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

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apt method to get the latest nvidia driver

The nvidia driver that I got from Ubuntu repository is 260.19.06 . I was having some problems with videos, so I checked the nvidia site, and the version available there was 260.19.44. Is there a way ...
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ubuntu 13.10 secondary monitor - doesn't redraw properly

Hi I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo w350 and am having some issues with graphics driver. standard nouveau drivers work great on the laptop display but when I attach an external display it ...
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Xinerama = 1 loses theme [closed]

I am testing out 12.04 and am using Xinerama = 1 in xorg.conf. When I do this, everything seems to work, except that some applications end up with strange looking buttons. Please see this image: ...
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Dragging a window is laggy (windows do not follow the mouse while moving smoothly)

When trying to drag a window the whole screen becomes laggy and some windows when dragged do not even appear until I release the mouse. They do appear where the window was suppose to end up after the ...
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“monitor brightness down” key resets brightness before lowering it

My monitor brightness down key resets my brightness before lowering it, effectively leaving me at near max brightness. I do not experience any problems with the brightness up key. I'm using a Dell ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0”. and OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0'

I am trying to use OpenGL on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed OpenGL with the following commands: sudo apt-get install g++ cmake sudo apt-get install freeglut3 freeglut3-dev sudo apt-get install ...
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Can't get 3D vision working

I have a new graphic card and wanted to enjoy 3D movies, however I can't get 3D vision to work with my setup. I tried many tutorials, without results. Here are the informations I can provide: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10 Randomly Freezing - nVidia? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? My Ubuntu install frequently freezes, sometimes showing a black screen (not very common anymore - in my latest installs), some ...
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nvidia-settings makes one of my dual monitors grey and useless, disables network

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, Precise Pangolin, with a PNY GTS 250 1GB video card and a monitor plugged into each of the DVI ports. I'm using the proprietary drivers (post-release updates). If I ...
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what exactly is the issue with Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and unity? [closed]

I am using the Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 and forced Unity on startup. Everything works fine including glxgears, however I do not have any visible icons in launcher. I know this has been reported as a ...
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How to make an xorg.conf file

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I need to make a custom xorg.conf file. By default, there is not an xorg.conf file on my system. I know what I need to write in the config, but I just don't know how ...
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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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How can I know if nvidia vdpau is working for mplayer/vlc/totem?

I have a laptop with a discrete Nvidia graphics card . How can I know if my video player be it mplayer or vlc or totem is using nvidia VDPAU or not? For example, running mplayer2 with the script ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness on Macbook Pro 10,1 Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu on my retina Macbook Pro (following this great guide). Everything works fine so far however the screen brightness / backlight cannot be adjusted neither by using the ...
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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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Cannot properly boot into Ubuntu after installation of Nvidia driver

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was fine until I did a fresh install of a proprietary driver for NVIDIA, using the "Additional drivers" utility. After having restarted my computer, I cannot access to ...
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No Cuda in Ubuntu 12.04?

Is there no solution for CUDA for Ubuntu 12.04? Blender uses it under windows, but Ubuntu can't handle it.
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Nvidia proprietary driver performance in 10.10

I've just upgraded to Maverick 10.10 beta and notice heavy performance penalty on my Nvidia GT240 card. Will it be fixed for release? EDIT:For me, 260.19.12 fixes all bugs. Perfomance & stability ...
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How do you remove Nvidia's proprietary drivers? [duplicate]

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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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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How do you run XBMC on nvidia dual screen and stop it from taking over the keyboard and mouse?

I have set up dual screen under Ubuntu 12.04. I have a GeForce 8500 GT and have used the nVidia control panel to set up dual screen in "Separate screen mode". Here's the resulting xorg.conf: # ...
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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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15.04 and Nvidia: login loop

Upgraded 14.10 to 15.04, desktop fails to load past login screen. I type in my password, hear a failure sound byte, back to login screen. Also can't boot off a 15.04 thumb drive created with another ...
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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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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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Screen brightness control not working on Lenovo T530

My brightness control doesn't work with a fresh install of 12.10 (brand new laptop). It is set to the brightest setting when I boot up and when I try to change it, I see the notification bar come up ...
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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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Using the Onboard VGA output with a PCIe video card. Both nVidia

I have 2 video cards, one On board, a nVidia 6150SE nForce 430 and a PCIe nVidia GeForce GT 220 1GB DDR2 RAM I have already configured the PCIe card to use the dual monitor feature, using the VGA and ...
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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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Huge mouse cursor arrow after installing Nvidia drivers [closed]

After installing the proprietary Nvidia drivers, my mouse cursor looks like this: The arrow image is much larger than normal. How can I fix it? Details How I installed the Nvidia drivers: ...
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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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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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Use external monitor automatically, when started in Docking Station

I am using a Thinkpad T510 and I often boot it in a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (EU). The problem is that if I boot it with the lid closed, I can see grub, I can see the Ubuntu boot splash, but ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 two Nvidia cards triple screen Xinerama with proprietary driver, third screen black and X cursor [closed]

I am having some issues getting my third screen working properly. I had triple screens working fine on 12.04, using 2 nvidia cards. Did a fresh install of 14.04 and having no end of problems getting ...