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How do I fix hybrid graphics on a Dell XPS L502? [duplicate]

I'm using a Dell XPSL502 15' and it's facing hybrid graphics problem. I'm really desperate, I don't know what to do - how should I fix this? This problem has occurred before on other Linux variatns ...
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what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit

what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit? Could you provide the list of compatible Nvidia video cards with ubuntu 12.04 64bit
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Nvidia Config error on login of Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Apple macbookpro 5,3 and I have a 23' cinema display setup on the DVI port. I have the Nvidia X server set up to do TwinView and all is well other than I get the following error when login ...
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Cannot login via Unity login screen after upgrade to 12.04

Logging in via the shell accessed through Ctrl+Alt-F1 and logging in as guest via the graphical user interface work 0O When I try to log into my standard user account via the graphical interface, the ...
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How do I get a Dell Latitude e6420 working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on a brand new Dell Latitude e6420, and I'm having a few problems. This laptop has an Optimus (?) setup - i.e. integrated gfx and an Nvidia Quadro NVS 4200M. ...
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Facing unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded to 12.04 and had problems with unity. So this is what I did >> 1) Ctrl+Alt+F1 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm 2) Ctrl+Alt+F7 3) Enabled ...
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GNOME III 12.04 Draws Desktop Off Top Of Screen (Overscan)

With native resolution of 1680 x 1050, NVIDIA (post-release update) (version current-updates) driver installed, (NVIDIA recommended driver fails to install with bug), GNOME III draws the desktop top ...
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Why can't I use my TV as a dual monitor setup?

Im new to Ubuntu, and can't get it to recognise my Sony Bravia TV as a monitor. In the Displays Settings menu, it shows my regular monitor (23" BENQ) as a Laptop which concerns me a little, not sure ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 separate x screen Nvidia black dashboard and window decoration

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Grafic Card: Nvidia GTX 9800+ First Monitor: View Sonic 1920x1080 Second Monitor: Samsung 1280x1024 In NVidia X Server Settings set "Separate X screen" with enable Xinerama Everything ...
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Drag and Drop Files in Unity with 3 Monitors

I have been experiencing an odd phenomenon in Ubuntu Unity (2D and 3D) with 11.04/11.10 and 12.04. I have three monitors running on nVidia gpus (in Ubuntu 12.04, this configured itself with the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Nvidia driver

Ever since upgrading to 12.04 64bit, I have a problem with my GTX 570 card. I use my HDTV as a computer monitor and have it connected via HDMI cable. In the nvidia settings, I would always uncheck/...
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Installed 12.04 via WUBI, now monitor problems [duplicate]

Had to revive an old desk top because my oldest dumped Sprite on our laptop. Ouch! Anyway, I installed 12.04 on this Vista machine (e-machines, AMD Athlon). The install went fine, when I rebooted ...
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Why aren't 3d effects working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. The live CD ran perfectly, with all 3d effects available. However, now that I have done a full installation, those effects aren't working. My graphic ...
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How to install nvidia GeForce GT525M driver on Ubuntu12.04

I installed Ubuntu12.04 today and then I found my GeForce GT525M not being installed properly.It wasn't recognized by Ubuntu.But now I want to install GNOME3 and it requires my GT525M installed ...
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How Do I Enable Nvidia Drivers in Recovery Mode?

How do I enable nvidia drivers in recovery mode? I've installed 12.04 via text mode with the alternate ISO. It rebooted into the blank purple screen; Ubuntu bongos played. I'm in recovery mode. Apt ...
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I can't watch the flash video (e.g. youtube) with a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Precise Pangolin in my desktop pc; it works globally, but I can't watch any kind of flash video on the web. I've installed flashplugin-installer and ubuntu-restricted-extras, like ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 then 12.04 then 60+ updates then boot only shows grub

I had 11.10 x64 installed on AMD 4core with NVidia card. I had problems changing screen resolution. I have just over-installed 12.04 x64. It went well. Screen resolution changes worked well. I ran ...
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Shouldn't System-Settings-->Display “see” the monitor correctly?

This is a 12.04 Intel 32-bit system with 8GB Ram and a Gigabyte GT220 NVidia graphics card. The resolution displayed by System-Settings-->Display is correct, but the monitor is detected as "Laptop", ...
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12.04 and NVIDIA card problem with NVIDIA Geforce 7025 [closed]

I've installed 12.04 and I have the nvidia card - Geforce 7025/NVIDIA nforce630a. When I install the drivers (295.40), my ubuntu becomes unuseful just like many other user have reported: the Unity/X ...
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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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Cannot install Nvidia drivers

I have 12.04 running on Intel dual core with Nvidia 8400 GS. I had installed the post-relase updates for Nvidia, but encountered some problems, so removed [deactivated] them through "Aditional drivers"...
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Can I Force Kubuntu Installer To Use Nvidia Driver, Not Nouveau?

Is there an alternate install routine for Kubuntu 12.04 that would force the installer to use the Nvidia driver rather than Nouveau? I ask because I've installed KDE-Full on Ubuntu 12.04 and like it. ...
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Parallel use of Intel and Nvidia (eGPU) driver / Not Hybrid!

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo X220 notebook with onboard Intel graphics. I purchased a so called external PCIe GPU (GeForce GTX 560 Ti) which is connected via the card slot of my laptop. Now I ...
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gnome-shell failed to launch when dual monitor detected, nvidia card

I installed a clean precise. I like gnome-shell so I installed it. It worked well with single monitor. But It does not work well when I go to office, plug my external monitor onto my laptop. I am ...
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Ubuntu on HP xw4100 install fail

Going around in circles trying to install 12.04 on a hp xw4100. Install starts gets to copying files then chokes. I suspect something todo with drivers? Google betrays me with nothing helpful. O ...
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How do I install the new beta driver for Nvidia?

How do I install the new beta driver for Nvidia? With Ubuntu before 12.04 I could do this: 1) Downloaded it from the site www.nvidia.com 2) Logout, 3) Move to tty1 (Ctrl + Alt + F1), 4)...
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No splash screen after Nvidia propietary drivers

After installing nvidia propietary drivers, splash screen shows nothing but a thick bar on top of screen and everything black. It is the same color that splash screen is. Enabling Nvidia driver ...
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Using the RandR-enabled nvidia 302.xx beta driver in 12.04 with a realtime kernel

How can I use the recent beta of the 302 version of the nvidia driver (which finally supports the RandR extension!) with a realtime kernel in Precise? This question contains information on enabling ...
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12.04 performing worse than 11.10

For what reason, do you think, 12.04 performs worse than 11.10? I recently fresh-installed 12.04 and have found that the general screen animations (like swiping between desktops, window fading, etc) ...
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Vdpau performance in Precise with Unity 3d

vdpau seems to be broken in Precise under Unity 3d. CPU usage ranges around 50-70% for 1080p movies while same movies utilizes around 5-10% in Natty with vdpau enabled (under Unity3d) The card is ...
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How can I convert the Nvidia driver installer into a deb?

Every so often there's a beta version of the Nvidia driver that I want to try out. This has happened today: there's been a big performance issue with version 295.40 and I want to try the shiny new ...
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What's a good alternative to NVidia's proprietary drivers for a GF119

I have a Thinkpad T520 with switchable (Optimus) graphics. The integrated card is Intel, which works great, but won't drive a DVI monitor. The computer also have an NVidia GF119 (Quadro NVS 4200M) ...
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Problem video nvidia ubuntu 12.04

I just did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 on my PC (Dell precision 370) but the video is not working as it should. Problems: When I log in to unity 3D I get a transparent bar (where the firefox, ...
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Whats Wrong with my OpenGL [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 and NVIDIA card problem with NVIDIA Geforce 7025 Something is wrong with my OpenGL after my 12.04 upgrade All OpenGL apps run slowly. Including but not limited to ...
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Nvidia xorg.conf options for better performances in Unity 3d

I am on precise, unity works fine but I would like to improve the performances of the system. The dash, for example, is slow and has an high cpu usage. Compiz in general uses 3-4% of cpu, and this is ...
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CUDA support in 12.04

I do not want to switch between cards. Install CUDA card (GT 420 48 cores), and the motherboard disables the ATI video on the desktop computer, so CUDA is the exclusive driver of the display. There ...
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Overscan slider disabled in nvidia-settings after 10.04 LTS - 12.04 LTS upgrade

I've Googled this to death but can't find any useful answers. I have a Panny LCD TV which Ubuntu/Unity/Compiz has detected as a Laptop display and I'm thinking that's part of the problem. Everything ...
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Live CD boot/installation problem, blank screen - 12.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64 from my usb stick. When booting from usb I instantly get a blank screen (with a grey box at the left bottom) I checked the live system with my laptop....
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Ubuntu 12.04 I'm trying to ugrade my Geforce 8400 to Geforce GTX 560, getting a black screen

I have an NVidia Geforce 8400 which is working fine in Ubuntu 12.04. I have just purchased an NVidia GeForce GTX 560 and have been trying to install it. No matter what I do all I get is a black ...
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nvidia graphics scrambled ubuntu 12.04

I am using a Nvidia GeForce 550Ti graphics card, with a 55" Samsung TV Everytime I install the Nvidia drivers (either via the gui manager or "apt-get install nvidia-current" The graphic signal gets ...
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Nvidia Driver + Ubuntu 12.04

This seems very common topic these days but i have some additional problems. The additional drivers option is greyed out, and it says there are no drivers being used. The graphics driver shows "...
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How do I downgrade nvidia drivers in 12.04?

I am experiencing a problem described in this topic, which I now suspect is due to a bug in the 295.40 version of the nvidia drivers. Are there any builds available for Ubuntu 12.04 precise based on ...
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How would I go about uninstall my current Nvidia drivers and reinstalling them?

Can I do this easily without borking my system?
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Xinerama = 1 loses theme [closed]

I am testing out 12.04 and am using Xinerama = 1 in xorg.conf. When I do this, everything seems to work, except that some applications end up with strange looking buttons. Please see this image: ...
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Problem installing Bumblebee on Ubuntu 12.04

I have problems with bumblebee installation on Ubuntu 12.04, when I use this code to install it, I got this message in terminal: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Sound Channel map incorrect on an ION 330 ASRock

I have a ION 330 ASRock just updated on Precise and the sound channel mapping is incorrect. Channel map is set as follow: Front Left = Front left Center = Rear Left Front Right = Font Right Rear ...
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How to install a driver for an NVIDIA card not detected by Additional Drivers?

For the past few days I've been trying to get compiz working on Ubuntu 12.04 with my NVIDIA graphics card - GeForce GT550M, but I couldn't get it to work. I've been searched for tips and tricks on ...
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nVidia 9800 GTX+ X11 fails to initialize. no unity or lightdm

I have just upgraded my work pc to 12.04 (not upgrade, fresh install), installing updates during the install, and after everything has loaded (with no errors) and I restart I get brought to console 1 ...
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Desktop distorted after installing Nvidia drivers

I just started using Ubuntu for the first time about an hour ago so please bear with me. Prior to installing the Nvidia drivers the Ubuntu start-up screen is completely distorted(black screen with ...
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Sluggish HD movies on Lenova Y550 with Geforce 240M

I have a Lenova Y550 Laptop with dual boot 12.04 LTS and Windows 7. My graphics card is Nvidia Geforce 240M. In windows HD movies (2 GB to 4 GB) are playing so smooth and I didn't find any ...