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

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How can I update my NVIDIA driver?

I recently installed the opensource game 0AD. Everything went fine, but when I run it I get the error "You are using 260.19.* series NVIDIA drivers, which may crash the game. Please upgrade to ...
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Problems with nvidia drivers on Dell XPS

Just trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop and can't get nvidia drivers to work. Have been googling and trying for a while, but since I am not used to Ubuntu I am not sure quite how to diagnose the ...
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How can I know if nvidia vdpau is working for mplayer/vlc/totem?

I have a laptop with a discrete Nvidia graphics card . How can I know if my video player be it mplayer or vlc or totem is using nvidia VDPAU or not? For example, running mplayer2 with the script ...
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Unity with GeForce FX 5200

I have a computer with a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 With the nvidia binary driver (version 173) my computer wont boot. I get a white screen with random black characters on it. With the Experimental open ...
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Virtual Terminals messed up with proprietary NVidia graphics driver

At the current moment if I press ctrl + alt + F1 I get a blank screen for a few seconds then the bottom is filled with a mess of pixels (mainly white and a bit of brown). When I put in the open source ...
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Flickering with experimental driver on a Geforce 8200M [duplicate]

I've just installed Natty in a laptop with a non-working back-light, so I have to use an external monitor in order to see anything. The problem is that the two nVidia proprietary drivers available ...
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Force full-screen game to one monitor?

I have two monitors, one 1920x1200 and the other 1920x1080, and in 10.10 they were "separate". As in when I opened the display preferences they were shown as separate screens. Since installing (from ...
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Dual-monitor: Can't make gnome-panel and new windows default to first monitor

I have my laptop monitor and my external monitor. What I'm trying to do is have both monitors enabled, but the gnome-panel should be on my laptop monitor. Also, when I open new windows (browser, ...
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Nvidia driver activated but not in use (gtx280)

I have nvidia gtx280. Using the 10.10 version I had no problem with it. But at 11.04 I keep getting the "This driver is activated but not currently in use" message. Output of ...
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Only displaying background/cursor after login after Natty upgrade (using NVIDIA drivers) [closed]

I just upgraded to 11.04. Now, after I log in all I get is the background and a cursor (which I can move, no panel, no desktop icons, etc.). Same thing happens if I select classic mode. I tried ...
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How do I install the experimental 3d Nvidia drivers?

they used to show up as available for download in Jockey/additional-drivers but now the option is no longer there.
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How do I make the Panel and Window Decorations appear on a second monitor? [closed]

64-bit 11.04 installed with the proprietary NVIDIA (current) enabled, all updates applied as of today. I'm having trouble setting up my second monitor. I have no panel or window decorations on the ...
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Why is Spotify (WINE) so slow?

I'm using Unity and wine1.3. Spotify installs fine, but every click in the window slows the whole system down incredibly for a few seconds. System Monitor shows that suddenly Xorg starts using ~50% ...
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How do I install the nvidia driver for a GeForce 9300M?

Yesterday i've installed ubuntu 11.04 (instead of 10.10). And i need to install nvidia driver which supports opengl 3.3 In 10.10 i did it in a such way: Ctrl+alt+f1 login sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop ...
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How can I add the Nvidia X Settings to the panel?

Is it possible to add the Nvidia X Settings to the Panel so it can be worked from there? For example to have the ability to change resolutions, change AA, AF, Vsync, Detect other monitors, change ...
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Why does Nvidia Settings have different resolutions than the Monitor option?

I checked the resolutions in System -> Preferences -> Monitors and it has different resolutions than the System -> Administration -> Nvidia X Server Settings I have installed the proprietary Nvidia ...
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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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Unity indicators slowly disappear after suspending laptop on dual monitor configuration

I have one quite annoying issues with Unity behaviour after waking laptop up from suspend. Second issue is that after waking up, list of indicators on second, smaller monitor move small amount to ...
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Mouse locks when keys are pressed

Whenever I play Minecraft and try to walk and turn at the same time, I can't. When I hit keys on my keyboard, my mouse locks in place. (This happens both in and outside of Minecraft) (Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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How to automatically switch monitors with my laptop dock

I have a Dell Precision M4300 with a Dell Dock PRO1X running Ubuntu Natty. When I have the laptop docked the lcd display is off and I use two external monitors however when I undock the laptop it ...
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Simple switching between multiple monitor configurations

Context I use Ubuntu 11.04 on a laptop. I have three monitor configurations: Work: disable laptop monitor, use external 1920 X 1200 monitor Home: disable laptop monitor, use external 1680 x 1050 ...
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Uninstall NVidia drivers? [duplicate]

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 (in order to be able to upgrade to 11.04). It seems like the current graphics drivers are incompatible with the latest kernel I have. I don't know if I have ...
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Keeping the nVidia CUDA driver in sync with kernel updates

Does anybody know if it's possible to automatically reinstall the nVidia CUDA driver on kernel updates? As of know I need to switch to a console and run the driver installer manually on kernel ...
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How to I get suspend/hibernate working with my proprietary NVIDIA driver?

I'm using a Sony Vaio Z. (VPCZ122GX to be precise) I have to use a modded kernel to boot and then reboot into the new kernel in order to get accelerated graphics. This is due to the nature of the ...
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During boot, I only see a dark aubergine screen - how can I make plymouth work?

In Natty, during boot I only see a dark aubergine screen, nothing on it. That is irritating, because I don't know whether the computer still runs or not. So how can I display the normal "ubuntu" ...
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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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System boots to a black screen after upgrade to 11.04

I was a similar situation to this user: Dual Boot 10.10 and 11.04 can't boot into 10.10 after an update. Only many more GRUB entres. Natty still worked - and I could still access the natty ...
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Launcher does not display any items [closed]

My desktop does not display icons in Unity 3D, Compiz works 100%, except for Unity. My video card is a Geforce FX 5200 (nvidia-173). See the picture Can anyone help?
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Can I configure one monitor landscape and one in picture mode at the same time?

At the moment I am running Kubuntu Lucid LTS on my desktop and have some relatively free time and was considering upgrading to Natty. My biggest concern (as usual) is whether I will be able to use my ...
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How do I use an activated(but not in use) driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use Under System > Administration > Additional Drivers It shows that I have a driver active but not in use. How can I ...
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Switched graphics cards and lost Unity

I was having serious Xorg freezing problems with my ATI Graphics card - but Unity was loading. So I removed it in favor of a new Nvidia card. During the initial boot-up before I could install the ...
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Switching to Ctrl+Alt+F1 and back to desktop (Ctrl+Alt+F7) : Blank Screen and garbled display

Go to tty1 with Ctrl+Alt+F1. Go back to desktop with Ctrl+Alt+F7 Screens stays blank. Cursor changes from an arrow to a hand. When I then close and re-open the lid the screen comes back up but is ...
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Which is the best place to check the compatibility of video cards?

I need to look for a laptop that will work flawlessly with Ubuntu, I know that Intel video cards nearly always have open source driver(rare exceptions exist) and that NVidia's proprietory driver works ...
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Does not boot after installation on Dell Precision T3500

I am able to install Ubuntu 11.04, but I have to pass the noahci (or ahci=off) parameter to the kernel as part of the installation process. Once the installation process is complete the system will ...
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NVIDIA config missing “driver line” in default device section, not booting to gui

I've just installed a clean version of 11.04 and I am trying to get the NVIDIA driver to work. Just after installing I've seen Unity and used it. Then I activated the NVIDIA driver (from the ...
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Remove drivers intalled from Additional Drivers section [duplicate]

Ubuntu 11.04 was working fine with my Nvidia GT550M graphic card. It has got all shadows, effects etc. But yesterday i noticed the "additional drivers" icon in notification area and installed it. But ...
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How do I get Unity working on an Asus UL50V?

After I first upgraded to Natty from 10.10 I went to fix my Compiz settings. First, the rotating cube wouldn't work. That was disappointing but not a huge deal. Later, every time I changed a setting ...
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Unity Geforce 8400 GS support [closed]

Why doesn"t Unity work with Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS ? This GPU supports Windows 7 Aero very well . I have tried to install Nvidia driver version 270.41.06 , but the installer requests to disable ...
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Unity not starting with nvidia driver install

I just installed the two nvidia drivers from the restricted drivers section when I was prompted thinking that it will improve my performance. But after I restarted the computer a prompt came up saying ...
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How can I be notified of updates on nvidia-current drivers?

Is there anyway to subscribe to updates on the nvidia-current drivers in Ubuntu Natty and the support for the nVidia 7300 / 7400 series. I don't want to upgrade to a system that does not support my ...
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TwinView keeps the desktop stretched when external monitor removed

I have a HP laptop with an nVidia card, and I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 (stable). I have set up TwinView using the nVidia X Server Settings application. If I boot up without my secondary monitor plugged ...
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Nvidia graphics problem with suspend and resume, system hangs

Am on 11.04. When I close my laptop lid (NVIDIA graphics - HP Pavilion) it goes onto sleep mode. But when I reopen it, instead of resuming onto the password prompt, it shows me a screen of random ...
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I don't see Unity on 11.04 with Nvidia GeForce GT420 graphics card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I activate Unity? I just installed Ubuntu 11.04. But unfortunately cool features those I liked isn't there. I mean Launcher, DashBoard, Workspaces don't showing. ...
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Problem installing Nvidia Geforce 310m drivers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed ubuntu 11.04. I can not install my ...
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Vanishing window content (blank/white/black) using Unity with Nvidia graphics card

After about an hour ubuntu starts to behave strangely: A lot of resizing (vertically, but sometimes horizontally) redraws contents, but this is very annoying. Is there a way to fix it? Graphic ...
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How do I install a driver for an Nvidia Geforce 310m?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04. I can not install my nvidia Geforce 310m driver. I active it by Hardware Drivers (recomended) but it is not in use. I ran this command in terminal sudo nvidia-xconfig then ...
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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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NVIDIA Geforce Go 7300 automatically removed from blacklist when problems are solved?

Just a short question: Will we get an in formation when the issue with NVIDIA Geforce Go 7300 is fixed, resp. will the card removed automatically from the blacklist during the bugfix-update? Thank ...
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Is The Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE Blacklisted?

I have a Geforce 7300 LE. Is that blacklisted in Natty? Are there any video card checking utilities available that will check compatibility with Natty before downloading/installing? I want to make ...
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Is there a way to include NVIDIA drivers before installation?

My laptop hates Nouveau, and to save me the bother of upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04 (as I did with 10.10) I was wondering if there was a way to modify an Ubuntu ISO to run on the nVidia drivers ...