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

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Which ATI/AMD, or Intel, or NVIDIA Graphics for Unity? [duplicate]

I really want to know which one of them better for running Unity 3D or GNOME 3 Shell. I'm specifically interested in this for desktop, not laptop, computers.
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NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M in the Dell Latitude E6500

How can i install NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M driver for my Dell Latitude E6500? I downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-290.10.run by searching in nvidia site. After download I stop lightdm service and then run ...
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Nvidia-173 driver package comes with the wrong and useless nvidia-settings app

I never understood why the nvidia-173 and/or nvidia-96 driver packages come together with some useless nvidia-settings package which shows a different version namely 'nvidia-settings 304' or ...
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Ubuntu stuck in login loop and TTYs not working

I installed ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot successfully, but after having updated my nvidia driver with apt-get, I can no longer sign in into my account, and after each authentification, the login screen ...
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Why do games in Windows have better FPS than in Ubuntu?

When I had Windows 7 on my Samsung R870 (Intel i3 and nvidia GeForce GT 330M), games like Team Fortress 2 (via Steam) ran really smoothly, but when I downloaded and installed Ubuntu and Ubuntu studio, ...
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Nvidia gtx 755 with bumblebee - Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0 - Lenovo Y410P

I installed bumblebee with nvidia-331. I expected optirun glmark2 to run glmark2 but I got an error. $ optirun glmark2 [ 785.642896] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) ...
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Nvidia 520MX graphics card on Asus K53SC

I'm sorry if it is possibly a double post, but I could not find a solution anywhere. I have tried over and over again to install Nvidia driver on my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, considering that it should be ...
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Ubuntu 12.10. Can't add custom resolution

System: Ubuntu 12.10, nVidia Geforce GT240 (nvidia-current privative driver), LG display connected to VGA-0 The 1920x1080 resolution is not listed, I've added it in Windows but I'm having problems ...
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How to force a higher screen resolution from Ubuntu 12.04 and an NVidia GTX460?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 x64, kernel 3.2.0-24-generic with an NVidia GTX460 and an Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite 2560 x 1440 monitor connected by a dual-link DVI cable. I've installed the ...
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Resolution Resets After Every Reboot

I know this question has been asked before, and I know I've fixed this before, but I can't find anything that works for some reason. Background: Every time I log in, my resolution resets to 1024x768, ...
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How do I enable/disable graphics card at will without logging out?

My battery backup hardly lasts for 45mins. I searched for a similar problem but din't find any solution applicable to me. I use Nvidia GeForce 525M graphics card and use Nouveau. My laptop gets ...
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How to enable to work only one card on my laptop?

I have a laptop with Intel HD and Nvidia GPU video cards and I have a problem with installing drivers for the second. They mess everything up. Unity don't want to start, because GLX MISSING ON DISPLAY ...
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How do I enable the Nvidia Geforce GTX 570?

I just installed 12.04, it was running smoothly and I downloaded and installed all the recommended updates. After checking the details pane of the System Settings window I noticed that the GTX 570 ...
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Problem with brightness Sony Vaio NVIDIA graphics

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop (Sony Vaio VPCF22MOE). My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M. After ubuntu installation I installed NVIDIA Driver Version which is 295.33. I ...
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Multi-screen and Nvidia GT220

Excuse me first for my broken English I have 3 monitors on two Nvidia GT220. Unity 2D works fine after using the proprietary drivers. But no way to use compiz effects. I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 (I also ...
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525 m nvidia grapic card is not work in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? i have dell dell inspiron 15r and company give the windows 7 64 bit os. i have 1GB 525m nvidia graphic card which work in ...
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How do I use an activated(but not in use) driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nvidia driver activated but currently not in use Under System > Administration > Additional Drivers It shows that I have a driver active but not in use. How can I ...
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Dell Latitude D830 Driver Questions

A friend of my asked me to put Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto his old Dell Latitude D830 Laptop. I installed the OS but I have a few problems. I have no idea how to install the graphic drivers and set it up ...
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ubuntu 13.10 black screen after installing nvidia optimus drivers

I have a 3XS Graphite LG155 laptop from Scan, which has integrated intel graphics along with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card. Initially when installing 13.10 the setup was freezing but I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit - GeForce GT 620 card is not working, always going to minimum graphics mode

I have GeForce GT 620 card connected in a Dell PC (Alienware x51) brand new. Used LiveCD to install, while installing the graphics was correct. But after that i installed openbox and some more ...
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How do I set a monitor resolution that is not available in the Display Settings dialog?

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 x64 My resolution is 800x600 and there is no other option. I tried to install the nvidia driver 313 but still nothing. I tried doing this ...
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How can drivers for Nvidia graphics cards be installed on Ubuntu 13.04 without messing up the OS?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a 2011 Dell XPS L501X laptop: Intel core i5, Nvidia Geforce GT 420M graphics card, 6gb ram, etc. I had no problems during normal computing, however, after installing and ...
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Sony Vaio-Brightness Settings not Changing

I've searched for this problem but I cant find a straight answer. If I go into /etc/class/backlight, there's nothing there. Could someone help? I have the Nvidia Driver installed, and the Fn keys ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't display properly after kernel upgrade [closed]

After updating my system today, Ubuntu's doesn't display correctly. The desktop was working properly before, but now it looks like this: I had to use the terminal to run Synaptic package manager, ...
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Bumblebee problem with external monitor on hdmi: program doesn't fill whole screen

I have a DELL L501X computer supporting Optimus; my Nvidia chip is connected to the hdmi port. The driver is Nvidia-current; Bumblebee is installed and working. My PC resolution is set to 1366x768. I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 black screen during boot

I'm using Ubuntu as the only operating system since two years. In the first Ubuntu versions I had seen my BIOS screen and the boot screens. Actually im using Ubuntu 12.04 and my screen stays black ...
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Dual displays not working - NVidia - Ubuntu 12.04 - Second Monitor - Two Screens

Graphics Card: NVidia 460 GTX. Driver: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) I have one DVI monitor, an old Dell LCD from 2005, and one VGA monitor, an Asus ML238H from 2010 whose ...
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colord problem & my monitor resolution 640*480 with no other options!

I installed NVidia current driver from ubuntu software center then i started to see that my monitor resolution is not fixed!! so that every time i log in to my machine i have to change the resolution. ...
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Why nvidiabl module is not working in precise?

I've just installed nvidiabl module from https://github.com/downloads/guillaumezin/nvidiabl/nvidiabl-dkms_0.74_all.deb and screen brightness still is not changing. I have NVIDIA G210M, Precise amd64, ...
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How do I fix boot problems that show error “battery state”?

I get an error where the monitor message says "Out of Range" (for installed Ubuntus while LIVE DVD =o.k.) and error "battery state" In addition and probably related to this: the error message ...
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How to play Diablo III on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to play Diablo 3 on Ubuntu? What should I install to play D3 with good graphics? How can I get an Nvidia video card to work well with Diablo III?
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Switch between nvidia-current and nouveau without a reboot?

Is it possible to switch between Nvidia's BLOB and Nouveau video drivers on-the-fly? I think I need to be able to: [✓] Unload nvidia [✓] Unload nouveau [✕] Restore the console ...
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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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Does Unity require proprietary graphics card drivers?

I understood that the Unity desktop in Natty uses Compiz and therefore requires a graphics card driver that support composition effects. Does this mean if I have an ATI or NVIDIA card I'm forced to ...
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How do I perform easy switching to external monitor

I am currently changing between my laptop and my external monitor with the NVidia X Server Settings program and I'm sure I'm doing it in a really dumb way: I currently select the external monitor, ...
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How can I see which video card on my Optimus-enabled machine is being used?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Optimus-enabled Asus K55v notebook. This means it features two video cards; an integrated Intel one (1GB shared memory), and a discrete Nvidia Geforce 610M. ...
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How do we get NVidia to make nvidia-settings a less terrible piece of software?

Ever since I've been asking this question, the predominant answer has been something to the effect of "well one day we'll have free drivers so we can just ignore the problem" But, in the meantime, ...
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How to restore xserver?

I have recently killed xserver on my machine after a regular update. I have uninstalled and reinstalled nvidia-current with no success. Looks I have reinstall xserver. How do i achieve this? ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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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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Dock with dual external DVI monitors with Intel + Nvidia Optimus?

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop plugged into a docking station, and the dock has 2 monitors (connected with DVI). Also note that I've installed Ubuntu alongside (dual-boot) Windows 7. I can't ...
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Do Nvidia's drivers work in 12.10 on a MacBook Pro?

UPDATE: Since this question has got many views, I just want to add that from Ubuntu 13.04 onwards, proprietary drivers installed perfectly on my MacBook. Versions of Ubuntu prior to 13.04 will have ...
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Nvidia driver installed successfully, but not activated

My Ubuntu 12.04 only shows up black screen when starting up some days ago suddenly. Since I can desktop through recovery mode (resume in recovery mode, and the resolution is wrong), I believe there's ...
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How do I get switchable graphics to work on my Samsung RF711 With Intel HD & GeForce 540M Graphics cards on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Samsung RF711 Intel Core i7 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. This comes with two graphics cards - the Intel one (which runs by default) and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (which I have ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04. fail to start after installing nvidia drivers (Vostro laptop)

Everything worked fine in 13.04 Ubuntu but then i installed nvidia-drivers-103 Now it does not load into login screen at all. I see blank purple screen during start-up and then just blank black screen ...
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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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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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Nvidia Drivers, Ubuntu 12.10, GeForce GT 540m

How do I install Nvidia drivers for Ubuntu 12.10? I have a GeForce GT 540m and have been trying to do this for the past 2 months with no luck. I tried the official repository, then I added the x swat ...
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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. ...