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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 ...
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Jerky/laggy scrolling

I run 11.10 with unity, NVidia Quadro NVS 140M with driver 280.13. In a fresh session, graphics performance is ok. However, after a while or with some open applications, 2D-scrolling performance ...
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Why does my Ubuntu run on low-graphic mode?

My graphic card is Nvidia GTX 460 and I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have reinstalled graphic driver for two times, but my Ubuntu shows that it runs on low-graphic mode after a period of time of driver ...
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When I tried the Live CD, my multiple monitor setup worked. After I installed, it didn't. What gives?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64, after making sure I could use my 2-monitor setup with the Live CD, but now Ubuntu cannot detect both my monitors. I've tried both of the Additional Drivers that ...
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Ugly graphics after suspend. Is there a solution?

So this is what i'm seeing on my Macbook Pro 5,3 running Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome-shell and nvidia graphics card after i have resumed from a suspend. The icons on the left hand side was also blurred ...
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How do I fix the brightness on a Samsung Aura R700 Dillen?

My Problem: Since Ubuntu 10.04 I can no longer adjust the background brightness of the built in LCD-Panel. The Laptop (Samsung Aura R700 Dillen - Nvidia 8600M GT GPU) is always on a very low ...
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Why is it that when I maximize a window the screen becomes white?

I'm using ubuntu 11.10 and i installed my nVIDIA graphic driver. Every thing is good except SOMETIMES when i maximize a window , movie , a software or whatever all screen will become white and when i ...
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Nvidia GTX 460M laggy display

The best way to describe what is happening with words is to think of a video where if I grabbed my nautilus window and moved it from one side of the screen to the other. Now think of that video and I ...
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Can I use this laptop in Ubuntu 11.10?

ASUS A53SV-SX538V Technical: Processor: Intel Core i7-2670QM (4x2, 20 GHz / 6 MB cache). Display / Resolution: 15.6 "Glossy / 1366x768. RAM / HDD: 4 GB DDR3 RAM / 500 GB (5400 rpm). Graphics ...
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MythTV works OK but other sounds do not with nVidia HDMI, what to do?

I have a Home Theater Personal Computer. It is connected via HDMI to a Samsung HDTV and then by optical cable to a 5.1 receiver. Mythtv plays very well, the problem is other computer sounds. These ...
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Problem with Nvidia GT 545 driver on a Dell XPS 8300

I'm having problems with the GPU on my new Dell XPS 8300. After some problems installing Ubuntu 11.10 64bit (it kept failing after listing the "attached scsi removable disk"s) I realized it was the ...
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How can I stop Ubuntu making my TTYs a nice resolution?

I have a Nvidia card. Binary drivers. No KMS support. For these reasons, I've been used to a fairly awful resolution in my TTYs. I did once try increasing the resolution of the TTYs using a grub hack ...
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Why I can't use my Nvidia video driver with Gnome-Shell?

I've a notebook Asus Aspire 5742G with a video card Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. If I install raccomended driver from jockey, Gnome shell after login goes into fallback mode. Can I solve this?
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Removed Nvidia Driver and now can't boot

I have an older Gateway 510x and I recently installed a GeForce 6200 card and upgraded fine to 11.10. However due to hibernate and wakeup problems and indication's that this could be due to the ...
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System lockup in 11.10 afer installing nvidia-current, horrible/sluggish performance when using nvidia 173 drivers

I've been trying to get this resolved for the last two days now; I've done a complete/clean reinstall of 11.10; I've tried reinstalling and uninstalling the nvidia drivers multiple ways (ie, using ...
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How can I install Nvidia driver 96.43.20? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the NVIDIA driver for a GeForce 6200? To install the nvidia driver 96.43.20, you must exit the xserver.I used "sudo lightdm stop" to do this. the ...
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Blurred desktop with Nouveau drivers for nVidia GPU at lower resolution

A friend is having desktop with on-board nVidia graphics (Its an asus motherboard without discrete GPU). I've made clean install of Ubuntu 11.10 and than installed GNOME shell. And I had following ...
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Unable to adjust brightness on a Sony VAIO F133FXB

I cant control my laptop screen brightness with Fn+F5/F6 keys and also with Brightness control tool in settings. I tried to edit xorg.conf file but it didn't work (after restart my ubuntu didn't ...
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How do I fix a greyed-out dual monitor on a machine with NVidia graphics?

I have a dual monitor on my fresh Ubuntu 11.10 install. The problem is that it works for a very short time, then the second monitor turns grey. My videocard is a GeForce 210 1GB DDR3 and the ...
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Nvidia - Graphics interface not loading at startup

When I start up Ubuntu (11.10), no graphical interface loads. This is the case both in normal and recovery mode. Instead I'm being presented with a console, logged as 'root@ubuntu'. From there I can ...
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rotating screen 90 degrees clockwise

Just got a new computer loaded with NVidia GForce N430, and installed a fresh new Ubuntu 11.10 amd64. I also enabled nvidia drivers using "additional drivers" apt, and all is working fine in "normal" ...
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Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE

I'm currently using the proprietary driver (version current-updates). Everything's working okay, but if I try and watch a YouTube video or movie in full screen the playback is extremely choppy. Am I ...
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How to enable second screen (HDMI)

I am new to Linux and this forum. I hope you can help me to solve another Linux mystery... I have installed ubuntu 11.10, selected Additional Drivers/activated second driver (to utilisy Unity). My ...
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How do I reinstall graphics drivers after swapping my nVidia for an ATI?

A highly foolish thing to do, i know, but now the poor old pc is stuck bios & grub start ok booting into recovery mode is possible, can get a root shell botting normal mode gets as far as the ...
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Graphic Card Installation Failure (NV 9600M GT)

I wanted to switch from 7 to Ubuntu. Now, the first thing that holds me back is the installation of the driver for my Nvidia 9600M GT. Ubuntu recommends me 4 drivers from the "Additional Driver" ...
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How can I configure 2 video cards to use on 3 monitors? [closed]

How can I configure 2 video card and 3 monitor to use? I am using 11.10 x64. One of the cards is a GF8600GTS and the other is a GF8400GS.
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Unity 3d won't work on an Nvidia Ion

On a ZBOX HD-ND22 with ion GPU instead of unity 3d i always get unity 2d. When booting from a live cd it works but it's using the noveau driver which has no hdmi sound. I have tried this command for ...
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Bumblebee X Server Not Avaliable

I've installed bumblebee for better battery life, and after installing bumblebee, i've seen some advance in battery performance. However, I can't use optirun command, since running it gives me that ...
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resolution not set right on a fresh installation

just intalled ubuntu on the first time! There is a problem though with the resolution. i need the resolution to be 1280X980 however ubuntu only lets it set to 1280X720, plus it says my monitor is ...
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Triple Monitor Setup with Nvidia and Compiz

I have a triple monitor setup with two video cards on Ubuntu 10.04. I have the monitors and graphics cards currently setup as follows: Nvidia Geforce 210 #1 -> 1920x1080 Monitor (Twinview) [Center ...
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nVidia Optimus , Unity 3D and Dual Monitors

I have an nVidia Quadro 2000M with nVidia optimus. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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11.10 7600gt display error

So i used to use Ubuntu back when it was 8 and it never gave me any problems but recently i did a fresh install of 11.10. But now when i install the N-Vidia restricted drivers i cant change my screen ...
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Cannot move monitors between monitors

I have 2 NVIDIA graphic cards installed in my desktop and I have connected 4 monitors to the machine. I have activated and enabled all four at the correct resolution using the "NVIDIA X Server" GUI ...
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How can I set up dual monitors with nVidia?

I just got a new computer (W520, Graphics card nVidia GF106 [Quadro 2000]) and installed ubuntu on it using wubi. I have everything working, so I wanted to set it up to be able to use two monitors ...
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Which NVIDIA drivers to use for dual-monitor support?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit. The hardware I am running is: Asus P5Q Pro 4GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 24" LA2405wg connected via DisplayPort (shared with other machine) 20" ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Cant Adjust brightness on my lenovo Thinkpad?

I cant seem to be able to adjust the brightness on my think-pad laptop running Ubuntu 10.04. In the power management applet it shows that the power is set to 100%, but even if i try to lower it the ...
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Nvidia Card not recognized

I have a Lenovo T420 with the on board Intel graphics card and the Nvidia 4300M but Ubuntu only sees the on board card. Any idea how to get it to see the Nvidia card? Thanks