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Flash video appears blue

The Problem After updating to Ubuntu 12.04 from Ubuntu 11.10, all video is still blue, whether playing in a browser or a player. Same problem occurs in 11.10 as well. I have tried to uninstall all ...
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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...
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Desktop does not show when I installed nvidia drivers!

The desktop does not show after I installed nvidia experimental drivers. I tried nvidia simple proprietary drivers, and they did not work either. Here is how it looks. This is not cropped or any ...
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How do I install the Nvidia drivers?

I just ordered the Nvidia GTX 560 card, which should arrive tomorrow. I have a dilemma, though. Should I keep using the driver which is available in "additional drivers" in Ubuntu (10.10), or should I ...
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What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages?

What's the difference between the nvidia-current, and nvidia-current-updates packages? The former has a higher version number, and the description of the packages are the same. Which do I use? ...
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Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen

When you boot from live CD, or doing the first boot after installing Ubuntu, splash screen looks awesome. But as soon as you enable nvidia-current driver, installed with apt-get, splash screen goes ...
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Blank screen after installing nvidia restricted driver

I've installed the current nvidia restricted driver and rebooted my machine and now I get a black or blank screen. How can I fix this?
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How to play Diablo III on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to play Diablo 3 on Ubuntu? What should I install to play D3 with good graphics? How can I get an Nvidia video card to work well with Diablo III?
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How to install NVIDIA.run?

I have a Nvidia Ge force Ge6150 SE graphics card. I am running ubuntu 12.04. When I try to install the .run file it fails. It shows the message like this: I Itried to install it after ...
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How do I stop video tearing? (Nvidia prop driver, non-compositing window manager)

I have that problem which seemingly afflicts many using the proprietary Nvidia driver: Video tearing: fine horizontal lines (usually near the top of my display) when there is a lot of panning or ...
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nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and enabled the nvidia drivers. Now I am trying to install WINE but I get the message: nvidia-libopencl1-331 has to be removed before installing WINE (translated ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working after upgrade. Why can I only see terminal?

Tonight I upgraded to 11.04. Problems. Once I had finished the upgrade, I restarted my computer as it told me too. When I got past the ubuntu 11.04 (purple background orange dots), it simply went to ...
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Problems after upgrading to 14.04 (only background and pointer after login) [duplicate]

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I could log in to my X session (albeit with really low graphics). While trying to fix the graphics, I managed to break the X session. Now, after typing my password ...
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Nvidia driver doesn't work in 12.10

I have GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I's worked fine in 12.04 with nvidia drivers. Unfortunately, after todays 12.10 update, something broke down. I've tried nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates and ...
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How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ?

As expected, Nvidia drivers have reduced my customizations. I can't login to Unity 3D session. I can't find any content to help me to uninstall the driver and I don't know what to do as I have never ...
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Error loading libGL.so.1

When attempting to run various pieces of software (notably Steam and Yenka), I have come across an error similar to this: enter code here error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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Nvidia API mismatch

I had planned a day of relaxing with Portal 2 but on starting Steam (for the first time in a couple of weeks) I was greeted with the following message in the terminal: Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA ...
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Does Unity require proprietary graphics card drivers?

I understood that the Unity desktop in Natty uses Compiz and therefore requires a graphics card driver that support composition effects. Does this mean if I have an ATI or NVIDIA card I'm forced to ...
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Geforce Go 7300/7400 Blacklisted, Can I Still Run Unity?

Unity won't run on my new Ubuntu 11.04 install (with a Nvidia GeForce GO 7400). Ubuntu classic desktop works though, I tried all different drivers provided in the repositories. Doing System → ...
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How do we get NVidia to make nvidia-settings a less terrible piece of software?

Ever since I've been asking this question, the predominant answer has been something to the effect of "well one day we'll have free drivers so we can just ignore the problem" But, in the meantime, ...
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Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use

I have just finished an install of ubuntu 11.04 beta 2. At the end of the installation I got a message informing that I do not have the required hardware for unity, and that I should choose "ubuntu ...
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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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Installing and testing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I am uncertain about how to install CUDA in my system. looking around there are many tutorials about cuda on 12.04 LTS and a few on 13.04 and 13.10, but they all talk about acquiring a deb package ...
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Is there a way to autodetect when a display is disconnected?

I am running Ubuntu on a Dell Latitude with the latest Nvidia drivers. Basically what I want is when I disconnect my external display that everything goes back to the main one without having to change ...
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Nvidia How do I get three monitors working?

My workstation has two Geforce 7300GTs and three monitors, and I'd like to put them to good use. Dual monitors works out of the box, but triple doesn't. How can I get the third monitor up and going ...
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How can I get nVidia CUDA or OpenCL working on a laptop with nVidia discrete card/Intel Integrated Graphics?

Background: I'm a 3D artist (as a hobby) and have recently started using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a dual-boot with Windows 7. It's running on my a fairly new 64-bit Toshiba laptop with an nVidia GeForce GT ...
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Boot screen in low graphics/text mode

My ubuntu boot screen shows up in a strange low resolution, almost text mode, instead the usual and sleek white "ubuntu" over dark background. It's not a big issue because when GDM loads everything ...
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How can I reconfigure the nvidia proprietary drivers from the command line (ssh)?

I have a linux HTPC (running XBMC) in my living room. This morning I ssh'ed into the machine and did upgrade it to 10.10. When it finaly resarted it says something about running in low quality ...
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Send or Move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers

I would like to know how to send or move a window from one monitor to another with a shortcut key under Ubuntu 12.04 and nvidia 8600 GT without proprietary nvidia drivers. Now, I know I can configure ...
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boot up problem (14.04 + GRUB + Swap + Nvidia) - with pictures

When I start my laptop, it takes as much as 7 tries to get past the place where the swap gets mounted; if anyone is looking over my shoulder then it becomes 15 tries! My laptop is a lenovo W520 with ...
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Brightness not working after installing NVIDIA driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Mac Book Pro 7,1. I installed the NVIDIA driver (285). The brightness keys are working (F1 and F2) and I get the box showing the brightness but it does nothing. ...
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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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How to uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers?

How do I uninstall manually installed Nvidia drivers 310.14 and revert to Noveau. I have Ubuntu 12.10.
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How good are the open-source Nvidia drivers (Nouveau)?

I learned that Ubuntu 11.10 would come with Open-source Nvidia drivers by default. I have an Nvidia 9600M GT graphics card and have always had to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers after ...
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Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools. What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with ...
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How do I disable the “Nouveau Kernel Driver”?

I'm trying to install proprietary nvidia graphics driver I downloaded from nvidia website. It will not install because it says that the "Nouveau kernel driver" needs to be disabled first. I opened ...
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How do I get my blacked out ttys back? [closed]

Original Question: After I replaced my Ubuntu 10.10 with 11.04 all I get when I Ctrl+Alt+F1–F6 into a tty is a black screen. Also when I boot there's a while of black screen after grub2 menu is ...
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Getting flash 10.2 GPU acceleration working

I'm using 32 bit ubuntu 10.10 and the latest version of the NVidia drivers for an ION GPU and have downloaded the new 10.2 flash beta. I can confirm that in firefox I am using the beta of flash but ...
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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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How can I overclock a graphics card from within Ubuntu?

I would like to boost the Core frequency, shader clock, and memory clock on an eVGA GTX 480 I have in my development box running 10.04. Is it possible to overclock a recent graphics card from within ...
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Unity 3d no longer works after installing 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 by cd. Unity 3D will not work now only 2D It worked fine in 11.10 and also when I upgraded to the beta of 12.04 through update manager. I tried both Nvidia Proprietary ...
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Switch between nvidia-current and nouveau without a reboot?

Is it possible to switch between Nvidia's BLOB and Nouveau video drivers on-the-fly? I think I need to be able to: [✓] Unload nvidia [✓] Unload nouveau [✕] Restore the console ...
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How do I perform easy switching to external monitor

I am currently changing between my laptop and my external monitor with the NVidia X Server Settings program and I'm sure I'm doing it in a really dumb way: I currently select the external monitor, ...
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KDE Sometimes Glitches On Wakeup

Well, a picture is work 1k words: Looks bad, huh? I am using the 331-updates latest 331.67 drivers from NVidia's website on a Dell Latitude e6400. Everything else is up-to-date. This only happens ...
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Ubuntu keeps randomly freezing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? My Ubuntu 11.04 installation keeps randomly freezing. I can't really find a pattern in when it happens. First the cursor starts ...
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Unity doesn't appear after installing Nvidia drivers

I've just installed 12.10 from scratch. Unity also started okay, but in a poor resolution. I found a setting (I think it was in "software sources") to change the display driver to Nvidia, and then I ...
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How to run Humble Bundle V games on a system with Nvidia Twinview?

When I run Amnesia: Dark Descent or Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, the games are stretched across both my monitors, like this: Limbo crashes on start-up: How can I solve these problems?
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Good NVidia drivers for a GeForce GT 330M on a VAIO laptop?

With the latest 3 distribution versions of Ubuntu I've always had problems with NVidia GPUs. Even when I installed the official commercial drivers (which are not in the repositories and are shown as ...
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“You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server”(screenshot included)

I am running ubuntu 11.04 at my asus laptop. Laptop specs: CPU: i5-2410M @ 2,3GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: nvidia gforce GT 520M / (also the cpu has a bult-in graphics processor) I am getting this error when ...
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Weird partial screen flickering after upgrade to 14.04

I have been bothered by this issue for few weeks already. The problem started when I upgraded to 14.04. Parts of my screen are sometimes flickering like shown on 2 videos that links I attach below: ...