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Have tearing (no Vsync) in movies (Nvidia proprietary driver)

This is more of KDE than Ubuntu question, but... I have visible tearing on screen. KDE composition, flash video in Firefox, and simple games like kpat are vsynced, but in steam games and in movies ...
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12.04 update and nvidia

I've just have had nasty surprise of graphics not working after latest update (bringing it up to kernel version 3.2.0-52-generic). Apparently after the update it was expecting nvidia-319 driver, while ...
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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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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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Nasty CPU spikes that aren't connected to any visible processes

Really strange issue here. I intermittently keep getting really unpleasant CPU spikes, where the CPU gets to 80-90% busy across all cores for about 5 minutes. When I look at conky, in htop or system ...
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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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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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How do I configure mplayer to always use VDPAU?

I just learned how to use mplayer to take advantage of VDPAU from the command line with the -vc ffh264vdpau switch. How do I set that config in my .mplayer/config file so I don't have to remember ...
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Older GPU: Is it possible to enable Unity 2D in Quantal Quetzal to fix slowness in Unity

I just upgraded from Precise Pangolin to Quantal Quetzal. I have a Nvidia Quadro FX 3450 and a Intel Quad Core Q9450 2.66 Ghz , 8 GB RAM , 64 bit CPU In precise I had to use Unity 2D to have snappy ...
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What's the state of multi-seat in 10.04 Lucid?

Ubuntu used to support multiseat (that is multiple monitors, multiple keyboards and mice, all hanging off a single computer) pretty well once upon a time. Support wasn't an official feature but gdm ...
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I killed my GUI and Startx cant find a “screen”

First off let me mention that this problem happened a while ago so i may have forgotten some of the details. A while ago I was trying to get used to backtrack5 and I was doing pretty well I think. I ...
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Graphics cards so I can have 4 monitors

I currently have a single old graphics card to which I have connected 2 monitors giving me a big desktop of 2560x1024. If I get 2 of the following graphics card: ...
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Install NVIDIA Drivers

I installed Ubuntu 13.04, but after the reboot theres only a black screen with the blinking bar on the top left. I found, that one possible solution is that the video drivers are not installed, so i ...
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Is Adobe Flash 11.2 working with Nvidia hardware again?

I installed the newest Nvidia-Linux drivers version number 304.43 on 12.04 installation and all Flash Videos now show me "accelerated video rendering". Previous Nvidia drivers + Adobe Flash only ...
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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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How to prevent nvidia kernel module from loading Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit

I have a Nvidia Optimus Laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 and previous i used to blacklist nouveau (by "sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf" and adding "blacklist nouveau" then executing "sudo ...
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Vanishing window content (blank/white/black) using Unity with Nvidia graphics card

After about an hour ubuntu starts to behave strangely: A lot of resizing (vertically, but sometimes horizontally) redraws contents, but this is very annoying. Is there a way to fix it? Graphic ...
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How do I create a USB Startup Disk with the nvidia drivers installed?

I'm trying to test natty with unity from an ubuntu usb key but need the nvidia drivers installed to run unity on my XPS M1330. When I try to activate the drivers as I would normally do there is an ...
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What is the current status of the performance of nVidia vs ATI video cards?

Which is probably better for a new machine running Ubuntu?
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You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run nvidia-xconfig as root), and restart the X server

Im using Kubuntu 13.04 64-bit on my Dell Inspiron 17R laptop. $ lspci|grep VGA: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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nvidia graphics resolution problem

I am currently using ubuntu 12.04 I have acer aspire timelinex 3830tg with 2GB nvidia GeForce GT540M graphics card To enable my graphics card I followed following steps. 1.) I activated ...
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Force full-screen game to one monitor?

I have two monitors, one 1920x1200 and the other 1920x1080, and in 10.10 they were "separate". As in when I opened the display preferences they were shown as separate screens. Since installing (from ...
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Assigning keyboard shortcuts to multi-monitor configurations

Using Ubuntu 10.10. I have an external screen and frequently move my computer in and out of the room. Is there a way of avoiding manually configuring via nvidia-settings every time I need to take my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 System freezes on wakeup from suspended state

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. When I resume from suspended the system freezes after I enter my password. I am forced to power off and start again. I had a similar problem on this laptop when ...
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Is Ubuntu recognizing and/or using my NVIDIA graphics card?

This is my first post here, and I'm pretty new to Ubuntu/Linux. I currently have no other OS except for Ubuntu 13.10. (I used to have Win7 until i got a new terabyte hard drive). My current PC build, ...
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Is it possible to turn the video card off in a laptop to use it as a headless server?

Since I recently upgraded my IT infrastructure, I decided to use my old laptop as a home server. The problem is that the machine sports a powerful nVidia card that even at idle generates enough heat ...
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Live CD boot/installation problem, blank screen - 12.04

I'm trying to install ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64 from my usb stick. When booting from usb I instantly get a blank screen (with a grey box at the left bottom) I checked the live system with my ...
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Switching to Ctrl+Alt+F1 and back to desktop (Ctrl+Alt+F7) : Blank Screen and garbled display

Go to tty1 with Control + Alt + F1. Go back to desktop with Control + Alt + F7 Screens stays blank. Cursor changes from an arrow to a hand. When I then close and re-open the lid the screen comes ...
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Is it possible to use both SLI and two monitors at the same time on Ubuntu with Nvidia?

I'm completely and utterly baffled by my inability to use both SLI and a dual monitor setup, even with Nvidia's latest proprietary drivers. Now I have to choose between the ergonomic and productive ...
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Strange artifacting after dusting gfx card

I have a dusty room, so I decided to use compressed air to remove the dust from throughout my computer, including my graphics card. I used the compressed air to clear out my graphics card then put it ...
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GNOME Shell interface not working anymore after NVIDIA X Server settings changes

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 two days ago and at the same time installed gnome-shell (Unity just doesn't feel right for me). Everything was working fine until this morning, when logging in my session I ...
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Video freezes every few seconds

I have problems playing videos on my Ubuntu 10.10 machine. The video FREEZES every 20-25 seconds, while I could still hear the audio. I use Totem Movie Player (GStreamer) & have nVidia on-board ...
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How to add nvidia-current drivers into an iso file with remastersys?

It is necessary to use 3D drivers with Unity Desktop 11.04. How can I create my own iso disk to burn it on usb drive for testing Unity. I have some problems to test unity in Virtual box also default ...
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Problem with running WebGL with Chrome

I just setup ubuntu 11.10 on Dell XPS 15z by following the instruction from here: Current status/known issues for DELL XPS 15z? Everything seems ok until the point I failed to run openGL on chrome: ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Cant Adjust brightness on my lenovo Thinkpad?

I cant seem to be able to adjust the brightness on my think-pad laptop running Ubuntu 10.04. In the power management applet it shows that the power is set to 100%, but even if i try to lower it the ...
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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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Turn on 2nd NVidia screen using command-line

I have a Ubuntu machine next to my TV. Sometimes I use my TV (hdmi) as a secondary monitor, twinview. Using the "NVidia X Server Setting", nvidia-settings, I can turn the second monitor (TV) on or ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 “Do nothing” when “lid closed” blanks out external monitor

This is not the same as this question. I have Ubuntu 12.04 running with an Nvidia card on a W510 Thinkpad. I have one external monitor connected. When I change the power settings to "Do nothing" ...
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Triple Head Nvidia and Intel

I have a dell inspiron with an Intel integrated video and an nvidia video card. actually i have a dual head 2 x 27 samsungs monitors and i got an old 24 inch sitting there by himself crying to be ...
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I broke X, probably by installing a proprietary NVIDIA driver. How can I get my X server back?

When I start my computer, I get a text login--it doesn't even load lightdm. Dmesg gives me this: [ 42.367035] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 304.43, but [ 42.367038] NVRM: this ...
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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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How do I get a Dell Latitude e6420 working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on a brand new Dell Latitude e6420, and I'm having a few problems. This laptop has an Optimus (?) setup - i.e. integrated gfx and an Nvidia Quadro NVS 4200M. ...
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Nvidia Dual Displays not being detected

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time, downloaded 11.04 and updated to 11.10. I have a setup with a NVidia 7600GT Graphics Card, with DVI-Out and VGA-Out. I have two displays connected to those ...
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Dual monitor Unity launcher opening on wrong monitor

Is this a specific unity configuration or a dual monitor configuration problems ? In NVIDIA X Server Settings. Make this the primary display for the X screen, is my choice the middle display. But the ...
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Thinkpad w540 w/ Ultra Dock only one external monitor works

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this Lenovo ThinkPad W540 laptop, and everything appears to be working ok by itself. Today I received my docking station to which I intended to hook up 2 external ...
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Dual monitors not working with an Nvidia card

Even my main monitor is shown as unknown. I have tried setting up dual monitors using Nvidia settings with no joy however it does recognize that I have 2 monitors. This was not an issue in 11.04. My ...
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Why does vblank_mode improve framerate drastically in benchmarks?

I am messing around trying to find the best graphics solution for my Laptop with Optimus Nvidia. (ASUS K55VD) I've got bumblebeed running and i use optirun when i want to improve graphics ...
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ubuntu 12.04 nvidia breaks resolution

i am running ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and i have a nvidia Geforce GT 650m, it was running fine with 1920 x 1024, except a lot of tearing everytime i ran videos. I thought activating the nvidia driver maybe ...
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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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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 ...