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

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What is the difference between nvidia-current and nvidia-331?

Ubuntu Bumblebee wiki suggest installing bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic which pulls in nvidia-current whereas Ask Ubuntu and various blogs suggest installing bumblebee ...
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I need help getting my games to work (graphics driver issues)

Specs: Xubuntu 14.10, Intel Core 2 Duo P8800, Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M. Here's some threads of where I've asked in the past: ...
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Consistent graphical issues damaging my Ubuntu experience

I recently switched from Windows to 100% Ubuntu. So far everything has been an improvement except consistent graphical issues which just happens to be the single most important factor (can't see ...
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Black borders around windows/apps missing from dash after kernel update on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having some weird issues with Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I updated the kernel to 3.18 (or at least I think I did...) using this guide here: ...
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Unity Desktop not loading after auto update and installing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed CUDA 6.5 in Ubuntu 14.04 and am using NVIDIA driver version 346.35 [Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 960]. I have successfully compiled the sample codes that come with CUDA and they have been ...
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Lenovo z50-70 Nvidia 331 Graphics Freeze

Problem : Random graphics freeze when using Nvidia drivers. Installation : Ubuntu 14.04.2 64bit Workaround : Use Intel integrated graphics instead of Nvidia. Bug has been already reported in ...
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How to find out the HDMI version supported

How can I find out which HDMI version the laptop supports, in particular if it is HDMI 1.3? Full story: I'm considering acquiring either a Dell U2414H or Dell U2515H/Dell U2715H (or similar) ...
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Issue with graphics drivers after install [duplicate]

I have been having an issue and I hate to say Windows comes better :( I have an old laptop HP Pavilion DV2000 to be exact I can install windows fine. Windows XP, 8 and 8.1 Ubuntu 12.04 installs and ...
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Why does my screen flicker when I move my mouse

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, I love the simplicity and the design, but when I move my mouse pointer, my screen flickers and strobes. Is there a reason to this and is there anything I can ...
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Drivers for Nvidia GTX970M

I have a problem that may sound already heard, but I can't find a proper driver for my Clevo laptop with a GTX970M, using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit uefi, here are the ways I tried: Installed version 346.35 ...
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Problems with 14.04.2 LTS and Nvidia GT218 and nouveau [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.2 server install to which I have added Unity (sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop) so that I can get a couple terminals on the monitor. I'm seeing a ...
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freeze and restart

I've got problem with my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I had Windows 7 -> completely formated my disk and installed Ubuntu...everything was OK but after installation when I open every app it freeze, restart and ...
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Mac Pro1,1 Mid to Late 2007 wont boot anything at all

I've tried making numerous install disks and live usb's on both 14.04 and 11.04 amd and intel build and If I'm lucky enough to get something to come up its "error cannot load device path" (something ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loses screen arrangements on reboot

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu 14.04 I re-arrange the monitors in Screen Display to match the physical arrangement of my 3 monitors: DFP-0/GPU-0, DFP-1/GPU-0, DFP-3/GPU-0 Every time I reboot, ...
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Black screen dual graphics (integrated + nvidia)

I can't for the life of me get my Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop to use the nvidia graphics card over the integrated Intel card. My machine has a really hard time even identifying the nvidia card and I had to ...
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Installing CUDA toolkit for GTX9XX cards

I tried to install drivers for NVIDIA GTX 980 card version 343.22 and CUDA toolkit but unfortunately When I try to run the procedure (caffe) on GPU the screens go blank. I looked around for similar ...
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Followed some instructions to get wine working with nvidia, now sleep mode broken

I followed the instructions here to get wine to work on my laptop with 14.04, but now when I lift the lid I get page after page of errors and no desktop. How do I undo the fix in that thread? This ...
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The same monitor shows up as two displays

I have a monitor plugged into my Dell Latitude running Ubuntu 14.04. I have the problem that my monitor shows up as two separate displays. But it is actually showing only one of the displays. And ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Cannot change screen resolution

I know there are many questions with the same topic, but no solution seem to apply to my case... I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. My xrandr output is: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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My AGP GeForce2 does nothing while compiz eats up all my CPU time

Ubuntu 14.04 (i386) can not accept NVidia Geforce2 MX 400 The "nouveau" driver does not use the nvidia capabilities on my AGP GeForce2 card, so Unity (compiz) eats up all my CPU time. I tried to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 740m and hd400 no screen detected

i tried every possible way that i found on google to install nvidia drvier with bumblebee and without and every version of the driver and i end up after booting with a black screen and a cursor witch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Brightness Problem

Yesterday I downloaded Ubuntu and installed it on my laptop (Sony Vaio PCG-71811M), with Windows 8.1 dual boot. I really liked Ubuntu, and i don't think I want to delete Ubuntu and turn back Windows. ...
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Software & Updates disappeared from ubuntu 14.04LTS [closed]

I installed an Nvidia driver from Software & Updates.After rebooting it boot animation changed and Software & Updates were gone. My system Specs: Nvidia 9600M GT 3GB ram Intel Core Duo 2.1 ghz ...
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bitcoin miner compatible with nvidia

I would try to start mining bitcoin into a mining pool, and i'm looking for a client compatible with linux (if it has a GUI would be better) and that admit to use my nvidia GTX 860 graphic card. Any ...
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Apt-get fails to install any software since latest update

Today I had run an update to my Ubuntu 14.10 installation, and after it I get some errors about the nvidia-331 driver so I wanted to remove it and reinstall it, every time to do so the apt-get purge ...
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Black screen with Nvidia drivers

Is it just me, or have nvidia drivers started making screen go black? I can still hear the Ubuntu login sound thought. My system: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia Configuration file Location for editing refresh rate manually

Hello I am having a hard time to find .conf file for Nvidia Drivers. System is working fine with accelleration but I need to make some adjustments manually but I cant find it anywhere. Normally it is ...
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Get both Graphics cards working

I have 2 nVidia GeForce GTS 450/PCIe/SSE2 graphics cards, each with a DVI, VGA and HDMI port. Unfortunately, only one of these cards is detected by Ubuntu, so I have to have one screen on VGA and the ...
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I can't install ubuntu 14.04.1 on my pc [duplicate]

I am trying to install ubuntu on my pc but i can't.I can't find what problems are. Booting from dvd and getting to the purple screen and after that installing ubuntu,but it goes to black screen with a ...
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Power management failure and /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set

A few days age I purchased a new laptop, Asus X751MD, and I installed the 64 bit Kubuntu version of 14.10. After installing some programs and restarting the computer, I got the power management ...
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Switching between nvidia prop. and nouveau with reboot

There is a very similar question to this one but mind the difference: in this question I am ok with reboots between driver swaps. How can I easily switch between the nvidia prop. driver and nouveau, ...
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What is the GPU driver i am currently running?

I have installed latest nVidia graphic driver via this PPA "xorg-edgers/ppa". Now in Nvidia X server setting showing the driver version is 346.35. But in Ubuntu's Additional Drivers there is no such ...
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video cards don't work properly ASUS N550 JK

First time i ask for help here, but after a week tryng to solve the problem just reading i decided to write something too: As title says i have this N550 JK, i installed ubuntu 14.04, bumblebee and ...
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Edgers PPA Graphic Drivers Automatic Update

This may be a dumb question but does the Edgers PPA provide automatic updating? IE will the Edgers PPA automatically install newer releases of Nvidia drivers? Thanks.
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Nvidia graphics stability

I'm running an older Dell XPS M1730, using Ubuntu-Gnome 14.10 and an Nvidia M8700 graphics card. With the Nouveau drivers, the system is stable although a little slow (the graphics are running ...
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VDPAU errors in VLC with official nVidia drivers installed

Playback seems fine until I try seeking the video, then I get this error over and over in the terminal: [00007fba4906ef78] avcodec decoder: Using NVIDIA VDPAU Driver Shared Library 343.36 Mon Dec ...
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ATI Eyefinity vs Nvidia SLI 3-monitor span for gaming [duplicate]

I'm going to be building a computer for iRacing/gaming, and I'd like to use Ubuntu. I'm wondering which card vendor has the best support for a 3-monitor setup that would treat the 3 monitors as one ...
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Dual Screen / Dual GFX card issue

I recently added an additional video card (Radeon HD 6450) to my system and instead of improving the response time its worse than before. On the 1 GB card the video display is very laggy, on the ...
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Laptop brightness too low on Ubuntu 14.10

recently I switched to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 64 bits on my laptop and I'm having some issues with the brightness. At first I couldn't change with the hotkeys, but I have already fixed it. The problem now ...
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Lost display after nvidia driver update on optimus laptop (everyting else works)

I've been using Ubuntu 14.10 with no problems for a couple of months. After fresh install I installed property Nvidia driver(nvidia-331) from software sources and had no problem using it with Nvidia ...
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exFAT read-only trusted source

I need only to read files from 64GB SD card, written to from a digital camera. Followed these instructions with success: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update && sudo ...
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Flashing screen with Ubuntu 14.04

I had a dual boot which had Ubuntu 14.04 with the latest Nvidia driver installed, so far, so good. I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, but after I installed the Nvidia ...
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low performance NVIDIA-SLI

My notebook is an IdeaPad Y500 (Lenovo) with 2 GeForce GT 650M. Ubuntu 14.04LTS is the only OS on my notebook. I installed the latest NVIDIA-driver 346.35. I tried the vmalloc=256M method. Result is ...
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I can not get access to the system after logon

I have two graphic cards in my computer which installed ubuntu 14.04LTS 64bit, one is ati Radeon HD 8670D which is used to display, another is nvidia tesla c2075 which is used to do scientific ...
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2 pc, 2 monitor: Switching between extended screen and two separate screens

I have two computers and two monitors: My primary computer: computer1, is hooked into two monitors: monitor1: primary monitor and monitor2: secondary monitor. The second monitor, computer2 is only ...
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Game paints frames very fast

I installed StarCraft 2 using POL, and I am having an issue where when I play a game with lots going on, and when the game ends the next game runs odd. So for example on the second game, it seems to ...
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Nvidia driver installed but sytem running Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe

I installed 14.04 a month ago and have not been able to get my Nvidia graphics card to work since that time. Currently the system thinks it is using the Nvidia driver. Output of lshw -c video is as ...
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Qnix monitor, xorg.conf, and lightdm question

I am trying to install my Korean Qnix qx2710 monitor. From what I'm getting, I need to create a custom xorg.conf file with a modeline generated by cvt in order to get the NVidia driver to recognize ...
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Installing NVIDIA binaries. Hardware is probably not detected

I tried installing the NVIDIA binaries following the procedure given at http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/01/install-nvidia-346-35-ubuntu-1404/ on a UBUNTU 14.10 with a NVIDIA Geforce 630M, but ...
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Ubuntu thinks HDMI audio is unplugged

I am running Xubuntu 14.10 on a brand new machine. Fresh install and everything. I have a GeForce 610 video card with an HDMI out, and the PC is hooked up to a TV. The video transmits fine - but ...