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

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Am I using the Nouveau driver or the proprietary NVIDIA driver?

For a long time, I have used the NVIDIA proprietary driver. In Additional Drivers the NVIDIA driver was activated. However, I just "Removed" that driver because I would like to use the Nouveau driver ...
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Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
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nvcc compiler setup Ubuntu 12.04

I successfully installed the nvidia driver and toolkit for cuda 5 (but not the samples) on a 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 box. The samples failed to install even though I previously ran sudo apt-get install ...
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Launcher shows up on the wrong monitor [closed]

I have nvidia drivers and dual monitors. It worked fine in 11.10 but since todays updates, my unity "launcher" is only on right monitor. On vanila ubuntu display settings it recognizes only one ...
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Nvidia drivers seem to ignore customized xorg.conf in 13.10? How to configure?

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and now I'm having a problem with the nvidia X server settings: the changes I make don't stay saved after I restart the X server. I checked the xorg.conf ...
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nVidia Optimus , Unity 3D and Dual Monitors

I have an nVidia Quadro 2000M with nVidia optimus. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I tried multiple different drives, nvidia-340, nvidia-331, nvidia-331-updates, nvidia-343 and with the same result: # optirun -vv --debug bash [ 785.862681] [DEBUG]Reading file: ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 340 Prime only detect one monitor?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and Mini Display Port Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-340 and ...
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Brightness control not working- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Macbook pro 5,5

I am new to Ubuntu and recently installed it on my Mac. I have ran all of the update i.e.: (apt-get update), and have as well installed the proprietary nVidia driver (nvidia-current-updates). After ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 freezing on shutdown/reset and having problem with Nvidia

I've just installed ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop (Asus N56JR). I noticed that when i click on reset/shutdown my computer freezes and it wont turn off. I waited for too long, But nothing happened. I also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 - Strange color depth

Hi I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 with Nvidia Drivers. Acceleration works without a problem. But the problem is that I can see strange color depth even when color depth is set to 24 bit. I ...
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Is The Nvidia Geforce 7300 LE Blacklisted?

I have a Geforce 7300 LE. Is that blacklisted in Natty? Are there any video card checking utilities available that will check compatibility with Natty before downloading/installing? I want to make ...
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Nvidia-173 driver package comes with a 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 showing a different version from the original driver like 'nvidia-settings 304' ...
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Lenovo Y510P and SLI GT750M not working

I recently bought a Lenovo Y510P which comes with a SLI of NVIDIA GT750M. I managed to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my UEFI system by simply downloading the correct .iso, disabling secure boot and ...
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Missing wobbly windows effect

Just installed 12.10 then CCSM but there is no option for wobbly windows. Any one got this working or know a plug-in? (I am using Nvidia graphics).
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Ubuntu 14.04: nvidia drivers cannot be installed

I have an Asus laptop with a nVidia card. lspci tells me: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [GeForce 610M] (rev a1) I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit ...
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Unity does not appear after installing proprietary Nvidia drivers (GPU has fallen of the Bus / ACPI Failed)

Before starting I should mention that even though the title is similar to the following questions, is not the same problem and I have already tested the answers of this questions with no solution in ...
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How to reenable Unity 3D after installing Bumblebee?

I installed Bumblebee to solve Nvidia/Intel driver problem. It does work well, but it also disabled Unity 3D. How can I get my Unity 3D back?
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Screen messed up when resumes from suspend

When ubuntu resumes from suspend the screen messed up!, I have installed correct drivers for the graphics card (nVidia geforce 6200 128mb agp) and updated to the latest. This also happens when ...
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Enable compiz on intel core i5 (Nvidia GT330M) based laptop

I am trying to enable compiz on my laptop via Desktop Effects but it does not allow it. I modified the xorg.conf file as on the compiz wiki but still no luck. So can someone just tell me how to ...
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No additional drivers available

I just bought new computer and installed Ubuntu. It works pretty well, but I can't change drivers because Ubuntu says that there is no drivers available. My graphics card is nVidia GeForce GTX 750 ti ...
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Bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.04 with GeForce 750M and Driver 319 [closed]

here is my story :-) i would like to get Bumblebee running with a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M and it does not work. Basically optirun says Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU. I tried many things ...
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How to get NVidia GeForce GT 210 drivers working on Lucid Lynx?

I have a workstation with NVIDIA GeForce GT 210 graphics card & Ubuntu 10.4, and am having rather annoying problems trying to get them working together. (On other machines and earlier Ubuntu ...
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Problem booting after updating from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

I just updated my laptop from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04. Now on a restart it fails to make it to the login prompt. The system looks to be in a cycle of failure and I see the message repeatedly [ ...
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Ubuntu won't start after updating nvidia drivers from X-swat PPA

I tried to update the nvidia drivers using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current After this, I rebooted my pc, launch Ubuntu, ...
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compiz refresh rate keeps resetting itself to 50

compiz refresh rate keeps resetting itself to 50 every time you restart the pc this only happens with nvidia with nouveau driver everything looks good but gets very hot pc reaches 80
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Video Drivers for Onboard GeForce 6150SE

I'm currently using the proprietary driver (version current-updates). Everything's working okay, but if I try and watch a YouTube video or movie in full screen the playback is extremely choppy. Am I ...
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Can not get Dual Monitors to work on Different GPUs [closed]

My setup is a follows: 19" 1440x900 monitor on my nVidia 460 GTX 17" 1280x1024 monitor on the internal nVidia card Now, I am able to get a xserver running on both monitors, but I am trying to ...
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Update from 14.10 to 15.04 result to a blank screen with cursor after sddm login

I've made a long search thru all posts in the forum, and no one could help resolving my problem: The machine is a desktop with only linux and an nvidia GeForce GT 430. After the upgrade from kubuntu ...
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Insatlling CUDA : Failed to add GPGKEY at http://cuda-repo/repos/GPGKEY to apt keys

I have a brand new installed Ubuntu 14.04, my laptop has an NVIDIA GEFORCE 740M. I've been following this guide to install CUDA, and right after tyiping: sudo dpkg -i ...
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How do I install Nvidia Optimus in 14.04?

I've read dozens of news headlines last week, indicating that 14.04 has build-in Nvidia optimus support. How do I enable/install it?
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Installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.04

So, I've been trying to run Steam on my computer (hp Pavilion dv7, Ubuntu 12.04), but I end up with the following error : Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". After some research, I ...
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'Cannot access secondary GPU' error with Bumblebee

I tried to run optirun glxgears and I got this output: [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0. Please[ERROR]Aborting ...
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How to install a NVIDIA driver for 11.10 [duplicate]

I have a Thinkpad T61p with Quadro FX570M. I just installed the Ubuntu 11.10. I have tried to download the driver LINUX DISPLAY DRIVER - X86 version 295.20 from NVIDIA, but I do not manage to install ...
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Why does my Ubuntu run on low-graphic mode?

My graphic card is Nvidia GTX 460 and I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I have reinstalled graphic driver for two times, but my Ubuntu shows that it runs on low-graphic mode after a period of time of driver ...
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Remove/Add nvidia drivers ubuntu 14.04.2

I'm following Ubuntu Wiki to install the drivers for hybrid-graphics in Ubuntu 14.04.2. Here are the steps: NVIDIA systems: Make sure that no other NVIDIA driver is installed (keep the ...
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Xserver error “(EE) module ABI major version(6) doesn't match the server's version(8)”

I have upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. Afterwards, xserver couldn't start. I have downloaded the latest nvidia drivers from here and rebooted. GRUB now has the following entries: *Ubuntu ...
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How do I install nVidia graphics drivers from “X-Swat” ppa?

How am I supposed to install nvidia drivers from xorg-edgers? I try sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 and I get E: ...
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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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How can I get the Nvidia driver to drive my projector at 1280x720?

I recently purchased a BenQ W600+ projector that I'd like to use with my ThinkPad T410 with Nvidia graphics running Ubuntu 12.10. The native resolution of the projector is 1280x720 (i.e. 720p), but I ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 >>> Ubuntu 13.04 Black Screen Boot Failed with Nvidia Geforce Gt630 WHY?

1) I downloaded the iso of ubuntu desktop 64bit. 2) I burned the iso. 3) I tried to start the installation of ubuntu 13.04 from DVD Black screen Black screen Black screen 4) ...
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what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit

what are the Nvidia video card compatible with ubuntu 12.04 64bit? Could you provide the list of compatible Nvidia video cards with ubuntu 12.04 64bit
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Can't adjust backlight on an Nvidia 335m GT

I have a laptop mySN QMG6 / Chiligreen Mobilitas NW which is Quanta TW9 barebone with intel i3 and nvidia 335m GT onboard. On ubuntu distros 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10 i had problem with changing ...
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How can I set up dual monitors with nVidia?

I just got a new computer (W520, Graphics card nVidia GF106 [Quadro 2000]) and installed ubuntu on it using wubi. I have everything working, so I wanted to set it up to be able to use two monitors ...
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How to deactivate nvidia 9600M GT on a Macbookpro 5,1/5,2/5,3

I have a MacbookPro 5,1/5,2/5,3 that comes with two graphic cards, and by default I get the 9600M GT that consumes more battery that the other one. I have no idea how to deactivate it and activate the ...
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How to install and activate NVIDIA drivers without Jockey?

Short and precise: I would like to install and activate the most recent proprietary NVIDIA drivers from the repositories without using Jockey. How can I do that?
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Stuttering screens on 14.04 on MacPro

A friend gave me an old MacPro and installed 14.04 on it. Having a problem with occasional stutters on the video - screen freezes for a second or two, then returns to normal. Guessing it's something ...
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Nvidia-settings PowerMizer performance-mode on 12.04.4 64-bit [duplicate]

Whenever I try to set the performance mode of my Nvidia 525M gpu from adaptive to performance, it actually works, but only until I reboot my PC. After a reboot/relog I have to do it all over again via ...
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After installing NVIDIA drivers, I boot into a black screen [13.10] [duplicate]

Edit: Trying solution after solution found on these forums with the bootloader has apparently corrupted the bootloader. I missed pressing shift twice in a row and on the third attempt, the bios does ...
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Display resolution with NVIDIA

I'm using a Leadtek Winfast A340 AGP 8X graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce fx 5200) and a monitor that has a resolution of 1280x1024. Without installing additional drivers the available display ...