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

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Drivers for Nvidia GeForce GT 430?

I recently bought a Nvidia GeForceGT 430. When I boot into Ubuntu, it looks low quality. I think its because I don't have the device drivers. Does anyone know how to download the drivers?
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Is it normal to not have desktop effects after installing on an Asus N53S?

I've just installed 11.10 and so far so great, except I just discovered (after looking at another installation) I'm missing some effects. First of all, I am using unity 3d (I chose ubuntu at the ...
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How do I disable the Nvidia GPU on a Dell Vostro 3500? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Ubuntu website stipulates that Dell Vostro 3500 is a certified laptop with a condition that only integrated Intel GPU is ...
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How can I use the NVIDIA Optimus Graphic Card as Primary Card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I'm checking around but I can't find an answer. I have an eeePC 1215N with Nvidia Optimus (Intel+Nvidia) Graphic Card. I'm ...
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HDMI out on Asus 1215N (Optimus/Ion2) not detected

I'm having trouble with my netbook. Ubuntu works fine otherwise except it won't recognize my HDMI port. I've tried Ironhide and Bumblebee project, and these do enable hardware acceleration, but not ...
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Is it now possible to use a blacklisted Nvidia 7200 card in Unity?

I heard that the Nvidia 7200 GS card has been blacklisted since Natty. Also, I read that you can add unity_force_start=1 to /etc/environment to use Unity 3D. That doesn't seem to work for me though. ...
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525 m nvidia grapic card is not work in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? i have dell dell inspiron 15r and company give the windows 7 64 bit os. i have 1GB 525m nvidia graphic card which work in ...
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Video playback not working in Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

(Ubuntu 11.10, Gnome Classic with Compiz, Nvidia graphics card) This problem occurs with every and all video, whether it's a Youtube video in Firefox, an AVI file in movie player, or any other video. ...
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Second monitor stopped working

After setting up 11.10 today, I seem to be having problems with my dual monitor set up. It worked without issues in Mint but today after I switched to 11.10 only one monitor seems to function. This ...
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How to 'Expo' One Big Wall with Dual Monitors [closed]

With Dual Monitors, when I use the Expo, it clones repeating itself in each monitor. With 10.10 I solved this with the option 'One Big Wall' but this doesn't work on 11.04 I have a nvidia 560Ti with ...
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How do I check if my nVidia GPU supports VDPAU?

MPlayer does not work if I try to make it use VDPAU. How do I check if my card supports it and what else do I need to install to enable it?
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Problem after NVIDIA GT520M driver install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Today I tried to install the Nvidia driver ( from their website) for my Nvidia GT520M on my 11.10 ubuntu. I have stop ...
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Unity stuck in 2D mode, Nvidia Quadro graphics “unknown”, Nvidia-Current active but not in use

I've seen this problem reported under several questions, but I haven't been able to resolve any of it so I thought I'd bring it all in under one umbrella. I started a new job and was given a Dell ...
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Unity fails to load with nvidia-current with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I am using NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M default nvidia-current can only boot into Unity 2D, Unity fails to load. I tried ...
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Help, my NVIDIA drivers are completely broken

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and everything was fine up till about two hours ago, since when I've spent all my time trying to make things work again. I was trying to install the latest drivers from the ...
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GUI apps always generate Xlib: extension “RANDR” missing on display “:0.0”. [closed]

For a long time, I've had the following show up every time I launch a GUI application from the terminal: Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":0.0". I've had this forever and I've also had ...
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LiveCD with NVidia binary drivers

I'd like to modify the LiveCD to boot with the NVidia binary drivers. Any ideas of how that might be done? I've tried several approaches, even a manual installation of the NVidia installer in a ...
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Monitor shows up as unknown on a Dell D630

Am a newbie on ubuntu and have tried to get my graphics working with ubuntu oneiric without success. My Monitor is Unknown I have installed all Ubuntu preffered drivers but nothing has changed yet. My ...
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Nvidia GTS450, turn on nvidia drivers = blank screen after boot

I know this is possibly a duplicate of Blank screen after installing nvidia restricted driver. But now 11.10 has been released. Is this issue near to being resolved? I've even uninstalled the ...
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Upper part of desktop cut off on a Panasonic VIERA TC-P50X3 50-Inch 720p television

Ubuntu displays the upper 2/3-3/4 of the desktop only. Top panel is partially off screen and lower panel is way off screen. Video card is Nvidia GF FX 5200 AGP 8x. It's older and replaced a GF 6200 ...
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Switch to external monitor by default when it is plugged in [closed]

I have Thinkpad T510 with NVidia videocard and an external monitor connected via VGA. I have a following usage pattern: Turn on the laptop in the docking station below the desk Take it out, open, ...
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X11 doesn't start after clean 11.10 install (Dell E6500, nvidia, 8Gb RAM, i386)

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10, i386 on my Dell Latitude E6500. The installation was fine, but then X11 didn't start. /var/log/X.0.org says: (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0) ...
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Nvidia problem with Vostro 3700 in Maverick

I can't configure my Nvidia Geforce 330M with my Dell Vostro 3700. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. It seems to be a conflict since it has two graphic cards: Intel i915 and Nvidia 330M. It seems to be a ...
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Graphics doesn't work on a Vostro 1500 [closed]

I could boot the live USB without problem. Using it, I installed 11.10 into an USB Disk. Did the same with previous versions (10.04 and 10.10) without problems before. Now, when I boot this fresh ...
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Does 11.10 support Sandy Bridge?

I'm an user of Ubuntu 11.10 who have an Asus U32sd equipped with i5 Sandy Bridge (Intel Graphics integrated). I'm afraid that the support of this plattform in Ubuntu is quite bad, and the ...
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Why can't I get my Dell Latitude to output to an external monitor at 2560x1440

I've got a Dell Latitude E6520 and I'm using the E Port dock to get a DisplayPort output to plug into a Dell U2711 monitor. The native resolution of the monitor is 2560x1440 and I'd really like to ...
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How to drag windows between 2 X servers?

I have seen this question, and I would like something similar. When a new window is opened, I would like it to be shown on my primary monitor. Then if there is a need, I would drag it to the ...
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Why does my system show blank screen during startup?

When I try to login to Ubuntu 10.10 I get a flickering screen for a second showing - Ubuntu 10.10 ............. and then I get a blank purple coloured screen[Ubuntu's theme colour] which doesn't ...
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Blank screen at Ubuntu login

I am running a 64 Bit Ubuntu, AMD quadcore, with 4gb of RAM and a Nvidia gtx260 graphics card. The issue is as follows: Once Ubuntu has booted and I get to the login screen, my screen goes black and ...
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How do I reenable Unity after reinstalling the nvidia drivers?

Yesterday I upgraded to 11.04 and I found out the new Linux kernel 2.6.38 did not work. The maverick kernel however did. Searching at askubuntu I found some tips which suggested to disable quiet ...
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Changing Resolution with Wine App Opened freezes screen

Whenever I try to change the resolution using nvidia-setting or the display manager with any Wine program that uses graphics (Dead island, Most Wanted, anything with graphics really) the screen ...
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Only starting in command mode after I tried installing nvidia drivers

I had put in a new video card on the box and tried installing nvidia drivers version 173 via command line and System ➜ Administration ➜ Additional Drivers. Now when I try to restart ubuntu 11.04 it ...
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Unity is not loading correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have Ubuntu 11.10 and it was working well. But right now when I try to start my session with Unity it loads ...
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Workspace Switcher inoperative on nVidia dual displays

When I click the Workspace Switcher button (or a button I've mapped to my mouse to do the same task), the screen shows several artifacts and I cannot switch displays properly. Here is a picture of ...
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Why is Firefox on Ubuntu choppier than Firefox on Windows?

I have nvidia driver on both OSs. Same FF version. Both with smooth scrolling enabled. Using FF in windows is a big joy! It's so smooth, like a hot knife slicing butter. Ubuntu's FF is somewhat ...
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Why is the NVIDIA GPU so hot?

I have just installed 11.10 and installed the recommended driver for NVIDIA (230M). The current driver installed is 280.13. The temperature of the card is 85°C. I have tried using LXDE and Unity 2D, ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize my geforce 540M [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info? When I go into system info, it says "graphics unknown". Can Ubuntu 11.10 be made to recognize my 540M ...
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Graphics are slower in 11.10 after upgrade

I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and i noticed that graphics are slower. I had the nvidia driver downloaded from their website in 11.04. After the upgrade the pc wouldn't actually boot in kernel ...
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nVidia driver Failed Install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? If I try to install the driver for my nvidia 320M card it shows me Sorry, this driver installation failed. For more ...
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New Application Switcher gone and is now ugly

When I installed Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2, during live-CD install, I tried out the new application switcher and it worked beautifully. After the installation is complete, the new application switcher is ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 nvidia drivers

I've just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a Asus N43S laptop with Geforce GT 550M CUDA 1GB. However the only screen resolution I can take is 1024*768. System -> Administration -> Hardware ...
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Video tearing when playing on external monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reduce the tearing while watching videos? I am running mythtv on Ubuntu 11.04, and I've plugged it in to an LCD monitor AND an HDTV. If I watch video on the LCD ...
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Nvidia drivers don't like audio devices?

Fresh install of 11.10: Right after installing restricted drivers (nvidia) all audio devices disappear. Why could it be? EDIT: Also, after disabling these restricted drivers, the audio devices (sound ...
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Does changing the resolution in Display Setting work correctly with Nvidia Server Settings

I want to know since in 11.04 it did not work, if after upgrading to 11.10 will the resolutions in display settings when change will actually change the resolution. I ask this since when using my ...
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Correct settings for nVidia current driver to make work dual monitor setup as extended desktop (not twinview) [closed]

I have an Asus 22" widescreen monitor with resolution: 1680x1050, and another Samsung 19" with resolution: 1280*1024. I use my Asus as primary display, and want to use my Samsung monitor as streched ...
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No graphics acceleration with an Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT

Brand new installation of Ubuntu 11.10 and then install the nvidia proprietary driver (280.13) by selecting "Additional Drivers" -> driver activated and used (according to the same menu). When I type ...
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Installing nvidia-current breaks Unity3D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No window snapping on fresh install I've recently downloaded the 11.10 Live CD. During testing I found that dragging windows to the edge of the screen had the window ...
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Why are all the people colored blue in my videos? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Video and blue faces After installing a fresh version of ubuntu 11.10 on my pc (64bit version, intel quad core, Nvidia GPU, installed 3rd party drivers and codecs) I've ...
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Splash screen resolution is poor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen How come when I boot from CD or USB drive to install Ubuntu, the resolution of ubuntu splash screen is perfect, at full ...