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Cannot adjust brightness on my Packard Bell EasyNote TS11HR-127GE laptop

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Packard Bell EasyNote TS11HR-127GE laptop and I cannot adjust the brightness. If I change the slider, the brightness is always at maximum. My laptop is using NVIDIA ...
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nvidia card driver not detected: no settings & cannot use HDMI

I have an HP Pavilion DM3-1120eb laptop with an Nvidia Geforce G105M graphic card, running a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin install. When connecting to a new Samsung S23B550 23 inch LCD monitor ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD won't Boot

I run the installer and when it hits the nouveau video section I see it flash and try to load the desktop, but drops back to a cursor. It appears that the nouveau drivers are failing with my Geforce ...
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games and rendered surfaces get slow after having computer on for some time

I have an i5 2500K and nvidia 9600 GT with proprietary driver. For some reason, this set up on 12.04(and was same on 11.10) seems to work fine on boot up, but after about 30 mins of use, games and ...
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New video card breaks GRUB auto boot to GUI

I recently swapped out an old ATI video card for a newer Nvidia card. The card seems to be working just fine and I can get a GUI with some effort. However, the new video card seems to have broke ...
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TX 1000 Nvidia driver problem

Hello I installed the new ubuntu the other day and installed all the drivers and then restart the laptop. then i get the login screen with no problem then when i login the black screen in about 10 ...
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12.04 GPU lockup

I was able to install Ubuntu 12.04 using the alternative version of the image, (64 bit) but when I start the system it tells me the GPU locked up, and instead presents a text only screen. I ...
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How can I use my external display on my laptop with intel and nvidia video cards?

My hardware: Dell xps L502X laptop with integrated intel video card and an GeForce GT 540M (HDMI). My config: Ubuntu 12.04 + nidia drivers 295.53 I didn't manage to use my external display neither in ...
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Ubuntu 11 and 12 initially fast but later bogs down, CPU pegged

I started with Ubuntu 11 a few weeks ago. It's on a DELL M4300 with a OCZ SSD. Default setup, except that I've installed the proprietary NVIDIA graphics and BROADCOM wireless drivers. Dual boot ...
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No Cuda in Ubuntu 12.04?

Is there no solution for CUDA for Ubuntu 12.04? Blender uses it under windows, but Ubuntu can't handle it.
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Is it possible to turn the video card off in a laptop to use it as a headless server?

Since I recently upgraded my IT infrastructure, I decided to use my old laptop as a home server. The problem is that the machine sports a powerful nVidia card that even at idle generates enough heat ...
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Use external monitor automatically, when started in Docking Station

I am using a Thinkpad T510 and I often boot it in a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (EU). The problem is that if I boot it with the lid closed, I can see grub, I can see the Ubuntu boot splash, but ...
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Screen artifacts, particularly when scrolling through a webpage or document

When scrolling through a webpage or document, I get "artifacts", for lack of a better word. Part of the document will stay in the same spot and I wont be able to read what is under it. Since this is ...
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CUDA on Ubuntu 11.10 MacTel

Can anyone please point me to a tutorial or give me directions how to make my machine Cuda ready without crashing my system? Tried it once with the Cuda guide on the Nvidia site but that is not for ...
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Need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf from a live CD

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an HP Laptop with Nvidia Graphics hardware. This machine used to run Ubuntu 10.10 and I have to use an external monitor as the internal screen on the laptop is ...
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Cannot access external monitor on fresh install of 12.04 or HP laptop with Nvidia graphics

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on one of my laptops, an HP Pavillion with Nvidia graphics. This was a fresh install replacing 10.10 with the new 12.04. I use an external monitor plugged in via VGA ...
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Can't detect/use external monitor on HP Pavilion DV5

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a HP Pavilion DV5 laptop that was previously with Ubuntu 11.04. The installation was not an upgrade, was a fresh install to clean up the hard-drive with an ...
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Dual Monitor with Nvidia graphics: damaged 'Displays'

I just got ubuntu 12.04 and the graphical options were working fine with one monitor. After installing the second monitor there are many glitches and issues. Too many, sadly. I am asking here about ...
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Corrupt screen with an nvidia 6100 on a HP S2031 monitor

On a blank 20G drive I loaded a CD install, it gets to the choice screen, but the screen corrupts either in Try mode or Install mode, it gives a login screen on the Left side of the screen and ...
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Nvidia dual monitor configuration gets lost every time I reboot

I've recently updated (well, borked then completely reinstalled) to 12.04. I'm running a dual monitor setup, with a Dell U2410 / Dell 2007WFP combination on an HP Elite Book 8560W. The graphics card ...
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Unable to log into Unity 3D session on Ubuntu 12.04 with NVidia graphics card

There has been lots of questions here on how to get Unity 3D working with NVidia graphics cards - I've read many of them, but I've still not been able to figure out a solution to my problem. My setup ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit problems with Geforce GTX 580 dual screen:

Since Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been released I have no luck at all with this release on my desktop or laptop. I've looked all over the internet and I see allot of other user having problems aswell. I had ...
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Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 Issues

I was unable to install Ubuntu via the graphical method. So i used the alternative text-based installation. I am able to boot into Ubuntu now, but the display is squashed, pixelated and unreadable. ...
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Why do I see a purple then black screen when booting and a 'failed to load module “nv”' error when running startx in tty1?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from a USB stick. After the Installation (XP works besides) grub shows both OS. When trying to start there is the purple Screen for some seconds, and then the Screen ...
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How to get Nvidia graphics working on Sony Z laptop? [duplicate]

I have an older Sony VAIO Z 590 laptop with switchable graphics between Intel and Nvidia GeForce 9300M. It is NOT Optimus. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works, but it's using Unity ...
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12.04 & Nvidia problem: WHICH card series WORK?

I Upgraded an Acer Extensa with an integrated nvidia 7050/nv620i, from 10.04 to 12.04.(full reinstall) With the buggy nvidia driver 295.40,the system was unuable. I downloaded from nvidia site and ...
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nvidia graphics resolution problem

I am currently using ubuntu 12.04 I have acer aspire timelinex 3830tg with 2GB nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics card To enable my graphics card I followed following steps. 1.) I activated ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't recognize my graphics driver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info? I've installed nvidia current (it works mostly) but the details section of the system settings shows that my ...
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Xorg crashes randomly when playing flash video [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 x64, nVidia graphics with the "current" driver. Same happened with the "current-updates" driver. Every now and then, while watching flash playback (not every time) Ubuntu ...
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What to do against game performance drop in 12.04 when using unity (3D)?

I experience a huge drop in game performance since my fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 My PC consists of an Nvidia Geforce GTX 460, AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and 4GB of RAM and I use nvidias proprietary ...
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Dual monitors with two Nvidia GPU's

I have two gtx 275s SLI'd, When I connect both monitors to same card it allows me to enable twinview, and it works. But when I want to connect each monitor to different cards, I lose the option of ...
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Resolution goes to 640x480 after disabling KMS

This Ubuntu 12.04 box happens to freeze all of a sudden under regular usage - anything seems to be able to make it freeze. In one effort of seeing what could fix it, I've disabled KMS (Kernel ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W520 not booting with Nvidia card enabled [closed]

On my Lenovo Thinkpad W520 I can switch between Nvidia Optimus or Integrated card. Since a couple of days, My Ubuntu doesn't start any more with the Nvidia card. The boot process stop itself at this ...
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Can I use Ubuntu on this desktop (for gaming)?

This is my first post. I know there are a lot of VERY similar questions like this, but no one has my PC specs or i didn't found one with them. Well, here is the story. Since 2010 i have been using ...
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WiFi on Ubuntu 12.04 custom: downloading unbearably slow

iwconfig reports 11 Mbps, yet I've seen as low as <1 KBps. This is the latest in my laundry list of Ubuntu problems in a dual-boot machine (cyberpowerpc custom, intel i7-3820, nvidia gtx 570). I ...
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When should I expect the NVidia 302+ driver to be available?

Nvidia has released a driver with RandR support (version 302, just this week). It looks like this would probably show up first in the X Updates ppa. How long does it typically take for a new ...
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Black Screen after Purple Page when using Integrated Graphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I am fairly new to Ubuntu, but love it already. I recently went into grub and switched back forth ...
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Xorg starts in failsafe mode when nvidia-current is active

I have nvidia-current installed (version 295.40-0ubuntu1) and nvidia-current-updates (version 295.49-0ubuntu0.1) running on Ubuntu 12.04. These are the latest version in Ubuntu proposed, but the ...
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Is it possible to use binary nvidia driver with GeForce 7300 SE?

I have an Nvidia GeForce 7300 SE. It worked fine with the nvidia driver when I was using 10.10. When I upgraded to 12.04, the (nvidia-current) binary driver failed---I couldn't even get a login ...
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Problem booting in text mode Ubuntu 12.04

I made the big mistake of upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer with NVidia card and the interface is now broken. I have to use Unity 2D and the games I used to play with my daughter are not ...
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How do I fix hybrid graphics on a Dell XPS L502? [duplicate]

I'm using a Dell XPSL502 15' and it's facing hybrid graphics problem. I'm really desperate, I don't know what to do - how should I fix this? This problem has occurred before on other Linux variatns ...
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what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit

what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit? Could you provide the list of compatible Nvidia video cards with ubuntu 12.04 64bit
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Nvidia Config error on login of Ubuntu 12.04

I have an Apple macbookpro 5,3 and I have a 23' cinema display setup on the DVI port. I have the Nvidia X server set up to do TwinView and all is well other than I get the following error when login ...
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Cannot login via Unity login screen after upgrade to 12.04

Logging in via the shell accessed through Ctrl+Alt-F1 and logging in as guest via the graphical user interface work 0O When I try to log into my standard user account via the graphical interface, the ...
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How do I get a Dell Latitude e6420 working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on a brand new Dell Latitude e6420, and I'm having a few problems. This laptop has an Optimus (?) setup - i.e. integrated gfx and an Nvidia Quadro NVS 4200M. ...
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Facing unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

I upgraded to 12.04 and had problems with unity. So this is what I did >> 1) Ctrl+Alt+F1 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm 2) Ctrl+Alt+F7 3) Enabled ...
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GNOME III 12.04 Draws Desktop Off Top Of Screen (Overscan)

With native resolution of 1680 x 1050, NVIDIA (post-release update) (version current-updates) driver installed, (NVIDIA recommended driver fails to install with bug), GNOME III draws the desktop top ...
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Why can't I use my TV as a dual monitor setup?

Im new to Ubuntu, and can't get it to recognise my Sony Bravia TV as a monitor. In the Displays Settings menu, it shows my regular monitor (23" BENQ) as a Laptop which concerns me a little, not sure ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 separate x screen Nvidia black dashboard and window decoration

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Grafic Card: Nvidia GTX 9800+ First Monitor: View Sonic 1920x1080 Second Monitor: Samsung 1280x1024 In NVidia X Server Settings set "Separate X screen" with enable Xinerama Everything ...
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Drag and Drop Files in Unity with 3 Monitors

I have been experiencing an odd phenomenon in Ubuntu Unity (2D and 3D) with 11.04/11.10 and 12.04. I have three monitors running on nVidia gpus (in Ubuntu 12.04, this configured itself with the ...