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

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What video driver should I install for Nvidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9400 GT]?

I have a Nvidia video card to enable all the compiz effects. My Ubuntu 11.10 gets slow at times or will froze. Suggestions. Which one: nvidia-173 nvidia-96 nvidia-common nvidia-current ...
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Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT, Dell U2311H monitor, DVI-D cable issue

I've have my Dell U2311H monitor working fine at 1920x1080x60hz using the DVI-D cable that came with it (18 pin, single-link). When I try and attach a longer 5m cable which supports Dual-link (24 ...
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How can I get unity3d working with my gtx570? [closed]

Using a fresh install of 11.10; I've literally done NOTHING other than install the nvidia drivers. It may be worthing noting that jockey-gtk did not offer me a proprietary driver to install. After ...
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How to change Nvidia X server settings?

In Ubuntu 11.04, graphics settings for the driver could be found under "System Settings". In Ubuntu 11.10, the "System Settings" menu has been scaled down considerably. Now I do not know how to ...
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Dual screen not working with a Nvidia binary driver

I just checked out the new ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2 64bit and I can't get my second screen to work. It worked with kubuntu 11.04 (with binary drivers and with the drivers from nvidia website though not ...
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Enable external VGA output on a laptop with a broken screen

I have a laptop (Packard bell with Nvidia graphics) with broken screen. How do I enable the vga external output for an external monitor? (I suppose that i have to change the x configurations?)
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Can't use two screens with an Nvidia 9600GT

In an effort to learn more about Ubuntu, I downloaded and installed 11.10 onto my old workstation at home. We have a second workstation that runs Windows 7 too. Both workstations are plugged into both ...
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How to enable Unity 3D on an Nvidia Quadro 1000M

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, which has a Nvidia Quadro 1000M graphics card. At login, I chose the 3D version of Ubuntu, but somehow my laptop doesn't support this and switches to Unity 2D ...
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Dual Screen gets very slow with NVidia

When I enable a dual-screen with the NVidia X-Server Settings (TwinView) my laptop becomes very slow (you can't work anymore) after a short time. Strangely enough this occurred with Dell and Samsung ...
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Blurry Fonts in XFCE

Since my system was laggy in Gnome 3 i switched to XFCE, but now all the titlebar and menu fonts are blurry but the fonts in chromium seem normal. The Nvidia config tell that my refresh rate is 75Hz ...
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Is it safe to install the nvidia-current driver and then have this HDD in another pc that has nvidia graphics

My PC has nvidia chipset + nvidia graphic card. Both built in and removable. The second PC , in which this HDD will be installed has just a nvidia chipset with integrated graphics. I'm not sure if my ...
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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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11.04 -> 11.10 update problems (Power, Display, Resolution)

I have serious issues with Ubuntu (64 bit) after upgrading system from 11.04 to 11.10. My hardware: Asus G53SW (i7-2630QM, 8GB RAM, GF GTX460M) Power (UPower) - when I change behaviour of lid ...
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How do I install the experimental Nvidia open-source drivers?

During the Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1 there were experimental Nvidia open source drivers. I liked them a lot more than the proprietary ones because they let me use the native dual-screen settings from ...
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How to install and activate NVIDIA drivers without Jockey?

Short and precise: I would like to install and activate the most recent proprietary NVIDIA drivers from the repositories without using Jockey. How can I do that?
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How to get disable nVidia Graphics Card (which has recently expired) so that I can boot Desktop?

I have a 3-4 years old laptop (Compaq V3000), which had Win Vista with Ubuntu 10.10 in dual boot configuration. The graphics card inside is an old Nvidia GeForce Go 7200. One fine day, my graphics ...
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Is there a way to active 3d on a Geforce Go 7400?

I’m Running Ubuntu 11.10, is it some way to activate 3d acceleration like in the 11.4 or do I have to run it in slow 2d mode. 2d mode works out of the box when fresh installing, but I think 3d was a ...
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Can not get Dual Monitors to work on Different GPUs [closed]

My setup is a follows: 19" 1440x900 monitor on my nVidia 460 GTX 17" 1280x1024 monitor on the internal nVidia card Now, I am able to get a xserver running on both monitors, but I am trying to ...
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X won't start when using NVidia ION

I'm trying to get X to start on a system with an nvidia ion chipset, but no matter what I do, it fails. This device worked with nvidia as the driver with ubuntu Karmic, so I'm not sure why it's ...
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How do I configure mplayer to always use VDPAU?

I just learned how to use mplayer to take advantage of VDPAU from the command line with the -vc ffh264vdpau switch. How do I set that config in my .mplayer/config file so I don't have to remember ...
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Only one monitor shows options in nvidia-settings

I have dual monitors setup with Ubuntu 11.04. One is a dell and other is HannsG. I suspect that the HannsG monitor is not setup correctly as the colors look very weird. I think the problem is with ...
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Cannot log into Unity with nvidia-current

I just installed natty from scratch. If I use the nvidia-current driver, I cannot login. The unity bar loads on the left, but the status area never comes up and the UI never becomes responsive. If I ...
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How to stop booting into terminal mode?

My ubuntu 11.04 is only booting in terminal. From the terminal when I enter command startx I see the following: The NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0 is not supported by the 173.14.30 NVIDIA Driver ...
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Building a new rig: will a 9800 GT work well for my needs?

I'm in the process of pricing out and purchasing components for a new computer, and I wanted to make sure that my selections will run as expected in my planned install of Ubuntu 10.10 x64. Right now ...
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“You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server”(screenshot included)

I am running ubuntu 11.04 at my asus laptop. Laptop specs: CPU: i5-2410M @ 2,3GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: nvidia gforce GT 520M / (also the cpu has a bult-in graphics processor) I am getting this error when ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 displays white lines when falling to prompt

First, I tried installing Ubuntu Server 11.04 on an older PC of mine in order to make it a file/ftp and web server. The installation went fine, but when I tried booting I only got a bunch of white ...
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Graphics issues: black screen [duplicate]

I cannot enable desktop effects from system>preferences>appearance. There also seems to be a big problem with my graphics in general, because many times I get a blank screen on booting. I have to ...
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How does one enable Compiz on Alienware M11x R2?

I want to enable compiz on my Alienware m11x r2 but when I try to I get a message that I have to enable Nvidia propietary drivers and I can't enable them because it will cause problems with next ...
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Enabling Nvidia Graphics on Ubuntu 11.04

I've been struggling this for quite some time and it's come to a point where looking at my screen hurts my eyes because I think my video driver settings are all messed up. Additional Drivers says I ...
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unity not working with main user (created under previous ubuntu version), working with a new user

My graphic card is a NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 470, under the previous ubuntu version the driver was showed as installed but not activated, so I dont had unity 3-D. I updated to Oneiric Beta. The new updated ...
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System boots in fallback mode half of the time

Half of the time when I boot up my laptop it enters Gnome Classic fallback mode and all 3d graphics are disabled. If I log out and log back in, then it will enter Unity properly and 3d effects will be ...
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Why are there no icons on the Unity launcher?

Due to my graphics card being blacklisted, I had to "force" Compiz and Unity to run. After doing so the Ubuntu Classic environment works awesomely (as my card supports it fully), and Unity works very ...
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How good are the open-source Nvidia drivers (Nouveau)?

I learned that Ubuntu 11.10 would come with Open-source Nvidia drivers by default. I have an Nvidia 9600M GT graphics card and have always had to install the proprietary Nvidia drivers after ...
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3D support from Nouveau drivers

My GPU is an old one (FX 5500), but it supports 3D acceleration with the NVIDIA driver. There is experimental acceleration support in the open source drivers as far as I know, and I would like to try ...
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NVIDIA Nouveau Driver: No more 3D acceleration?

After playing around with my drivers, my Nouveau driver no longer seems to support 3D acceleration: Compiz effects are gone, as are 3D gaming capabilities. Nouveau is still doing something correctly ...
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What is the best 2D driver for GeForce4 MX 440?

I still haven't upgraded to the latest version of ubuntu because of poor support for this video card. What is the recommended upgrade path to ensure maximum 2D performance?
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Unity does not start despite having worked for several months

My computer has been able to run Unity with no problems since I installed 11.04 a few months ago. The unity_support_test script have previously always given a firm yes to the question if Unity is ...
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Display Lag after installing Driver

I never had any problem with display. This morning Ubuntu gave me an option to install drivers for Wireless Card and Nvidia drivers for display. There were two options for wireless driver and two ...
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Classic GNOME desktop appears instead of Unity?

This is a problem that started very recently: every time I turn my computer on, Ubuntu boots into a classic GNOME desktop session instead of Unity, which is set to the default login option. Also, the ...
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How to add a new screen resolution for nVidia?

How can I add more screen resolutions to Thinkpad (W510) LCD? I want to clone the external display which has a bit different sets of resolutions. The best resolution that is common to both displays is ...
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Does Unity require proprietary graphics card drivers?

I understood that the Unity desktop in Natty uses Compiz and therefore requires a graphics card driver that support composition effects. Does this mean if I have an ATI or NVIDIA card I'm forced to ...
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what exactly is the issue with Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and unity? [closed]

I am using the Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and forced Unity on startup. Everything works fine including glxgears, however I do not have any visible icons in launcher. I know this has been reported as a ...
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How do I open programs on a separate X screen? [closed]

I'm using 11.04 and an nVidia video card with an HDMI out. I've got my TV hooked up to the HDMI out and have it set up to display a separate x screen. So far so good, I've got my separate x screen ...
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Automate Twinview [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to autodetect when a display is disconnected? My question is basically this question, but that's rather old now, and desktop Linux is changing fast. I ...
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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 to configure Ubuntu with Standard TV?

Ubuntu 8 version nVidia card with driver 96.43.10-0ubuntu1 /etc/X11/xorg.conf Section "Screen" Identifier "Television Screen" Device "Television Device" Monitor "Television" DefaultDepth 24 Option ...
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Black screen on login and then flickering of GUI elements on Nvidia 9500GS [duplicate]

Last week i tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 and i have a problem i cannot solve. Mit Grafics Card is an Nvidia 9500GS which worked well with Ubuntu, Compiz and stuff before. The Problem: i installed ...
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Firefox blocks my nvidia drivers MOZ_GLX_IGNORE_BLACKLIST

When I load a WebGL website on Firefox 5 in my Ubuntu 11.04 system, I get a grey screen and a warning on the terminal like this: [GLX] your GL driver is currently blocked. If you would like to bypass ...
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Why is /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 always linked to libGL.mesa.so?

I use the nvidia binary drivers and therefore need those libGL* links in /usr/lib to point to /usr/lib/nvidia-current. But Ubuntu insists on pointing libGL.so.1 (not libGL.so) to libGL.mesa.so ...
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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 ...