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

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How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu 14.04

As the title, how can I correctly setup nvidia-optimus technology on Ubuntu?
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Compiz black background problem

After a reboot suddenly Compiz stopped showing the background and when I drag windows along it I get the following effect: (note at the left that the files on the desktop stand on the foreground) ...
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Redirect GPU hardware output?

I'm wondering if it's possible to redirect GPU power to make it look like it's appearing as an External Device? I have Intel Integrated GPU, and I also have Nvidia Integrated GPU with CUDA support, so ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Nvidia driver for GeForce GTX 770 is activated but will not load and is not in use

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with a GeForce GTX 770 (product no. P4-2773-KR). A few days ago, after a reboot, the Nvidia driver stopped working. The "Additional Drivers" windows says that nvidia driver ...
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Correct resolution does not appear in display settings

http://i60.tinypic.com/nz1ytw.png The only resolutions displayed are 1024x768 and a 800x600. I opened Additional Drivers and it says driver is installed (for my Nvidia GPU) but not currently in use. ...
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Freezing issue on Ubuntu 14.04

I own a Dell Vostro 3500 with an Intel i5 CPU, 8GB DDR3 memory, NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M GPU and a 500GB SSD. I recently installed Linux ubuntu - but ever since, I've been having problems. I love ...
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background only at login with ubuntu 14.04

I'm am currently having an issue with my GUI. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and when I log in all I see is the mouse pointer and my background image. The output of my .xsessions-errors file is: Libgl ...
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Saving Nvidia resolution settings

before I begin, I want to say that until now I have only used Windows OS and have no experience with linux at all. I have decided to make the switch to Ubuntu and installed 14.04.1. I am using a ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login when I install Nvidia driver

I have 2 graphics card in (Tesla k10, K40) my supermicro SuperServer 7047GR-TPRF. I installed ubuntu server 14.04 also ubuntu 14.04 but in both OS, when I install cuda or Nvidia graphics driver ...
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How do you select a graphics driver on a headless box?

I am setting up an EC2 GPU instance for experimenting with CUDA programming using an Ubuntu 14.04 AMI. I installed the nvidia drivers indicated by the major version on the Nvidia download page for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, NVidia GTX 750 double DVI output, only one DVI works

I have two DVI outputs on GTX 750 NVidia card on my desktop running Ubuntu 14.04. One DVI works fine, the other doesn't seem to be working at all. Monitor connected to second DVI can't register any ...
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Display freezes temporarily with nvidia drivers on 14.04

I'm having a problem with my ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop, with nvidia drivers. Every so often the display freezes. There doesn’t seem to be any pattern to it and the computer keeps running fine. I can ...
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How to install Nvidia proprietary drivers?

I get pretty poor performance with Nouveau, so I want to install the proprietary drivers. However, I've had to reinstall Ubuntu TWICE. I tried the "173" driver, black screen. "nvidia-current", black ...
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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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Losing NVIDIA-driver after updating system

Why this happening every time i try to update via update manager (so, updates coming every day)? So, I need to reinstall NVIDIA-drivers every system update. It's getting REALLY annoying. P.S. The ...
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Wrong resolution - cant change

I'm not new to Linux, but I newly installed it on this PC. Its been as smooth as always, but I have a problem with the display. It runs in 1024x768 on a 1920x1080 monitor, which is not exactly fun. In ...
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Two displays detected for the built in screen, no external monitor capability

I'm using a Lenovo W530 and I have a problem after recently updating 14.04. I'm using the nvidia-331-uvm driver which was doing fine until I updated yesterday (10th November 2014). Now my laptop ...
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NVidia SLI Mode

Im trying to figure out how to enable SLI on my device. i used this command theshadowone@LinuxBox:~$ nvidia-settings | grep SLIMode ** Message: PRIME: No offloading required. Abort ** Message: ...
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Strange Driver Corruption

So I have a "portable" install of 14.04 (I installed the full distro on a USB3 stick) and I'm having the strangest driver corruption/bug: As you can see, anything that uses it's own renderer (I ...
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Graphic Driver and low fps in game.

Ok, so here is the problem I am having. I am runing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Specs: Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor × 3 Graphics Card: GTS 450 1g RAM: 4.0 g ddr3 When I go to ...
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Can plymouth be made to apply already know work arounds for proprietary drivers automatically?

As a long term ubuntu user, I am disappointing that plymouth is pretty much the same as when it was first introduced. We have to manually apply fixes after we choose to use proprietary drivers, which ...
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Flashing screen after installing GPU drivers

I've recently installed GPU drivers for my NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 (downloaded from NVIDIA website; I installed it in "terminal way") and many things started to work better (like games and getting back ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS unusable after installing nvidia drivers

Okay I was having issues with the noveau drivers included with my fresh install of ubuntu 14.04lts so I updated my graphics card to the 340.58 drivers as recommended by nvidia. I used the additional ...
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Ubuntu freezes at splash screen (plymouth) after gpu install

I have just installed my new Nvidia GTX 760 and even with the proper (proprietary) drivers installed Ubuntu freezes at the splash screen. If I take out the GPU it's fine. And when I put it in but ...
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14.10 two monitors with GeForce GTX750

I have some problem with my desktop pc and Ubuntu (both 14.04 and the newest 14.10). My pc has two monitors: the first one is old and has only VGA (D-SUB) plug - I plugged it to Intel Graphics ...
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How to: External Monitor (HDMI)

I'm on a Dell xps l502x 64 dual boot machine. It worked on both, but I had a accident: the screen cracked, so after that I tried to use an external HDMI display as primary display. Now it only works ...
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How can I find out if there is actually a cuda-toolkit-6-0 or similar in the apt-get repository (it should exist, but apt-get doesnt see it)?

On my NVidia Jetson TK1 I ran this command: sudo apt-get install cuda-toolkit-6-0 But got this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Strange screen flickering

I got some troubles with I think its my nvidia drivers in ubuntu. I tried many different answers from other users but it never really solved it so maybe any of you can help me fix this :) My laptop is ...
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Setup multiseat with X.org and ONE NVidia card with two output ports? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have been trying to setup my NVidia card to support a multiseat installation for 2 days now and I feel like I am not making any progress. First I tried to follow the Ubuntu instructions found here: ...
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14.04 - Nvidia HDMI problems

I'm running Gnome-shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 When I connect the monitor to the HDMI port, video is displayed, but mouse movement, and opening windows, causes some weird clipping effect. Connecting the ...
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What to do about Black Screen w/ white cursor after desktop login, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit

I have read certain NVidia graphic cards being not-compatible. Is That the case? I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit on an old system that did have XP on it, then tried Win. 8, HDs re-formatted and ...
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Configure Xorg to work from integrated

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS, with an Intel CPU + integrated graphics, with a GTX650 GPU. I asked this question on SO but they said it was offtopic. I want to use my GPU for debugging CUDA code and for ...
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What Nvidia driver should i be using?

I have a nvidia geforce 840m with intel hd graphics and an intel i7 4th generation, its an asus laptop k550l. I am wondering if i can use the nvidia optimus technology with bumblebee even if it is not ...
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Additional drivers not showing current Nvidia driver

I am currently using Nvidia proprietary driver 340.46, which shows corrrectly in Nvidia XServer settings, but not in the Additional Drivers application. Does anyone know why this might be? To ...
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Retina display woes with Ubuntu

it seems I got just about everything working on my Retina MacBook Pro, save for the display issues and possibly Intel graphics. Even with scaling, programs look blown up and just plain bad. I don't ...
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Request for tester on 1600x900 resolution on nvidia driver 331.38

I am guessing the problem was due to nvidia driver 331.38 Ubuntu 14.04 custom resolution setting not working with 60hz refresh rate Here by , I hope someone would test a for nvidia driver 33.138 on ...
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ubuntu 14.04 tears images and locks minutes after booting

Earlier today my windows hdd gave me black screen with blinking cursor, and I thought, be good time to reinstall and put straight ubuntu, none of this dual booting. Everything goes smooth after ...
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Nouveau/Mesa updates still coming even after erasing them

I deleted nouveau drivers, because it doesn't let me to run my SFML apps (getting error: about libGL and fbConfig). Then I installed NVIDIA-proprietary drivers and added Nouveau to the blacklist ...
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ubuntu 14.04 installer does not work with nvidia gtx 970

Install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my MSI GTX 970 system fails, perhaps due to some problems with Cuda 6.5. The graphic screen does not appear before install. Would preinstalling the needed driver for the ...
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Nvidia Drivers for gtx 970 doesnt work

I'm trying to install the drivers for my graphics card but the "additional drivers" section is empty and when i install "nvidia-current" unity doesnt load at bootup. I tried to install ...
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Graphics display messed up since upgrade to 14.10 from 14.04

I upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 and now my grphics are very messed up. with Xorg nouveau and with the nvidia 340.58 driver I have the same issue with the display being far to big for the screen so that ...
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How to install GeForce drivers for new Maxwell based cards?

I have not seen a complete guide for correctly installing the GeForce drivers for the new Maxwell based cards and I have struggled getting my Maxwell card to work properly, so I have written a short ...
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What is are the brands of laptops that support openGL 4.0 and above

I have had bad experience in getting optimus to work well with ubuntu / getting intel drivers to play well with openGL > 3.0 and issues with stutter/lag etc. I am looking for a laptop that has ...
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Not able to install nvidia's BINARY DRIVERS

following was done :- sudo apt-get install linux-source sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo shutdown -r now sudo service lightdm stop ctrl-alt-f1 cd ...
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DisplayPort monitor not detected if switched off and on again

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 on a desktop PC with a Nvidia GTX 660 connected to a HP LP2475w 24" monitor over DisplayPort. It boots up fine, but if I switch off the monitor and switch it on again ...
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Terminal Command for Purge of Nvidia and Install New Package

What is the Terminal command to purge all current Nvidia drivers and install Nvidia binary driver - version 331.104?
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windows 7 not installed while instaling windows 7 after installing ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu as a fresh os on my dell xps laptop L1410 when i am trying to intall windows 7 for dual boot an error is coming no drivers found also it needs to NTFS formating of hard drive ...
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Nvidia drivers do not work after update on 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and an Nvidia GT540M. I had also installed CUDA and it was working fine. Last week I installed some updates and I experienced some problems and I had to remove the Nvidia drivers ...
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graphics are not running properly

I recently installed Ubuntu 14 on my pc HP xw6400. but the graphics are very slow. video songs don't play properly. I tried installing different drivers for graphics card but none of them worked out. ...
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Overheat Nvidia Graphic Card - 110 ºC

*My nvidia GPU when I am playing games, in very low settings and capped FPS (25 FPS) it reaches an extraordinary 110º degrees Celsius. And of course the computer shuts down. I use the nvidia binary ...