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

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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 ...
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Windows in Unity are Jumpy [closed]

Just running the new Ubuntu, I've noticed that my Windows don't move smoothly around the screen. Instead, they're jumpy and jerky. I have a GeForce 560ti. This is a higher end video card. I'm ...
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Nvidia 5200 graphic card active but not currently in use [closed]

Nvidia 5200 graphic card active but not currently in use on Ubuntu 11.04 how to do that?
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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 can I activate Unity?

I previously had ubuntu 10.10 installed and upgraded to 11.04. However, desktop is same 10.10 (gnome) as despite the upgrade. How can I disable the Gnome and activate Unity instead?
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Geforce Go 7300/7400 Blacklisted, Can I Still Run Unity?

Unity won't run on my new Ubuntu 11.04 install (with a Nvidia GeForce GO 7400). Ubuntu classic desktop works though, I tried all different drivers provided in the repositories. Doing System → ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working after upgrade. Why can I only see terminal?

Tonight I upgraded to 11.04. Problems. Once I had finished the upgrade, I restarted my computer as it told me too. When I got past the ubuntu 11.04 (purple background orange dots), it simply went to ...
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Thin clients video in LTSP changed when adding a new video card to the server

First of all I'm new in using linux and please forgive my bad english. I have an server with Edubuntu LTSP 10.10, a projector and 20 thin clients. On the server I had to install a video card (nvidia ...
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Second screen detection

When I plug in my a second monitor on my laptop (sony vaio with Nvidia GT330M and proprietary driver) I have to log out and back in for the external screen to display something. Is this really ...
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Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use

I have just finished an install of ubuntu 11.04 beta 2. At the end of the installation I got a message informing that I do not have the required hardware for unity, and that I should choose "ubuntu ...
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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...
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Boot into recovery console

I found out that since my brand new Alienware M17xR3 laptop is running Intel Sandy Bridge, I have two options to get it to work: Run 11.04 which has experimental Sandy Bridge support in the kernel ...
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Runs ok in 10.10, screen flickers continuously like neon light in 11.04

I have an Alienware M17x R3 laptop with 460M nvidia card. I just got it brand new from Alienware today. Running nvidia driver doesn't work in 10.10 (GDM doesn't load at all), so I switch back to ...
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Unity and games don't work on new Thinkpad T420

Here's my setup: Lenovo ThinkPad T420, brand new NVIDIA Graphics Card 4GB of Ram 128GB Solid State Drive Intel Core i5 Processor Given these specs, there's no reason games and Unity shouldn't be ...
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Monitor Calibration software

I was wondering if there is any software for monitor calibration available for ubuntu? Like the tools they have available for TVs, when you first buy them. I would especially appreciate answers with ...
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Using External Monitor with Laptop Monitor as separate monitors

I am trying to use 32"LCD monitor with my ubuntu 10.10 installation. I am trying to use my laptop screen and external monitor at the same time but having two separate desktops. I also want to use my ...
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Will the Nouveau driver continue to get updates?

I installed Natty yesterday and it gave me the option to install "Experimental 3D support for NVIDIA cards" (which I'm assuming is Nouveau). Now, is there a PPA I will need to add to receive regular ...
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Installing nVidia drivers from website

My Toshiba laptop has an nVidia graphics card which is not supported in Ubuntu, and there is no Entry in "Additional Drivers" I tried installing the driver from the nVidia website (Which does have a ...
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Video performance on a Lenovo T520 is slow

I have a new Lenovo t520 with 8gb memory and a i7 cpu. It's the first time I 'really' install Ubuntu on a pc. I have about six months of experience with Ubuntu as a guest OS on Windows in a VM. Now ...
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How do I get an NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 working?

I have just purchased a new Asus ENGTS450 DirectCU graphics card, Geforce 450. My problem is that I can't get to my desktop with this new card. At first I just simply replaced my old Nvidia card with ...
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How to remove open source noveau and replace it with the proprietary Nvidia driver?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Nattu beta on my machine with GeForce 7025 card. But I'm falling back to classic Gnome instead of unity. I'm sure the problem is noveau isn't enough to enable 3D acceleration. ...
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How do I turn off the laptop screen while using an external monitor?

When I close my laptop lid, all my screens are turned off (my laptop screen and my LG M237WA monitor). I'd like to know how do I make it turn off only the laptop screen and keep the monitor on (I ...
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Three monitors supported on NVIDIA card?

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 and have been trying to figure out if it has three monitor support. I tried plugging in three monitors and the card does pick all three up. After I set them up, save ...
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How do i fix the slow scroll in browsers and high XOrg cpu usage

I am facing an issue while scrolling in browsers(firefox, chrome, and opera) , scroll is jagged and slow. Also when scrolling the cpu usage spikes. I am currently running ubuntu natty(beta 1), ...
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What is the difference between the Sync to VBlank settings in Compiz and Nvidia X Server?

Both CompizConfig and the Nvidia X Server settings have options to enable Sync to VBlank. By enabling the Benchmark option in Compiz I can see that ticking "enable sync to vblank" under General in ...
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Windows list (alt+tab) is not centered after disconnecting from external monitor

I'm using a laptop and connecting it to an external monitor. After disconnecting from the external monitor, the list of windows (pressing and holding Alt+Tab) is not centered. It is located in a place ...
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Why am I unable to install the Nvidia 96 driver?

I have a old Nvidia card that needs the nvidia 96 driver to enable all the fancy compiz effects (the noveau free driver doesn't work). I tried installing it with Ubuntu Software Center but it said ...
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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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Ubuntu 11.04 - No Unity in Live-Mode using a Nvidia GraphicsCard

Id like to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop computer. I heard that there are still problems using unity with nvidia graphics cards. In my case I have got a Nvidia GTX 460. I tried a live image and ...
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Forcing a “hard” screen resolution resize

I have this weird monitor, that every now and then goes into what i call 'green-mode'. It's kind of hard to describe what that is, but when it does, alot the pixels go "green" and the image becomes ...
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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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Experimental 3D Support for NVIDIA Cards

I recently installed an 11.04 alpha on my laptop. In the Additional Drivers program, it offers me "Experimental 3D support for NVIDIA cards". I went ahead and installed this to see how it works. Seems ...
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After upgrade, get blank purple screen. No gdm and can't switch to tty [duplicate]

I upgraded to 11.04 using update-manager -d. When I try to boot, I just get a purple blank screen, with no ubuntu logo/dots showing. It never gets to the gdm login screen (I left it for 20min) and I ...
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Nvidia problem with Vostro 3700 in Maverick

I can't configure my Nvidia Geforce 330M with my Dell Vostro 3700. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. It seems to be a conflict since it has two graphic cards: Intel i915 and Nvidia 330M. It seems to be a ...
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How to enable nvidia-settings and nvclock to set clock frequencies

I am trying to modify the clock frequencies in nvidia-settings. I have added the Option Coolbits 1 in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and restarted gdm, and even my computer. The options are now ...
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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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Twinview broken on upgrade to 10.10

I have been on 9.10 for over a year on the grounds that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. However, I had a spare weekend and figured it was probably about time... I performed an upgrade to 10.4, and ...
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Installing nVidia drivers for Quadro FX 880M on 10.10 caused shutdown/startup issues

So I was facing weird graphics drivers issues due to the default nouveau drivers that came installed with Ubuntu 10.10 hence I installed the latest nVidia graphics drivers & the weird graphics ...
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Thinkpad (T510) Display Port to HDMI TV

I'd like to connect my laptop via a displayport2HDMI adapter to a TV. I tried simply connecting everything, but unfortunately that didn't work. I also didn't see any option in nvidia-settings to ...
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Over-scan Issues when using HDTV through VGA

Right now all we can do is set the TV to 1280x768 instead of its native resolution of 1360x768. Setting it to its native resolution gives you a screen with a large portion of the left side of the ...
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Mixing onboard Nvidia and an ATi card, each connect to one monitor

I'm using on-board Nvidia 6100. I got an offer to buy a second-hand, cheap, ATi 4350 card. The card only have one VGA output (not DVI/HDMI). My plan is to buy it and a second monitor. So, one monitor ...
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Backup systems config files

I'm planning on installing nVidia proprietary drivers on my Ubuntu 10.10. Historically this always ends-up with me being left with no graphical interface. No ability to revert - and reinstalling the ...
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3 monitors with 2 video cards not working

I'm trying to get ubuntu working w/ 3 monitors. I have been given 2 video cards lspci | grep VGA 20:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450] 25:05:00.0 VGA ...
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Twinview on Gnome when monitor is unplugged

i have a macbook pro which is often connected to a monitor, twin view on gnome works pretty well, but a problem arises when i disconnect the monitor, any window that resided on that workspace is no ...
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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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Can I block log messages from specific devices or drivers?

I'm getting "NVRM: os_raise_smp_barrier()" messages in syslog and dmesg at a rate of 4-6 per minute; I think it's from the Nvidia graphics driver. The system behaves normally, but the messages ...
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Using the Onboard VGA output with a PCIe video card. Both nVidia

I have 2 video cards, one On board, a nVidia 6150SE nForce 430 and a PCIe nVidia GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR2 RAM I have already configured the PCIe card to use the dual monitor feature, using the VGA and ...
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apt method to get the latest nvidia driver

The nvidia driver that I got from Ubuntu repository is 260.19.06 . I was having some problems with videos, so I checked the nvidia site, and the version available there was 260.19.44. Is there a way ...