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

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Nvidia Dual Displays not being detected

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time, downloaded 11.04 and updated to 11.10. I have a setup with a NVidia 7600GT Graphics Card, with DVI-Out and VGA-Out. I have two displays connected to those ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu in my new computer

I have a new computer with an Nvidia graphics card and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. Any version newer than Natty will freeze in this state: This case is me trying to install 11.10. Whats weird is ...
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Updating Nvidia drivers 11.10 (nvidia 290.xxx.xxx)

Hi I installed NVIDIA drivers using terminal. I added the newest repositories, to ensure getting the newest driver, once that was complete, I ran the following command: sudo apt-get install ...
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configuring separate X screens instead of TwinView

My Sony Vaio laptop is connected to an external Samsung monitor and my nVidia driver is configured in TwinView mode. Everything is OK with this, however, I can not adjust my displays individually so ...
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Installation hangs during boot on new computer

I wanted to install Ubuntu 11.10 on my new PC. But LiveUSB hangs on boot (stops at line x initrd memory freed; if I press enter it writes some more lines and hangs again, this time completely). Tried ...
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How do I enable SLI on an Alienware m9750?

I have a Alienware m9750 with dual 7950 gtx go's. I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed.. I installed the newest drivers, and had no issues with just installing the drivers... i went to terminal and did sudo ...
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How can I increase resolution when impossible to set up nvidia driver?

I was stuck at 1024x758 before creating an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as follows which works well to allow me to have a resolution of 1920x1200 with the vesa driver. Section "Device" Identifier ...
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Nvidia driver installation results in resolution change to 800x600 with Xubuntu 10.04 (can't change)

I have a 2.8 P4 and a Nvidia FX 5500 AGP graphics card. I've installed Xubuntu 10.04. It is WAY too laggy with the default o/s driver. Installing the Nvidia 173 driver, modaliases and nvidia-settings ...
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where can i download geforce gt425m driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Hi people i have just installed ubuntu 11.10, so i do not know much about it. My problem is that ubuntu does not recognize ...
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Does Unity generally perform better with proprietary Nvidia drivers?

I always feel stressed when updating or switching to proprietary drivers, because it has crashed my Ubuntu before. Unity is a little slow on my system. Can switching to a new version of proprietary ...
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Repeated / Stretched Top Panel with Gnome Classic

Has anyone seen something like what is shown in this screenshot (the back of the top panel is repeated before the panel itself is shown)? I'm using: Ubuntu 11.10 Switched to Gnome Classic Dual ...
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how to resolve an “out of frequency range” error after booting

I tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 from a Live CD and from a USB pendrive, but when I choose try Ubuntu or install Ubuntu from the boot screen, all I get is this message: "out of frequency range" and the ...
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OpenCL broken on 11.10, CUDA works

I have two GPUs, one is AMD (fglrx-updates) and one nVidia (nvidia-current), drivers from x-swat PPA. The AMD card is used byt xorg (without problems). Both devices show up in lspci|grep VGA: 01:00.0 ...
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Thinkpad T520 - problem detecting nvidia card after enabling it after installation

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit edition on my Lenovo Thinkpad T520. At that time, I had turn off the discrete graphics through the BIOS settings to preserve battery life. Now, I want to enable ...
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Screen blurry, overflows visible area in Gnome classic on Ubuntu 11.10

I'm having a lot of trouble getting things setup to work nicely with my monitors in 11.10. I have an "old" VGA connected 19" Acer monitor to the left (secondary) and a newer, HD Acer monitor ...
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Xorg 11.10 kernel 3.0.0-16-generic running Extremely High CPU memory. Was a bug Introduced in recent update? [closed]

So any luck with this yet? I am running Kubuntu 11.10 x86_64 kernel 3.0.0-16-generic i7 @ 3.8GHz 24GB Ram NVIDIA gtx 260 running the 290.10 Drivers This actually didn't start happening until I ...
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I killed my GUI and Startx cant find a “screen”

First off let me mention that this problem happened a while ago so i may have forgotten some of the details. A while ago I was trying to get used to backtrack5 and I was doing pretty well I think. I ...
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Notebook MSI GT640 - noisy fan - Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I have all time this issue when using Ubuntus, the fan (fans?) runs most off the time and between 60%~100% even in idle which is weird. The GPU temperatures are mostly around 80 degrees and I don't ...
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Nvidia vs. Battery Dilemma

I recently purchased a LG a410 notebook, with Nvidia GeForce 310M GPU. When i installed Ubuntu (11.10) my battery used to last about 3 hours. But, since i moved to Gnome3, i noticed that i didnt have ...
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Install nvidia driver or not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen Can't fix Plymouth resolution by any means I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 recently and discovered the following ...
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Nvidia over ATI: Choosing a video card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia? This is more of a generic question, call it a pool of issues vs stability in Ubuntu world. ...
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Cannot change screen brightness on my lenovo z 570?

I am not able to change the screen brightness on lenovo z570. Even the function keys for the brightness are also not working. Any idea ?
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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 ...