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Xubuntu 14.04 NVIDIA display doesn't always initialize

Ever since I installed Xubuntu 14.04 I have had an issue where the display does not initialize correctly. When the system boots correctly, I see the grub screen, then later I arrive at the Xubuntu ...
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Server will not boot from one of the HDDs

I have a monitoring server. A few days ago I changed my display configuration (NVIDIA resolution), but the server turned off, and did not turn on again. Ubuntu starts loading but then stops. I ...
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Can't see anything while installing Ubuntu 14.04

I've been using Ubuntu 12 in my laptop but now I have a new compuer and I'm trying to install Ubuntu(or GNOME) 14.04 LTS but I can't. I put the ISO file with "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8" into my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64) not detecting all of my memory

I've got 4gb of RAM installed in my machine but Ubuntu only detects 2.8gb of RAM If I run uname -a I get: Linux DeLillo 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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I am unable to change brightness of my laptop

i am new to ubuntu and using Ubuntu 14.04 and installed nvidia graphics driver in my sony vaio E-series VpCEH25en but I cant change the brightness.
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Nvidia Powermizer Performance Levels

Is there anyway to configure Nvidia Powerimizer performance levels? My current setup has 3 power levels with the lowest one being 50mhz. The problem with this it that it lags compiz when it goes to ...
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Bumblebee [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG]

Though this may seem like a duplicate question, none of the suggestions I've seen have worked for me, however nearly all posters get good results. I'll start with hardware: Metabox W350ST notebook ...
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nvidia and intel low-graphics mode error

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 64bit installed with intel and nvidia video cards . I'm was using xorg-edgers ppa to graphics drivers . Today i got an update for the drivers (i think it was the mesa drivers) . ...
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Weird (and annoying) screen flicker on Compaq Presario CQ50

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop. It is running Windows Vista Home Premium and Ubuntu 14 LTS. I have a NVIDIA GeFORCE 8200M G. I installed 331.79 drivers for it (as recommended in another post) to ...
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NVidia Kubuntu 14.04 xorg.conf overwriten reset after reboot

Running Kubuntu 14.04 64bits. Followed tips on the launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-drivers-common/+bug/1310489 But xorg.conf keeps getting reset. It also seams that if ...
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Black screen with underscore after drivers install

I have problem with my computer (with ubuntu...). So, I'v (not?) installed NVIDIA graphic drivers, but (apparently ineptly) after reboot, I see loading screen, but later I see only black screen with ...
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Wifi drivers, cannot view the right wifi drivers i can only see nvidia so i cannot go wirelessly

I am trying to go wireless but I cannot see the broadcom drivers in additional drivers. my Ubuntu version is 12.04 lts so I cannot connect without a Ethernet cable and when i typelshw it popped up: ...
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Can't make intel hd 4000 drivers to work

After replacing my xserver with sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I can't get my Intel HD 4000 card to work in 12.04. Or ...
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Fresh install: Everything is fine. After installing updates - screen resolution is wrong. NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT

I have a problem with my graphics card. It's an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, a bit old one. After a fresh install of any Ubuntu release (it was 13.04 back then) everything works like a charm. After ...
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My Sound Card Stopped Working - Message: Dummy Output

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and suddenly my sound stopped working! When I go to sound settings appears that my sound card is a dummy output - just like that! Use a Dell Latitude 3440 without HDMI and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade and reinstall, Steam OpenGL problems?

I'm having some serious issues after updating to Ubuntu 14.10. Back in 14.04, I got constant error messages, and after updating, they seemed to go away for the most part, but then the came roaring ...
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Can't detect external monitor on Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Thinkpad W530 running Ubuntu 14.04; I've tried connecting external monitors via both VGA and DisplayPort, but neither are being detected. I turned off Optimus, and am only using the discrete ...
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Fps drop when playing games on wine

I'm new to the Ubuntu world... When I'm trying to play hot pursuit on Windows, I have 60 fps in 1360x768 with high texture, but when I'm playing in Ubuntu using wine, I have 5 or 10 fps when ...
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How to solve unmet dependencies when installing Nvidia drivers?

I keep getting this error when I try running sudo apt-get install nvidia-current: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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Xrandr message: Rate 144.0 Hz not available for this size

When I type xrandr and press enter, the output I get says that I have 144.0 hz available to use on my 1920x1080 resolution, but when I try "xrandr -s 1920x1080 -r 144.0" or 144 without .0 I get the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 shows black screen. GTX 750 Ti

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 from flash drive. I can see the options for trying, installing and checking disk for defects but if choose any of them it's just a black screen. I can hear a ...
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Nvidia - Enable threaded optimisation

I often see people write how enabling "Threaded Optimization" in the nVidia control panel (on Windows) can improve performance in certain situations. However I can't seem to find that option in the ...
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NVIDIA x server - “sudo nvidia config” does not generate a working 'xorg.config'

I am over 18 hours deep on this challenge. I got to this point and am stuck. very stuck. Maybe you can figure it out? Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS with all the updates installed. Problem: The default ...
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Ubuntu Screen Messes up on Bootup

When I bootup either on liveUSB boot or even after i installed the screen will mess up. http://i.imgur.com/1yB14iz.png The graphics card is Nvidia if that matters. I have tried different versions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Laptop Screen Shaking - no problem on external monitor (HDMI) - Lenovo Y70 Touch

I've just got a Lenovo Y70 Touch laptop. Problem: The laptop screen is vibrating, (flickering? shaking? not sure what the best word for it) as if refresh rate was the problem. (17.3" 1920x1080) ...
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Can't run make - gcc: command not found

I'm trying to follow a tutorial to get CudaMiner working on Linux. I have PAINSTAKINGLY installed NVidia drivers, Cuda 5.0 and incidentally I'm failing on the last step when I run make: make ...
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grub2: system restart after menu (nvidia, crypt)

I got a ThinkPad T410i and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. Grub is showing up but if I select any Ubuntu boot option the system does a reboot. My first search brought up to add nomodeset because of the ...
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OpenGL does not work properly on Ubuntu 14.04 with Mesa 10.1.3

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12 to 14.04 and I'm now experiencing problems with some software that uses OpenGL. Instead of rendering images it renders just black screen. I know that libglew and GLX ...
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How to debug why Nvidia-331 is not working?

Since today, my nvidia-331 installation is broken again. The version history available from packages.ubuntu.com claims the driver itself hasn't changed: ...
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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Screen resolution cannot be set to optimal (Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 7)

I recently made a partition in my Acer Aspire 5750G laptop to have Ubuntu 14.04 together with the original Windows 7. The original resolution (of the integrated screen) on Windows was 1366x768, but on ...
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No - error: Could not load GPU driver; Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I'm new to Ubuntu... So pls ppl I need help :) My notebook specs : CPU: Intel Core i5 3230m RAM: 4gb 1600mhz I have 2 gpus, 1st : Intel HD 4000 2nd : Nvidia GT 720m Today i installed bumblebee and ...
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System freezes after wake-up from suspend on HP Pavilion dv3

I am desperate to get my system back after suspend mode. I am using the NVIDIA binary driver -version 331.38 from nvidia-332 (proprietary, tested). Everything looks fine except inability to resume ...
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Better ubuntu 14.04 experience: Intel HD Graphics 4400 or NVIDIA GeForce GT750M? [closed]

I would like to buy a laptop for my research, which also, will be my first Ubuntu-only laptop. After searching for a design, with decent specs and ubuntu compatibility (although I did not find one ...
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Missing OpenCL.so file / No GPU found

I am having trouble trying to get my graphic card to be recognised, not just recognised, but for it being able make use of it's OpenCL/GL drivers for use in Gaming mostly and BitCoin mining. I have ...
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how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor? the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device ...
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Ubuntu on Gigabyte p27k

I'm planning to upgrade to Ubuntu from Windows7 What should I expect with the following specifications? 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 4700MQ Processor 2.4GHz 8x3 GB memory DDR3 1.35v Mobile ...
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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 12.04.1 LTS “Checking battery state… [OK]” and login incorrect

I have quite a famous problem as it seems: while booting, the computer displays Checking battery state... [OK] and then hangs. * Starting CUPS printing spooler/server mountall: Plymouth copmmand ...
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correct kernel source path

I'm trying to install cuda6.5 using the .run file on an amazon aws gpu instance. I'm getting this error. I'm not sure what the kernel source path is. I did install it with apt-get install linux-source ...
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64 bit nvidia driver on 32 bit machine

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 x86 version.I have two video cards ( 1 integrated and 1 Nvidia on inter core-i5 processor with 3GB ram).Right now my display resolution is very poos as i cant use graphic card. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 with Nvidia Geforce FX 5200

I installed pure Ubuntu 13.04 and tried to install the restricted driver,but it became yellow-screen after reboot. I found this question: Help! 13.04 installation nvidia driver I do in this way: sudo ...
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Update Ubuntu without updating X11?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 because the latest ABI my nvidia driver supports is 14 (my gpu is NVIDIA Tegra), and they won't update it to 15. While Ubuntu moved on to ABI 15 after Ubuntu 13.04. Is there ...
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new windows very slow to launch

This problem shows up a day or two after rebooting. Launching any new window will be very slow. It comes up first with either just a transparent overlay or with the window grayed out and the rest of ...
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How to choose dedicated videocard over integrated videocard in a laptop?

I have a Lenovo z580 laptop and it has 2 video cards Intel HD Graphics 2000 integrated in Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU B970 nVidia Geforce GT 630M. I use Bumblebee but it doesn't work for Virtual ...
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Toshiba 40" tv as a monitor, keep losing antialiasing

I have a toshiba 40" tv that ive been using as a monitor and have a strange issue. Every time I turn the tv off I lose all antialiasing in my session and have to restart compiz and sometimes relog to ...
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How to fix less frame rate performance in ubuntu 14.10? [closed]

Less frame rate in Ubuntu 14.10. On board graphics nVidia. I have no graphics issue with windows 8.1. Tried installing the correct nVidia driver, but the problem is not solved.
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How to change proprietary video driver using the command line?

My laptop computer has a Nvidia video card and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit. During an upgrade yesterday it seemed as a new Nvidia driver version 304 (if I remember correct) was installed. After ...
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How do I remove Nvidia drivers and revert to nouveau (12.04)?

I'd like to give the new nouveau drivers a try. When I try a Ubuntu live distro, they work pretty flawlessly, but I don't seem to be able to use them correctly on my installed system. What I do is ...
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Setting up fresh Ubuntu install for programming assignment - Nvidia, CUDA, NSight

I have been having a tough time setting up an environment to run a specific software in and it has come down to getting a fresh HDD to install linux on. I am trying to modify a software called Cura ...