbook pro 5.2 full screen video

I installed 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 5,2 and installed the Nvidia propriety drivers. When I play a video in full screen it gets choppy (Not flash) Plays smooth not in full screen. Both CCSM and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - NVidia GeForce 630M not possible to change to a bigger resolution

I have a laptop HP Sleekbook 15 with NVIDIA GeForce 630M and Intel HD graphic 3000. Seems that they both are working (I can switch between them) but I would like to increase the resolution when I ...
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Fresh 14.04 install, low screen res and blank virtual terminal

I just installed 14.04 64 bit desktop. Screen resolution wont go higher than 1280x1024 on desktop (monitor is 1680x1050). I tried to go to a virtual terminal to install NVIDIA drivers and I get a ...
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How to fix messed up password screen when using full disk encryption (caused by nvidia driver)

When using full disk encryption in ubuntu 14.04 a password is always required when the computer is started. This screen looked nice until I installed the proprietary Nvidia driver. How can I fix ...
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3.11.0-20 vs 3.13.0-24 ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

I've upgraded from 13.10 ubuntu to 14.04 and if I run with kernel 3.13.0-24 it is slow/laggy and after a while i get screen glitches and shortly after that whole pc freezes. If I choose instead ...
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How do I eliminate screen tearing on 14.04 and XBMC with NVidia-331?

I have updated my 12.04 HTPC to 14.04 (new install; same hardware), and have started getting awful screen tearing where I had none before. /proc/cpuinfo AMD A4-3300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics ...
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Bumblebee has stopped working since update to 14.04

~/Downloads/FTL$ optirun -vv ./FTL [ 3180.543769] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 3180.544875] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 starting... [ 3180.544894] [DEBUG]Active configuration: ...
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Missing OpenCL.so file / No GPU found

I am having trouble trying to get my graphic card to be recognised, not just recognised, but for it being able make use of it's OpenCL/GL drivers for use in Gaming mostly and BitCoin mining. I have ...