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

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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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Using Nvidia 319 with bumblebee

I have Optimus laptop running Raring and now I'm using nvidia 304 drivers, which have bad performance and some games are not working properly (e.g. Oil Rush is working properly only with 319, with ...
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GNOME Mplayer: “Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error

Using GNOME Mplayer everytime I play a video, I get the annoying dialog pop-out in the screenshot below.
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How do I get Ubuntu to recognize my nvidia graphics card?

If i type lspci| grep VGA into the terminal i get this output: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller(rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA ...
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Nvidia proprietary driver hangs/freezes/blank screen at login in 13.10 [closed]

I am running a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 with a Nvidia GTS 450. With the open source nouveau driver, everything works fine albeit not as fast as the proprietary driver. When I install the proprietary ...
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How to install drivers for NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 on Precise

Ok, I'm a total Linux noob. I was able to install 12.4 without issue, except that it says in the system settings that the graphics card/driver is "unknown". I have NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, and have ...
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Updated Nvidia graphics driver, now won't make it past the boot screen

I recently installed a ASUS GTX560 graphics card in my desktop and out of the box everything was working fine. I decided to check for available updates and one of the suggested ones was the most ...
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Can´t use Nvidia GPU?

Could somebody please explain to me how I use my 740M GPU from Nvidia instead of the HD4000 form Intel? I am using Ubuntu 13.04 on a Asus N56VB
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How to use NVIDIA GeForce M310 on Ubuntu 12.10 running as guest in Virtualbox?

Last couple of weeks played around with Ubuntu 12.10. This is running as a guest on Virtualbox hosted at Windows 7. There have been some challenges with the Unity 3D stuff. Particular due to not ...
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Unity doesn't appear after installing Nvidia drivers

I've just installed 12.10 from scratch. Unity also started okay, but in a poor resolution. I found a setting (I think it was in "software sources") to change the display driver to Nvidia, and then I ...
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How do I get my blacked out ttys back? [closed]

Original Question: After I replaced my Ubuntu 10.10 with 11.04 all I get when I Ctrl+Alt+F1–F6 into a tty is a black screen. Also when I boot there's a while of black screen after grub2 menu is ...
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Error loading libGL.so.1

When attempting to run various pieces of software (notably Steam and Yenka), I have come across an error similar to this: enter code here error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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Desktop runs very slick, animations are all fast and flawless. Moving windows around, however, is very laggy. Why?

This isn't a question about Ubuntu being laggy in general - not at all, in fact, it's very slick and fast for me. Clicking the "Workspace Switcher" in the dock performs the animation immediately and ...
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No 3D support on Lenovo W520 with nVidia Optimus

i know about projects like Bumblebee but i don't need them. I've got a Lenovo W520 and i can choose in the BIOS which graphics card I'd like to use. And now my problem: I've installed the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 terminal only after nvidia driver upgrade

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 (after getting tired of Windows). Installation went fine. I had one problem when I got in suspend mode and then resumed my screen was scrambled. After some googling ...
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Nvidia drivers don't work with mainline kernel

I want to try some of the new features in the btrfs filesystem, and to do that I need to use a newer kernel than is included in Ubuntu 12.04. To do that, I have installed ...
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Getting screen resolution correct with nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I have a new install of ubuntu. Upon first installing the nvidia drivers are not active and I get the correct screen resolution. 1680x1050 Then I install the nvidia drivers and the best resolution I ...
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How to install Nvidia 319.12 driver on an optimus system

I have a Samsung NP550 system with Nvidia Geforce GT650M. I have installed bumblebee 3.2.1 and "nvidia-304, 304.88, 3.8.0-19-generic" drivers are loaded for me. However i would like to update to ...
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How do I install the NVIDIA driver for a GeForce 6200?

I have been recently trying to find a solution for this on the web but did not find something useful or accurate for Ubuntu 11.10. I also consulted the NVIDIA help, but things there did not work for ...
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After installing NVIDIA driver, X isn't showing

I recently installed the NVIDIA 319 driver from the Jockey window, and now X won't load! I'm stuck with a blinking cursor. I used to have the 304 drivers installed. How do I fix this?
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Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia GTX 460 video card installation

Currently testing Ubuntu 12.04 x64 for our development team. After upgrading from 11.10 I've been having video card issues. I'm using Nvidia GeForce GTX 460. When ever I try to launch Nvidia X server ...
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How do I update my nvidia modules after updating my kernel?

Every time there's a kernel update, nvidia graphics drivers stops working because there's not a valid kernel module. What is the ubuntu way to 'recompile' the nvidia module for the new kernel? ...
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How can I update my NVIDIA driver?

I recently installed the opensource game 0AD. Everything went fine, but when I run it I get the error "You are using 260.19.* series NVIDIA drivers, which may crash the game. Please upgrade to ...
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How to get rid of NVIDIA PowerMizer?

I've been trying to turn off nvidia PowerMizer (that is set the performance level to 2 - max). I can do it with nvidia-settings, but it goes back to default after restart. Here's what I have tried: ...
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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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Installing latest Nvidia from Xorg PPA gives black screen

After several years of using dual boot (windows to play and Ubuntu to work) I decided to just use ubuntu, but I have a problem after installing nvidia-drivers 331.20 and rebooting the screen is black, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Black Screen at boot After changing Nvidia Driver

2 days ego i updated my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to latest updates but i ignored Grub Updating because I thought it will clear my grub settings (I'm so noob!). After restart every things was right, the Ubuntu ...
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Can't set 1280x1024 with Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS

I've just installed 10.04 LTS using the Windows installer. The system hangs during boot; the splash screen is frozen and it accepts neither Ctrl+Alt+F2 nor Ctrl+Alt+Del, only a hard reset. (I'm a ...
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NVidia not working after most recent update

I updated today (06 Jan 2014), and X11 failed to boot. I tried running startx from a terminal login, and noted that it said that there were no screens found. I trued running nvidia-xconfig, and this ...
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Trying to install Proprietory Nvidia Graphics Drivers

After reading and trying many different suggestions for some hours, I returned to this how-to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia The first problem I encounter is how to ...
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How to get GUI back after freeze interrupted an Nvidia driver update?

I just went through a driver update. The OS froze, so I had to hard reboot the PC. Now I just get the login prompt in terminal. So, I tried to run startx. codeError: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel ...
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How do I disable the “Nouveau Kernel Driver”?

I'm trying to install proprietary nvidia graphics driver I downloaded from nvidia website. It will not install because it says that the "Nouveau kernel driver" needs to be disabled first. I opened ...
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Does 12.04 need graphics drivers for NVidia?

I upgraded to Kubuntu 12.04 today. I noticed some of my desktop effects were not working, like Wobbly Windows, and a couple others. So I went into Jockey to see if there were NVidia drivers that I ...
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NVIDIA driver problem after updating to 12.04 [closed]

As the title says I have problems with the driver after updating to 12.04. The GUI doesnt start anymore, I only see the terminal. I have googled this for a couple of days now and have tried different ...
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Why aren't 3d effects working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. The live CD ran perfectly, with all 3d effects available. However, now that I have done a full installation, those effects aren't working. My graphic ...
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Are the newly launched NVIDIA drivers supported in Ubuntu or will they be?

NVIDIA just launched new versions of most of their GeForce drivers. I heard they give performance improvements up to twice a fast. The NVIDIA GeForce driver website mentions that it's possible that ...
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How to install NVIDIA driver in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on DELL XPS L501 - Nvidia GeForce GT 420M. I'm using kernel 3.9.0-030900-generic. All kernel-headers are installed in the system. and I've tried the following. Use ...
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Problem with Nvidia driver 331.20 on ubuntu 13.10 (64bit)

This is what I did: Pressed Ctrl+Alt+F1 Stopped lightdm and all that stuff Removed nouveau driver and installed Nvidia 331.20 driver Since then after loging in my computer I get a black screen ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 nvidia module failed to load (no module exists)

I have an ASUS Ul30vt with an intel/nvidia hybrid graphics card. I can get the intel driver to load just fine, but I am struggling to get the nvidia graphics card loaded. I have tried a number of ...
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How do you remove Nvidia's proprietary drivers?

I always seem to have grief with Nvidia drivers and have often had to re-install Ubuntu: is there a better way to remove them? When I first installed the drivers, the display came up on 640 by 480. I ...
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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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How can I uninstall Nvidia proprietary drivers?

OK, so I know that other people asked exactly the same... but I just moved from Nouveau to Nvidia using this tutorial, and the new drivers are really, really, really slow. How can I remove Nvidia ...
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Difference between Additional Drivers (Nvidia)

Which driver should I choose? Here is what they offer me. I've heard that Nvidia has released new drivers few days ago and I don't know which they are. I tried installing them with .run file but I ...
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Enable HDMI audio for an Nvidia card

I am using a GTX470 with an HDMI output, this card is able to handle the video and audio. I have no issues with the video but I get no sound. Is there a guide to enable sound on this card through hdmi ...
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Can T520+Bumblebee run an external monitor via DisplayPort?

Using 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10 and integrated (Intel) graphics, I can run the 1600x900 laptop display plus a 1600x1200 external monitor connected to the VGA adapter. But my external monitor is 1920x1200 ...
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what graphics drivers are now in use on this NVIDIA card?

Given the following /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which graphics driver is the X server currently using? This log is too confusing for me to parse (I had to snip hopefully irrelevant parts to be able to post ...
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How do I downgrade nvidia drivers in 12.04?

I am experiencing a problem described in this topic, which I now suspect is due to a bug in the 295.40 version of the nvidia drivers. Are there any builds available for Ubuntu 12.04 precise based on ...
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Nvidia driver installation error

Here I join the multitude of "Nvidia error" questions, because I couldn't find anything that helped. Background: For some reason my drivers (nvidia-experimental-310) stopped working, so I tried ...
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How to enable VDPAU on GStreamer?

I'm currently experiencing a bit of lag on 720 HD videos. I am hoping VDPAU will help. How do I enable it on either GStreamer-based video players?
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Black screen on latest Nvidia/Ati Cards when starting LightDM/Ubuntu

Today I installed an Nvidia GT440 on my computer, changing the one that existed there, an Nvidia 9500GT. After changing it I started getting a problem where the screen just went black when loading the ...