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

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How can I force one single refresh rate across both my monitors

I have to different but similar monitors. According to nvidia-settings my main monitor is running at 59.93 HZ while the other runs at 59.88 HZ. In X Video settings I have enabled VSync and that it ...
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How can I get my third screen (laptop + two monitors) running on w/ nvidia drivers?

I've got a laptop with GeForce GTX 560M and I'm using the nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 11.10 to support the a second monitor with twinview, which works fine. When I run nvidia-settings, and connect my ...
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Supertuxkart not able to start

Was working fine before i played around with NVIDIA drivers and ended up with this problem. I tried running it through the terminal and i see these messages: subsharm@subsharm-ThinkPad-T61:~$ ...
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What is the difference between Nvidia driver version 173 and version current?

I have noticed that the additional/restricted drivers control panel allows me to select a nvidia GPU driver and the options are 173 and current. What are the differences between the two? Are there ...
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can't configure Nvidia on my Sony Vaio VPCEH2C1E/W

i have recently bought a Sony Vaio VPCEH2C1E/W laptop on which i installed Ubuntu 11.10 64bit OS type the graphic card is 512 MB NV GeForce 410M for which I chose (version current) [Recommended] if I ...
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How do I revert from the Nvidia driver to the unrestricted driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau Installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Gateway GT 5628 with a NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT graphics processor. Was working fine until I ...
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How to rotate one monitor and keep Compiz?

I was able to rotate one out of two monitors while using the latest nVidia driver (290.10 for Linux-x86_64), but the guide calls for using Xinerama which according to some is not compatible with ...
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How to install a new graphic card without Xserver

I'v bought a new graphic card and installed it on my pc. Now - ubuntu won't load, all I get is a command line terminal at the end. I've tried to type startx and got this error: NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA ...
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ubuntu cant detect my video card(nvidia gtx 560)

i'm currently using ubuntu 11.10 and its a fresh install, i've already installed nvidia drivers through the terminal sudo apt-get install nvidia-current.. but ubuntu still cant detect my current video ...
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Poor video performance with a Dell D800

I upgraded my Dell D800 from 8x to 10x with very poor results to my video. Everything on the display seemed do be poorly rendered. I upgraded to 11.10 and some of the items are rendered properly but ...
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Adobe Flash NOT Working on full screen

When I play flash videos in Firefox or Chrome and try to view it in fullscreen mode, it stops every second, the sound is good but not the video. I think I have tried everything and nothing works, I;m ...
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Nvidia driver 290.10 or 173 from additional drivers package?

I use Ubuntu 11.10. If I installed the last driver from the Nvidia website do I still need the additional driver module? I use Nvidia version 290.10 when I look at the Nvidia X-server but when I look ...
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How To Set Nvidia Overscan To Persistent After Reboot?

Stats of what I'm running: TV: HP MediaSmart TV 47" / OS: Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit / Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 220 / Video Driver: Nvidia 260.19.06 When I first setup Ubuntu on this computer, ...
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Ubuntu does not recognize my nVidia GPU driver

I installed the driver from Additional drivers I can run nVidia configuration utility which recognises the GPU but when I go to system info it says Driver : Unknown Experience : Standard Also when ...
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Gnome desktop locks up, no keyboard or mouse clicks

Just updated the Nvidia driver and now when reboot the login works but then Gnome just locks up (freezes). Mouse can move across screen but no clicks work neither does keyboard commands like ...
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NVIDIA drivers stretching out the desktop?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. My video card is G Force GTX 560TI and it's connected to HDTV LG RZ37LZ55. When using the default Linux driver, everything looks fine on res 1360x768. However, when I install ...
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Firefox scrolling slow after installing NVIDIA proprietary software? [closed]

I recently installed NVIDIA proprietary software via "Additional hardware" and suddenly the scrolling in Firefox has slowed down meaning on a web-page when I roll my center mouse ball, the page ...
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After install, LCD monitor is booted in unsupported frequency so I can't see the boot menu (GRUB)

My graphic card is NVidia and monitor is LG 1280x1024
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Why I can't see the screen borders?

I have install Ubuntu 11.10 on my PC and all goes right except the screen. I can't see the borders of the screen, especially up and down. I have an Nvidia Geforce GT220 connected to a Samsung TV ...
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With dual-monitor setup, is it really required to have NVIDIA software installed?

So far I'm running the default novau software and have not tried installing the NVIDIA's software via "Additional Software". I have dual-monitor setup and so wanted to know whether there is going to ...
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11.10 Fresh install , no visual effects

I just installed 11.10. The menu bar and windows don't have drop shadows, and the menu bar is still visible/opaque when I click on the dash home button. My graphics card is a GeForce FX5950 ultra. Any ...
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How do I turn off nVidia high performance mode?

I am new to Ubuntu 11.10 and never touched linux until today. I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7. I have an issue with my laptop overheating and freezing when it uses the high performance GPU ...
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live CD/pen drive boot option to go to TTY1 instead of Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start in CLI mode using a special boot parameter for the Live CD? I am wondering if there is any boot option to prevent Precise from loading Unity and instead ...
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1080p choppy on two different GPUs, what else could it be?

I'm building a HTPC with this ASRock E350M1/USB3 motherboard. The onboard ATI Radeon HD 6310 graphics had a hard time swallowing a 1080p x264 mkv (~10 GB) so I popped in a discrete Nvidia GT 240 ...
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How to enable vga switcheroo on an Asus U41S?

I have Asus U41S notebook with 2 wideocards, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce GT540M. I want to turn off the GF videocard, and work only with Intel. On the internet I found out how to do this ...
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Triple Head Nvidia and Intel

I have a dell inspiron with an Intel integrated video and an nvidia video card. actually i have a dual head 2 x 27 samsungs monitors and i got an old 24 inch sitting there by himself crying to be ...
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Problem with display resolution using a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M [closed]

After following the steps of Bruno Pereira's answer in "NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M in the Dell Latitude E6500". My NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M driver installed on my system without any error, but after ...
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Nvidia not showing both video cards

Im running Ubuntu 11.10. I installed the nvidia drivers version "current version" and they are installed correctly and currently in use - this is what the Additional Drivers program tells me. I go ...
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Can't install nvidia drivers

Today I tried to install the Nvidia drivers on my 11.10 ubuntu. I done everything what told on http://www.dickscheid.net/2011/10/19-cuda-ubuntu-1110/ and ...
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NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M in the Dell Latitude E6500

How can i install NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M driver for my Dell Latitude E6500? I downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-290.10.run by searching in nvidia site. After download I stop lightdm service and then run ...
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2nd monitor not detected by nVidia Server Settings

I formatted my computer & installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. I have dual-monitors connected to a 1GB nVidia card. Previously, it was working fine. After installing, both monitors did get detected. But ...
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How do I keep my nvidia card's refresh rate at 75 hz?

How I can do to keep my 1440x900 74 mz configuration after reboot? After configuring it in NVIDIA settings and reboot, it returns to previous 60 hz. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Certified Nvidia driver (from website) downloaded/installed and still doesnt support any graphics

I just installed the correct driver for my GeForce 6600 gt which is called x86. I had to run it through a ctrl-alt-f1 and stop x server. all went well, so i reboot and it looks like the driver is ...
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How do I fix 11.10 GUI?

This happens in both gnome and Ubuntu. I can log in just fine. But nothing loads. All I see is my background. This happend after I was trying to get my dual screens configured correctly.
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Nvidia VGA and Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 and it used the default settings and vga driver: unknown both screens sere working regardless of the errors of turning the laptop's off then both go off forever! So I ...
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Brightness control doesn't work on a Toshiba Satellite L750 with a GeForce GT550

I'm trying to control the brightness of my notebook's screen using NVIDIA X Server but the changes only persist for a few seconds, then turns back to the default settings. **I've already tried all ...
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Cannot adjust brightness on on an LG laptop with an Nvidia card

I'm currently using a LG laptop with Nvidia Cuda GeForce GT 335M. I have difficulty adjusting the screen brightness using FN+Arrow Up/Arrow Down. The brightness indicator will appear and the bar will ...
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Why can't I get my Nvidia 560 Ti to work with dual monitors?

Installation method: Downloaded 11.10 iso and installed to USB stick with no persistent area, Ran Ubuntu from the USB stick to check hardware compatability, Used the desktop icon to run installer ...
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Installing a Nvidia FX 5600 AGP to replace SiS onboard graphics

My first question so please bear with me. I have a Compaq SR1417cl with an ASUS built K8SLA motherboard, AMD Sempron 1.8Ghz CPU and a SiS 760 onboard graphics chip. It also has 2GB of DDR ram. I have ...
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Why does video playback stutter after a few minutes?

I built a new htpc about 2 months ago and installed Ubuntu 11.10 x86_64. The system records TV with MythTV. I use MythTv and Boxee for playback. After 15 minutes up to 6 hours of video playback, ...
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How to enable 3D Acceleration for Nvidia GeForce GTS 250?

I'm a Linux newbie and I need help please I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, and I want to enable 3D acceleration In my system info it says the graphics card is GeForce GTS 250/PCI/SSE2 Please if you can help ...
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Graphics lag on Ubuntu 11.10 x64 with Nvidia 9400 GT on Admin user [closed]

Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Kernel 3.0.0-14-generic Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz 2 GB Kingston DDR3 NVidia 9400 GT, driver 280.13 My admin account has a graphics problem. It glitches and fractures. But the ...
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Firefox rendering the wrong thing when I scroll

Sometimes when I scroll in firefox, I will a block of the same content from another portion of the page rendered where it shouldn't be, almost like the browser didn't scroll properly. I suspect that ...
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At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia?

I've been using nVidia cards in Ubuntu boxes for years. The closed source drivers have been great and I've even found my way around the nvidia-settings program when I've needed to. I'm now in the ...
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Upgrading Hardware (GPU), will it work?

In a couple of days, I will change my old nVidia Quadro FX570 to nVidia GTX560Ti and I've been wondering if simply changing the GPU will work with my Ubuntu or it will break my system/create ...
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How to span single wallpaper over dual monitors?

I have dual monitor set up in Ubuntu 11.10. I want to have a single wallpaper spanned across both monitors. How do I do this?
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Dell Inspiron 17R with Nvidia Optimus

I've just installed ubuntu 11.10 on my new Dell and I've had troubles starting. After adding acpi=off to the boot options it at least boots now. Right now I'm struggling with NVIDIA Optimus. Because ...
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Major problem with Nvidia drivers

Since I decided to use Ubuntu -yesterday- I've been struggling with the drivers. It isn't recognizing my optical disc drive nor my video card, a Nvidia 8500gt. For the matter, here's how I ...
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1920x1200 resolution shows black area on bottom right

I just bought a new 27 inches monitor, I plugged it in and ubuntu started with my old monitor resolution (1440x900). So I went to the nvidia-xconfig (the default config tool wont work because I use a ...
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Can I get external monitors connected to docking station to work with my Lenovo T420s?

I have a new Lenovo T420s with Nvidia 4200M + Intel HD 3000 graphics cards. When I attach the laptop and monitors to the docking station, nothing happens - the monitors are not recognized. What I ...