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

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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia propriatery driver install [closed]

I require some help and guidance in installing Nvidia drivers on my system with dual Intel/Nvidia graphics processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04, and I am aware that the OS is in its late ...
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How to switch between hybrid Graphics Intel/nVidia? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung NP-QX411. It has two graphics cards, Intel and nVidia. The Intel drivers were quickly found and is fully functional. But nVidia, I have tried installing several drivers in different ...
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Laptop display goes crazy after log out

I first noticed this behavior in a newly purchased HP laptop. The login window goes crazy after I log out. The screen moves erratically, often the screen corner icons are in the middle. The only way ...
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Resolution changes after startup/login

I have been trying to use Gnome 3.8 / 3.10 / 3.12 since Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and no matter what I do it changes the screen resolution to 720p, instead of 1080p, so I have to manually set 1080p every ...
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What to do against game performance drop in 12.04 when using unity (3D)?

I experience a huge drop in game performance since my fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 My PC consists of an Nvidia Geforce GTX 460, AMD Phenom II X4 965 CPU and 4GB of RAM and I use nvidias proprietary ...
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Can't login after Nvidia driver install v 14.04

I successfully installed drivers to run the Nvidia 750 Ti graphics card in my desktop. Ubuntu ran perfectly for a short time after that. Then, the update manager prompted me to install some updates. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Nvidia GT555M Bumblebee

I have laptop with Nvidia GT 555M video card. System Ubuntu 12.10, kernel Linux 3.5.0-17-generic step what i do: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-...
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Automatically change resolution when connecting an external monitor, nvidia driver

I run ubuntu on my macbook pro, with nvidia proprietary driver. I've made a little hack script http://www.coldcode.net/2010/05/nvidia-auto-display.html which detects the presence/absence of an ...
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How to stop booting into terminal mode?

My ubuntu 11.04 is only booting in terminal. From the terminal when I enter command startx I see the following: The NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0 is not supported by the 173.14.30 NVIDIA Driver ...
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Xorg.conf (nvidia) Second Monitor getting settings of first

I've been spending the weekend (and some time before that) trying to set up my Korean QHD270 and Benq G2222HDL monitors with Ubuntu 13.10. With the nouveau drivers install both monitor function ...
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How to provide second monitors resolution to application?

I have a dual monitor setup, with the basic TwinView settings from my Nvidia-card (550 Ti). One monitor is my primary display (1600x900) and the other is my TV (1920*1080). I have arranged XBMC to ...
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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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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 keep shutting down when playing video?

I'm reasonably tech savvy but very new to Ubuntu and I'm having a problem when watching video. I can watch something for 15 minutes or so whether it be flash based or MP4 or something then Ubuntu ...
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Getting WebGL to run on an Amazon EC2 server

I'm trying to get WebGL to work on my Amazon EC2 server (migrating from an office-bound Mac Mini, that has a lot of hiccups). Worked some days to get this running, but I'll try to start from where i ...
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OpenGL warnings with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running as a VirtualBox Guest under Windows7

I have been using 12.04 as a guest on my laptop for quiet some time now and it works flawlessly. Today a colleague asked me about the 3D performance of the guest. It never came in my mind to use ...
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Bumblebee and Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

Bumblebee doesn't recognizes my graphic card, $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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How to use NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU? [duplicate]

I have NVIDIA GTX 970 GPU, which is pretty new chip and it is not recognized by nouveau driver shipped with Ubuntu 14.10, hence I am stuck on 1024x768 resolution on Full HD monitor - not so good. ...
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How to make custom refresh rate stay saved?

I'm testing out 14.04 on a partition to see if I want to use it as my main desktop for when it's fully released, but I've encountered some problems. I have a 144Hz monitor, so in the the Nvidia X ...
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12.04 and NVIDIA card problem with NVIDIA Geforce 7025 [closed]

I've installed 12.04 and I have the nvidia card - Geforce 7025/NVIDIA nforce630a. When I install the drivers (295.40), my ubuntu becomes unuseful just like many other user have reported: the Unity/X ...
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Can OO Presentation go full-screen to the secondary monitor?

I have two screens set up on my desktop, the second is a projector. For obvious reasons I would like to have the secondary screen ( projector) display the full-screen view of OO Presentation. I am ...
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Nvidia over ATI: Choosing a video card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At Present Which is the best choice for a Ubuntu graphics card, AMD or nVidia? This is more of a generic question, call it a pool of issues vs stability in Ubuntu world. I ...
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Cannot make NVIDIA driver work with Ubuntu 12.10

I seem to have a problem similar to many but I didn't manage to get it solved: have a Lenovo N581 with an NVIDIA GeForce 610M have just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 64 bits, + KDE and am trying to ...
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Uninstalling ATI's drivers and installing Nvidia's?

I replaced my graphics card but I'm not sure how to set things up on Ubuntu. When the computer boots, it doesn't start GDM (I think that's what it's called). Instead, it asks me to log in the command ...
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Unable to get audio through HDMI connection to TV with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having trouble getting audio through my TV which is connected via HDMI. The item is available (HDMI / DisplayPort 2) via sound settings, but it doesn't play any sound. I'm able to get the volume ...
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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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How can I install CuDNN on Ubuntu 16.04?

The title says it all: For TensorFlow I would like to install cuda and CuDNN. How do I do that on Ubuntu 16.04?
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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How to know the manufacturer of a graphic card?

I recently discovered, in a brief discussion with kos, that Nvidia does not produce its own graphic cards (apart from Quadro series), but other manufacturers are producing and selling them (Zotac, ...
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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 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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Problems with graphics of Sony Vaio Z

I have problem with my Sony Vaio Z VPCZ1. It has physical selector of GPUs which Linux kernel does not detect. So after GRUB I see black display (I tried different distributions of Ubuntu and other ...
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Proprietary NVidia drivers with EFI on Mac, to prevent overheating

I have a dual-boot Mac OS X 10.8 and Kubuntu 12.10 64x on my white MacBook from mid-2010 installed. (Model identifier: MacBook7,1 . I have upgraded my RAM from 2GB to 8GB, if that matters.) I have ...
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How can i see that bumblebee has disabled nvidia?

Im trying to find out how to see if bumblebee which i installed on my 12.10 installation on my k55vd asus laptop... How can know for sure that bumblebee is turning the nvidia off?
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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 linux-headers-3.4.0-030400_3....
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How do I solve this Nvidia driver download error?

I can't enable or download any Nvidia drivers. In the image below, you can see I am offered four options. Selecting to enable any of them results in the error message shown: Here's some of what is ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 won't start with NVIDIA drivers installed

I recently bought a new desktop computer and installed Ubuntu 15.10 64-Bit on it. By default, the nouveau driver is in use for my Nvidia Geforce GTX 960, but I cannot watch any video on Youtube with ...
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Anyone has successfully installed CUDA 7.5 on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS x86_64?

My workstation has two GPUs (Quadro K5200 and Quadro K2200) with the latest NVIDIA Driver installed (Version: 352.41). After downloaded the cuda-repo-ubuntu1404-7-5-local_7.5-18_amd64.deb file from ...
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GeForce and Radeon: what is present condition of opensource and proprietary drivers?

So, it'm about to buy a fresh videocard. Since I do most of my stuff on Linux, I wonder how well will either videocard perform. I recently had a good experience with GeForce 6600 with proprietary ...
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Can't activate proprietary driver for NVIDIA from “Additional drivers” Ubuntu 14.04

Can't activate proprietary driver for NVIDIA from "Additional drivers" Ubuntu 14.04 I'm using Ubuntu 14.04,64 bit, with nvidia 610M dedicated graphics card. By default when I go to "Softwares & ...
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Running OpenCL apps with bumblebee

I have installed CUDA Toolkit 5.0 and nvidia-experimental-310 drivers. CUDA examples works fine with optirun but every OpenCL app fails to run with error calling clGetPlatformIDs function. I've tried ...
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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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Fixing the Nvidia Graphics Screen Flicker Issue

I know there are a lot of questions about this -- I've read at least 100 questions about it but still can't find a solution to the Nvidia screen flicker issue. I've had this issue since 11.10. The ...
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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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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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Using the RandR-enabled nvidia 302.xx beta driver in 12.04 with a realtime kernel

How can I use the recent beta of the 302 version of the nvidia driver (which finally supports the RandR extension!) with a realtime kernel in Precise? This question contains information on enabling ...
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All video players display black screen

I'm working in 10.04 Lucid. All my video players (Movie Player and VLC) and the preview windows in editors (OpenShot and Pitivi) will only display a black screen when playing a video. The sound is ...
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How do I enable HDMI output on Nvidia GTX 650?

I just built new PC: AMD 8350 CPU ASUS sabertooth motherboard Nvidia GTX 650 graphics card Ubuntu 12.10 System boots fine and desktop is fine using VGA connection, but there is no HDMI video ...
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System reverts to 87Hz refresh rate at every startup after I have installed nvidia drivers

Every time the system starts the screen's refresh rate reverts to 87Hz which results in a pixelated and flickery screen which I have to manually correct every time by either selecting 60Hz as my ...
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Why recommended driver is different from the latest supported driver

I was going step by step reading this tutorial: http://www.binarytides.com/install-nvidia-drivers-ubuntu-14-04/ but after I installed nvidia-current and open the Kubuntu Driver Manager , the ...
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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 ...